German Upper Intermediate - Year 3 Short Courses
Taught in German, this is a course for upper intermediate students, running once a week. Upper Intermediate German course is a follow-up to German Lower Intermediate (Year 2) for those wishing to consolidate both active and passive language skills for the purpose of practical communication. Each term of the Upper Intermediate German course consists of ten two-hour classes in central London.
This is a three-term course for upper intermediate students. If you miss an October enrolment and you already have some significant knowledge of German, you can join the Upper Intermediate German course 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|
|Wednesday 3 October 2012||18:30 - 20:30||10 classes over 1 term||£195.00 (Module 1)||CE1834||Enrollment Closed|
|Wednesday 23 January 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 classes over 1 term||£195.00 (Module 2)||CE1834||Course Cancelled|
|Wednesday 1 May 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 classes over 1 term||£195.00 (Module 3)||CE1834||Course Cancelled|
|Wednesday 3 October 2012||18:30 - 20:30||30 classes over 3 terms||£500.00 (All Modules)||CE1834||Course Cancelled|
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.
You should have one of the following:
- approximately 100-120 hrs prior formal study
- successfully completed German Lower Intermediate - Year 2
- be able to express wishes; give advice (present conditional); voice intentions and planning in the future, relate past events and express opinion and obligation; narrate memories and past events using the imperfect tense. For students who can carry out a conversation. You should be able to follow discussions on topics of current interest in the language
- a (good but) rusty German A-level.
What will I learn?
Topics covered include: work and leisure time; personal and social environment; cultural events and celebrations; education; current affairs and events.
Grammar topics include: subjunctive II; modal and reflexive verbs; cases system; tense system.
Topics include: food and drink; environment; film; travel; current affairs and events.
Grammar items include: passive; relative clauses; local prepositions.
Topics include: travel and tourism; people and places; work; family; social issues; politics; culture and economy of Germany.
Grammar items include: verbs and prepostions; comparative and superlative; adjective endings.
Teaching and Assessment
The course will include formative evaluation (to help you assess your strengths and weaknesses), an oral presentation and continuous support from your tutor. All evaluation will take place in a relaxed and informal setting.
There is no textbook required but you are advised to read and listen to authentic material regularly.
The tutor will discuss course material during the first class.
At the end of the course students are expected to be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularty encounted in work, school, leasure, etc. Students are able to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. They can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal intest. Students can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.