German Beginners Summer Intensive (Year 1)

City University London
A Islington (Inghilterra)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Inghilterra)
  • Quando:
    Settembre 2017

Whether you wish to expand your references for your science degree, order as many varieties of Wurst and Spätzle in Munich as your stomach can handle, or simply plan on visiting Berlin, this German Beginners Summer Intensive short course is for you. Learn German from scratch with this German course designed for complete beginners who want to quickly gain social communication skills to get by in Germany in daily life situations. This is an intensive course requiring regular attendance and homework commitments between lessons, as the content of three terms are covered in one. Expect to be immersed in the German language even at this early stage with many speaking and group work activities. With the support of a tutor to facilitate learning in class and outside the class with electronic means, students are able to engage in a mini conversation with German native speakers at the end of the course. By the end of the course students will have covered the syllabus normally covered in Term 1, Term 2, and Term 3 of German Beginners (Year 1). If you would like to continue your studies you can join German Lower Intermediate (Year 2) from October.Why Choose a City Short Course?Our Summer Intensive German Beginners short course is taught over just ten weeks and is an intensive course for anyone looking to quickly gain language knowledge and communication skills. The course is delivered twice a week in evening classes from our central London campus.This combines academic excellence, from our leading language experts, with flexibility for anyone working in London or the South East. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Monday 8 May 2017 18:00 - 21:00 10 weeks, 2 evenings a week (Monday and Wednesday) £500.00 CS1850 Apply Now Tutor Info Steffi Jakubenko studied German and English Language and Literature to be a...

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Dove e quando

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Inghilterra
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Cosa impari in questo corso?

Communication Skills
Communication Training
Skills and Training
Communication Training


What will I learn?

Topics covered
Introductions, talking about yourself; the alphabet and sounds, numbers 1-100, languages and countries, jobs and professions, room interior, hobbies, food and drink; shopping and prices; telling the time; days of the week; daily routine; means of transport; going out; travelling in the city; life in Germany; holidays; weather and health; appearance and fashion.

Grammatical structures
Including questions, answers and statements; formal and informal structures; present tense and present perfect tense of regular and irregular verbs; negative sentences/ negation of nouns (nicht/kein); gender, articles and plural of nouns; personal pronouns, possessive articles, nominative/accusative/dative cases, prepositions, adjective endings, adjective comparative, and modal verbs.

Learning objectives
* Greeting people
* Introducing yourself and others
* Spell out words and use numbers
* Saying where you come from and where you live
* Giving details about yourself
* Expressing feelings
* Describing objects
* Talking about your profession and family relationships
* Talking about hobbies
* Ordering food and drink
* Expressing likes and dislikes
* Asking and giving prices when shopping
* Booking a hotel room
* Talking about your daily routine
* Talking about duties at work/ home
* Making arrangements to meet
* Saying what you can do in your town
* Talking about recent events and more distant past
* Saying where people live
* Making comparisons
* Talking about city life versus country life
* Describing personal appearance
* Discussing clothes and gifts
* Offering help and advice
* Talking about holidays
* Reporting weather conditions
* Discussing health
* Expressing opinions

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Teaching and Assessment

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: role-playing, class room discussion, pair and group work, work on pronunciation and intonation as well as grammar in context. 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