German – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Would you like to learn German in London? Join one of our part-time German courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginners’ German courses (Grade 1) start in October and January. If you already have some knowledge of German you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginners' German (Grade 1) course.

We also have intermediate German classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

German Beginners’ (Grade 1) is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of German.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied German for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied German for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £225 (£240 after 24 September)
  • the whole year for £530 (£565 after 24 September)

Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
20 June 2017 Part 3 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £225 Already started
3 October 2017 Part 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Already started

Course content

Our German lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 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 case

Part 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:

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

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

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! throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

This level of German is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the German language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied German for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied German for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £225 (£240 after 24 September)
  • the whole year for £530 (£565 after 24 September)

Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
5 October 2017 Part 1 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Already started

Course content

Our German lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • describing your home and the area you live in
  • discussing pros and cons of city vs country life
  • talking about appearance, clothes and fashion
  • weather, holidays and holiday destinations

Grammar

You will learn:

  • cases, perfect tense and separable verbs
  • more modal verbs
  • comparative and superlative
  • more adjectival endings
  • personal pronouns (accusative and dative)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover

  • talking about lifestyle, health and going to the doctor
  • offering help and advice
  • conducting telephone conversations
  • work and writing a CV
  • talking about German-speaking countries

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs taking the dative case
  • prepositions (accusative and dative)
  • weak nouns
  • conjunctions and subordinate clauses

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • describing your work and home life
  • talking about learning languages
  • the German education system
  • expressing your opinion about education and school life
  • discussing future plans

Grammar

You will learn

  • prepositions
  • reflexive verbs
  • the simple past tense of sein and haben, and modal verbs
  • future tense
  • more 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! in Part 1 and 2 and Willkommen! 2 in Part 3. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course books.

Who is this class for?

You should have a good basic knowledge of the German language and its grammar.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the German language for approximately two years or 120 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied German for about 140 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied German for about 160 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £225 (£240 after 24 September)
  • the whole year for £530 (£565 after 24 September)

Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
5 October 2017 Part 1 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Already started

Course content

Our German lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • describing your daily work and home life
  • giving reasons for learning languages
  • describing and comparing education systems
  • discussing plans for the future
  • understanding and discussing leisure trends
  • describing quality of life and attractions in a town
  • talking about jobs and occupations
  • discussing work-life balance

Grammar

You will learn:

  • reflexive verbs
  • subordinates clauses (weil, dass, obwohl...)
  • the future tense
  • the simple past tense (Präteritum)
  • verbs + prepositions
  • infinitive + zu

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • Berlin – past and present
  • planning a weekend break
  • describing regions and landscapes
  • discussing national stereotypes
  • discussing trends in food and eating in Germany
  • talking about political systems and parties
  • discussing how life has changed between different generations
  • understanding issues about migration

Grammar

You will learn:

  • prepositions with accusative and dative case
  • the genitive case
  • adjective endings and adjectival nouns
  • the passive
  • ordinal numbers

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about health, fitness and stress
  • giving advice, express and justify opinions
  • describing different types of holiday
  • discussing environmental issues
  • describing media habits
  • identifying news items
  • talking about famous Germans, past and present
  • understanding business etiquette and business culture

Grammar

You will learn:

  • Konjunktiv II
  • conditional clauses
  • relative clauses
  • the pluperfect tense
  • indirect speech and Konjunktiv I

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! 2 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

[email protected]

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2017–18

September intake
Part 1: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 2: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 3: 9 April – 15 June 2018

January intake*
Part 1: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 2: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 3: 18 June – 20 July 2018

April intake*
Part 1: 10 April – 16 June 2017
Part 2: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 3: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 4: 9 April – 15 June 2018

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.