German Lower Intermediate - Year 2 Short Courses
Taught mostly in German, this is a course for lower intermediate students running once a week in central London. Each term of the German Intermediate course consists of ten two-hour classes. It is a follow-up to German Beginners - Year 1 for those wishing to consolidate both active and passive skills for the purpose of practical communication. Whether you are studying for travelling, working abroad or with foreign companies, the German Intermediate course will enable you to communicate confidently, socialise and not feel out of place in the country you are visiting.
This is a three-term German language course for lower intermediate students. If you miss an October enrolment and you already have some significant knowledge of German, you can join the class in Term 2 or 3 but you will need to have your level assessed. You can either do this by contacting us on 020 7040 8268 or by checking your level using our online guidelines.
|Start Date||Start Time||Duration||Cost||Course Code||Apply|
|Thursday 4 October 2012||18:30 - 20:30||10 classes over 1 term||£195.00 (Module 1)||CE1831||Enrollment Closed|
|Thursday 24 January 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 classes over 1 term||£195.00 (Module 2)||CE1831||Apply Now|
|Thursday 2 May 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 classes over 1 term||£195.00 (Module 3)||CE1831||Apply Now|
|Thursday 4 October 2012||18:30 - 20:30||30 classes over 3 terms||£500.00 (All Modules)||CE1831||Enrollment Closed|
Boris Born has an MA in German and Philosophical Studies (Berlin, 1988). He has been teaching German in various institutions in London such as North London University, and in language schools and at City since 1998.
Some prior knowledge is required. You should have one of the following:
- approx 40 hours prior formal study
- successfully completed German Beginners - Year 1
- be able to carry out an elementary conversation; talk about yourself (your nationality, where you work, where you live etc.); be able to talk about your daily activities and your hobbies; say what you like or dislike; have some knowledge of the present tense and common adverbs of frequency
- a (good but) rusty German GCSE.
What will I learn?
Topics covered include: people and looks; adjective endings; describing people; looks and characters; school, training, profession; modal verbs in the past tense; subordinate clauses; writing a letter of application, CV; dates; making appointments, culture and entertainment; verbs & prepositions; Subjunctive and wenn-sentences; expressing wishes/ give advice/ conditional; talking about the family and up-bringing; imperfect; subordinate clauses, infinitive+zu, read short stories, write short essays; als and wenn sentences; describe process; passive voice (present);.nature; weather and the environment; relative-clauses; describing landscapes; life in Germany and abroad; travel; indirect-questions; "zum"+infinitive; subordinate clauses; "um zu", "damit", current affairs, press, history, expressions&prepositions, passive past, reflexive verbs+dative.
Teaching and Assessment
Classroom activities will include: role-playing, listening comprehension, note-taking, gap-filling exercises, writing short essays, reading comprehension from authentic sources, matching exercises, work on pronunciation and intonation and grammar taught in context.
There is no textbook to purchase. The course will include online exercises and refer to several websites which will form the basis for further study.
Having successfully completed the German Lower Intermediate course (Year 2), you can progress to German Upper Intermediate (Year 3).
At the end of the course students are expected to be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. Very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). They are able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Students can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.