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German Intermediate (LL183)

Summary

Level:

You will have completed over 150 hours of tuition or have had a good foundation at school in the language, at least 'O'/GCSE level with grades A & B or A-level up to grade C or equivalent. You have reached the stage where you can understand a good proportion of the language when native speakers talk to you about a range of common topics. You can express yourself simply and with reasonable accuracy but you are hesitant in more demanding situations. You want to develop your fluency and extend the range of contexts in which you use the language. This course covers the complete A2 language level and is meant for learners who want to move at a relatively fast pace.

Main Objectives:

The course will improve your competence in an increasing range of factual, persuasive and expressive language tasks performed in a variety of contexts.

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 Textbook:

Starten Wir! A2 Kursbuch, Rolf Br├╝seke, Publisher: Hueber, ISBN: 978-3-19-046000-7

(The course book has a digital version, but you do not need to purchase this. The license only lasts a year.)

Also other materials such as DVDs, videos and CDs will be used where relevant.

A copy 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

covers the following:

Topics

  • media;
  • travelling;
  • weather;
  • German-speaking countries and people;
  • events;
  • education;
  • work.

Grammar

  • conjunctions;
  • passive;
  • cases;
  • indirect speech;
  • prepositions;
  • modal verbs;
  • imperfect tense;
  • relative clauses.

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