Move beyond conversational basics with our German Lower Intermediate short course. The course comprises three modules set at progressive levels over one year.
This Lower Intermediate German language course enables communication with more variation and fluency, so students feel confident in most everyday situations with German native speakers. It also broadens their understanding of the German culture and way of life.
The course consists of one evening class a week for a total of 30 weeks; spread across three modules, the German Lower Intermediate short course is ideal for those with various commitments or working full time.
All of our language short courses are taught by qualified native speakers and delivered at City, University of London’s main campus, in the heart of the capital.
You will learn new structures and vocabulary around different topics to extend the range of expression in this highly communicative course. You will build on and advance listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and cover the main points in German grammar.
The German Lower Intermediate is ideal if you have completed the German Beginners course or have a good beginners knowledge of German. You can check your level using our online guidelines.
The German Lower Intermediate course is taught at progressive levels, starting with Module One in October. We only advise joining Module Two or Module Three if you are already familiar with the content from earlier modules (see the What will I learn? section below for module content).
Please note that some topics of the German Beginners course will be revised at the beginning of the academic year. The course outline below is only a guide and topics will be studied according to students' needs and progress.
The German Lower Intermediate short course is ideal if you have one of the following:
Modules are taught at progressive levels, starting with Module One in the autumn (October).
If you wish to join Module Two of the Lower Intermediate short course (in January), you must have completed Module One or be familiar with the content taught in Module One, specified in the What will I learn? section.
If you wish to enrol on Module Three of the short course (in April/May), you must have completed both Module One and Module Two or be familiar with the content taught in these two modules, found in the What will I learn? section.
Please check your level by using our online guidelines before enrolling.
You will need to respond to instructions and read course documents in English.
The emphasis in this course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.
Classroom activities will include:
Listening to audio clips and watching videos are an important element in our lessons. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework.
All evaluation will take place in a relaxed and informal setting.
Units 1-9 are covered in the textbook
Willkommen 2 Coursebook
by Heiner Schenke
Publisher: John Murray Learning (9 Mar. 2017)
Students are advised to purchase their own copy of the book, from the internet or from most major bookshops.
Boris Born has an MA in German and Philosophical Studies (Berlin, 1988). He has been teaching German in various institutions in London such as London Metropolitan University (formerly the University of North London), in language schools, and at City, University of London since 1998.