German beginners/2 lower

Course Dates: 18/09/19 - 11/12/19
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: EC Euston
Olia Jantscheva

Ideal if you have recently studied German for 2 terms or are a rusty beginner. This course will combine beginners, module 3 and 2 lower, module 1. It runs over 14 weeks and will be at a slightly faster pace requiring students to do essential homework. It will get you ready for 2 lower, module 2 in January. Based on chapters 7-10 of Willkommen (IF) (Hodder Arnold).


What is the course about?

The course aims to teach students how to cope with everyday situations with increased confidence; to increase knowledge of grammar and word order; to begin to discuss topical issues.

What will we cover?

Based on Willkommen! Chapters 7-10 + additional tutor material. Topics include:Talking about daily routines and work, travelling around town, talking about the past and living in Germany.
Making comparisons, discuss prices and locations of hotels, personal appearance and items of clothing, celebrations and presents.
Grammar: most of the following: word order, prepositions, perfect tense with haben and sein, accusative verbs, comparative and superlative, adjective endings after indefinite article.

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

-get by with the shopping in town

-talk about means of transport

-talk about past events

- say where people live

- make comparisons

- discuss the pros and cons of city versus country life

- discuss prices and locations of hotels

- discuss appropriate clothes and gifts

- start using prepositions, perfect tense with haben and sein, adjective endings.

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

Students should have studied German for at least two terms recently or longer some time ago.

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 at
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.

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?

Willkommen beginners coursebook ISBN 9781473672659 as well as Activity Book for extra practice and review linked to the coursebook units ISBN 9781473672666. Optional: coursepack which includes the Coursebook, the CD and DVD set and a Support Book containing a key to the exercises and audio transcripts.ISBN 9781473672673

Please try: Grant and Cutler - (020 7734 2012) and for a 10% discount The European Bookshop - (020 7734 5259). Willkommen beginners coursebook ISBN 9781473672659; Activity Book for extra practice and review linked to the coursebook units. ISBN 9781473672666; optional: coursepack which includes the Coursebook, the CD and DVD set and a Support Book containing a key to the exercises and audio transcripts.ISBN 9781473672673.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

If you would like to revise, you may be interested in some grammar workshops on Fridays.
The next stage is LG230 German 2 lower module 2.
Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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See the course guide for term dates and further details

Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: LG130

Wed, eve, 18 Sep - 11 Dec '19

Duration: 13 sessions (over 13 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £121.00

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