Time: 10:30 - 12:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LG414
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Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
To enable students to discuss and learn about a variety of topics, to practise the four skills of speaking,
listening, reading and writing and to revise grammar.
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?
Advanced grammar to facilitate communication; German culture (films and radio reports); current affairs.
There might be the option of reading a novel at home.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-use more complex sentence structures (word order, connectors, Infinitive + zu, etc.)
-gain more confidence using different tenses (past tenses, passive, conjunctive II)
-understand the gist of German radio and tv reports
-discuss current affairs and cultural aspects with improved fluency.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
European framework B2. Students should have studied German for at least four years, or have a rusty A-level, or an equivalent knowledge of the language.
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 knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: the subjunctive, the conditional, the dative, the accusative, subordinate clauses and conjunctions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials provided by the tutor. If a course book is recommended please try: Grant and Cutler - http://www.foyles.co.uk/Grant-and-Cutler-at-Foyles (020 7440 3248) and The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 4/5 in January. You might also be interested in other level 4/5 courses.
Barbara has been teaching German to Adults sind 1998 and since 2015 for City Lit: She says:' Changing my carreer from working in an office to teaching German has been the best decision for me. I can truly say that I love my job! Interacting with my students and to see them develop their language skills is very enjoyable to me and can fill me with satisfaction. I believe that learning another language is fun and I try to structure my lessons based on this motto. Teaching is a profession for me, in which I find that I myself can also learn; grow and get better in my work.'
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.