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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

We offer two levels in German: beginner and advanced.

Post Beginner

This course is suitable for students who have completed the complete beginner course and/or have some basic knowledge of German.

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  • talk about yourself and others in simple German and talk about a variety of common topics
  • ask questions in German and respond to them in German about various everyday situations
  • use the main forms of some tenses and some other grammatical features (for example pronouns, articles, gender)
  • understand some basic information, presented in German, from different German based sources, including websites, texts and videos

Advanced Part 2

This course is suitable for students who have completed the Intermediate course and/or have a high level of previous knowledge of learning German, equivalent to a good A Level (CEFR B2).

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  • express yourself fluently in a large variety of contexts
  • understand a wide range of complex information from German sources in academic and non-academic contexts, including websites, texts and videos
  • research independently and find appropriate information from German sources, including websites, texts and videos, and present this information in German with a very high degree of confidence
  • use a wide range of grammatical features with a high degree of confidence and very few errors
  • discuss a large variety of topics in German

You can read about a member of staff's experience of the German Advanced course in this blog: Achtung Baby! Learning German with the Skills Centre.

Outside the classroom, we also share cultural events organised by German associations in the UK such as the Goethe-Institut London, UK-German Connection and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) with our students. These events offer additional opportunities for you to develop your knowledge of German language and culture.


Enrolment for the Semester 2 2022/23 language courses is now closed.


If you have any questions, please contact us.