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.
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?
Fast-track: module 2 course. Students should have completed Fast-track: module 1 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://bildutrapagaran.info/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
- supported by an online forum
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 1 fast-track: module 3. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details