German 3 lower: module 3
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
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?
The course aims to help students to discuss topical issues with increased confidence and to develop knowledge of grammar. Based on Willkommen 2 chapters 9 and 10.
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?
environmental issues, Germany and Europe, the media, famous Germans, business etiquette in Germany and other countries, made in Germany.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- discuss environmental issues (compound nouns, indirect questions)
- summarise an article about the EU
- give the pros and cons of an opinion
- describe your media habits and follow an interview with a journalist (relative clauses)
- talk about famous Germans (past perfect)
- give a presentation on one of the topics discussed in this module
- speak about work and life in a German speaking country (reported speech and subjunctive I)
-contrast basic business etiquette in Germany with that in other countries.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied German for 3-4 years recently or have completed German 3lower: module 2. This course is B1.2 in the European framework.
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?
Based on the coursebook Willkommen 2, German intermediate course and the accompanying Activity Book. Discount available at The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 3 upper: module 1. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Tim is a bi-lingual native of Nuremberg - or Nürnberg - Germany. After a varied career in higher education he left management to pursue his interest in languages and become a teacher of German and English. He also has an academic background in botany, biology and science communication. Outside work he speaks Spanish, goes to tap dancing classes, loves crosswords, debates, art, cooking, learning, reading novels in English, German and Spanish, and people! You might find him dancing at an open air concert, hiking in the mountains, jogging in the rain, teaching German to a lawyer or a group of 15. In his teaching his focus is always on the people in front of him and making their learning as enjoyable and productive as possible. He loves languages because they help people live life to the fullest.
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.