German 2: Deutsch aktiv
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBG03
Duration: 4 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
The emphasis of this communicative course is on improving oral skills in everyday situations as well as revision of basic grammar structures and word order.
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?
Daily routine, work and leisure, holidays, moving around town.
Grammar: revision of word order in main and subordinate clauses, cases, prepositions, future and perfect tense. 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 will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- describe your daily routine in detail
- speak about your work and leisure interests
- speak about past holidays and express plans for the future
- give and understand directions
- use prepositions with greater confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied German for at least 2 years for 1 1/2 hrs per week or attended the Fast track course or similar for 3 hrs per week
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 on our website.
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation. It would be helpful if you had knowledge of more intermediate grammar terminology such as: dative, accusative, subordinate and main clause.
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?
Materials will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 2 upper: module 1. More advanced students might be able to do German 3 lower, module 1.
Barbara has been teaching German to Adults sind 1998 and since 2015 for City Lit: She says:' Changing my carreer from working in an office to teaching German has been the best decision for me. I can truly say that I love my job! Interacting with my students and to see them develop their language skills is very enjoyable to me and can fill me with satisfaction. I believe that learning another language is fun and I try to structure my lessons based on this motto. Teaching is a profession for me, in which I find that I myself can also learn; grow and get better in my work.'
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.