This course requires no prior knowledge of German and provides you with a good starting point to learn the fundamentals of the language to communicate at a basic level. Discover the pleasure of learning another language, take your first step towards further education or start a new hobby. You will be taught by highly experienced and patient Edinburgh College lecturers and learn conversational German which can be used when visiting German speaking countries.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE USING MOODLE AND ZOOM.
- Talking about yourself, family and friends, your home environment, daily routines and leisure activities
- Learn to order food and drinks
- Giving and asking for directions
- Reading, writing and listening
- No formal entry requirements
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- There is no formal assessment.
Progression And Articulation Routes
With further study you gain employment in the following:
- Tourism officer
- International relations
- International business
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £149 Sighthill evening (year 1)
Patricia studied on the Beginner and Post-Beginner German course. Here is what she said about her experience:
''I cannot recommend the Beginner and Post-Beginner German courses enough. The courses delivered way beyond my expectations. When I joined the beginner course, I expected to complete it, having enough knowledge and language skills to get by in future travels to Germany.
The dedication of the lecturer, and teaching methods used enabled me to feel comfortable conversing in German and understanding written text within a few months. After completing the post-beginner course, my skills have improved so much that I am now confident that I can travel to Germany and be fairly fluent in a variety of circumstances. I am also confident that what I don’t understand, I can work out.
I expected to cover only the basics of German such as food, drink, weather etc but the course covered so much more such as travelling through train stations, airports, buying tickets, shopping, medical situations, festivals etc.
The course was so practical in delivering information on how locals behave and local dialects.
A bonus of attending the courses was the rapport with other students. Teaching methods employed helped the students build good relations with each other very quickly.
There were students of all ages and abilities in the class and teaching methods were so inclusive that everyone was made to feel valued.
I can’t wait to travel to Germany and put what I have learned in to practice. I am so grateful for the experience of attending the classes, the commitment and friendly nature of the lecturer and the extensive knowledge I have gained'
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