German 2 lower: module 3
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
To further improve lower intermediate knowledge of German in order to get by in real life situations.
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 'Berliner Platz 2 Neu 1. Teil', chapters 13-15 and Rast. 5. Topics include: going shopping; express likes and dislikes; festivities; invitations and presents; friends and family; moving/living in Germany; express feelings; give reasons; give advice.
Grammar: comparative and superlative; verbs with dative and accusative; personal pronouns; imperfect of the modal verbs; possessive articles; subordinate clauses with "weil" and "wenn".
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-Get by with the shopping in town
-Talk about festivities
-Talk about past events
- Talk about moving/ living in Germany
-start using subordinate clauses with "weil" and "wenn".
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed the equivalent of one and a half years of studies. A2.
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?
Based on 'Berliner Platz 2 Neu in Teilbanden 1. Teil' chapters 13-15 and Rast. 5 ISBN 9783126060691. If a course book is recommended please try: Grant and Cutler - http://www.foyles.co.uk/Grant-and-Cutler-at-Foyles (020 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 2: upper module 1. Please, enrol early to avoid disappointment.
If you would like to revise, you may be interested in a grammar workshop as well as a summer revision courses.
Florian J Seubert holds a B.A. in German and English from Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg and an M.St. in Modern Languages from University of Oxford. He has been teaching German around the world to diverse groups of students: Over the last ten years, Florian has taught German as a foreign language at Sewanee: University of the South, USA, at International Summer University Bamberg, Germany, and the City Lit, London. He also worked as a guest examiner in German at Colegio Ave Maria, La Paz, Bolivia. Florian worked as a tutor for German literature and historical linguistics at Bamberg University. Currently, he also teaches theatre and performance as associate lecturer for Goldsmiths, University of London. Besides teaching, Florian works as freelance facilitator and writer-director of inclusive music theatre projects for the Arts Council England, Opera Holland Park and others.
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.