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German Post Beginners (LL181)

Summary

Level:

You may have studied the language at school some years ago or attended a beginners' course of approximately 50 hours. You have very limited vocabulary and some understanding of basic structures. You can just about cope with predictable situations but you lack confidence in other contexts.

Main Objectives:

You will develop further competence in a range of predictable simple everyday language tasks. The course will provide additional knowledge of the structure and vocabulary of the language. The course will introduce new tenses and help you to communicate in everyday social or work situations.

Please read our Can-do Statements (link on the right of this page) to see the competences which you will be working towards and can achieve by the end of the year.

Teaching:

Teaching will be delivered fully online on Ms Teams.

There will be one weekly two-hour online session for 19 weeks.

Course Text

Momente A1.2 Kursbuch plus interaktive Version, Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Sandra Evans, Angela Pude, Franz Specht ISBN 978-3-19-201791-9

Momente A1.2 Arbeitsbuch plus interaktive Version, Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Sabine Glas-Peters, Angela Pude, Monika Reimann ISBN 978-3-19-211791-6

A copy of the coursebook and of the exercise book can be purchased from the University BookshopLink opens in a new window 

Course Description

Based on a step-by-step approach, the course is divided into learning blocks each of which focuses on practical, useful and manageable language.

You will develop cultural awareness of the German speaking world.

You will have access to online resources for a more independent learning.

Homework tasks will be set each week to consolidate what you have learnt in class.

Syllabus

Topics

  • Giving directions;
  • Travel and transport around town;
  • Talking about the weekend and more recent events;
  • Talking about the more distant past;
  • Describing homes and where you live;
  • Giving descriptions of personal appearance and character;
  • Talking about clothes and fashion;
  • Expressing preferences;
  • Discussing and recommending appropriate gifts and clothes;
  • Party invitations and planning;
  • Offering help and advice;
  • Talking about the weather;
  • Discussing health;
  • German festivities

Grammar

  • Prepositions with accusative and dative;
  • Perfect tense;
  • Imperative;
  • Conditional "w├╝rde";
  • Comparative and superlative;
  • Dative case;
  • Direct and indirect objects;
  • Personal pronouns in the dative;
  • Modal verbs;
  • Ordinal numbers.

Skills

  • listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Subject-specific and transferable skills

  • Written and spoken communication
  • Strategies for understanding gist and specific information
  • Intercultural Awareness, Professionalism, Digital Literacy, Teamwork, Problem-solving

Can count towards the Warwick Award

Warwick Award