German 4: module 3
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.
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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. You will read about, listen to and discuss everyday topics, which will enable you to speak more fluently in German as well as being well-informed about life in German speaking countries.
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?
We will discuss a variety of topics including German culture (films and radio reports) and current affairs. Other topics might include work, migration, health and fitness and art.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-gain more confidence using more compex grammatical structures orally and in writing
-understand the gist of more advanced texts and audio-visual materials/ films with more confidence
-discuss everyday life, current affairs and cultural aspects with improved fluency
-give a short presentation.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied German for at least four years, have a rusty A-level, or an equivalent knowledge of the language. The level within the European framework is B2.
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?
You will work with a course book but also watch video clips as well as be introduced to other authentic materials, which can be accessed on google classroom.
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 B2: Lehrbuch Kapitel 1-10
; 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 4/5 courses. You might also be interested in a workshop "German4/5 advanced grammar and conversation" in the summer.
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.