Our German modules will be taught online in semester 1 (October to December). For semester 2 some modules will follow the blended learning approach, whilst others will be delivered fully online.

At the end of each semester-long module, there will be two assessments: Reading & Writing and an Oral Assessment.

Please note: KLS assessments cannot be re-scheduled.

Please also note: a minimum of 10 students is required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit enough students, it will be cancelled.

German courses offered

German Level 1

This course is for absolute beginners. It aims to give learners a basic knowledge of reading, listening, spoken and written skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work and studio-based and authentic texts. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication.

  • Entry requirements: None
  • Level 1 module is offered in October 2021 and January 2022.
  • Timetable: Mondays 6–8pm.

German Level 2

This course will provide students with the foreign language skills to enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters and to further their awareness of related aspects of the foreign culture and environment.

  • Entry requirements: Completion of Level 1 or three months' prior language learning.
  • Level 2 module is offered in October 2021 and January 2022.
  • Timetable: Thursdays 6–8pm.

German Level 3

The aim of this module is to equip students with further linguistic skills to enable them to communicate in a number of familiar work and social situations and respond accordingly; to broaden the students' awareness of aspects of the foreign culture.

  • Entry requirements: completion of Level 2 or six months' prior language learning.
  • Level 3 module is offered in January 2022.
  • Timetable information will be added in December 2021.

Duration and fees


  • 10 weeks.

Term dates

Teaching Block 1 (semester 1):

  • Week commencing 11 October 2021 to week commencing 13 December 2021 (10 weeks).

Teaching Block 2 (semester 2):

  • Week commencing 24 January 2022 to week commencing 28 March 2022 (10 weeks).


  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University.

Course fees

  • Kingston University students: free. (You will be required to purchase the course textbook independently at the beginning of the course. Your tutor will provide details in the first class).
  • Members of the public: £225 per semester or £420 for two semesters.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for two semesters.
  • Kingston University staff: £80 per semester.

Contact us

Short Course Administrator
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790

KLS Director:  Rosa Rodriguez-Garrido