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COURSE TITLE Certificate in German
 
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Cert. Ger.(Melit.)

Short Cycle Qualification

Level 5

2 Semesters

Part-time Evening

30

Kathrin Schoedel

COURSE OVERVIEW
The German and Maltese economies are strongly linked and the German language is increasingly important within the EU. Therefore, the Department of German offers this part-time evening course for those seeking to improve their language skills and cultural understanding of the German-speaking countries. The course focuses on general and business communication as well as more specialised topics, tailored to the students’ needs. The one-year Certificate covers areas such as language use in tourism and business, applying for a job and intercultural communication.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

- have a better command of intercultural communication

- show more awareness in intercultural situations

- demonstrate a good knowledge of German and follow and contribute to more complex conversations in German

- discuss a range of topics related to contemporary German-language society

- describe the main developments in history and politics of the German-speaking countries

- have a better understanding of Germany's job market and job application procedures

- use a good range of vocabulary related to tourism and the business sector
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY This course enhances the career opportunities of professionals employed – or seeking employment – in job sectors with links to the German-speaking countries. Graduates benefit from an in-depth knowledge of German language and culture as well as of intercultural communication, with language training specifically aimed at the tourism and business sector, as well as other job related language training depending on the candidates' professional background. After successfully completing the course, candidates can opt to continue with the Diploma in German.
 
COURSE INTENDED FOR Members of the general public who use or would like to use German in their professional life. It is of particular interest to persons who are employed – or seek employment – in professions and sectors where knowledge of German is beneficial and/or who wish to widen their knowledge of German language, culture and society.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall, apart from satisfying the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admissions Regulations, be in possession of a minimum level of A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in German.

Applicants shall provide certification to attest their level of German, or if they do not have such certification, they shall be required to undertake a placement test conducted by the Department of German.

Applicants admitted under paragraph (c) of regulation 6 of the Admissions Regulations must be in possession of those qualifications and/or experience that would satisfy the Faculty Admissions Committee that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Certificate or the Diploma Course with profit. The eligibility of such applicants shall be decided by the Faculty Admissions Committee following an interview conducted by an interviewing board appointed for the purpose.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three persons.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
 
 


 

 

 
Last Updated: 3 May 2017
 
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