Intermediate German term 1

Ref: C3670893

To build on existing German skills in speaking, listening, reading & writing. To converse confidently & spontaneously with German native speakers in realistic tourist situations using authentic materials.Resources include internet, language games, German leaflets & audio. Topics include using public transport, German cities & tourist attractions, travel problems, ordering food & drink & German customs, celebrations & festivals. Meet new friends who enjoy conversing in German.

Course aim

To consolidate & refresh German knowledge & gain insight into German culture. Extend language skills by increasing vocabulary & learning grammar to enhance spontaneous communication. Immersion in the German language Have fun!

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Some knowledge of German required. Level taught in class is gcse German. Ideal for people who have lived or worked in Germany.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use public transport in Germany. Understand different types of tickets.
  • Deal with travel problems such as delays, platform changes.Report an item lost or stolen.
  • Identify German food & drink specialties & order them in a restaurant.
  • Discuss German traditions & festivals
  • Research German cities & tourist attractions

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • Internet, power point presentations. Tutor led,group, pair & individual work.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • Oral feedback. Written feedback

What else do I need to know?

  • Collins German paperback dictionary AQA GCSE German Higher Student Book isbn 9780198365877 cds available isbn 978 019 8375630

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Intermediate German Term 2

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Intermediate German term 1 Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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