Level 1 German

Start date(s):
22 Jan 2018
20 weeks
Level 1
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Attendance Pattern:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
(previous years fees)


This course will provide you with a more detailed introduction to the German language. You will develop your understanding and practical use of the language, alongside a familiarity of German culture.


The course uses interactive teaching methods to enable learners to increase their familiarity with the German language and culture. You will practice your speaking and listening skills in a supportive and friendly environment.


The modules comprise of a wide range of subjects, such as:
  • Greetings
  • Places of origins and professions
  • Ordering drinks (café/bar)
  • Family
  • Directions
  • Shopping for food
  • Shopping for souvenirs
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Travelling/transport
  • Ordering a meal (restaurant)
  • Saying why you’re learning German
  • Time/daily routine
  • Leisure activities
  • Shopping for clothes
  • Property description/Ferienhaus
  • Reporting a problem
  • Holidays/weather
  • Health issues
  • Invitations/describing people
  • Recipe/appreciation of a meal.

The emphasis will be on listening, speaking, reading and easy writing skills.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Work Placement
Assignment Feedback
Independent Learning


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

The teaching and assessment methods used are interactive, to provide ample opportunities for learners to practice the language in realistic contexts. Learners receive prompt feedback of their efforts. It is advised to practise when not in class, thus also supporting independent learning.

Both textbooks and video clips featuring German native speakers are study resources. Grammar issues will be explained on the white board and extra worksheets.

There is no formal examination for this course.

You could progress to Level 2 German at New College Durham.

Progress onto further study


Level 2 German

This course is designed to develop your skills further and to enable you to speak and understand German in everyday contexts.


Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Interview Instructions

You are not required to have an interview to gain access to this course.

Entry Criteria

It is expected that learners will hold a Level 1 German qualification, or otherwise achieved some previous experience of the German language.