What is the course about?
The course aims to show students how to cope with everyday situations with increased confidence; to increase knowledge of grammar and word order; to begin to discuss topical issues.
What will we cover?
Based on Willkommen! Chapters 9-10 + additional tutor material. Topics include:making comparisons, discuss prices and locations of hotels, house and furniture, personal appearance and items of clothing, celebrations and presents.
Grammar: prepositions; dative and accusative, dative verbs/accusative verbs, comparative and superlative, adjective endings after indefinite article; dative personal pronouns.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-say where people live and what their homes are like
-discuss the pros and cons of city versus country life
-discuss prices and locations of hotels
- describe items of personal appearance
- say what you are wearing and what you like wearing
- discuss appropriate clothes and gifts
- offer help and advice
- have a conversation in a clothes shop asking for what you want to buy.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied German for at least one year recently.
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.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Willkommen beginners coursebook ISBN 9781473672659 as well as Activity Book for extra practice and review linked to the coursebook units ISBN 9781473672666. Optional: coursepack which includes the Coursebook, the CD and DVD set and a Support Book containing a key to the exercises and audio transcripts.ISBN 9781473672673
Please try: Grant and Cutler - http://www.foyles.co.uk/Grant-and-Cutler-at-Foyles (020 7734 2012) and for a 10% discount The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259). Willkommen beginners coursebook ISBN 9781473672659; Activity Book for extra practice and review linked to the coursebook units. ISBN 9781473672666; optional: coursepack which includes the Coursebook, the CD and DVD set and a Support Book containing a key to the exercises and audio transcripts.ISBN 9781473672673.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
The next stage is German 2 lower module 2.
Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details