German 4/5: Aktuelles aus den Medien
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LG538
Duration: 3 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
To improve students' reading, listening and comprehension skills and to develop their ability to discuss a variety of topics at an advanced level.
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?
Contemporary issues (cultural, political, social) in the German-speaking countries; revision of aspects of grammar as and when they arise.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-feel more confident about reading newspapers & magazines and following news and current affairs programmes on video without prior language preparation
-improve skills in summarising news items and other short programmes
-improve discussion skills on a wide range of topics relating to Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have a good command of German, equivalent to at least A-level standard.C1
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 knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: the subjunctive, the conditional, the dative, the accusative, subordinate clauses and conjunctions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Texts available in class. If a course book is recommended please try: Grant and Cutler - http://www.foyles.co.uk/Grant-and-Cutler-at-Foyles (020 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other German 4/5 courses. You might also be interested in a German 4/5 workshop "advanced grammar and conversation" in July. Please, enrol early to avoid disappointment.
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