What is the course about?
To improve students knowledge of basic German in order to get by in real life situations.
As this is an intensive course, you will be required to do a minimum of 2 hours a week homework.
What will we cover?
booking a hotel room; telling the time; talking about daily routine; making appointments; get by with the shopping in town; talk about means of transport; talk about past events; prepositions with accusative and dative case, perfect tense with haben and sein, adjective endings, separable verbs, modal verbs, plurals, the accusative.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-book a hotel room
-tell the time
-talk about your daily routine
- get by with the shopping in town
-talk about means of transport
-talk about past events
-use at basic level: separable verbs, modal verbs, plurals
- start using prepositions with accusative and dative case, perfect tense with haben and sein, adjective endings.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This level is for near beginners who have completed the equivalent of 18 hours study. Based on Willkommen units 5-6 and additional material supplied by the tutor.
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?
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 - http://www.foyles.co.uk/Grant-and-Cutler-at-Foyles (020 7734 2012) and for a 10% discount The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (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 need revision: German 1 module 3 in the summer or a combination course German beginners module 3/ 2 lower starting in September. If you are confident, any German 2 lower course starting in September. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.