German beginners intensive: module 1 + 2

Course Dates: 15/01/24 - 18/03/24
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: Online
Suitable for complete beginners. The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-5 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). This course is a bit faster so that 2 modules can be covered in 2 terms. It is therefore essential to do a minimum of 1.5 hours homework a week.


Please, go to the drop down menu for alternative courses/ days for German beginners intensive: module 1+2. There is also an in person course on Thursday evenings.
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: LG195
  • Dates: 15/01/24 - 18/03/24
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:30
  • Taught: Mon, Evening
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Francine van den Berg

Course Code: LG195

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Started Mon, eve, 15 Jan - 18 Mar '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

To provide students with a knowledge of basic German for everyday situations.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Based on Willkommen units 1-5 and additional material supplied by the tutor. Greetings and introductions,
personal information, numbers, alphabet, jobs, professions and hobbies, directions, ordering drinks ; saying how often you visit a variety of places.

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

-use numbers and the alphabet

-greet others and introduce yourself

-give personal information (address, age, etc.)

-talk about nationalities and languages

-identify places in a town or city and asking for directions

-give information about professions and study

-talk about hobbies

-talk about family

- order food and drinks and pay

- say how often you visit a variety of places

-understand basic grammatical ideas i.e. genders, verb endings, personal pronouns, plural of nouns

-state likes, dislikes and preferences.

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

This course is suitable for complete beginners.

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 http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
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?

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?

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.

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

LG196 German beginners: module 2 +3 covering the rest of module 2 and module 3. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Francine van den Berg

Having finished my MA in Communication Sciences paired with foreign languages, I went straight into tourism, working for airlines, tourism operators and cruise ships. As a tour guide working within Europe, I have had the pleasure to meet and greet wonderful people from all over the world. Ditto when working as a Dutch, Italian and German interpreter/translator on board cruise ships. Languages are the keys to new cultures, and I love helping people to open new doors. I am currently doing an MA in Creative Writing next to my tutoring assignments, so who knows? I might also be teaching creative writing at some stage. I look forward to many hours of fun language lessons with Citylit students!

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.