Part I German Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2)

This module is designed for students having little or no knowledge of the German language. Consequently, a substantial part of the module is devoted to intensive language teaching aimed at making the student proficient in both written and spoken German. At the same time, students will be introduced to aspects of German history, culture and society in the twentieth century.

Each week, we aim for one of your language classes 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.

Beginner modules usually have four classes per week.