German (Beginners/Pre-Intermediate)

Key information

Start date:
Attendance dates:

10, 17, 24, 31 October 2023

07, 14, 21, 28 November 2023

05 December 2023

09, 16, 23 January 2024

Time commitment:
1hr 30min per week. Classes run from 10-11:30am on Tuesdays.
Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Contact details:
Start date:
Attendance dates:

06, 13, 20, 27 February 2024

05, 12, 19, 26 March 2024

16, 23, 30 April 2024

07 May 2024

Time commitment:
1hr 30min per week. Classes run from 10-11:30am on Thursdays.
Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Contact details:


Our German (Beginners/Pre-Intermediate) language classes are open to adult learners, aged 18 and over, and are taught by skilled and experienced tutors.

Classes are delivered over two terms and you can join at the beginning of each term. Please note that Term 2 is a continuation of Term 1. If you are a complete beginner, you should not join mid-way through the year, but instead wait and join in the autumn when the complete beginner courses start. To complete a full level, you need to attend the two consecutive terms.

To ensure that you enrol on the right course please check your language level with our tutors at one of our open evenings. Alternatively, you can email us to arrange a telephone consultation.

Please see our homepage for term times.

Course details

Please note, the syllabus may vary according to class progress and availability of materials.

Course leader

Julie Barham


Reading list

Willkommen! 1 German Beginner’s course: coursebook (3rd edition), Heiner Schenke, Paul Coggle, ISBN: 978-1473672659.

Willkommen! 1 German Beginner’s course: activity book (3rd edition), Heiner Schenke, Paul Coggle, ISBN: 978-1473672666.

We do not recommend you buy the course books before starting the course, in case the tutor changes the course books or you need to transfer to a different level. Our tutor will bring copies for the first class and will let you know which course books to purchase.


Classes run 10am – 11:30am on Tuesday mornings, with 12 classes per term.

Class size

Approximately 16 students.


At the end of each term, we will issue you with a certificate of attendance if you have been to a minimum of 75% of your classes.

    Entry requirements

    All applicants should be aged 18 and over.

    TermRequired experience
    1No prior knowledge is required.
    2You should have a very basic knowledge of German. You will be expected to have knowledge of the topics and grammar covered in Term 1 of our German (Beginners) course.

    Fees and funding

    Price per person:

    £225 for one term


    £180 for one term

    Current Surrey degree student/staff

    For members of the public registered on Term 1 booking again for Term 2, discounts on fees (if any) will be applicable.

    Additional costs

    Books: approximately £25 - £40 (for three terms).

    How to apply

    Bookings are made via our online store. We advise early enrolment to secure a place.

    Apply now

    Terms and conditions

    When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood the evening language classes privacy notice


    This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the commencement of the course. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read the full disclaimer.

    Course location and contact details

    Campus location

    Stag Hill

    Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 


    University of Surrey
    Surrey GU2 7XH