The Language Centre

German Evening Classes

Whether you want to learn German for business, pleasure or travel, our evening classes will help you to communicate in a wide range of situations and settings.

Germany is often referred to as “Land der Dichter und Denker” (a country of poets and thinkers). It is also well known that a knowledge of German helps with business, science and research. It is:

  • the second most commonly used scientific language in the world
  • the second most widely spoken language in Europe
  • the number one language in Europe, in terms of the number of native speakers

Level 1 

This 20 week course will introduce some of the basic structures of the language through topics related to social and everyday life in the country/countries where it is spoken. The focus is on listening, speaking and reading simple materials that introduce basic grammatical structures.

Previous knowledge required?

This class is aimed at learners with no previous knowledge of the language. 

Day and time

  • Group 1 - Mondays, 6.30-8.30pm
  • Group 2 - Wednesdays, 6.30-8.30pm

Teaching dates 

Term 1: week commencing 3 October 2022 - week commencing 12 December 2022 (11 weeks) 

Term 2: week commencing 30 January 2023 - week commencing 27 March 2023 (9 weeks) 

Course fee 

Early bird rate (for bookings until 14 September 2022) - £250 

UoN staff and student rate - £250 

Members of the public (bookings made after 14 September) - £280 

 

Level 2

Previous knowledge required?

This 20 week course is aimed at learners with some previous basic knowledge of the language.This is the right level for you if:

  • you have attended level 1 of our evening class programme or a beginners course elsewhere
  • you have completed approximately 80 hours of previous study (40 hours contact time and 40 hours personal study)
  • you studied the language at school some time ago and feel you need a refresher
  • you have level A1 (or equivalent) on the CEFR

Day and Time

  • Tuesdays, 6.30-8.30pm 

Teaching dates 

Term 1: week commencing 3 October 2022 - week commencing 12 December 2022 (11 weeks) 

Term 2: week commencing 30 January 2023 - week commencing 27 March 2023 (9 weeks) 

Course fee 

Early bird rate (for bookings until 14 September 2022) - £250 

UoN staff and student rate - £250 

Members of the public (bookings made after 14 September) - £280 

 

Level 3

Previous knowledge required?

This 20 week course is aimed at learners with previous basic knowledge of the language. This is the right level for you if:

  • you have attended level 2 of our evening class programme or equivalent
  • you have completed approximately 160 hours of previous study (e.g. pre-GCSE or equivalent)
  • you have a rusty GCSE/O level
  • you have a high A1/low A2 on the CEFR

Day and time

  • Tuesdays, 6-8pm

Teaching dates 

Term 1: week commencing 3 October 2022 - week commencing 12 December 2022 (11 weeks) 

Term 2: week commencing 30 January 2023 - week commencing 27 March 2023 (9 weeks) 

Course fee 

Early bird rate (for bookings until 14 September 2022) - £250 

UoN staff and student rate - £250 

Members of the public (bookings made after 14 September) - £280 

 

Level 4

Previous knowledge required?

This 20 week course is aimed at learners with previous knowledge of the language. This is the right level for you if:

  • you have attended level 3 of our evening class programme or equivalent
  • you have completed approximately 240 hours of previous language study
  • you have a good recent GCSE (7-9/A*-B)
  • you have A2/A2+ on the CEFR

Day and Time

  • Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm

Teaching dates 

Term 1: week commencing 3 October 2022 - week commencing 12 December 2022 (11 weeks) 

Term 2: week commencing 30 January 2023 - week commencing 27 March 2023 (9 weeks) 

Course fee 

Early bird rate (for bookings until 14 September 2022) - £250 

UoN staff and student rate - £250 

Members of the public (bookings made after 14 September) - £280 

 

Level 5

Previous knowledge required?

This 20 week course is aimed at learners with extensive previous knowledge of the language. This is the right level for you if:

  • you have attended level 4 of our evening class programme or equivalent
  • you have AS or A level
  • You have a level equivalent to B1/B2 on the CEFR

Day and Time

  • Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm

Teaching dates 

Term 1: week commencing 3 October 2022 - week commencing 12 December 2022 (11 weeks) 

Term 2: week commencing 30 January 2023 - week commencing 27 March 2023 (9 weeks) 

Course fee 

Early bird rate (for bookings until 14 September 2022) - £250 

UoN staff and student rate - £250 

Members of the public (bookings made after 14 September) - £280 

 

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Tel: +44 (0) 115 74 84176

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The Language Centre

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 74 86500
email: LanguageCentre@nottingham.ac.uk