German 4: module 1
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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. You will read about, listen to and discuss everyday topics, which will enable you to speak more fluently in German as well as being well-informed about life in German-speaking countries.
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?
We will discuss a variety of topics including German culture (films and radio reports) and current affairs. Other topics might include work, health and fitness, migration and art.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-gain more confidence using more compex 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 at least four years, have a rusty A-level, or an equivalent knowledge of the language. The level within the European framework is B2.
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?
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?
Aspekte neu B2: Lehrbuch Kapitel 1-10
Please try Grant and Cutler - http://www.foyles.co.uk/Grant-and-Cutler-at-Foyles (020 7440 3248) or The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 4: module 2 in January.
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.