What is the course about?
To provide students with a knowledge of basic German for everyday situations.
What will we cover?
Greetings, introductions, alphabet, numbers, information about oneself, directions, drinks, professions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-give and ask for information about yourself/others
-spell in German
-ask for and give simple directions
-offer and accept drinks.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous experience or knowledge of German required.
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 at http://bildutrapagaran.info/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
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?
Materials supplied by tutor, taken from Willkommen (Hodder Arnold)
If a course book is recommended 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?
Please ask to join the second half of a German beginner, module 1 class for a reduced fee; other possibilities are German 1 module 2 after x mas, or other German 1 courses depending on level. Please enrol as early as possible 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