GERMAN BEGINNERS
SCQF Level 3
Community Based ESOL and Modern Languages

Course Overview
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This course requires no prior knowledge of German and provides you with a good starting point to learn the fundamentals of the language to communicate at a basic level. Discover the pleasure of learning another language, take your first step towards further education or start a new hobby. You will be taught by highly experienced and patient Edinburgh College lecturers and learn conversational German which can be used when visiting German speaking countries. 
What You Will Learn
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  • Talking about yourself, family and friends, your home environment, daily routines and leisure activities 
  • Learn to order food and drinks 
  • Giving and asking for directions 
  • Reading, writing and listening 
Entry Requirements
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  • No formal entry requirements 
English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • There is no formal assessment. 
Progression And Articulation Routes
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Career Opportunities
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With further study you gain employment in the following: 

  • Tourism officer 
  • Teacher 
  • Interpreter 
  • International relations 
  • International business  
Number Of Days Per Week
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  • 1 evening per week (Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:30 pm)  

Course Cost And Funding Options
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Student Stories
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Rory Whyte is 29 years old and lives in Dundee. Rory decided to come to Edinburgh College as it was the closest college to him that offered the Highers he needs to go to university. After a successful year, Rory was awarded the Student of the Year Travel, Tourism & Modern Languages Award at this year’s Prize Giving ceremony. We caught up with him and asked about his experience at Edinburgh College. 

“I feel honoured. I’ve worked extremely hard this year and it means a lot that the college has taken notice. Nowhere in Dundee offered Higher Spanish outside of High School, and I needed an A at Higher for my university application. I did look at other options but, ultimately, I was attracted by Edinburgh’s reputation and facilities. 

Thanks to the kind recommendation on the part of my Spanish tutor at the College, I’ve been lucky enough to receive a conditional offer to study Interpreting with French and Spanish at Heriot-Watt University. Languages have become my passion, and interpreting has been my goal since returning to education.” 

Read more of our student stories here.  
Start Date and Time
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This course will start on…
  • Thursday 03/09/2020
End Date
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This course will end on...
  • Thursday 17/12/2020
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