This language module is designed for students with an A1+ standard of the language in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It is for students who have completed Level 902/002 Beginners 2 or who have some knowledge of the language, such as a rusty GCSE. Through a variety of methods students will develop an elementary competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking and an understanding of elementary grammar. At the end of this 12 weeks module students will be half-ways towards an A2 proficiency level in the CEFR and will be able to carry out everyday tasks in the language and to attempt unfamiliar ones. Students will be able to follow and hold a simple conversation and function in daily life using the language. They will have a good understanding of life and culture of some of the countries where the language is spoken and the intercultural skills necessary for their language proficiency level. 



  • Family history.
  • The work place.
  • Towns and Landscapes.
  • Food and drink – restaurants.
  • Health and Illness.
  • Keeping fit.
  • Freetime – sport and fitness.

Grammatical structures:

  • Verb tenses – present, past, future, conditional.
  • Cases – use of cases after prepositions.
  • Adjective endings.
  • Modal verbs in the conditional tense.
  • Word order in more complex sentences.
  • Expressing preferences – comparisons and superlatives. 


  • Week 1   GETTING TO KNOW YOU:   Family, jobs, likes, dislikes                  
  • Week 2   HOUSE and HOME:   Where we live, rooms, furniture, moving home.
  • Week 3   TOURISM: Describing landscapes, saying where we have been, would like to go.
  • Week 4   SHOPPING: Items and quantities, preferences, problems.
  • Week 5   TOWNS and CITIES: Places and events.
  • Week 6   SPORT and FITNESS: How we keep fit. Popular sports and activities.
  • Week 7   HEALTH and ILLNESS:  Dealing with health problems and accidents.
  • Week 8   WORLD Of WORK: In the work place.
  • Week 9   FOOD and DRINK : Going to a restaurant. Arrangements, menus, problems.
  • Week 10  EVENTS and FESTIVALS. Congratulations, thank-yous, invitations.
  • Week 11  REVISION AND CONSOLIDATION> Prepapration for assessment.
  • Week 12: Written and speaking tests will take place this week. Completing the assessment is required for students taking the course as part of their degree. For all other students, taking the tests is also strongly recommended, as a measure of your progress and learning. 

Textbook details: Menschen A2 Kursbuch. Published by Hueber Verlag. Cost approx. £15

We recommend our students to buy their textbooks from Blackwell’s on campus. They have a price match policy and you can pre-order over the phone with them and pick the book when you are on campus.  

Study Hours

The total number of study hours for this module is 150 hours, in line with undergraduate university modules. This includes class meetings, assessment preparation and self-directed study in line with guidance from the course lecturer.

If you are studying on the extracurricular mode, we recognise that the total number of hours that you may be able to study every week may depend on your availability and previous experience studying languages, however, expected contribution to classes, homework completion, and learning outcomes will not vary.  

Please note that the ‘last date available to book’ date is only a guide. We reserve the right to close bookings earlier if courses are over- or under-subscribed. In order to avoid disappointment, please be sure enrol as soon as possible. Registrations will not be processed until the following day if received after 3pm. 

Course Lecturer: Linda Perry

I am passionate about language teaching and learning. I am a graduate of Warwick University with a B.A Hons. in German and a PGCE in German and French. I have taught German at all levels and to all age groups for over 40 years; mostly in secondary schools where I was Head of MFL and Assistant Head, but also in HE and for the last 5 years at the University of Liverpool. I still love teaching and have always been of the opinion that language learning should be enjoyable as well as a challenge. I am myself currently learning Spanish and this has definitely made me more understanding of the demands of language learning!

Fees for language courses are £180/£90.

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