What is the course about?
This course aims to develop your conversation and writing skills, to discuss a wide range of topics at a more advanced level.
What will we cover?
A range of different topics will be introduced from everyday life. Grammar will be revised (e.g. cases, word order) and more complex grammatical structures will be introduced, such as: subjunctive and more conjunctions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-understand the gist of more advanced audio-visual materials
-improve your reading skills
-gain a greater fluency in speaking
-connect sentences using ‘trotzdem, deswegen’ etc.
-using the conditional with ’wenn’
-understand more complex grammatical structures.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For students with good speaking, reading and writing abilities at least 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?
Coursebook: Berliner Platz NEU 3, 2. Teil.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 3 upper module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as.
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