German 5/6: Aktuelles aus den Medien

Course Dates: 29/04/20 - 01/07/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: EC Euston

Ein Kurs für Fortgeschrittene. Verfolgen Sie die neuesten Nachrichten und Berichte auf dem Bildschirm und in der Presse! Wir diskutieren, erweitern den Wortschatz und die Grammatikkenntnisse!

Description

What is the course about?

To improve students' reading, listening and comprehension skills and to develop their ability to discuss a variety of topics at an advanced level.

What will we cover?

Contemporary issues (cultural, political, social) in the German-speaking countries; revision of aspects of grammar.

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

-feel more confident about reading newspapers & magazines and following news and current affairs programmes on video.

-summarise news items and other short programmes

-discuss a wide range of topics relating to Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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

Students should have a good command of German, equivalent to at least A-level standard. C1/2
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?

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?

Texts available in class. If a course book is recommended 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?

Depending on your level, other German 5 or 6 courses. You might also be interested in a German 4/5 workshop "advanced grammar and conversation" in July. Please, enrol early to avoid disappointment.

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It keeps your German language at a high level. It assumes you are interested in the German-speaking world and provides a broader horizon than just the UK. All participants are enthusiastic and contribute as well as the tutor.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 20/11/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Tatjana Pisarski

Always passionate about languages, Tatjana qualified as a secondary school teacher in her native Germany and taught English, French and German at secondary schools in Germany, France and England for several years. When covering a German evening class in adult education over 15 years ago, she was impressed by the students' motivation to learn foreign languages and has been teaching adults ever since. She still enjoys teaching languages to children and teenagers and the variety of working with students of all ages. In her free time, she loves travellling and spending time with friends and family.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: LG536

Wed, eve, 29 Apr - 01 Jul '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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