German Accelerated (Beginners)

City University London
In Islington (England)

Price on request

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  • Short course
  • Islington (England)
  • When:

Learn German from scratch in this fast-paced course.

This evening German course is designed for complete Beginners who want to progress quickly. The material of two terms is covered in one term only. Lessons take place twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. Each session lasts for two hours and the term has 10 weeks. All our courses are taught by highly experienced language lecturers who are native speakers.

This course is an introduction to the German language and way of life for the purpose of practical communication. You will develop essential speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as a solid understanding of the structure of the language. This is a highly intensive course that requires commitment and dedication. Students should expect to study between classes to be able to keep up with the course pace.

Whether you are learning German for travelling, working abroad or with foreign companies, this German Beginners course will enable you to communicate confidently on a basic level in everyday situations, socialise and not feel out of place in the country you are visiting.

By the end of the course you will have covered the syllabus normally covered in Terms 1 and 2 of German Beginners - Year 1 . If you would like to continue your studies you can join German Beginners - Year 1 in Term 3. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Monday 16 January 2017 18:30 - 20:30 20 classes over 1 term (Mondays & Wednesdays) £400.00 CS1849 Apply Now Tutor Info Steffi JakubenkoSteffi Jakubenko joined City University in 2014. She holds a MA in Applied Linguistics and a BA in English Linguistics and Literature, as well as German Linguistics and Literature. She also teaches German at international schools in London. Eligibility No prior knowledge required. This is a course for complete...

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Where and when

Starts Location
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, England
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

What will I learn?

Topics covered

Introductions, yourself; the alphabet and sounds, numbers 1-100, languages and countries, jobs and professions, room interior, hobbies, food and drink; shopping and prices; telling the time; days of the week; daily routine; means of transport; going out; travelling in the city

Grammatical structures
Including questions, answers and statements; formal and informal structures (DU/SIE); present tense of regular and irregular verbs as well as the verbs "to have" (haben) and "to be" (sein); negative sentences/ negation of nouns (nicht/kein); gender, articles and plural of nouns; some personal pronouns, possessive articles, accusative case.

Learning objectives
o Greeting people
o Introducing yourself and others
o Spell out words and use numbers
o Saying where you come from and where you live
o Giving details about yourself
o Expressing feelings
o Describing objects
o Talking about your profession and family relationships
o Talking about hobbies
o Ordering food and drink
o Expressing likes and dislikes
o Asking and giving prices when shopping
o Booking a hotel room
o Talking about your daily routine
o Talking about duties at work/ home
o Making arrangements to meet
o Saying what you can do in your town

Chapter 1-7 of the Willkommen course book will be covered.

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Teaching and Assessment

The emphasis in this course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.

Classroom activities will include: role-playing, class room discussion, pair and group work, work on pronunciation and intonation as well as grammar in context. Listening to audio clips and watching videos are an important element in our lessons. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework.

Progress is assessed on an on-going basis through homework...