German 5: Konversation und Sprache
Time: 12:15 - 13:45
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: LG520
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
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What is the course about?
To enable students to talk about a wide range of everyday subjects, enlarge their vocabulary and enable them to understand and discuss complex subjects.
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 introduced, most of them coming from news clips and newspaper articles.
Revision of grammar.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Based on C1 criteria, individual learning outcomes will be discussed at the beginning of the course.
You will be able
• to develop an understanding of extended speech even when it is not clearly structured
• to understand television programmes and films without too much effort.
• to understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style, specialised articles and longer instructions
•to express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes; formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate your contribution to those of other speakers.
• to present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.
• to express yourself in clear, well-structured text, expressing points of view at some length.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For students with a very good knowledge of German in all areas and a fairly wide range of vocabulary. Students own contributions and suggestions are welcome. C1
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?
Audio visual material and newspaper articles are 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 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other German level 5 courses. Please enrol early to avoid disappointment.
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.