German beginners fast-track: modules 1,2,3
Time: 11:00 - 14:45
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LG016
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to communicate with some fluency in a range of everyday situations. This is a fast track course. Therefore homework (2 hours / week) is essential for this course.
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?
Based on Willkommen units 1-8 and additional material supplied by the tutor. Greetings and introductions, exchanging personal information, speaking about leisure pursuits and the family, ask for and give directions; order drinks in a café; ask and give prices; booking a hotel room; telling the time; talking about daily routine; making appointments; talking about daily routines,means of transport, talking about the past.
Grammar: present tense, word order, prepositions with accusative/dative, perfect tense with haben and sein, adjectival endings;separable verbs, modal verbs, the accusative.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-use numbers and the alphabet
-greet others, introduce yourself and give personal information (address, age, profession, study, nationality)
-speak about leisure pursuits, state likes and dislikes and say how often you do things
-speak about family relationships
-identify places in a town or city, ask for directions and talk about traveling around town
-order food in a café and ask/give prices
-book a hotel room, tell the time and days of the week
-make an appointment and arrange to meet
-talk about daily routines and events in the past and make appointments
-have a basic knowledge of personal pronouns, possessive adjectives, genders and articles, plurals, the accusative and dative, verb endings, irregular verbs, separable verbs, modal verbs (können and müssen) and the past.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 1 course - no previous knowledge of German required.
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 at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
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 necessary to consolidate learning in this intensive course.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Willkommen beginners coursebook ISBN 9781473672659 as well as Activity Book for extra practice and review linked to the coursebook units ISBN 9781473672666. Optional: coursepack which includes the Coursebook, the CD and DVD set and a Support Book containing a key to the exercises and audio transcripts.ISBN 9781473672673
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), which may offer a discount - please check with shop.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LG026 German 2 lower intensive (A2).
Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.