Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course in German

Study Visit in Berlin

The SKE in German is a full time, face to face course, funded by the Department for Education for those who need to develop competence in German as a condition of entry to an ITT (Initial Teacher Training) course. Participants develop the confidence and expertise to teach German to pupils in Key Stage 3 (years 7-9 of secondary schooling), as a minimum requirement. Some might be able to teach to GCSE level and possibly beyond. Complete beginners are welcome, and the course is also suitable for trainees who need a refresher course in German as their main teaching language.


The course is now in its 9th year and is popular with both trainees and training providers for the following reasons:

  • Face to face provision, led by experienced language teachers, offers opportunities for observing best practice in current language teaching
  • Daily interaction with other language learners
  • Modern language learning facilities with opportunities for self-study in the fully refurbished multimedia Language Resource Centre
  • Being in the position of a language learner will help you better understand how to become an effective language teacher
  • Having a second language improves your prospects for both teacher training and employability
  • Assessment by course portfolio – no formal written examinations
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Course dates for 2015

The course dates will be:

  • Ab initio course:  1st to 12th June
  • Main course:  15th June to 21st August

Find out more

See what people say and find out more about who can join and how to apply.

For further information, or to register your interest in the course, please e-mail GermanSKE@ncl.ac.uk or ring the course secretary Liz O'Sullivan: 0191-208 3001