German beginners intensive: module 3 & 4
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LG021
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to communicate with increased fluency and accuracy in a wider range of everyday 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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Based on Willkommen units 7-10 and additional material supplied by the tutor.
Themes: talking about activities, daily routines and work in more detail; shopping and travelling around town; talking about events in the past; speaking about where people live; personal appearance; clothes and gifts.
Grammar: word order, prepositions with accusative/dative; perfect tense with haben and sein; past tense of haben and sein; adjectival endings following the indefinite article; comparative and superlative; dative case; etwas, was, alles; modal verbs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about daily routines
-arrange to meet
-talk about spare time activities
-buy consumer goods and describe purchases
-talk about transport and travelling around town
-talk in more detail about your daily routine and work
-talk about recent events and about the more distant past
-say where people live and describe their homes
-talk about accommodation and flat hunting
-describe locations, prices and amenities of hotels
-describe personal appearances and say what clothes you like wearing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Near beginners course. Students should have completed German beginners intensive: module 1&2' or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
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 highly recommended to consolidate learning.
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. 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 7734 2012) and for a 10% discount The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259). Willkommen beginners coursebook ISBN 9781473672659; Activity Book for extra practice. 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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German beginners intensive: module 5+6. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Carola is a native German speaker. She has been teaching at City lit for over 20 years, as well as at other adult education institutes, in companies and for the foreign office. She holds a PGCE and a Masters Degree in teaching and has experience in teaching German to adults from various backgrounds and levels. She particularly enjoys teaching classes from beginners up to intermediate level. Her classes are very interactive and with a variety of exercises that appeal to different learning styles. 'I love teaching groups of adults and particularly fast paces classes as I can see the students develop their grasp of the language quickly.'
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.