More people speak German as their native language than any other language in Europe. It's one of the 4 most popular foreign languages taught worldwide, and Germans spend more on international travel than those of any other nation. So it's not so unlikely to meet one of them in Norwich market or Chapelfields!
Apart from opening up to the world of German language writers, composers, philosophers, researchers, innovators and the Internet, you might also find it useful when meeting German businesses. Germany is generally regarded as the economic powerhouse of the European Union and is the location where two-thirds of the world's leading international trade fairs take place. Could you imagine being there without some knowledge of German?
Dieter Beier, Tutor of German
The following levels are offered for German evening classes, please click on the links below for further information of what is covered in the courses, such as topics, grammar and vocabulary.
These descriptions are only a guide and some adjustments to the content of the course might be needed, depending on the students' level of participation, ability and needs.
What do our students think?
“It feels like a very safe environment, in which we can speak. Nobody is forced to, and we all get an equal opportunity to practice during the sessions.”
“The grammar has been incorporated very well. The really good handouts allow us to focus on speaking and learning all the time rather than worrying about copying things down.”
“This is one of the highlights of my week.”
Students from German Beginners 1, Autumn 2015
"I've really enjoyed the German Beginners 1 classes. Learning a completely unfamiliar language seemed a bit daunting at first, so it's been very nice to have such a friendly environment to learn in, where there's no need to feel embarrassed about making mistakes. Corrina is very encouraging, and explains everything as we go along - German now seems much less of a mystery, and I'm hoping to try Beginners 2 next term!"
Beatrice Leal, German Beginners 1