German Beginners Stage 2

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 134 Conc £46 Full £260 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 18:45 - 20:45 11 MAC 09/01/2020 26/03/2020 LG2025

What will the course cover?

•Build and practice previously learnt topics and grammar (Beginners stage 1) •Gain confidence in conversational skills and practice in writing •Build sentence structures with prepositions, separable verbs and modal verbs •Recognize use of negative forms and work with accusative and dative declensions

Who is the course for?

•Anyone with a knowledge of the topics covered in German stage 1 •People who may have learnt German some time ago and who would like to brush-up and take it further •Please note: this isn’t for total beginners !

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

•To understand and be able to say: greetings, introducing yourself, ask where somebody is from, where they live, what they do; how to pay in a restaurant; how to order drinks; •Recognise what articles are and use correct genders with some objects; •Have an idea how to spell words and understand basic classroom instructions

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

•How to describe a flat, a house, room •Talk about people, things and a move •Read and talk about professions; making appointments; meeting somebody •Describe daily routines; talk about time and clock •Tell where people work and talk about travel to work •Ask for- and give directions •Make appointments on the telephone •Professional lives > more detailed; introduce someone in a professional way •Describe a day at the office and make a business card •Look at statistics and read small articles about different companies •Get to know the function and forms of prepositions, separable- and modal verbs and use them in a variety of ways: role play, key words, picture cards etc…. •Recognise and use imperfect tense with “haben” and “sein”

How is the course organised?

textbook (tutor will advise),handouts, worksheets, video-and audio clips; realia, e.g. real objects, real clocks, real maps etc.. •Encouragement to speak as much as possible in class •Work in small groups and pairs •Development of the four skills: listening-speaking, reading-writing

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

•Review and learn what has been done in class ( by heart where possible) •Do homework every time as it does help to remember •For best results spend 15 minutes per day doing some language practice: listen to a CD, watch a video/TV clip, read a bit. Repeat, repeat verbs and words

How will my progress be assessed?

•Formative assessments: questions and answers/ reading and picking details/ listening/ role play/ dictation etc •Summative assessment at the end of a topic or end of term •Individual learning plans (ILP) help to monitor the goals set and achievement made

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

German Beginners Stage 3

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Tutor will advise.• Ringbinders • Notebooks, dictionary and vocabulary book

What support is available?

• help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme • the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages • additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities • details are available in the Guide or from teaching or reception staff