German 3 lower: module 1
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
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?
The course aims to help students discuss topical issues with increased confidence and to develop knowledge of grammar. Based on Willkommen 2 chapters 5 and 6.
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?
Using Berlin as an example of a town, we will look at its attractions and history and plan a weekend break. Other topics include regions and landscapes in Germany, national stereotypes, trends in food and eating.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about Berlin and its attractions and history (genitive)
- plan a weekend break and talk about tourism (prepositions with accusative and/ or dative)
- write a portrait of your town
- describe regions and landscapes (question words wer, welcher; adjective endings after the definite article)
- discuss national stereotypes (adjective endings after the indefinite article; adjectival nouns)
- discuss trends in food and eating.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have recently studied German for about three years or have completed German 2 upper: module 3. This course is B1.1 in the European framework.
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?
Based on the coursebook Willkommen 2, German intermediate course and the accompanying Activity Book. Discount may be available at The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259). Please check with the shop re discount.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 3 lower: module 2. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
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.