German intensive: a journey for beginners in winter
Time: 10:30 - 15:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LG120
Duration: 5 sessions
What is the course about?
To provide students with a knowledge of basic German for everyday situations.This intensive course prepares students for German beginners, module 2 starting in January.
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 1-4 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 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
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).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 1 module 2 starting in January. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Friederike, a native speaker of German, became interested in teaching when she moved to the UK. After a career change, Friederike undertook an MA in Education, and became a qualified teacher in post-compulsory education. As well as having managed language departments, Friederike is experienced in teaching adults from varying backgrounds and levels. Friederike says: “I have gained a greater understanding of my own language through the teaching of German to adults – finding new approaches to best share this knowledge is a continuing journey for me. It is so satisfying to see learners progressing and gaining more confidence, particularly in their speaking skills. Many students have turned their learning into a life passion!’’
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.