German advanced: Deutsche Filme und Berlin
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: LGW01
Duration: 3 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
These are 3 fortnightly workshops on 3 German Films set in Berlin:
1. Good Bye Lenin
2. Das Leben der Anderen
3. Der Himmel über Berlin.
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 three German films about Berlin: one comedy, one drama and one fantasy/romance film. We will talk about the historical and social background, the main themes and the characters of the films as well as about the director’s techniques. We will watch and discuss some scenes from the films as well as learn some new vocabulary. At the end of the course, we will compare the three films.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk in German about the historical background, the main characters and themes of three films on Berlin using new vocabulary
- to improve your ability to understand spoken German and to increase your fluency.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable if you are studying at level 5 or 6 or have studied German for at least 5 years. Students are fluent speakers.
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?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other level 5 or 6 German courses as well as other advnabced workshops.
Anna has been working as a German, Russian and French language teacher since 2010 and has taught adults and children, both groups and individuals, from complete beginners to advanced learners. Anna thinks that enjoyment and motivation are the most important factors when learning a language, so she includes a lot of role play, conversation and real-life materials in her lessons. Languages are her main passion which she tries to communicate to her students. Anna also extensively works as a translator and editor. She has a significant experience in the development and editing of original teaching materials, as she has worked a lot in the field of educational publishing. Anna is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and works as an examiner and presenter for this institution. Anna holds a Translator's Degree from the University of Heidelberg, a Master’s degree from ESCP (École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris), the Diploma in Translation IoLET and the CELTA qualification. Anna has a multicultural and multilingual background as she lived and worked in Germany, France, Russia and England for many years.
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.