German Lower Intermediate Stage 3

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 144 Conc £53 Full £257 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 19:00 - 21:00 11 MAC 29/04/2019 22/07/2019 LG3050

What will the course cover?

•Work: education, training, re-training; job advertisements, short CV •Emotions and film: express emotions, react to emotions, speak about a film •Festivals: customs and traditions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland •Inventions and their histories: who has invented what and where

Who is the course for?

•People who have done the previous courses (German Beginners & Lower-Intermediate stages 1 and 2) •Anyone who has studied German for 15 months or has acquired an equivalent knowledge of the language by living in the country •People who want to get a certificate the German language

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

•You are expected to manage the topics covered so far in the previous sessions ( ask for course information sheets > Beginners – stages 1,2,3 and Lower –Intermediate-stages 1,2 •If unsure, you can sit in a session to get an idea and have a talk with the tutor afterwards

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

•Work: talk about your working world and your ideal job. •Understand an advert for a job; make a chronological table of a CV •Make phone calls and leave polite messages •To get to know emotions – body language; how to express emotions in German;How to react to them – understand cultural differences •Customs and traditions: talk about different customs in different countries .Hear and read about customs in German-speaking countries •Discuss about presents and other traditions for a festival •Inventions: hear and read about inventions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland •Talk about who has invented what and why and how useful it is •Say what you think about them. Tell about new inventions and their use •Use of verbs expressing politeness •How to change verbs into nouns •Use of the passive voice: Aspirin was invented in Germany……

How is the course organised?

•Use of course book, handouts, worksheets, realia when appropriate •Audio-Visual clips to promote listening and speaking skills •Encouragement to speak as much as possible in class, always using the target language •Work in small groups and pairs •Work on the four skills: listening-speaking/ reading-writing

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

•Review what has been done in class and learn by heart what is possible •For best results spend 15 minutes a day doing some kind of language practice: listen to a CD or clip online, watch a video, read a bit, repeat, repeat sentences, words, verbs • Do your homework every time: it embeds new knowledge and helps to remember

How will my progress be assessed?

•Formative assessments: Questions & Answers; role play; free speaking; free writing; quizzes, games, situational activities •Summative assessments: either at the end of a topic or at the end of term •Individual Learning Plans (ILP) monitor set goals and progress and give an overview of the terms achievements

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

•Sit the exam for the “Goethe Zertifikat Deutsch A2” at the Goethe Institut in London •Carry on with level B1/ German Intermediate stage 1 (if there is sufficient demand)

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

•The course book “Studio d” level A2 •Ringbinders •Notebooks •Dictionary •Log book for vocabulary, phrases, grammar, verbs

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 prospectus or from teaching or reception staff