German 4/5: module 3
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LG433
Please choose a course date
Duration: 10 sessions (over 12 weeks)
Note: Course starts today, check start time
What is the course about?
To enable students to discuss and learn about a variety of topics, to practise the four skills of speaking,
listening, reading and writing and to revise grammar.
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?
Advanced grammar to facilitate communication; German culture (films and radio reports); current affairs.
There might be the option of reading a novel at home.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-use more complex grammar structures (adjective endings, verbs with prepositions, verbs with separable/non-separable prefix etc.)
-gain more confidence using different tenses (according to needs of students)
-understand the gist of German radio and tv reports
-discuss current affairs and cultural aspects with improved fluency.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
B2. Students should have studied German for at least four years, or have a rusty A-level, or an equivalent knowledge of the language.
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?
All materials provided by the tutor. 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?
Any German 5 course. Please enrol early to avoid disappointment.
You might be interested in a German 4/5 grammar and conversation summer course.
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.