German Lower Intermediate Stage 1

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 144 Conc £53 Full £271 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 19:00 - 21:00 11 MAC 17/09/2018 03/12/2018 LG1050

What will the course cover?

•Assessment to get to know learners’ level and knowledge ( Modelltest Deutsch 1) •Languages and learning: give reasons why we do learn in general and learn languages •Family, extended family and family celebrations: describe, congratulate, invite people •Travel: professional and private; express possibilities, certainties and plan for trip

Who is the course for?

•For people who have studied German for three terms or who have equivalent knowledge of the language •People who want to get a certificate in the German Language

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

• see the Course Information Sheets for German Beginners for detailed lists of grammar and topics you should know

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

•talk about people and learning new things. Read biographies and write own reasons for learning something new. •Talk about family / extended family and celebrations. Describe people and situations. Express opinions and write invitations. •Tell about business- and private travel. Plan and book trips. Express opposites and contrasts with “but” and “or” •Talk about traffic of all kinds •Understand and able to use the comparative and superlative. Use new constructions with , “because” and “but” and “or” and , “that” Use adjectives in the dative (understand the rules)

How is the course organised?

•Use of course book, handouts, worksheets. Audio-and video clips. Realia when appropriate. •Encouragement to speak as much as possible in class and in the target language •Work in small groups and pairs •Work on the four skills: listening-speaking/ reading-writing •Homework is essential

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

•Review what has been done in class. Learn by heart where possible •For best results, try hard to spend 15 minutes a day doing some kind of language practice: listen to a CD, watch a video/TV clip, read a little, repeat and learn sentences, words, verbs by heart •Keep a vocabulary/ phrase/ grammar/ log book. It is useful for reference

How will my progress be assessed?

•Formative assessments: Questions &Answers; reading/listening comprehension; written work; role play; questionnaires; quizzes etc. •Summative assessments: either at the end of a topic or at the end of the term • The Individual Learning Plan (ILP) monitors the set goals and progress during the course. It also gives an overall picture on progress at the end of term

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

German Lower Intermediate Stage 2

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

•Course book: “Studio d “ level A2 (a learner’s CD is included) •Ringbinder •Notebooks •Dictionairy •Log book for listing verbs, phrases, grammar

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley ( to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.