What is the course about?
To provide students with a knowledge of basic German for everyday situations.
What will we cover?
Based on Willkommen units 1-4 and additional material supplied by the tutor. Greetings and introductions,
personal information, numbers, alphabet, jobs, professions and hobbies.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-use numbers and the alphabet
-greet others and introduce yourself
-give personal information (address, age, etc.)
-talk about nationalities and languages
-identify places in a town or city
-give information about professions and study
-talk about hobbies
-talk about family
-understand basic grammatical ideas i.e. genders, verb endings, personal pronouns, plural of nouns
-state likes, dislikes and preferences.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for complete beginners.
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?
Communicative. Emphasis is on learning through hearing and speaking, reading and writing German
(vocabulary and grammar will not be taught out of context). Lessons will be lively, personal and fun. Much
use is made of visual aids, videos, cassettes and role-play in class. Some homework is essential.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Willkommen beginners coursebook ISBN 9781473672659 as well as Activity Book for extra practice and review linked to the coursebook units ISBN 9781473672666. Optional: coursepack which includes the Coursebook, the CD and DVD set and a Support Book containing a key to the exercises and audio transcripts.ISBN 9781473672673
Please try: Grant and Cutler - http://www.foyles.co.uk/Grant-and-Cutler-at-Foyles (020 7734 2012) and for a 10% discount The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259). Willkommen beginners coursebook ISBN 9781473672659; Activity Book for extra practice and review linked to the coursebook units. ISBN 9781473672666; optional: coursepack which includes the Coursebook, the CD and DVD set and a Support Book containing a key to the exercises and audio transcripts.ISBN 9781473672673.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 1 module 2. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please, note that German beginners module 3 will be running as an intensive (3hours/ week) in the summer.
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