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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This weekend course, conducted in German, is designed for those who can already speak some German, but who wish to gain more confidence in their use of the language. The level of linguistic competence expected is between A2 and B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

For James Donald the cultural identity of a city is ’the interplay between imagined city and ’real’ urban environment’. It is this nexus we will be exploring – with special reference to Berlin. Throughout the twentieth century Berlin has been at the centre of some dramatic and determinative developments – from the Weimar Republic, over fascism and war, to partition and reunification – events which have not only shaped Germany but the whole of Europe. By examining a range of literary, historical and filmic materials we will be exploring how ’the cultural topography’ (Andrew Webber) of Berlin has evolved over that eventful century and what lies at its core.


Fees and bursaries


Fees for weekend courses cover tuition, meals (except breakfast) and refreshments, including morning coffee and afternoon tea during teaching hours, and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited). Accommodation can be booked for an additional fee and includes breakfast.

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion). It is sometimes possible to stay for extra nights or extra meals, or to invite guests to meals, at an additional cost and by prior arrangement with the Admissions team.

If you do not wish to pay in full at the time of booking, you may pay a 15% registration fee as a deposit by credit/debit card. The balance will automatically be taken two weeks before the start of the course. If you wish to pay by cheque, you will need to pay in full when the booking is made.

You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.

Cambridge University Press Bursaries for teachers

The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.

Course dates

06 Apr 2018 to 08 Apr 2018

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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