German 2 upper: module 1

Course Dates: 14/09/20 - 30/11/20
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Online
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An intermediate German course for those who have studied the language for approximately two years. The emphasis is on developing your speaking skills. Based on Berliner Platz 2 NEU 1. Teil, chapters 16–18. ISBN 9783126060691; A2.2.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

To develop students' competence in speaking and in understanding spoken and written German at an intermediate level. To enrich vocabulary and idioms and to consolidate knowledge of grammar. To provide insight into Germany's society and culture.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Education; talk about plans for the future and wishes; express opinions; describe a flat; understand DIY tips; talk about advantages and disadvantages of means of transport.
Grammar: express something in the future; subordinate clauses with "dass"; perfect; subjunctive with "würde" and "hätte"; prepositions with accusative and dative; "deshalb"; "werden" in the present and imperfect; passive voice; "lassen".

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

-talk about education, the future and wishes

-describe accommodation

-talk about advantages and disadvantages of means of transport

-express an opinion

-use subordinate clauses with greater confidence

-communicate in the perfect

-feel more confident about the use of prepositions with dative/accusative (Wechselpräpositionen)

- use "würde" and "hätte"

-use "deshalb"

-use "werden" in the present tense and imperfect

-start using the passive voice.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Students should have recently studied German for at least 2 years (1.5 hours per week) or equivalent. A2.2
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 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?

Berliner Platz 2 NEU in Teilbänden 1. Teil chapters 16-18 and Raststätte 6. ISBN 9783126060691. 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 2. Please, enrol early to avoid disappointment.

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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.

It's a really great way to keep learning, giving you a structure to learn around and teaching on some harder topics you are unlikely to cover yourself. Really enjoyed it.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/12/2019)
try it!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/11/2019)
A really enjoyable and relaxed class to study intermediate German
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/11/2019)
This is a very useful course for people wanting to further their knowledge of the German language in a fun, interactive and informal course.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 12/12/2018)
what is your main goal? If you want to learn the language slowly, this is your course...
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Review by Georgina Prado / (Posted on 10/12/2018)
A fantastic course! It is very well taught and has a comprehensive and enjoyable structure. The emphasis on speech and conversation results in a communal and friendly atmosphere, but the balance of this to written work and use of the textbook is very good. I feel I am learning a lot!
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Review by Mo / (Posted on 27/11/2016)
Tutor Biographies
Katja Parmar

Katja is a native German speaker. Having trained as a teacher specialising in phonetics, she has worked for universities, music colleges and opera houses in both Germany and Great Britain, and has coordinated the German programme at City Lit for over 15 years. She has a special passion and interest for opera and Lieder. Katja is the chief editor of Alban Berg's Wozzeck "A Translation and Phonectic Transcript for Musicians", which was published by Pendragon Press in January 2020. “I love sharing my love for the German language with students and see them develop.”

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.

Book your place

Course Code: LG214

Please choose a course date 

Mon, day, 14 Sep - 30 Nov '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £135.00
Concession: £103.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

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