Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.
Start learning German with our German Beginners short course. The course is made up of three parts (parts 1-3), taught at progressive levels. Take one part or enrol on all three to complete the full beginners syllabus.
Whether learning German for travelling, working abroad or with foreign companies, the German Beginners course will enable you to communicate confidently on a basic level in everyday situations, socialise and not feel out of place when visiting German-speaking countries.
This Beginners German short course is an introduction to the language and way of life in German speaking countries. Challenging but rewarding, the course is perfectly suited to those looking to develop a basic command of German.
The full beginners course is made up of three 10-week beginners’ modules – part 1, part 2 and part 3. Enrol on the full syllabus (parts 1-3) to gain a complete knowledge of German for beginners at the best price. Our teaching takes place one evening a week, ideal for those with various commitments or working full-time.
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.
This Beginners short course in German will teach you essential speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as a solid understanding of the structure of the language.
You will learn greetings, how to introduce yourself and others, spell out words and use numbers, say where you come from and where you live, learn how to give details about yourself and many more different things which are listed below.
If you have no prior knowledge of German you must start with part 1, or the full syllabus (parts 1-3).If you have some basic knowledge of German and you are already familiar with the content of part 1 you may choose to enrol on part 2 or 3. See the Eligibility section below for more details.
If you are a complete beginner and you want to start in January, you can join our German Beginners Parts 1 & 2 Combined course.
Please make sure you have the correct level by using our online guidelines.
“ I studied the language at school, and the course has enabled me to develop this limited understanding in a variety of ways. I am particularly impressed by the tutor’s clarity of explanation and friendly classroom manner. ”
Chapter 1-4 of the Willkommen course book will be covered.
Chapter 5-7 of the Willkommen course book will be covered.
Chapter 8-10 of the Willkommen course book will be covered.
Modules are taught at progressive levels, if you have no prior knowledge you must start part 1 or enrol on the full syllabus (parts 1-3).
If you wish to join part 2 of the German Beginners course, you must have completed part 1 or be familiar with the content taught in part 1, specified in the What will I learn? section.
If you wish to enrol on part 3 of the short course, you must have completed both parts 1 and 2 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.
Your progress will be assessed on an on-going basis through homework and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your lecturer when appropriate and written feedback with your homework. All evaluation will take place in a relaxed and informal setting.
by Heiner Schenke and Paul Coggle
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; 2 edition (27 April 2012)
Students are advised to purchase their own copy of the book, from the internet or from most major bookshops.
Boris Born has an MA in German and Philosophical Studies (Berlin, 1988). He has been teaching German in various institutions in London such as London Metropolitan University (formerly the University of North London), in language schools, and at City, University of London since 1998.