What students say about german
The course is made up of a mixture of oral classes, written classes and a dedicated grammar class. You are assessed not only in an exam but on a speaking presentation, a listening test and on your general participation in classes. I think that this diverse way of teaching and assessment means you can play to your strengths and also that you will have the opportunity to develop in all areas. The topics covered are really interesting and varied and you can end up having discussions about anything which is a confidence boost, because you would have never thought you could have an interesting conversation and debate in German on such topics before.1st year, University of Hull
What you need to get on a course
Subjects you need
A-levels (or equivalent) usually required
Useful to have
- English literature
- Any other modern language
Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.
- January application
- October application
- Personal statement
- Entry test
- Work experience
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- Teaching and educational professionals
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Longer term career paths
Jobs where this degree is useful
- Language teacher
Other real-life job examples
- Business analyst
- Events manager
- Work experience coordinator
What employers like about this subject
European language and literature degrees can provide students with a range of subject-specific skills, including an understanding of the language and culture of the countries under study; the way that literature and language interacts with society and, of course, how to communicate effectively in the chosen languages. Students on these courses often take a year abroad in the country of study. Students of languages can also learn a number of useful transferrable skills including communication, time management, research and critical thinking and project management, and these skills are in demand from employers, including schools, translation services, accountants and advertising agencies.