German 4 intensive: advanced (B2)

Course Dates: 21/01/23 - 25/03/23
Time: 10:30 - 14:00
Location: Online
This is an intensive advanced German course aiming to cover 2 terms of year 4/ 5 in one term. The course is based on Aspekte NEU B2 and additional materials by the tutor. It is ideal, if you have studied B1+ or have started studying B2 and would like to move towards an advanced level more quickly. It is also ideal if you have recently achieved GCSE or have studied A level in German a few years ago.
As this is an intensive course, it is essential to do a minimum of 2 hours /week of homework. 3 hours per week over 10 weeks.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £299.00 Concession £194.00

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Course Code: LG027

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Started Sat, day, 21 Jan - 25 Mar '23

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course aims to show students how to cope with everyday situations with increased confidence; to increase knowledge of grammar and word order and to discuss topical issues 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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We will discuss a variety of topics about German culture and life.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- gain more confidence using more complex grammatical structures orally and in writing
- understand the gist of more advanced texts and audio-visual materials / films with more confidence
- discuss everyday life, current affairs and cultural aspects with improved fluency
- give a short presentation.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Students should have studied German for about four years recently, have completed German 3 upper ( B1+) or started B2 or have studied GCSE or A level a few years ago.This course is B2 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?

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. As this is an intensive course, it is essential to do a minimum of 2 hours /week of homework.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Based on Aspekte NEU B2.
Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Any further German 4 courses ( B2). If there is enough demand, we might be able to open a direct progression to this course. Your teacher will discuss this with you.

Tim Matschak

Tim is a bi-lingual native of Nuremberg - or Nürnberg - Germany. After a varied career in higher education he left management to pursue his interest in languages and become a teacher of German and English. He also has an academic background in botany, biology and science communication. Outside work he speaks Spanish, goes to tap dancing classes, loves crosswords, debates, art, cooking, learning, reading novels in English, German and Spanish, and people! You might find him dancing at an open air concert, hiking in the mountains, jogging in the rain, teaching German to a lawyer or a group of 15. In his teaching his focus is always on the people in front of him and making their learning as enjoyable and productive as possible. He loves languages because they help people live life to the fullest.

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.