What is the course about?
This course aims to develop your writing, reading, listening and speaking skills in order to communicate effectively with German speakers at an intermediate level.
What will we cover?
Different generations; name advantages and disadvantages; reserve a room; jobs in a hotel; make a complaint; compare and praise; travel prospectus; talk about eating habits; healthy food; restaurants.
Grammar: prepositions with accusative; direct and indirect questions; n-declination; comparative; declination: article+superlative+adjective ending;infinitive + "zu"; "obwohl"; noun endings.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- describe people
- ask for information on the telephone
- talk about different generations
-name advantages and disadvantages
- reserve a room
-feel more confident about ordering in a restaurant
- make complaints
- compare and give praise
-talk about eating habits
-use more prepositions with accusative
- use direct and indirect questions
- use infinitive + "zu"
- use "obwohl".
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied German for about three years recently or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (working towards GCSE level).
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 3 NEU in Teilbänden 1. Teil chapters 25-27 and Raststätte 9.
ISBN 9783126060738. 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 3 lower module 2. Please, enrol early 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