German 2 lower: module 1

Course Dates: 14/01/20 - 31/03/20
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy

You should have studied German for about one year (1.5 hours per week). Based on chapters 9-10 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold).

Description

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

-make comparisons

-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.

Reviews

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

The course is engaging and fun. Materials and pace of learning are just right. It has been a very enjoyable experience. The tutor is kind, patient and very knowledgeable.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/11/2019)
try it - good fun
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/11/2019)
We have a great teacher who delivers well paced learning; classes are interactive and lively. She is challenging and encouraging in equal measure. I struggle a little with being in a class of eighteen students in a relatively small room.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/11/2019)
It will improve your German!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/11/2019)
A well balanced course, which allows the students to progress at a steady pace through grammar, vocabulary and most of all conversation.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/12/2018)
The course content is excellent but it moves fast. Fellow students who had German O level or GCSE were far more in command of the situation than those of us who are novices, but I have learned a great deal and plan to continue.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/12/2018)
Yes do this one and you will get the skills you need in a positive environment and enjoy yourself at the same time.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 03/12/2018)
It’s a good well managed and planned course. Our teacher is lovely and makes learning fun. It’s good to have the same teacher for the first 2 years. Probably going to carry on to year 3.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 28/11/2018)
Tutor Biographies
Friederike Schroeder

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.

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Course Code: LG202

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Tue, eve, 14 Jan - 31 Mar '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £189.00
Concession: £115.00

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