What is the course about?
To enable students to discuss and learn about a variety of topics, to practise the four skills of speaking,
listening, reading and writing and to revise grammar.
What will we cover?
A range of different topics will be introduced, most of them coming from news clips and newspaper articles.
Revision of grammar according to the needs of the group.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- use more complex grammar structures
- better understand the gist of German radio and tv reports
- more fluently discuss current affairs and cultural aspects with improved fluency.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
B2+/C1. Students should have studied German for at least four years, or have a rusty A-level, or 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 on our website.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: the subjunctive, the conditional, the dative, the accusative, subordinate clauses and conjunctions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Based on students speaking and listening as much as possible. Group work and pair work. The class is taught entirely in German.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
no; pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Level 4 or 5 courses on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting in September.
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