Choosing German

German is the most widely spoken mother language in the EU, with over 100 million native speakers. It is also one of the three working languages in the EU and it carries the status of an official language in six European countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium and Liechtenstein. Germany is the most populous country in the EU and is also its largest economy. Germany is one of Malta’s main trading partners. Moreover, there are several German companies operating in Malta whilst German speaking tourists are frequent visitors to our islands.

Advanced level: students cover various cultural topics (Landeskunde) and a literary text. Essay writing and communicative writing tasks as well as listening and oral communicative skills are emphasised.

Intermediate level: covers written/spoken texts that are less demanding than those presented at A Level. Elements of culture are also present.

You can study German at:

Course Prerequisites Duration Lessons Tutorials
Advanced Level

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level (MQF Level 3) or equivalent is required

2 years 5 lessons per week 1 lesson* per week
Intermediate Level

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level (MQF Level 3) or equivalent is required

2 years 3 lessons per week N/A

A grade of 6/7 in Sec or SPA Level 2

1 year 4 lessons per week N/A

Special Considerations:

*depending on number of students

Recommended Textbooks

Students will be informed at the start of the course.

The teaching programme is supplemented by:

  • Visits to educational institutions involved in the teaching of German Occasional guest speakers from Germany and other educational institutions
  • Possibility of participation in educational exchange visits to Germany or Austria

Further Studies/Career Opportunities

  • University of Malta
  • Careers in the tourism industry, education, business, EU institutions, translation and interpreting