What is the course about?
This course aims to further develop your conversation skills and writing skills and 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 consolidated and more complex grammatical structures will be introduced.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-understand the gist of more advanced audio-visual materials/ films
-read more advanced texts/ articles
-gain greater fluency and confidence in speaking
-discuss everyday life in Germany and more abstract issues
-use more complex grammatical structures orally and in writing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For students with good speaking, reading and writing abilities at least at GCSE level. B1+
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?
Aspekte NEU B1+ in Halbbaenden,1.Teil
http://www.europeanbookshop.com/languagebooks/9783126050180/aspekte-neu-in-halbbanden-german-lehr-und-arbeitsbuch-b1-plus-teil-1-mit-cd The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 4. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
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