What is the course about?
To enable students to speak and understand some basic German and get a basic understanding of German grammar.
What will we cover?
Based on the tutor’s own materials, the course will cover greetings and introductions, personal information, giving and understanding directions, to enquire about public transport and buy tickets; restaurant situations, asking for prices, hotel situations; understanding basic grammar points like verb conjugation, nominative and accusative case, word order, articles of nouns.
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
- go shopping (ask for prices etc.)
- deal with hotel situations
-understanding basic grammar points like verb conjugation, nominative and accusative case, word order, articles of nouns. 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?
LG128 German 1, module 2 Monday evenings as from September
German 1: Fast-track: module 1 or any other beginner courses in September. However, you will be revising some of the work already covered in this introductory course.
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See the course guide for term dates and further details