What is the course about?
The course aims to show students how to cope with everyday situations with increased confidence; to increase knowledge of grammar and word order; to begin to discuss topical issues.
What will we cover?
Describe people; talk about fashion and beauty; talk about your free time and work; give opinions and advice.
Grammar: adjective endings with definite and indefinite article; prepositions with accusative; reflexive pronouns in the accusative; "man, jemand, niemand, alle, viele"; relative clauses.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-talk about fashion and beauty
-expand on ability to talk about free time
-speak about looking for a job, job experience and understand job biographies
-be more confident expressing opinions and giving advice
-use relative clauses
-use adjective endings with greater confidence
-use prepositions with accusative
-use reflexive pronouns in the accusative
-use "man, jemand, niemand, alle, viele".
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied German for about two years recently or have completed the first term of this course. A2.2
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 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 some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on Berliner Platz 2 NEU in Teilbänden, 2. Teil chapters 19-21 and Raststätte 7. ISBN 9783468472725
(ISBN-13: 978-3126060721 ) Please try: Grant and Cutler - http://www.foyles.co.uk/Grant-and-Cutler-at-Foyles (020 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 2 upper module 3. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.You might also be interested in some grammar workshops on Friday afternoons.
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