German is the language with the largest number of speakers within the European Union, spoken in Germany, Austria and in most parts of Switzerland. Within the academic world, a good knowledge of German is especially important in disciplines such as Classics, Philosophy, Archaeology and History, as well as Medicine and Engineering. The programme of German courses is organized, in accordance with the proficiency levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It develops all four communicative skills (reception, interaction, production and mediation), as well as social and cultural knowledge, through the use of a variety of methodologies which are based on interaction, the use of authentic material including modern media like film, and the exploitation of computer-based resources such as the internet and Blackboard Learning Management System.


This course teaches students how to function at a very basic level of listening, reading, mediation of texts, writing, spoken and online interaction, enabling them to understand and use simple language, based on a limited sentence structure and familiar vocabulary related to areas of immediate relevance (personal background, cafés, countries/languages, housing, daily routine, orientation in a building etc.). The course is aligned with the A1.1 level of the CEFR.

Prerequisite: LAN 070 or equivalent.

This course is intended to further strengthen all communicative skills and enable students to understand and exchange information on familiar matters (restaurant, orientation in town, holidays/sights, shopping, fashion, health etc.) By the end of the course, students are expected to be competent at the A1.2 level of the CEFR and to move on to the A2 level.

Prerequisite: LAN 071 or equivalent.

The course continues to develop communicative skills allowing students to communicate in situations relative to routine matters and to matters like language learning, family, traveling/mobility, spare time, media, going out, restaurants, holidays, etc. By the end of the course, students are expected to be competent at the A2 level of the CEFR.

Prerequisite: LAN 072 or equivalent.

This course is intended to enable students to communicate in most situations, with greater confidence in their oral and written expression. Students can describe their experiences, events, future projects, wishes and hopes, emotions and offer explanations for opinions and plans (on films, housing, culture, inventions and feasts in Germany, work and education, etc.). By the end of the course, students are expected to be competent at the B1.1 level of the CEFR.



Language Centre – University of Cyprus
1 Panepistimiou Ave. 2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
P.O. Box 20537, CY-1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
+357 22 89 2901