German

German FlagGerman has around 100 million speakers worldwide. Outside of Germany itself, it is an official language in Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. In fact it has more native speakers within the EU than any other language. Furthermore, after Russian, it is the second most spoken language in all of Europe with around 13-14% of the total population (significantly above English and French, respectively, and with upwards of an estimated 30% able to speak it as a second or third language).

Germany and Austria have produced some of the world's most noteworthy philosophers, scientists, writers and composers: from Hegel to Haydn, Bach to Brecht, Goethe to Gauss, Mozart to Marx. All of these notable creative spirits produced work which is best read in its original form. Equally, from the Hanoverian Succession to Mary Shelley's gothic Frankenstein, their culture has had an impact on the fashioning of British society in more than one way. And there are lots of reasons to visit Germany, from Götterdämmerung at Bayreuth to Zwei Bier bitte! at the Oktoberfest.

German Beginners (Level 1)

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of German (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

Key information 

  • Course: Mondays 5-7pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 18 October 2021 - Ends 21 March 2022
    Length: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 (payable in two termly instalments)
  • Course: Wednesday 5-7pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 13 October 2021 - Ends 23 March 2022
    Length: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 (payable in two termly instalments) 

Apply for German Level 1

German Beginners Fast Track 

Key information

  • Course: Saturdays 10am - 2.30pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 16 October - Ends 18 December 2021
    Length: 10 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 

Apply for German Level 1 Fast Track

German Post-beginners (Level 2)

You can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners (level 1) Course.

Key information

  • Course: Mondays 7-9pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 11 October 2021 - Ends 21 March 2022
    Length: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 (payable in two termly instalments)
  • Course: Wednesdays 7-9pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 20 October 2021 - Ends 23 March 2022
    Length: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 (payable in two termly instalments)

Apply for German Level 2

German Intermediate (Level 3)

You have reached the A2 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to a good grade at GSCE) and/or completed the Post-beginners (level 2) Course.

Key information

  • Course: Tuesdays 5-7pm
    Delivery: ONLINE
    Timeline: Starts 12 October 2021 - Ends 22 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 (payable in two termly instalments) 

Apply for German Level 3

German Upper-intermediate (Level 4)

You have reached the first half of the B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade F to C) and/or completed the Intermediate (level 3) course.

Key information

  • Course: Tuesdays 7-9pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 12 October 2021 - Ends 22 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)

Apply for German Level 4

German Advanced (Level 5)

You have reached the full B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade A or B) and/or completed the Upper-intermediate (level 4) course.

Key information

  • Course: Thursday 6-8pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 14 October 2021 - Ends 24 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees:  £240 (payable in two termly instalments) 

Apply for German Level 5