Part-Time Diploma in German at NUI Galway

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Did you know that German is the second-most spoken language in Europe? Learning German is a gateway to opportunities. NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development offer a 2-year part-time in German diploma that provides you with guidance from native speakers within a community of fellow learners.

The course aims to equip students with appropriate written and oral skills in German. Much emphasis will be placed on teacher-student interaction, continuous assessment, written assignments and feedback to students. Students will begin with the basic elements of German grammar and vocabulary and will progress to the study of a selection of social and cultural issues in the contemporary German-speaking world. By the end of each term, students will have learned to converse on, and comprehend, a variety of topics in situations that are normally encountered in a modern German-speaking environment. There are six modules are on offer throughout the two-year programme. Students must successfully complete three modules per year.

Part-Time Diploma in German

Course Content – Year 1
Introduction to Beginners’ German – written and spoken
Beginners’ German continued – written, spoken and comprehension
Introduction to aspects of 20th Century German, Swiss, and Austrian culture

Course Content – Year 2
Intermediate German – written, spoken, and oral comprehension 1
Intermediate German – written, spoken, and oral comprehension 2
Contemporary German, Austrian and Swiss Culture and conversation.

2 years, part-time

Next start date
26th September

Average intake

Closing Date
11th September

NFQ level

ECTS weighting

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

German language skills are essential in many professions, such as international finance & marketing, careers as translators and interpreters and in a wide range of business sectors where companies are required to trade in international markets.

Who’s Suited to This Course

The Diploma in German is designed for those who have little or no previous knowledge of the language and wish to gain German language skills for personal or professional reasons.

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Gemma Creagh

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