Intermediate German term 1

Ref: C3676333

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.Meet new friends & enjoy conversing in German in a relaxed atmosphere. Topics include reaching German cities & tourist attractions, planning an excursion. Learning about German customs & celebrations & culture. Watching a German film & discussing it.Gaining an insight into the world of work in Germany.Level is B1.1 from Goethe institute framework

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! Meet new friends.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Would suit someone who has studied GCSE German or who has lived & worked In Germany

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

  • Research German cities & attractions
  • Plan an excursion
  • Watch a German film & discuss it
  • Gain an insight into the world of work in Germany
  • Discuss German celebrations & festivals

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
  • Language games used to consolidate & enhance learning

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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • Oral & written feedback

What else do I need to know?

  • Collins German paperback dictionary or download linguee German dictionary app on phone Course book is Menschen B1.1 by Hueber ISBN 978 3 19 301903 5 comes with DVD rom Menschen B1.1 workbook with audio cd by Hueber ISBN 978 3 19 401903 4 available from Amazon. Can be bought together.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • German course book is Menschen B1.1 course book. ISBN 978 3 19 301903 5 comes with DVD rom. Book optional to buy. Available from Amazon Collins German paperback dictionary

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • 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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • To continue with Intermediate German term 2 with WEA in January 2020

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Intermediate German term 1

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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