German beginners: module 1+ 2
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
1.5 hours per week over 12 weeks.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LG118
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
To improve students' knowledge of basic German in order to get by in real life situations.This is a slightly faster course covering beginners: modules 1 and 2 in one term. 1-2 hours homework per week is essential.
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?
Revision of talking about yourself and your family; directions; food shopping; ordering drinks in a café; asking and giving prices; booking a hotel room; telling the time;
talking about daily routine; making appointments; separable verbs, modal verbs, plurals, the accusative.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about yourself and your family
- ask for and give directions
- order food and drinks and pay
- book a hotel room
- tell the time
- talk about your daily routine
- make appointments
- use at basic level:
the accusative case.
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, or those who have forgotten most of what they once knew. There will be a revision of talking about yourself and your family. 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?
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 essential in this course 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
Please try: Grant and Cutler - http://www.foyles.co.uk/Grant-and-Cutler-at-Foyles (020 7440 3248). 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?
LG128: German beginners: module 3. Please enrol as early as possible 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.