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Short Course
German for Beginners/Duits vir Beginners
German is one of the major international languages for trade and tourism, and this course addresses the need of people who would like to learn to communicate in German in everyday situations.

Purpose of the course:

The purpose of the course is to enable participants to communicate in basic conversational German in social and other situations.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Participants will typically be adults who have completed their schooling.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
 - Listen to and comprehend a German speaker  - Comprehend a German speaker at a basic level
- Take part in a conversation in basic German on everyday topics  - Take part in a conversation in German at a basic level
 - Ask for information in German and reply to such questions  - Ask for information in German and respond to such inquiries
- Read and comprehend basic German texts  - Answer comprehension questions on a basic German text
 - Comprehend and explain basic aspects of German culture - Explain and appreciate aspects of German culture


Attendance certificate only.
Method of assessment: 
Attendance only.

Additional information

Target group: 
The course is aimed at students, companies and the public at large who would like to learn to communicate in German.
Contact us
Telephone number: 
018 285 2821