German – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn German in London with our part-time German evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time German courses with us. You can also join a German evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of German.

This German evening language class follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This is a part-time German language course for complete beginners, allowing you to start to communicate in the foreign language. This class is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of German.

Booking

There are two starting dates for this course: September and January. The September cohort will study for 3 terms up until June. The January cohort will study for three terms up until July. Please note that Term 3 of the January start Grade 1 course is a five-week intensive course, two evenings per week, which we will run subject to demand.

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
12 January 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
12 April 2016 Term 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
21 June 2016 Term 3 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £215 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions, formal and informal
  • the alphabet
  • numbers 0–1,000
  • countries and nationalities
  • professions
  • the family
  • leisure activities
  • stating likes and dislikes

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs in the present tense
  • common irregular verbs (haben, sein, essen, lesen, sprechen)
  • personal and possessive pronouns
  • gender, definite and indefinite article
  • forming questions and answers
  • negative sentences
  • plural of nouns
  • nominative and accusative case

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • ordering food and drink
  • going shopping and prices
  • giving directions
  • telling the time
  • daily routine
  • booking a hotel room
  • meeting up with friends and making a date
  • stating preferences

Grammar

 You will learn:

  • accusative case (continued)
  • separable verbs
  • irregular verbs (continued)
  • modal verbs (kӧnnen, müssen)
  • the imperative
  • word order
  • preposition in with accusative

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about your job
  • transport and travelling around town
  • booking train tickets
  • saying what happened at the weekend
  • talking about recent events

Grammar

You will learn:

  • all modal verbs
  • dative case
  • prepositions with accusative and dative cases
  • perfect tense, regular and irregular verbs
  • perfect tense (with auxiliaries sein and haben)
  • adjectival endings

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

 

Learning resources

We will use Willkommen! German Beginner's Course (coursebook and activity book) throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

This level of German is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the German language for approximately one year or 60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
29 September 2016 Term 1 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
12 January 2017 Term 2 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
13 April 2017 Term 3 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about recent and past events
  • describing your home and the area you live in
  • discussing pros and cons of city vs country life
  • describing purchases

Grammar

You will learn:

  • revision of cases, separable verbs, modal verbs
  • perfect tense (with sein and haben)
  • past tense of sein, haben and modal verbs
  • adjectival endings

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover

  • talking about appearance, clothes and fashion
  • weather, holidays and holiday destinations
  • talking about life style, health and going to the doctor
  • offering help and advice

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs taking the dative case
  • prepositions (accusative and dative)
  • comparative and superlative
  • more adjectival endings
  • personal pronouns (accussative and dative)
  • future tense

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • conducting telephone conversations
  • work and writing a CV
  • talking about German-speaking countries
  • language learning strategies
  • easy reader

Grammar

You will learn

  • weak nouns
  • the imperfect tense
  • reflexive verbs
  • conjunctions and subordinate clauses
  • syntax and word order

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Willkommen! German Beginner's Course throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Language information evening

Come along to our information evening on 13 September 2016 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register

Term dates 2016–17

Term 1
September cohort: 26 September – 2 December 2016
January cohort*: 9 January – 17 March 2017

Term 2
September cohort: 9 January – 17 March 2017
January cohort*: 10 April – 16 June 2017

Term 3
September cohort: 10 April – 16 June 2016
January cohort*: 19 June – 21 July 2016

*Please note that not every language has a January cohort.