German - Beginners

Course code: LPAT127P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

12:00pm - 2:00pm


13th Jan 2022 - 7th Jul 2022

The Pump House

Contact details

01235 555 585

This course follows on from the German beginners introduction course. The beginners course is for those who are not complete beginners. The main aim is to help you to ‘get by’ in a German speaking environment. This may be a good place for those “Rusty” beginners who have learned very little German but have also got the confidence to work at a slightly faster pace than the German beginners introduction course.

You will become more confident in spoken German in a range of everyday situations covering topics relevant to both home and work life including:


daily routine


transport and holidays

You will build on the introduction to basic grammar covered in the previous course and deepen your ability to understand and apply a range of grammatical concepts including tenses and word order. You will also be looking at and picking out the main points from short texts on contemporary subjects.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 24/02/2022, 14/04/2022, 21/04/2022 and 02/06/2022

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

German Improvers
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. It is strongly recommended however for those who are new to the language that you have completed the German beginners introduction course. If you are a “Rusty” beginner it is recommended that you speak to one of our tutors who will be able to assess the appropriate level of course for you.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
There may be an extra cost of a textbook depending on your individual need. The one most commonly used for support costs around £25 and this will support your learning for the first three years should you chose to develop your language skills.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £176.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £201.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £25.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning activities will mainly be organised in pair work/small groups. Homework every week will be based on a summary sheet of the lesson for you to review in your own time. There will be no formal examination