German Year 3 (Intermediate)

City University London
En Islington (Inglaterra)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Inglaterra)
  • Cuándo:
    Septiembre 2017

This course (previously called Upper Intermediate) is the follow-up to German Lower Intermediate (Year 2) and runs over three terms that progressively build on one another. Students improve oral and written fluency in German by reading and discussing newspaper articles, watching videos and listening to audio materials. Grammar is revised to improve spoken and written accuracy. This course develops students’ confidence and enables them to take part in discussions, give short presentations and read and write to a high standard. They also gain a deeper understanding of the culture in German speaking countries.For an October/ Term 1 start the completion of German Lower Intermediate (Year 2) is required or the equivalent of around 120 hours of German. You can join the course in Term 2 or Term 3 if you already have some significant knowledge of the language. Please make sure you have the correct level by using our online guidelines as well as checking the "What will I learn" section for familiar topics.

This course is NOT aimed at native speakers of German.Why Choose a City Short Course?Our German Intermediate short course is taught by native French speakers ensuring academic excellence. Thanks to our central London location it also provides fantastic flexibility, delivered in 10 weekly sessions for each term for a total of 30 weeks. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Thursday 6 October 2016 18:30 - 20:30 10 classes over 1 term £230.00 (Term 1) CS1834 Apply Now Thursday 19 January 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 classes over 1 term £230.00 (Term 2) CS1834 Apply Now Thursday 4 May 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 classes over 1 term £230.00 (Term 3) CS1834 Apply Now ...

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Dónde se enseña y en qué fechas

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendés en este curso?

German Speaking
German Speaking


What will I learn?

Please note that some topics of German 2 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.

Course content

Term 1

Topics covered

Revision German 2, Work and leisure time; family, youth and social affairs; events, parties and traditional festivals

Grammatical structures

Revision German 2: perfect tense and cases, Subjunctive II (e.g. wenn-sentences), modal verbs, reflexive verbs, various connectors

Learning objectives

o    Expressing wishes
o    Expressing yourself more politely
o    Talking about events that may/or not happen
o    Giving and getting advice
o    Discussing aspects of your work-life balance
o    Talking about advantages and disadvantages of different jobs
o    Discussing social affairs and reading adapted articles about the topic
o    Inviting people to events (e.g. parties)
o    Making and changing appointments

Term 2

Topics covered

Education in German speaking countries and elsewhere, cuisine and products in German speaking countries; film

Grammatical structures

Tense system, passive voice, relative clauses, indirect questions, more connectors

Learning objectives

o    Narrating events using various the past tense
o    Discussing future events
o    Discussing aspects of the education system in German speaking countries
o    Talking about food and exchanging recipes
o    Describing processes
o    Watching and discussing films
o    Reading biographical information and reviews
o    Describing people and items in detail

Term 3

Topics covered

Travel and places of historical and architectural interest; music, literature and art; sport events   

Grammatical structures

Local prepositions, imperative, negation, verbs plus preposition, infinitive plus "zu", comparative and superlative

Learning objectives

o    Talking about travelling
o    Making travel arrangements
o    Reading travel guides
o    Discussing places of interests in German-speaking countries
o    Discussing creative work
o    Talking about and discussing advantages and disadvantages of certain sports and hobbies
o    Comparing places with each other
o    Expressing disagreement, intentions, disappointment
o    Argumentation: developing a critical point of view

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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: class room discussion, pair and group work, project work, as well as grammar in context; role-play; individual presentations; assignments/homework with individual feedback. 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.
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