A foreign language can be studied at degree level either as a single subject or as part of a combined subject, especially useful for students who may wish to study a four-year sandwich course with one-year abroad. A degree in German will allow students to enter a wide range of professions, e.g. the diplomatic service, teaching (including teaching English as a foreign language abroad); multi-national corporations airline and tourism; hotel and reception; the armed forces; journalism; librarian; the civil service; bilingual secretary; translator/interpreter; international telephone operator or market research.
A Level German aims to encourage students to:
- Develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning.
- Develop understanding of the language in a variety of contexts and genres.
- Communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes.
- Develop awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where the language is spoken.
- Consider their study of the language in a broader context.
A Level German enables students to:
- Derive enjoyment and benefit from language learning.
- Acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and/or employment.
- Communicate with speakers of the language.
- Take their place in a multilingual global society.