German beginners intensive: module 5 & 6
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: LG031
Duration: 10 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
To build on the sound knowledge of basic German already acquired by developing further the four skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing, and by expanding vocabulary and language structures to enable students to build up their confidence and to deal with more complex situations.
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 the course books Willkommen, units 10 to 12 and additional material supplied by the tutor.
Themes: shopping; the weather; health; telephoning; understanding a cv; jobs and plans for the future; daily routine at work and home; past events and personal interests; general revision of material covered in previous modules.
Grammar: Direct and indirect objects; personal pronouns in the dative; modal verbs; word order in sub-ordinate clauses (wenn, weil, obwohl, dass) and questions; prepositions; separable and reflective verbs; future tense; irregular verbs; adverbs of frequency; general revision of grammar covered in previous modules.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-discuss appropriate clothing and gifts
-go shopping for clothes
-talk about holidays
-report about weather conditions
-discuss health issues and report aches and pains
-make a telephone call
-discuss German speaking countries and the German language
-talk about daily routines and express frequency of events.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for students who have either completed German beginners intensive: module 3&4 or who have studied German for at least one year for approximately two hours a week.
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?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do 2-3 hours weekly homework and revision.
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 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 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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 2 upper: module 1 starting in September. 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.