German (Post-intermediate): Peter Ruddy
Peter, from the UK, studied Post-intermediate German at the University Language Centre (ULC).
Why did you choose to study a language at The University of Manchester?
I chose Manchester because it has the best languages department in the city and the fees are reasonable.
Apart from class time, how much time did you spend a week on your studies?
About ten hours.
How did you find your course in terms of level?
The level (B2.1) was appropriate for my understanding of the language to date.
I have already completed A2 and B1 at the University.
What did you most enjoy about your course?
The challenge of learning something fairly complicated at my age. I find (and found) it both stimulating and rewarding.
Have you been able to put your newly acquired language skills to use outside the classroom? If so, please tell us how.
I have had some Skype conversations with German friends.
What advice would you give to someone intending to study a language at the University Language Centre?
Just go for it. If you have the time, it is time well spent and a fulfilling experience.