Part I German Studies (Advanced/CEFR: B1)

This module is designed for students who have already completed an A-level in German or whose German is of a broadly similar standard. The language element aims to enable students both to consolidate and improve their skills in spoken and written German. A further aim is to provide students with an introduction to the historical and cultural development of Germany in the twentieth century, and also to contemporary institutions and society.

Each week, we aim for one of these to be conducted by a German native speaker. In tutorials the emphasis is placed on the acquisition of vocabulary and a firm grasp of German grammatical structures. You will have the opportunity to develop listening and speaking skills usually under the guidance of German native speakers using audio and video materials.

To explore German culture, you are given the chance to examine how key moments in German history have shaped contemporary German culture, we will look at examples including films, plays, and novels

Advanced modules usually have three classes per week.