What is the course about?
The emphasis of this communicative course is on reviving your German. There will be lots of revision of vocabulary, basic grammar structures and word order. The course aims to improve your oral skills.
What will we cover?
Daily routine, work and leisure, on holidays
Grammar: revision of word order and perfect tense. 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 will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- describe your daily routine in detail
- speak about your work and leisure interests
- speak about past holidays.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied German for approximately 2 years or have recently attended German 2: lower or German Fast Track: module 3. This is also a good revision workshop for students who have attended 2 upper courses.
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 on our website.
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation. It would be helpful if you had knowledge of more intermediate grammar terminology such as: dative, accusative, subordinate and main clause.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The emphasis of this course is on speaking and listening. Methods include: pair work, group work, and role plays, some written tasks and grammar explanations.
This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Materials will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 2 upper: module 1 or German 3 lower, mod 1 in September.