German, Arts and Culture

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Evening German language course at the University of the Arts (UAL) Language Centre in London. Learn German and explore German arts and culture, with classes from beginner level.

Your 8 week German course will expose you to authentic language through listening and reading activities with an emphasis on functional and practical uses. The German classes also focus on speaking, pronunciation, and on reading and written communication.

Over the course of the programme, you will learn German through a variety of interesting topics such as architecture, design, fashion and society, at the same time as improving your ability to interact in the German language.

The weekly German classes take place at our High Holborn location, three minutes' walk from Holborn station in central London. Classes are from 6pm to 8.30pm one evening a week.

There is also a termly cultural experience in collaboration with the UAL Social Programme which will be built into your language development.

See the course details section below for the full syllabus, overview and outcomes for the German course.

German course dates and fees

Term Two Part Two - Continuation (January - March 2018)

Please note: German Beginner Part Two is for students who have already completed German Beginner Part One (false beginners) or students who have some prior knowledge of German. To find out your level, take our German Beginner self-assessment questionnaire.

Term 2 Dates Price Booking and availability
Beginner Part 2

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Tuesday 13 March 2108

Tuesday 20 March 2018


This course has now started and we are no longer taking bookings for this term.

Please complete our online enqury form for information

about new classes starting in May.





German Beginner Part Two course details

German Beginner Part Two is ideal for students who have already taken our German Beginner Part One course (false beginners) or students with a little prior knowledge of German. To assess your level, take our German Beginner self-assessment questionnaire and find out which level you are at.

Course overview and outcomes

Over the eight weeks of the German Beginner Part Two course, you will:

  • review what you learn in Beginner part one
  • build on your listening and speaking skills from term one
  • deepen your ability to interact in everyday situations related to you and your surroundings
  • learn more vocabulary and functional language and start to read more complex texts
  • be expected to work in groups and in pairs to produce language more confidently
  • look at irregularities in verb conjugation and be introduced to the future tense
  • learn about the syntactic idiosyncrasies of the language
  • deepen your ability to describe fashion and design in further depth

There is a focus on oral communication and pronunciation as well as using the language for functional and practical purposes.

You will be able to take part in Social Programme events which will be announced on a termly basis, in line with the topics in the syllabus and your chosen language of study.

Course details:  

Week no.  Session topic Language content Arts and culture content*
1 Introduction to Languages, Arts, and Culture

Greetings, asking and responding to ‘How are you’?

Asking and giving personal information: formal and informal

Regular verb conjugation (present)
Revision : The alphabet and numbers

Overview of Languages, Arts and Culture

Quiz on German Language, Art and Culture

2 Cuisine and Culture

Booking  a table

Ordering food and drinks at the restaurant

Asking for the bill
Revision of numbers, articles,  accusative case, useful phrases

German cuisine

3 Art and Politics

Describing your favourite artists / people

More professions

Irregular verb conjugation (present)

German artists

4 Urban Spaces

Planning a trip or a day out

Future tense

Revision: time and days of the week 
Leisure and entertainment in Germany
5 Movement and Time

Talking about daily routine

Separable verbs and word position in the sentence

Punctuality in Germany

6 Modernism

Talking about what do you like doing in your spare time
Likes and dislikes ‘gern’ and ‘mag’

Revision: adverbs of frequency
Modern living in Germany 
7 Fashion and Society

Talking what do you like to wear and if fashion is important for you

Descriptive adjectives

Adjective declination (accusative) 
Fashion in Germany
8 Design and Architecture

Describing interior design, furniture




Adjective declination 

German architectural styles


Living in Germany

*Note: These are some possible topics you will cover, and they may differ according to student needs and interests