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German

Inside the dome of the Berlin Reichstag building

 

With over 100 million speakers, German is spoken as a native language by more people than any other language in Europe. It is an official language of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein. In addition to that, around 20 million people are learning German as a foreign language worldwide. Germany is one of the largest exporters globally, and the largest national economy in Europe. Two-thirds of the world's leading international trade fairs take place in Germany. Speaking German will give you access to opportunities working for, or doing business with, companies in the German-speaking countries.

German modules for 2022/23 are offered at Beginner, Elementary or Intermediate levels.

Check your level and take a diagnostic test if you know some German already.

Modules can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Modules with 44 taught classroom hours are worth 15 credits, those with 88 taught classroom hours are worth 30 credits.

Most of our modules are year-long. Intensive modules (two sessions @ 2 hours a week) can also be taken over one semester only. In academic year 2022/23, all language modules are taught in-person, on the Mile End campus. 

Registration for year-long modules is closed, but a small range of modules is offered for Semester 2 (January - April 2023) - please see below. Registration for these as non-credit bearing options is now open. The full range of levels will be offered again from September 2023.

German Language and Culture 1b

  • Module Code: LAN4002 (credit) / LAN4007 (non-credit)
  • Level: Elementary
  • Schedule: Semester 2 Intensive, 23rd January – 14th April 2023
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Semester 2 Timetable: Tue 5-7pm (Language Lab 1) and Fri 2-4pm (Arts One 1.36) (note change of time)

German Language and Culture 2b

  • Module Code: LAN5002 (credit) / LAN5005 (non-credit)
  • Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Schedule: Semester 2 Intensive, 23rd January – 14th April 2023
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Semester 2 Timetable: Tue 10-12pm (Bancroft G.07) and Thu 12-2pm (Bancroft 1.09)

Please note that in some cases there may be changes to days/times or venue prior to the start of teaching. Any changes will be updated on this website.

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