Learn German through the lens of current affairs with part 3, the third and final lower intermediate module.
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Starting date to be confirmed
- Duration: 12 weeks (unconfirmed)
German Lower Intermediate Part 3 Course overview
Part 3 will examine a range of topics relevant to modern Germany – including the political systems and parties, as well as some of the environmental issues affecting the country. You will also discuss health and fitness trends and compare how life has changed between generations.
By the end of this course you will be able to take more detailed notes in German – a clear sign of how far you have progressed. You will also use analytical skills to debate the pros and cons of an opinion piece and describe your media habits. Grammar will include relative clauses, the subjunctive, as well as indirect question sentences.
After completing this final module you will be competent at lower intermediate German communicating at CEFR A2/B1 level.
Who is it for?
Join this module if you have around 100 hours of prior learning and are able to communicate confidently at CEFR A1/A2 level. You may have a rusty GCSE or completed part 2 of the syllabus. Further detail can be found in the eligibility section.
Find out more about our German courses
This course takes place one evening a week at 18:30 for 10 weeks.
- Learn with a small group of supportive peers
- Our qualified native-speaking tutors specialise in latest learning techniques
- Learn German at a highly regarded London university.
What will I learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- talk about political systems and parties
- compare how life has changed between generations
- discuss health and fitness trends
- discuss environmental issues
- give pros and cons of an opinion piece
- describe your media habits.
- relative clauses
- the passive voice
- indirect question sentences.
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.
You will receive regular feedback from your tutor, both in class and via an assessment of the homework you submit. This helps keep your learning on track and that you continue to make progress.
A variety of teaching methods are used including traditional lectures, small group work, class conversations and repetition drills. At this level, you will be taught the skills needed to improve comprehension of complex written or spoken material and make summary notes in German.
Some independent learning outside of class is expected.
It is the right level if one of the following applies:
- you can communicate confidently at A1/2 level, according to the Common European Framework Reference of languages
- you have completed part 2 of the course, or a similar course at another provider
- you have studied formally for at least 100 hours
- you have a rusty GCSE.
You should already be able to:
- debate negative and positive aspects of work
- understand and format a standard CV
- talk about a city and its attractions
- plan a weekend break
- use conjunctions
- use prepositions and cases
- understand the genitive case.
You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.