German 2: revive your German
Time: 10:30 - 15:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now finished
What is the course about?
The emphasis of this communicative course is on reviving your German. There will be lots of revision of vocabulary, basic grammar structures and word order. The course aims to improve your oral skills.
Please, note, there will be two 30 minutes breaks.
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, on holidays
Grammar: revision of word order 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.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied German for approximately 2 years or have recently attended German 2: lower or German Fast Track: module 3. This is also a good revision workshop for students who have attended 2 upper courses.
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?
The emphasis of this course is on speaking and listening. Methods include: pair work, group work, and role plays, some written tasks and grammar explanations.
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 or German 3 lower, mod 1 in September.
Friederike, a native speaker of German, became interested in teaching when she moved to the UK. After a career change, Friederike undertook an MA in Education, and became a qualified teacher in post-compulsory education. As well as having managed language departments, Friederike is experienced in teaching adults from varying backgrounds and levels. Friederike says: “I have gained a greater understanding of my own language through the teaching of German to adults – finding new approaches to best share this knowledge is a continuing journey for me. It is so satisfying to see learners progressing and gaining more confidence, particularly in their speaking skills. Many students have turned their learning into a life passion!’’
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.