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German Beginners 1

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Learning to speak German
  • Is this course for you?

    You should have:

    • Commitment to the learning
    • A love of Germany and its cultural aspects
    • A willingness to participate in class activities with peers and to complete homework tasks
    • Confidence to speak aloud in class in German
    • A willingness to embrace grammar aspects
    • A willingness to share ideas, information and personal experiences about Germany in class
  • Required qualifications

    No knowledge required but a desire to learn German and to have fun whilst doing so.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Learners will use a balance of the four key elements of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing to develop their knowledge and abilities within the topic areas.

    • Listening comprehension tasks will be undertaken in class using CDs and video clips.
    • Speaking of the language will be achieved via pair work role plays, small group activities, games and directed questioning.
    • Reading comprehension tasks will be given in class (as well as for homework) and learners will also read aloud in class in German.
    • Writing of German will be practised and developed mainly through homework tasks (essential for language building, especially of vocabulary and grammatical structure).

    Learners will also develop their knowledge of German grammar rules (using nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives etc.).

    Learners will be able to communicate at a basic level in German within the three topic areas covered when going on holiday/business to Germany and/or interacting with German family members.

    Learners will gain knowledge on German cultural aspects e.g. food, festivals, music, cinema, TV programmes, geography via quizzes, news items, class activities, websites and video clips of German life.

    This knowledge will broaden their overall appreciation of Germany, its language and culture.

  • Careers

    Learners will be equipped and have the confidence to progress to the next level of learning – German Beginners 2.

    Learners will also gain transferable skills useful to employers e.g. working in a team, social and communication skills, an understanding of English grammar, respect for others and overall increased confidence, as well as their acquired German language skills.

  • English and maths

    English: learners will develop verbal communication skills through class activities with peers and through interaction with tutor. English grammar points will be highlighted and developed by means of the use of corresponding German grammar.

    Maths: learners will develop confidence in maths through using numbers when asking/giving age, talking about numbers of family members, asking/giving prices and practising number skills via games such as bingo.

    Digital: learners will be able to use tablets, if they wish, to access the core course resource (BBC Talk German 1). Various websites will be used to enhance the learning and learners will watch video and YouTube clips and access online language games. Emails will be exchanged between tutor and learners for updates and queries.

    A Smartboard will be used in class and learners will use the Internet for research of topics as well as Google Classroom for tutor/learner, learner/tutor and learner/learner communication.

  • Other important information

    You have to be aged 19 years and above to join this course.

  • Is this course for you?

    You should have:

    • Commitment to the learning
    • A love of Germany and its cultural aspects
    • A willingness to participate in class activities with peers and to complete homework tasks
    • Confidence to speak aloud in class in German
    • A willingness to embrace grammar aspects
    • A willingness to share ideas, information and personal experiences about Germany in class
  • Required qualifications

    No knowledge required but a desire to learn German and to have fun whilst doing so.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Learners will use a balance of the four key elements of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing to develop their knowledge and abilities within the topic areas.

    • Listening comprehension tasks will be undertaken in class using CDs and video clips.
    • Speaking of the language will be achieved via pair work role plays, small group activities, games and directed questioning.
    • Reading comprehension tasks will be given in class (as well as for homework) and learners will also read aloud in class in German.
    • Writing of German will be practised and developed mainly through homework tasks (essential for language building, especially of vocabulary and grammatical structure).

    Learners will also develop their knowledge of German grammar rules (using nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives etc.).

    Learners will be able to communicate at a basic level in German within the three topic areas covered when going on holiday/business to Germany and/or interacting with German family members.

    Learners will gain knowledge on German cultural aspects e.g. food, festivals, music, cinema, TV programmes, geography via quizzes, news items, class activities, websites and video clips of German life.

    This knowledge will broaden their overall appreciation of Germany, its language and culture.

  • Careers

    Learners will be equipped and have the confidence to progress to the next level of learning – German Beginners 2.

    Learners will also gain transferable skills useful to employers e.g. working in a team, social and communication skills, an understanding of English grammar, respect for others and overall increased confidence, as well as their acquired German language skills.

  • English and maths

    English: learners will develop verbal communication skills through class activities with peers and through interaction with tutor. English grammar points will be highlighted and developed by means of the use of corresponding German grammar.

    Maths: learners will develop confidence in maths through using numbers when asking/giving age, talking about numbers of family members, asking/giving prices and practising number skills via games such as bingo.

    Digital: learners will be able to use tablets, if they wish, to access the core course resource (BBC Talk German 1). Various websites will be used to enhance the learning and learners will watch video and YouTube clips and access online language games. Emails will be exchanged between tutor and learners for updates and queries.

    A Smartboard will be used in class and learners will use the Internet for research of topics as well as Google Classroom for tutor/learner, learner/tutor and learner/learner communication.

  • Other important information

    You have to be aged 19 years and above to join this course.

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