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German Courses

Explore our available German Language Courses.


German courses

Choose the level that's right for you...

We're delighted you're interested in learning German!

  • If you have no previous experience of the language, please enrol on the any of the Beginners Step 1 Courses. 
  • For those with some knowledge of the language, please take a look at our Language Level Self-assessment for German.
  • Still unsure? Please email and one of our tutors will contact you within 5 days to help you choose the correct level.
  • Further descriptions of the CEFR framework and competencies at each level can be found on our Language Levels pages.


Summer Term (from end of August 2023)

Course fee: £165/Click here for help with fees and discounts

German Beginners Step 1

  • Monday, 28 August (18:00-20:30) Every Monday and Wednesday for 3 weeks


Preparation for German Elementary Step 1

  • Tuesday, 29 August (18:00-20:30) Every Tuesday and Thursday for 3 weeks

Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!

Other Ways to Learn German at Edinburgh 

If you’re an undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh, you can take German as an outside subject in one or both of Years 1 and 2 of your programme, depending on your timetable. No prior knowledge required – complete beginners welcome!

Find out more about outside subjects 

German is also available to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) as an Open Language Course. There are options for complete beginners and more advanced learners.

Browse Open Language Courses