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Certificate and/or Diploma in Language Proficiency (German)

The Certificate/Diploma in Language Proficiency (German) offers students from all faculties and all academic or administrative staff at the University of Malta an intensive and professional training in German language skills. The course will complement their expertise in their area of studies with a considerable command of the German language both related to everyday life situations as well as to terminology in connection to their field of studies.

The course is divided into two parts: the Certificate and the Diploma. Either part can be followed concurrently with the main degree course followed by a student of the University.

The Certificate in Language Proficiency (German) is open to students and members of staff of the University with no knowledge of German but who would like to acquire a substantial level of German language skills up to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Persons with some prior knowledge of German will be allowed to start the course at a level which matches their qualifications, and thus finish the Certificate in less time.

The Diploma Course in Language Proficiency (German) is the second part of the course. Persons who are qualified up to level B1 (CEFR) can be exempted from studies leading to the Cetificate and admitted to the Diploma course directly. The Diploma brings students up to C1 level according to the CEFR. Diploma graduates will have a very high knowledge of the language and can follow both spoken and written material with ease.
Learning Outcomes
After completing the full course up to level C1 (CEFR), those who finish the course successfully will be able to follow complex conversations in German in a professional environment and discuss issues related to their respective field of expertise by making use of specific professional terminology. They will develop an in-depth command of the German language and will be able to communicate fluently in German.

It is to be emphasized that one's intellectual development is fostered through the in-depth study of a foreign language and the consequently natural exposure to a different cultural context.
Career Opportunities and access to further study
Students will be trained for an international work environment, both in Malta and abroad.
For whom?
This programme is specifically designed for students from different faculties at the University of Malta who are interested in complementing their main area of studies with a professional training in German language.

Lectures will take place once per week during the DegreePlus slots. No clashes with other lectures should be caused.

Members of the academic and of the administrative staff of the University may also join these courses.


Click here if you want to apply for the Certificate in Language Proficiency in German applicable from October 2019 (Deadline 30th September 2019).

For further information and the application for the Diploma in Language Proficiency (German) click here.

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