What is the course about?
To further improve students near-beginners' knowledge of German in order to get by in real life situations.
What will we cover?
Based on Willkommen units 7-8 and additional material supplied by the tutor.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Talk about means of transport
Talk in more detail about your daily routine and work
Talk about past events
Describe purchases. 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.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed German 1 modules 1 and 2 or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The emphasis is on speaking and listening. Methods include: pair work, group work, class work, role-play and audiovisual techniques. Some homework will be set after every lesson.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the coursebook "Willkommen".
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 2 lower: module 1 in September.
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