German Beginners Stage 3

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 139 Conc £51 Full £247 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 18:45 - 20:45 11 MAC 30/04/2019 16/07/2019 LG3025

What will the course cover?

•An excursion through a city •Tell about a trip you did •Talk about holidays, family, an accident •Eating and drinking and shopping; likes and dislikes; recipes, dishes •Fashion: clothes and colours and sizes and taste •Body and health: parts and aches and pains; doctor’s visit, advice and prescriptions

Who is the course for?

Those who have studied about 2 terms of German recently or have an equivalent knowledge. • PLEASE NOTE: THIS ISN'T FOR TOTAL BEGINNERS!

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

•To be able to express: greetings and personal details •Cope with numbers and ordinals •Order drinks and pay for the bill in a café •Describe a house, flat and a room; describe daily routine and a day at work •Make an appointment to meet someone by phone • Introduce yourself and give personal information • cope with numbers & money • go shopping • order drinks and snacks • find your way around town • basic idea of grammar: singular and plural, articles, gender, accusative & dative forms; verbs: regular and irregular, modal and separable verbs, past tense; negatives, question forms, some adjectives

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

•Describe the way, sights and excursions to a tourist/friend •Tell about a journey or a trip to someone; write a postcard in more detail •Recognize and use a maps (bus, city) •Food and drink: say what you would like, ask for the price, go shopping (supermarket) •Talk about food, likes/dislikes; recipes, dishes •Talk about clothes and fashion; colours and sizes; department stores and others •Tell about the weather; make a forecast for tomorrow; understand a radio forecast. •Describe parts of body; tell what aches and what hurts; talk to the doctor; •Hear advice and talk about that •Say how you feel , express emotions. •Use the perfect tense to talk about the recent past •Give orders using the imperative forms

How is the course organised?

•Handouts, worksheets, props, audio- and video support is used throughout the term •Learners are encouraged to speak as much as possible in class •Work in small groups and pairs •Development of all 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. Learn by heart when possible. •Do homework every time, as it helps to remember and to embed new knowledge •For best results, spend 15 minutes every day doing some language practice: Listen to a CD, watch a video/TV clip, read a bit, and repeat, repeat verbs and words

How will my progress be assessed?

•Formative assessments: Questions and answers; spotting specific points; dictation; role-play; creating situations; free-writing; gap-filling etc…. •Summative assessments: at the end of a topic or at the end of term •Individual learning plans (ILP) monitor the term’s goals and learners’ achievements

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

German Lower Intermediate Stage 1

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

•Ringbinders •Notebooks, dictionary, vocabulary book (most useful)

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