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.
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.
To register for a non-credit bearing module, fill in the online application form.
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 will be taught in-person, on the Mile End campus. Missing details about the days and times will be added as soon as that information becomes available. Please come back to this website to check. You will be able to change or cancel your registration if it turns out the module does not fit into your timetable.
German Language and Culture 1 (Beginner)
(over 2 semesters)
2 x 2 hours per week: Semester 1: Tue 5-7 pm (Bancroft 3.20) and Fri 9-11 am (Bancroft Language Lab 1); Semester 2: Tue 5-7 pm (Bancroft Language Lab 1) and Fri 9-11 am (Bancroft 1.03)
26th September 2022 - 14th April 2023
88 classroom hours plus 212 hours independent study; 22 weeks
German Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)
1 x 2 hours per week: Fri 2-4 pm, Arts One 1.28
44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks
(taught in semester 1)
2 x 2 hours per week: Tue 5-7 pm (Bancroft 3.20) and Fri 9-11 am (Bancroft Language Lab 1)
26th September - 16th December 2022
44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks
German Language and Culture 1b (Elementary)
1 x 2 hours per week: Mon 11 am - 1 pm (Bancroft 1.03)
(taught in semester 2)
2 x 2 hours per week: Tue 5-7 pm (Bancroft Language Lab 1) and Fri 9-11 am (Bancroft 1.03)
23rd January - 14th April 2023
German Language and Culture 2 (Intermediate)
2 x 2 hours per week: Tue 10-12 (Bancroft 3.27) and Thu 12-2 pm (Bancroft 1.06)
German Language and Culture 2a (Intermediate)
German Language and Culture 2b (Upper Intermediate)
1 x 2 hours per week: Wed 6-8 pm (Grad. Centre 222)
2 x 2 hours per week: Tue 10-12 (Bancroft G.07) and Thu 12-2 pm (Bancroft 1.09)
44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks (Semester 2)
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.