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German AS & A Level at Sir John Deane's College

Course description

As a student studying German you’ll have the very best facilities at your fingertips including interactive language software, a language laboratory, a private study area and a fantastic virtual learning environment (VLE).

As well as offering greater opportunities to work or study abroad, learning languages encourages you to meet people from different countries and cultures, develop excellent communication skills and be confident in public.

Course content

Topics covered during the first year include: family, modern technology, regional culture and heritage, cinema, music and literature.

Throughout German you will get the chance to improve your reading, writing, translating and listening skills and will use the digital language laboratory, as well as take part in conversation classes.


Assessment is through written examination and oral tests.

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In March 2015 we ran a highly successful study visit to Berlin and another visit is planned for 2017.

Students have the opportunity to take part in work experience schemes in Germany where you can improve your linguistic skills and sample the food and general culture first hand.

You may also have the chance to take part in a conference at a local university or visit Manchester for foreign language taster sessions in film and culture.

Future opportunities

Language graduates are the third most employable after doctors and lawyers. It goes without saying that you will be able to work in a multinational company or even abroad with your language skills.

A large number of universities encourage students to continue their language studies alongside their main discipline.

You will be in a stronger position to get a job in companies with international links. Also you will be able to work or study in a foreign country in later life and you will find it easier to learn other languages later.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Deane's College directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
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