German Beginners (Year 1)

City University London
Course summary
10 weeks
245 GBP
Part time
Next available date: 28/04/2020 - London
Open / Scheduled
German Beginners (Year 1)

Course description

German Beginners (Year 1)

This Beginners short course in German will teach you essential speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as a solid understanding of the structure of the language.

You will learn greetings, how to introduce yourself and others, spell out words and use numbers, say where you come from and where you live, learn how to give details about yourself and many more different things which are listed below.

The course consists of one evening class a week, for a total of 30 weeks; spread across three modules, which is ideal for those with various commitments or working full-time.

Learning objectives

Module 1

  • 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.

Module 2

  • 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;

Module 3

  • escribing what happened at the weekend;
  • Talking about recent events;
  • Talking about the more distant past;
  • Describing your house and your area;
  • Saying where things are/ giving directions;
  • Describing people, places and events;
  • Making comparisons;
  • Expressing opinions and discussing pros and cons.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Prerequisite knowledge

Modules are taught at progressive levels, if you have no prior knowledge you must start at Module One in the autumn (October).

If you wish to join Module Two of the German short course (in January), you must have completed Module One or be familiar with the content taught in Module One, specified in the What will I learn? section.

If you wish to enrol on Module Three of the short course (in April/May), you must have completed both Module One and Module Two or be familiar with the content taught in these two modules, found in the What will I learn? section.

Please check your level by using our online guidelines before enrolling.

English requirements

You will need to respond to instructions and read course documents in English.

Training Course Content

Topics covered

Module 1

  • Introductions;
  • yourself;
  • the alphabet and sounds;
  • numbers 1-100;
  • languages and countries;
  • jobs and professions;
  • room interior;
  • hobbies.;

Chapter 1-4 of the Willkommen course book will be covered.

Module 2

  • Food and drink;
  • Shopping and prices;
  • Telling the time;
  • Days of the week;
  • Daily routine;
  • Means of transport;
  • Going out;
  • Travelling in the city.

Chapter 5-7 of the Willkommen course book will be covered.

Module 3

  • Recent and past events;
  • housing, town vs. countryside;
  • colours and clothes;
  • celebrations and gifts.

Chapter 8-10 of the Willkommen course book will be covered.

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