German for opera lovers (upper intermediate)

Course Dates: 18/06/24 - 02/07/24
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Keeley Street
This course is for lovers of German operas.
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German for opera lovers (upper intermediate)
  • Course Code: LGE37
  • Dates: 18/06/24 - 02/07/24
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Katja Parmar

Course Code: LGE37

Tue, day, 18 Jun - 02 Jul '24

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course aims to give you the opportunity to communicate in the context of German operas at upper intermediate level. You will increase your vocabulary, fluency and comprehension in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

What will we cover?

Topics will incude talking about your love of German opera and about an opera visit; increase your vocabulary related to opera and theatre; discussion of Mozart and "Die Zauberflöte"; talk about the daily routine of people working in opera and yourself in the past.

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

- talk about your love of German opera
- talk about German operas you listen to and love
- talk about a visit to see a German opera
- use more vocabulary related to opera and theatre
- talk about Mozart and "Die Zauberflöte"
- talk about the daily routine of professionals who work in the theatre in the past.

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

Students should have studied German for at least 4 years recently or have an equivalent knowledge of the language 3upper/ cnsolidation B1. This is an upper intermediate German course.

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?

All material supplied by the tutor.

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

Other upper intermediate German courses. If there is enough demand, we might open a direct progression.

Katja Parmar

Katja is a native German speaker. Having trained as a teacher specialising in phonetics, she has worked for universities, music colleges and opera houses in both Germany and Great Britain, and has coordinated the German programme at City Lit for over 15 years. She has a special passion and interest for opera and Lieder. Katja is the chief editor of Alban Berg's Wozzeck "A Translation and Phonectic Transcript for Musicians", which was published by Pendragon Press in January 2020. “I love sharing my love for the German language with students and see them develop.”

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.