If you’re a total beginner, part 1 of our German Beginners course is a great place to start. In just 10 weeks, you'll gain the skills to get by in everyday situations.
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- Duration: 10 weeks (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £245 (unconfirmed)
German Beginners Part 1 Course overview
In part 1, you’ll cover the basics, including introductions and greetings, the alphabet and numbers. Using simple sentence structures, you’ll learn to talk about your family and profession, your weekend and hobbies, and describe objects. You’ll begin to understand how to use verbs in the present tense and how to ask questions.
This course is a great place to start if you want to tackle basic German without committing to the full year. If you enjoy it, you can move on to part 2 to expand your knowledge and develop your proficiency.
Who is it for?
This course is ideal for total beginners looking try German without the commitment or wanting to pick up the basics quickly for travel or business.
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This course takes place one evening a week at 18:30 for 10 weeks. Delivered face-to-face at City, University of London's central London campus.
- Attend in-person classes, taught by qualified German tutors
- Develop confidence in an interactive and friendly group learning environment
- Follow the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) for language learning.
What will I learn?
By the end of the course you will be able to
- introduce yourself and talk about your family, jobs, professions and hobbies
- master the alphabet and German pronunciation
- use numbers, ask for and tell the time
- ask for information
- describe things.
- including questions, answers and statements
- formal and informal structures (DU/SIE)
- present tense of regular and irregular verbs as well as the verbs "to have" (haben) and "to be" (sein)
- negative sentences and negation of nouns (nicht/kein)
- gender, articles and plural of nouns
- some personal pronouns, possessive articles and accusative case.
Chapters one to four of the Willkommen course book will be covered.
Assessment and certificates
There is no formal assessment or accreditation attached to this course, but you will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate. You must attend over 70 per cent of the classes to be eligible for the certificate.
To help build your confidence, you will learn in small groups in a friendly and supportive environment. Our tutors make the course fun and interactive, with an emphasis on listening and speaking the language in authentic situations.
Classroom activities will include role-playing, pair and group work, work on pronunciation and intonation, and grammar in context.
Classes feature the use of audio and video clips and you’ll also learn about German history and culture.
Homework may be set and includes more comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts.
No prior knowledge is required for this course.
If you are a beginner but you know the very basics, you may want to start on part 2 or part 3.
Enrol on the full beginners syllabus (parts 1 - 3) to get the best price.
You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.