What is the course about?
To improve students knowledge of basic German in order to get by in real life situations.As this course will be slightly faster paced combining modules 2 and 3,essential homework will be set every week.
What will we cover?
Directions;ask for and give directions; order drinks in a café; ask and give prices; booking a hotel room; telling the time; talking about daily routine; making appointments; talking about daily routines,means of transport, talking about the past.
Grammar: word order, prepositions with accusative/dative, perfect tense with haben and sein, adjectival endings;separable verbs, modal verbs,the accusative.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-ask for and give directions
-order food and drinks and pay
-book a hotel room
-tell the time
-talk about your daily routine
- talk about traveling around town
-start talking about events in the past
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 5-8 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 regular weekly homework.
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?
Your progression is German 2 lower. You might also be interested in a German beginners, module 3 course as revision course in the summer. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details