German 2 upper: module 1
Time: 12:15 - 13:45
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
To develop students' competence in speaking and in understanding spoken and written German at an intermediate level. To enrich vocabulary and idioms and to consolidate knowledge of grammar. To provide insight into Germany's society and culture.
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?
Education; talk about plans for the future and wishes; express opinions; describe a flat; understand DIY tips; talk about advantages and disadvantages of means of transport.
Grammar: express something in the future; subordinate clauses with "dass"; perfect; subjunctive with "würde" and "hätte"; prepositions with accusative and dative; "deshalb"; "werden" in the present and imperfect; passive voice; "lassen".
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-talk about education, the future and wishes
-talk about advantages and disadvantages of means of transport
-express an opinion
-use subordinate clauses with greater confidence
-communicate in the perfect tense
-feel more confident about the use of prepositions with dative/accusative (Wechselpräpositionen)
- use "würde" and "hätte"
-use "werden" in the present tense and imperfect
-start using the passive voice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have recently studied German for at least 2 years (1.5 hours per week) or equivalent. European Framework = A2.2
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?
Berliner Platz 2 NEU in Teilbänden 1. Teil chapters 16-18 and Raststätte 6. ISBN 9783126060691. Please try: Grant and Cutler - http://www.foyles.co.uk/Grant-and-Cutler-at-Foyles (020 7440 3248) and The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 2 upper module 2. Please enrol early to avoid disappointment.
Always passionate about languages, Tatjana qualified as a secondary school teacher in her native Germany and taught English, French and German at secondary schools in Germany, France and England for several years. When covering a German evening class in adult education over 15 years ago, she was impressed by the students' motivation to learn foreign languages and has been teaching adults ever since. She still enjoys teaching languages to children and teenagers and the variety of working with students of all ages. In her free time, she loves travellling and spending time with friends and family.
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.