German 1: a journey for beginners in summer
Time: 10:00 - 13:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBG04
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Duration: 5 sessions
What is the course about?
To enable students to speak and understand some basic German and get a basic understanding of German grammar. Please, note that there will be a 30 minutes break each day.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Based on the tutor’s own materials, the course will cover most of the following: greetings and introductions, personal information, giving and understanding directions, to enquire about public transport and buy tickets; restaurant situations, asking for prices, hotel situations.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- use numbers and the alphabet
- greet others and introduce yourself
- give personal information (phone number, where you live, where you come from etc.)
- give and understand directions
- to enquire about public transport and buy tickets
- order and pay for food in a restaurant
- deal with hotel situations. For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginners' course - No previous knowledge of the language is required.
You will need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The emphasis is on speaking and listening. Methods include pair work and group work, and role play. Some homework will be set after each lesson.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German beginner, module 1/2 or module 2 daytime or evening depending if you need some revisiony. If you need some revising of the work already covered in this introductory course, you could also join: German 1: Fast-track: module 1 or any other beginner courses in September.
Friederike, a native speaker of German, became interested in teaching when she moved to the UK. After a career change, Friederike undertook an MA in Education, and became a qualified teacher in post-compulsory education. As well as having managed language departments, Friederike is experienced in teaching adults from varying backgrounds and levels. Friederike says: “I have gained a greater understanding of my own language through the teaching of German to adults – finding new approaches to best share this knowledge is a continuing journey for me. It is so satisfying to see learners progressing and gaining more confidence, particularly in their speaking skills. Many students have turned their learning into a life passion!’’
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.