Course Overview

Lancaster’s four-year combined degree scheme, taught jointly by the Department of European Languages and Cultures and the Department of Linguistics and English Language mixes lecture room tuition with a year abroad, giving you valuable experience speaking German in its native context.   

Your language studies are complemented by a wide range of options that explore German society, culture, history and politics. You’ll also take comparative courses which place your learning in a broader European context.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including English Language as well as German Studies (Intensive or Advanced).  In your second year, you’ll take subjects such as English Sounds and Structures and German Language: Oral Skills. Your third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity.

Your final year modules include German Language: Written Skills and Contemporary Methods in English Language Studies.

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