German intensive: revision year 1+2
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now finished
What is the course about?
The emphasis of this communicative course is on improving oral skills in everyday situations as well as revision of basic grammar structures and word order.
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?
Introducing yourself, daily routine, hobbies, holidays, moving around town, expressing your opinions; health; festivities and giving presents
Grammar: revision of word order in main and subordinate clauses (weil, wenn, dass), prepositions followed by dative and accusative, perfect tense. 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.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- speak about yourself with greater confidence
- describe your daily routine in detail (present and perfect tenses; prepositions)
- speak about your hobbies
- speak about past holidays
- talk about your opinions (health; dass)
- talk about festivities and giving presents.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied German for at least 2 years for 1 1/2 hrs per week or attended the fast track course or similar for 3 hrs per week or have completed the coursebook Willkommen 1.
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 on our website.
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation. It would be helpful if you had knowledge of more intermediate grammar terminology such as: dative, accusative, subordinate and main clause.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The emphasis of this course is on speaking and listening. Methods include: pair work, group work, and role plays, some written tasks and grammar explanations.
The tutor is going to set some homework.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Materials will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 2 upper: module 1. More advanced students might be able to do German 3 lower, module 1.