German 3 upper: module 3

Course Dates: 20/04/21 - 06/07/21
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: Online
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Come and improve your upper-intermediate German. Suitable if you have studied the language for at least four years (1.5 hours per week) or 2 years (3 hours per week). Based on Aspekte NEU B1+, 2. Teil.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Started Tue, eve, 20 Apr - 06 Jul '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course aims to further develop your conversation skills and writing skills and to discuss a wide range of topics at a more advanced level.

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?

A range of different topics will be introduced from everyday life. Grammar will be consolidated and more complex grammatical structures will be introduced.

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

-understand the gist of more advanced audio-visual materials/ films

-read more advanced texts/ articles

-gain greater fluency and confidence in speaking

-discuss everyday life in Germany and more abstract issues

-use more complex grammatical structures orally and in writing.

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

For students with good speaking, reading and writing abilities at least at GCSE level.B1+
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?

Aspekte NEU B1+ in Halbbänden,2.Teil
https://www.europeanbookshop.com/languagebooks/9783126050197/aspekte-neu-in-halbbanden-german-lehr-und-arbeitsbuch-b1-plus-teil-2-mit-cd The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

German 4. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Tim Matschak

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.