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Languages and Cultures German programme

German is one of the world's major languages, and it is spoken as a language of business throughout Europe.

German culture has contributed greatly to the development of literature, science, philosophy, music and the visual arts in the English-speaking world, so that the study of German enhances the study of many other disciplines.

You can enrol in our beginner level course GERM131 with NO previous knowledge of German.

If you have previous knowledge of German please contact us (email and we will help you choose the most suitable papers and degree pathway.


The German Programme offers language classes from beginner to advanced levels and a range of culture courses.

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Our people

The German Programme's staff consists of four people.

Meet the German programme staff


More information and links to German programme resources.

German programme resources

International Exchange

Otago German Studies