Certificate in Language Proficiency in German

Certificate in Language Proficiency in German

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Course title Certificate in Language Proficiency in German
Postnominal Cert. Lang. Pr.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 30
Coordinator Kathrin Schoedel
Delivered by Faculty of Arts
The Certificate/Diploma in Language Proficiency (German) is introduced to offer students from all faculties and to 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, such as engineering, the medical sector, to the field of humanities or to business/management.

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

The Certificate programme is open to students and memebrs 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 B1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Persons with some prior knowledge of German can 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 C1.2 level of CEFR. At this level, Diploma graduates will have a very high knowledge of the language and can follow both spoken and written material with ease.

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To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations.

The Certificate Course may be taken concurrently with any University undergraduate or postgraduate course, whether followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

This course is open to University of Malta current students only - Information about the application process will be forwarded by the Faculty of Arts to students in due course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

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

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: If students are following a FT course at UM - No fees apply.
If students are not following a FT course at UM - Total Tuition Fee: €4,250. Yr1 - €1,420 - Yr2 - €1,420 - Yr3 - €1,410
After completing the full course up to level C1.2 (CEFR), students will be able to follow more complex conversations in German in a professional environment and discuss issues related to their field of expertise by making use of specific professional terminology. Students will develop an in-depth command of the German language. They will be able to fluently communicate in German.

As with studying languages in general, the students' intellectual development is fostered through the in-depth study of a foreign language as well as the encounter with a different cultural context.
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. Members of the academic and of the administrative staff of the University may also join these courses.
Students will be trained for an international work environment, both in Malta and abroad.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 2 June 2021

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