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Other courses

​Non-Tripos Courses run by the Department of Slavonic Studies

Courses run by the University Language Centre

The Language Centre offers

  • basic and intermediate courses in German at various times throughout the year, within the Cambridge University Language Programme. For further information see CULP.
  • courses for scientists and others, supported by the A. J. Pressland Fund. The languages offered vary from year to year and sometimes include German. For the latest information see Pressland Fund courses.

External Courses

Please note that the courses described on these pages are only open to registered students of the University. Members of the general public looking for German or Dutch language teaching are advised to consult local secondary schools or sixth form colleges for details of their courses. Popular choices in Cambridge are

A useful link for information about courses nationwide is

Latest News

Major research award for Professor Mark Chinca

7 December 2022

The Faculty and German Section are delighted to announce that Professor Mark Chinca has been awarded a Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust. Mark will be using the three-year fellowship to work on his project “The Formation of Medieval German Literature, 750–1250,” a re-evaluation that will situate early...

New Publication: Ab Initio Language Teaching in British Higher Education

7 December 2022

We are delighted to announce the publication by UCL Press of a handbook on German language teaching with contributions by 7 Cambridge based authors. Co-edited by Silke Mentchen , and with contributions by Alexander Bleistein, Maren de Vincent-Humphreys , Daniela Dora , Kasia Lanucha, Annemarie Künzl-Snodgrass and Theresa...

Mark Chinca on BBC R4 In Our Time on Thursday 1 December

28 November 2022

Prof Mark Chinca will be one of Melvyn Bragg’s guests on BBC Radio 4 In Our Time this Thursday at 9:00am, when the programme will be discussing medieval Germany’s most famous and notorious epic, the Nibelungenlied. Listen online here .

Applying to Cambridge

Information for prospective applicants thinking of studying German at Cambridge.

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Cambridge Online German for Schools

Cambridge Online German for Schools (COGS) is a core element of the Cambridge German Network

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