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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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Develop your language and intercultural skills

Course Levels

We offer three levels in German, Complete Beginner, Lower Intermediate Part 1 and Intermediate Part 1.  

Complete Beginner

This level is suitable for those who have never studied German before.

At the end of this course, you will:

  • have had an introduction to the language (pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar)
  • be confident in talking about a variety of topics, such as: family, free time, shopping and work
  • have learnt about the culture of the countries where German is spoken

Lower Intermediate Part 1

Enrol in this course if you:

  • have some previous knowledge of German (completed the Beginner’s course with us and/or have a GCSE or similar qualification).

Or if you:

  • have covered elementary grammar (and are familiar with the Perfect Tense)
  • can understand classroom instructions
  • can take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic such as hotel transactions or ordering food and drinks
  • can write short texts about everyday topics (likes and dislikes, where you live etc)
  • can talk about your/others studies and work

Intermediate Part 1

Enrol in this course if you:

  • have completed the Lower Intermediate level with us and/or have an AS level or equivalent in German.

Or if you:

  • can interact in German in common social situations with a degree of flexibility
  • can understand straightforward written texts on familiar topics such as friendship, housing, free time activities
  • can write to give your opinion on current issues
  • can talk about German culture
  • have an appropriate grasp of grammar, such as tenses, word order and declension


The Autumn Term will start on 05 October 2020. To enrol, you should select from the appropriate link below: