German 5: Literatur & Konversation

Course Dates: 19/04/21 - 05/07/21
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: Online
Dieser Kurs konzentriert sich auf Literatur und Konversation: Lesetexte aus der modernen Literatur, Videoausschnitte, intensive Spracharbeit und viele Möglichkeiten zur Diskussion.
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 £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00

Course Code: LG531

Mon, eve, 19 Apr - 05 Jul '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

To enable students to talk about literature, enlarge their vocabulary and enable them to understand and discuss complex topics.

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?

Literary excerpts, short stories and/ or a play and discussion of these.

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

Based on C1 criteria, individual learning outcomes will be discussed at the beginning of the course.

You will be able
• to develop an understanding of extended speech even when it is not clearly structured

• to understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style

•to express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes; formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate your contribution to those of other speakers.

• to present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.

• to express yourself in clear, well-structured text, expressing points of view at some length.

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

For students with a very good knowledge of German in all areas and a fairly wide range of vocabulary. Students own contributions and suggestions are welcome. 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?

Based on students speaking and listening as much as possible. Group work and pair work. The class is taught entirely in German.

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

The course book is: Der treffende Ausdruck, Texte, Themen, Übungen by Brigitte M. Turneaure; ISBN 0-393-96823-5
Audio visual material and newspaper articles are provided by the tutor. If a course book is recommended please try: Grant and Cutler - (020 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - (020 7734 5259).

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

Other German level 5 courses. Please enrol early to avoid disappointment.

Florian Seubert Tutor Website

Florian J Seubert holds a B.A. in German and English from Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg and an M.St. in Modern Languages from University of Oxford. He has been teaching German around the world to diverse groups of students: Over the last ten years, Florian has taught German as a foreign language at Sewanee: University of the South, USA, at International Summer University Bamberg, Germany, and the City Lit, London. He also worked as a guest examiner in German at Colegio Ave Maria, La Paz, Bolivia. Florian worked as a tutor for German literature and historical linguistics at Bamberg University. Currently, he also teaches theatre and performance as associate lecturer for Goldsmiths, University of London. Besides teaching, Florian works as freelance facilitator and writer-director of inclusive music theatre projects for the Arts Council England, Opera Holland Park and others.

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.