Unlike previous years, and due to the current situation, for the first teaching block (September to December) all KLS classes will be delivered online – real-time interactive virtual classes..

In the second teaching block (January to March) we expect our German courses to follow the blended learning approach; which consists of a combination of face-to-face classes and online/virtual classes. During the first half of the teaching block, students will attend traditional classes at Kingston University and the second half will be online real time interactive (virtual) classes with the language tutor. However, the mode of delivery might be subject to change depending on circumstances.

At the end of the 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 2020 and January 2021.

Timetable for Teaching Block 1 (September to December 2020)

  • Tuesdays 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 2020 and January 2021.

Timetable for Teaching Block 1 (September to December 2020)

  • Wednesdays 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.
  • German Level 3 is offered in Teaching Block 2 (January to March 2021)
  • The timetable for Teaching Block 2 will be updated in November 2020.

Duration and fees


  • 10 weeks.

Term dates

Teaching Block 1 (semester 1):

  • Week commencing 28 September 2020 to week commencing 7 December 2020 (10 weeks).

No lessons in week commencing 26 October 2020.

Teaching Block 2 (semester 2):

  • Week commencing 11 January 2021 to week commencing 22 March 2021 (10 weeks).

No lessons in week commencing 8 February 2021.




  • 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