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Mon 15 Jun, Wed 17 Jun, ... Fri 3 Jul 2020
09:30 - 11:30

Venue: CLIC online teaching

Provided by: Engineering Centre for Languages & Inter-Communication


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German: Beginner Intensive
Beginners

Mon 15 Jun, Wed 17 Jun, ... Fri 3 Jul 2020

Description

Introductory course to German. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of German. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

Target audience
  • All staff and students from Cambridge University Engineering Department
  • Further details regarding CLIC's eligibility criteria are available here
Sessions

Number of sessions: 9

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 15 Jun   09:30 - 11:30 09:30 - 11:30 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
2 Wed 17 Jun   09:30 - 11:30 09:30 - 11:30 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
3 Fri 19 Jun   09:30 - 11:30 09:30 - 11:30 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
4 Mon 22 Jun   09:30 - 11:30 09:30 - 11:30 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
5 Wed 24 Jun   09:30 - 11:30 09:30 - 11:30 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
6 Fri 26 Jun   09:30 - 11:30 09:30 - 11:30 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
7 Mon 29 Jun   09:30 - 11:30 09:30 - 11:30 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
8 Wed 1 Jul   09:30 - 11:30 09:30 - 11:30 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
9 Fri 3 Jul   09:30 - 11:30 09:30 - 11:30 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
Topics covered
  • Alphabet
  • Use of Questions
  • Word order
  • Definite and indefinite articles, plurals, negation of nouns
  • Present tense and past of 'haben' and 'sein', separable verbs
  • Cardinal and ordinal numbers, some prepositions
  • Modal verbs

  • Meet and greet people, introduce yourself (name, age, job, nationality, domicile)
  • Describe a room and its equipment
  • Talk about languages and countries
  • Describe a house/flat
  • Tell the time, make and cancel appointments
  • Talk about professions
  • Talk about food (shopping for food, likes and dislikes)
Objectives

Who for: absolute beginners, learners with very basic command of German.

Overview: A three-week interactive online Zoom-based course covering basic communication topics such as introducing yourself, small talk, talking about study and professions, hobbies, food and daily routine.

Due to the nature of online teaching/learning, we will be using the ‘flipped classroom’ technique, have a comfort break half-way though the session, and use a variety of tools to make the process more engaging.

Aims

To be introduced to the German language with a focus on listening and speaking.

Format

Class work (online via Zoom) and individual study

Duration

Nine sessions of two hours each taught over a period of three weeks

Frequency

Yearly

Related courses
Theme
German

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