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University of Bath

Learn German with the Skills Centre as a member of the public or University staff

Find out about our courses and how to enrol on the right on for you.

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Course Levels

We offer three levels in German in the Spring term, Post Beginner, Lower Intermediate Part 2 and Advanced Part 2.

Post Beginner

This level is suitable for those who have completed the Complete Beginner unit with Foreign Languages and/or:

  • can introduce themselves and others and can provide information about their nationality, the language/s they speak and about their hobbies and family
  • can form negative sentences
  • can compare hotel options and book a hotel room
  • can express likes and dislikes about food and place an order
  • know some modal verbs: (können, möchten) and can use adjective endings appropriately (accusative)

Lower Intermediate Part 2

Enrol in this course if you:

  • have some previous knowledge of German (completed the Beginner’s course with Foreign Languages and/or have a GCSE or similar qualification)
  • are familiar with the present and the perfect tenses
  • know some idiomatic expressions
  • can talk about your studies and future plans
  • can use modal verbs quite comfortably
  • can express your likes and dislikes using comparatives and superlatives

Advanced Part 2

Enrol in this course if you:

  • have a high level of proficiency in German and / or have lived in a German-speaking country. You will be able to practise German on a weekly basis by working with complex written materials (including advanced grammar and idioms), often of an
    abstract nature, and engaging in a variety of speaking, listening and writing activities
  • can express yourself fluently in German
  • can understand complex spoken or written German with ease, including different registers
  • can use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes
  • are able to debate on complex issues
  • are familiar with more intricate aspects of the language, such as particles or indirect speech.


The Spring Term will start on 03 February 2020 and enrolments will be open for members of the public and staff on 18 December 2019. To enrol, you should select from the appropriate link below:

Independent Language Learning

Members of the public and University staff can access independent language learning resources including films, books, and online resources to help you build your knowledge and language skills from the Language Learning Zone.