German - Beginners
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Hele Road Centre Various (please see below) Various (Please see below) Wednesday 18.30 - 20.30 Various (Please see below)* Various (Please see below)*

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

For complete beginners with no prior knowledge or those who wish to brush up their skills.  You will learn the language you need for basic survival in German speaking countries, including how to ask for and give basic information and have short conversations in a variety of settings.

Course dates and details




Day / Time


Course Fee

Reduced Fee

Part 1



Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30

10 weeks



Part 2



Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30

8 weeks



Part 3



Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30

6 weeks






What topics will I study?

- Greetings
- Alphabet and numbers
- Sharing personal information
- Adjectives and colours
- Counting and numbers
- My family
- Food and drink
- Leisure

What are the entry requirements?

None – the course is for complete beginners.

What facilities are there?

The college library/learning centres are available for use by students. There are resources, including films, on the College portal. 

What can the course lead on to?

You will be able to hold short conversations and ask for information in German. You can progress onto other German courses at the college.

Are there any additional costs?

If learners wish to purchase a textbook, grammar resource or dictionary to help with home study, your lecturer can advise you when you come to class.

What do our students think?

"The course was wonderful. The tutor was very responsive to learner needs and all lessons were engaging and supportive. I wish I could have attended the course in its entirety."

"I liked best the variety produced by the frequent switching of teaching methods – it was never boring."

"The course was very varied – speaking, reading, writing, listening, talking to fellow students etc. I particularly liked the inventive games and class participation. I also liked the low-pressure atmosphere – otherwise it can be off-putting after a hard day at work."

"Varied and interesting learning and teaching methods used with enthusiasm and dedication. Teacher keen to help students varied abilities." "It's so useful. Especially the speaking aspect of the course."

"I enjoyed it thoroughly and learnt a great deal. The teaching and learning was excellent and varied and interesting ways of teaching."

"Variety of teaching aids, interesting topics."

"I liked the German speaking exercises we do in class, especially the range of exercises. Lessons were well planned, relevant and modern which made them interesting and useful."

"Course material seemed appropriate for such a level and covered a range of pertinent areas."

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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