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German for Beginners Stage 1


There are 130 million speakers of German, and it is an official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. It is the language of endless writers, artists, scientists and musicians -; and a great language for travelling. The main aim of German Beginners is to help you learn the basics of the German language and build a strong foundation for further study. You will cover essential vocabulary and grammar topics that will enable you to communicate in everyday situations that you might encounter whilst travelling in Germany or German speaking countries.
Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Develop your confidence in using German in a variety of everyday settings such as introducing yourself, ordering food and drink, getting by in tourist situations, and talking about your hobbies and interests.
  • Practise your listening and speaking skills through a variety of interactive activities, including dialogues, role plays, and audio exercises.
  • Develop your reading and writing skills through comprehension tasks and short written assignments.
  • Learn about different aspects of German life and culture.
To get the most out of this course it is advisable to take all three courses which will enable you to build and consolidate your knowledge and skills of the language. By the end of the year, you should feel more confident in your ability to understand and speak German at a basic level. We hope you enjoy the journey and wish you much success in your studies!
German for Beginners Stage 1 runs from September-December 2024 and is for adults (19+) with no previous knowledge of the language who are interested in learning useful everyday phrases and basic grammar. All you’;ll need is a keen interest to learn!
This course starts on Tuesday 24 September 2024 (19:00 – 21:00)

Please note: this course does not run in the college half term or end of term breaks.


German for Beginners Stage 1 (September -; December 2024) is suitable for adults(19+) with no previous knowledge of German.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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