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.



LAN 070: German - Beginners I (5 ECTS)
This course teaches students how to function at a very basic level of listening, reading mediation of texts, writing, spoken and online interaction. It also develops their skills in understanding and using 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.
LAN 071: German - Beginners II (5 ECTS)
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/A2.1 level of the CEFR.
LAN 072: German - Intermediate level I (5 ECTS)
Prerequisite: LAN 071 or equivalent.

The course further develops students’ communication skills 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.
LAN 073 German - Intermediate level II (5 ECTS)
Prerequisite: LAN 072 or equivalent.

This course enables students to communicate with greater confidence in their oral and written expression in describing their experiences, future plans, emotions, wishes and hopes, reasons and expressing their opinions on houses, culture, inventions, work, education, films, German history etc. Students also get familiarized with social and cultural life in German speaking countries.

The language proficiency level of this course is aligned with the B1.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As of Fall 2022, students who complete LAN 073 German - Intermediate level II with an overall grade of 7 or higher will receive a Foreign Language Certificate at the B1.1 level of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) from the University of Cyprus.


Self tests according to the levels of the CEFR of:

Testen Sie Ihr Deutsch

Information on external exams/Πληροφορίες για εξωτερικές εξετάσεις based on the CEFR of Languages/German Examinations:

Free exercises for practise/Δωρεάν ασκήσεις:

 "Μπιργκίτ Ζιαρτίδου: Η γυναίκα που έζησε την πτώση του Τείχ
Συμμετοχή στις Εβδομάδες τις Γερμανικής Γλώσσας organized by the embassies of Germany, Austria and Switzerland