German 4: Fokus Sprechen
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.
Course Code: LG317
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Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to further develop your conversation skills, enabling you 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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
A range of different topics will be discussed at this higher intermediate level. The focus is on developing more fluent speaking . Grammar will be consolidated but always embedded in conversation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-gain greater fluency and confidence in speaking
-discuss everyday life in Germany and more abstract issues
-use more complex grammatical structures orally.
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?
Based on tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other German 4 courses starting in January.
I was born and raised in Hannover, in northern Germany, where I completed my A-levels, before venturing out into the world. I first moved to Munich for my studies as a simultaneous interpreter and translator in French and Spanisch and ended up in London, where I have been for the last 22 years. It was here that I started my career as a foreign langugae teacher. I hold a degree in Education and Psychology. I have now been a tutor for over 15 years, and apart from working at Citylit, I am a German teacher at an international boarding school in London, and I also teach privately to students from the ages of 7-78. It is never too early or too late to begin. Motivation, fun and practice will get you wherever you want to be and I will guide an assist you on your exciting journey. A foreign language is not just translating words, but you immerse yourself in a foreign culture, its people, food and customs. And lets not forget, an increasing number of employers are looking at foreign languages on your CV. Whatever your reasons are to study German, let me accompany you on this exciting journey. I am ready, are you?
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.