Move to a higher level of language proficiency with our German Upper Intermediate short course. The course comprises three modules set at progressive levels over one year.
This Upper Intermediate German course is the follow-up to German Year 2 (Lower Intermediate). The course will enable you to confidently take part in discussions, give short presentations, read and write to a high standard. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the culture in German speaking countries.
The course consists of one evening class a week for a total of 30 weeks; spread across three modules, the German Upper Intermediate short course is ideal for those with various commitments or working full time.
All of our language short courses are taught by qualified native speakers and delivered at City, University of London’s main campus, in the heart of the capital.
You will improve your oral and written fluency in German by reading and discussing newspaper articles, watching videos and listening to audio materials. Grammar will also be revised to improve your spoken and written accuracy.
This course is aimed at students with Lower Intermediate level who have completed our German Year 2 course or have a good command of German. You can join the course in term 2 or 3 if you already have some significant knowledge of the language. Please make sure you have the correct level by using our online guidelines as well as checking the “What will I learn” section for familiar topics. This course is not aimed at native speakers of German.
Please note that some topics of German 3 will be revised at the beginning of the academic year. The course outline below is only a guide and topics will be studied according to students’ needs and progress.
The German Upper Intermediate short course is ideal if you have one of the following:
Modules are taught at progressive levels, starting with Module One in the autumn (October).
If you wish to join Module Two of the Lower Intermediate short course (in January), you must have completed Module One or be familiar with the content taught in Module One, specified in the What will I learn? section.
If you wish to enrol on Module Three of the short course (in April/May), you must have completed both Module One and Module Two or be familiar with the content taught in these two modules, found in the What will I learn? section.
Please check your level by using our online guidelines before enrolling.
You will need to respond to instructions and read course documents in English.
The emphasis in this course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.
Classroom activities will include:
Listening to audio clips and watching videos are an important element in our lessons. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework.
All evaluation will take place in a relaxed and informal setting.
There is no need to buy a textbook - the tutor will provide material in class.
Annika Meyer worked in the music industry for many years before becoming a teacher of Modern Languages. She has a BA (Hons) in German from Birkbeck University and a PGCE from the Institute of Education in London. A native of Hamburg, she has had great success teaching German and French in London for the past 10 years in various institutions and as a private tutor of German. Annika also works as a state-approved translator (Staatlich geprüfter Übersetzer, Oberschulamt Karlsruhe).