German beginners: module 1

Course Dates: 01/06/21 - 27/07/21
Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Location: Online
The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-4 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Finished Tue, day, 01 Jun - 27 Jul '21

Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)

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What is the course about?

To provide students with a knowledge of basic German for everyday 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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Based on Willkommen units 1-4 and additional material supplied by the tutor. Greetings and introductions,
personal information, numbers, alphabet, jobs, professions and hobbies.

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

-use numbers and the alphabet

-greet others and introduce yourself

-give personal information (address, age, etc.)

-talk about nationalities and languages

-identify places in a town or city

-give information about professions and study

-talk about hobbies

-talk about family

-understand basic grammatical ideas i.e. genders, verb endings, personal pronouns, plural of nouns

-state likes, dislikes and preferences.

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

This course is suitable for complete beginners.

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
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?

Communicative. Emphasis is on learning through hearing and speaking, reading and writing German
(vocabulary and grammar will not be taught out of context). Lessons will be lively, personal and fun. Much
use is made of visual aids, videos, cassettes and role-play in class. Some homework is essential.

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

A full-colour 272-page coursebook which is the primary text for the course. Ideal for classroom and home use. ISBN 9781473672659
Activity Book: for extra practice and review linked to the coursebook units. ISBN 9781473672666
optional: Coursepack
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 - (020 7734 2012) and for a 10% discount The European Bookshop - (020 7734 5259).

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

German false beginners, module 2 in September . Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Neil Hillman

Neil is an experienced languages teacher and tutor, having taught German for over 30 years in schools and colleges. He teaches part-time as a German tutor at The City Lit as well as working as an Associate Lecturer at two London universities, specialising in Languages Teaching and he also teaches languages part-time in schools. Neil is passionate about German language and culture and likes to include cultural aspects into his teaching. He makes learning lively by using music and songs to help learners to learn, practise and memorise new language and uses a practical, communicative approach to his teaching.

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.