Evening course in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute Dublin

2 Nov 2021

Together with the Goethe Institute Dublin, we are offering A1.1 beginners and A2.1 Intermediate Beginners evening classes starting on 8th November 2021. We are offering a special rate for UCC staff and students.

The UCC anchors for this cooperation are Dr. Werner Garstenauer and Sabine Manhartsberger. They will be engaging with the course in its first iteration, and shall be on hand to help with local enquiries.

Course Type: Blended Learning Online

This is a rather intensive course with 6 units of 45 minutes a week for 8 weeks.

Blended Learning combines the benefits of live sessions with a teacher and other students and the flexibility of self-study on the learning platform at a time that is convenient for the student. The course is divided equally between independent study and live-sessions, which leads to optimal learning results.

Online live sessions

You will attend online live teaching sessions with the teacher and the group.

These online live sessions take place once a week on Zoom. In these live sessions, you learn in a group of between 8 and 15 participants. You can exchange ideas with the other course participants in person or interactively via chat and forums. The teacher gives you individual feedback on your exercises and is available to answer questions.

Learning Platform

The other part of the course is dedicated to self-study, where you have the chance to study at a time that suits you. You will be working through varied exercises on our modern learning platform.

The Online Live sessions and the self-study time is connected with each other for optimal learning results.









8 weeks


Christmas break: 20.12.21-03.01.22

Mondays 6.30pm to 9.00pm

(including 15 minutes break)

48 units

3 teaching units/week + 3 self-study units/week


Intermediate Beginners

8 weeks


Christmas break: 20.12.21-03.01.22

Mondays 6.30pm to 9.00pm

(including 15 minutes break)

48 units

3 teaching units/week + 3 self-study units/week

* each unit is described as 45 minutes.

The A1 and A2 level is divided in two sublevels (A1.1 + A1.2; A2.1 + A2.2). Follow-Up Courses A1.2 and A2.2 are planned for spring 2022.



Register for this German Course developed by the Goethe-Institut at a reduced cooperation discount now!

385 Euros (cooperation discount for UCC staff members with valid ID)

345 Euros (student discount for UCC students with valid ID)


WHAT DO I DO? Placement Test and Registration for UCC Staff and Students:

  1. Placement TestIf you have some previous knowledge of German (you are a non-beginner / advanced beginner), you will need to take our free Goethe-Institut online placement test so we can recommend the right course for you. This step applies only to non-beginners.

Please email us at to request the link to the test. Once you have completed this multiple choice test, one of our teachers will give you a ring for a short oral chat.

  1. EnrolmentWhere relevant, once we have your test results, we will send you our enrolment form by email.

If you are a complete beginner with no previous knowledge of German, you will not need to take a placement test. You can go straight to enrolment. Just get in touch with us directly by email at to request our enrolment form.

Please state in all correspondence that you are a UCC student or UCC staff member to avail of the special discount.

Once you have filled in the form, please return it to us by email at

  1. Contact Details: Please contact us at any time if you have questions at or (0)1 680 1100.





Department of German


First Floor, O' Rahilly Building, UCC