Delve deeper into the Deutsch language with part 1 of our lower intermediate course, taught over 10 evening lessons.
No starting dates
Starting date to be confirmed
- Duration: 10 weeks (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £245 (unconfirmed)
- Location: Northampton Square (unconfirmed)
German Lower Intermediate Part 1 Course overview
Over the 10 weeks, part 1 will teach you to describe your daily work and home life in more depth, as well as talk about recent and past events.
You’ll spend some time revising the perfect tense (regular and irregular) and the dative case in a sentence. We’ll then introduce you to reflexive verbs, as well as modal verbs in the past tense.
You’ll also learn more about aspects of German culture, including the education system and leisure trends – giving you a more rounded understanding for both the German language and lifestyle.
Who is it for?
You should have reached CEFR A1/A2 level or studied German formally for at least 60 hours. You may have studied German at GSCE level some time ago or completed our German beginners syllabus. Check the eligibility section below.
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This course takes place one evening a week at 18:30 for 10 weeks.
- Test your interest in learning at this level without committing to the full year
- Join a small and friendly group of peers, led by a trained and native German speaker
- Advanced teaching techniques and digital learning platforms.
What will I learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- share personal details
- describe your daily work and home life
- discuss the German education system
- tell someone about future events
- talk about your career choices and work
- understand and discuss leisure trends and lifestyles.
- revision of perfect tense (regular and irregular)
- revision of dative case in a sentence; prepositions
- reflexive verbs
- infinitive plus zu
- modal verbs in the past tense
- the verb werden
- ordinal numbers
Assessment and certificates
There is no formal assessment and you won’t receive a qualification, but you will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate on completion of the course. You must attend over 70 per cent of the classes to be eligible for the certificate.
Although you don’t need to sit an exam, you will be set weekly homework for marking. Your tutor will assess and give feedback on your progress throughout the course, helping you to continue your language development.
Teaching includes lectures, pair and group work and short presentations. We also use ‘drillings’ – listening and repeating key words and sentences - to really cement your learning.
It is the right level if one of the following applies:
- you can communicate at A1/2 level, according to the Common European Framework Reference of languages
- you have completed our full German beginners syllabus, or equivalent elsewhere
- you have studied formally for at least 60 hours
- you have a rusty GCSE.
You should already be able to:
- describe what happened at the weekend
- give directions and saying where things are
- describe people, places and events
- use the perfect tense (regular and irregular), perfect tense with sein and haben
- apply some knowledge of comparatives and superlatives
- use changing prepositions
- understand adjective endings.
You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.