German Conversational

You have reached the first half of the B2 level on the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Advanced (level 5) course.

Key Information

  • Session information: TBC
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Term 1: TBC
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

This course will be taught in a group size of a minimum 7 and maximum 12 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

DUE TO COVID-19 this course will begin online.  If there is an opportunity for us to resume face to face classroom teaching on campus we will do so providing all learners can access the campus. 

This course will start in TBC and run for 20 weeks (4 week break over Christmas), lessons will resume in January 2021. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week.  When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks.  There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments.

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Entry level

You have reached the first half of the level B2 or completed the former Advanced levels or you have enough knowledge to be on track with the group. You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess your level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.


Course content

  • Current affairs
  • Aspects of German life and regional studies
  • Subjects of general interest
  • Aspects of German film, literature and music

You will develop specific oral language skills including:

Using more complex sentence structures
Increasing your vocabulary
Improving your expressiveness and communication skills in German.
Consolidating your speaking, conversational and listening skills through interactive exercises such as debates, oral presentations and peer discussions.
This course is ideal for learners who have done the advanced/proficient levels with us and don't want to stop their engagement with the language.

Our approach

This course is taught in German; English is only used when necessary or requested by students in particular situations or grammar explanations. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary and grammar structures of the German language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of German language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. Group numbers are limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression route

Upon completing the Post-advanced level (6), you can progress onto the Proficiency level (7). The German Proficiency level is the highest level we offer and is subject to demand - if this is something you would be interested in please register your interest by emailing