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German: Improvers

Monday 17 September 2018
19:15 - 21:15
56 Hours / 28 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£294.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

Expand your knowledge of essential vocabulary, take part in straightforward conversations and understand written information while further developing listening and writing skills. CL

Entry requirements

A beginner’s grasp of the German language is essential.

What you will learn

The course will cover everyday topics which are suitable for students who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of German words and phrases, grammar and culture. Students will improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as learn new vocabulary so that they can deal more confidently with a variety of situations encountered while in Germany or when meeting a German speaker. Topics will include: Food and drink, Work, Expressions of time, Holidays, Shopping, Money, Describing people, Finding information, Problem solving, Expressing feelings, Visiting the doctor, Comparing different lifestyles, the environment, German festivals and customs and many more.

How you will learn on this course

The course employs interactive teaching and learning methods such as partner work, using multi-media resources, role-play, listening activities, grammar workshops, language games, practice activities.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Understand German menus. 2. Make basic enquiries at the tourist office. 3. Talk about your routine at work and at home. 4. Describe past events. 5. Talk about where and when you have been on holiday. 6. Ask for specific items in a shop. 7. Know and use numbers to 1000. 8. Talk about yourself and your family. 9. Ask others questions about themselves and their families. 10. Talk about your background. 11. Describe a problem. 12. Ask for help and understand basic advice. 13. Talk about what you like doing best. 14. Talk about what could be done to protect the environment. 15. Express how you are feeling about something. 16. Ask someone for their opinion. 17. Be aware of key German festivals and customs. 18. Talk about your future plans. 19. Describe people. 20. Understand simple instructions.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Please expect up to 1 hour additional study per week.

What you need for your course

The course follows a very affordable course book. Further information will be given at the start of the course.

What you need to bring to the first class

Some lined paper. A pen. A German dictionary.

What you can do next

Enrol on our German Upper Intermediate course.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking