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Mon 19 Jun, Tue 20 Jun, ... Fri 7 Jul 2017
16:00 - 18:00

Venue: Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: German Basic
Beginners£

Mon 19 Jun, Tue 20 Jun, ... Fri 7 Jul 2017

Description

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At basic level the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites

For absolute beginners (ab initio learners) or for those with very little knowledge of the language

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 19 Jun 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
2 Tue 20 Jun 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
3 Wed 21 Jun 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
4 Thu 22 Jun 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
5 Fri 23 Jun 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
6 Mon 26 Jun 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
7 Tue 27 Jun 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
8 Wed 28 Jun 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
9 Thu 29 Jun 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
10 Fri 30 Jun 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
11 Mon 3 Jul 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
12 Tue 4 Jul 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
13 Wed 5 Jul 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
14 Thu 6 Jul 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
15 Fri 7 Jul 2017   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Hildegard O'Kane
Topics covered

The course introduces students to the following functions and notions:

  • How to say hello, present oneself,
  • to tell your origin, age and ask people relevant questions to get same information
  • to converse about work/study as well as family and languages spoken
  • to be able to describe a dwelling, give/ask for address, ask/explain who people live with...
  • to talk about preferences, interests, sport, hobbies, weekend activities
  • to place orders at the bar, talk about likes, dislikes, ask people what they want to drink...
  • to make a restaurant booking, read the menu, ask about the dishes, place order, talk about food, ask for the bill and ask for info re the bill
  • to talk about your work/study, the timetable and to talk about your professional past
  • to ask for directions, understand indications, traffic signs, call a taxi, explain where to go...
  • to be able to read texts in a historical context, understand issues about German history, talk about the past in general and tell stories
  • to buy food and clothing items, inquire about prices, size, quantity and get other relevant information
  • to understand information relevant to travel, holiday and stay in hotel
  • to talk about health and fitness, describe ailments, understand instructions and discuss them
Objectives

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Listening/Speaking: Understand basic instructions or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic.
  • Reading: Understand a set of basic notices, instructions or information.
  • Writing: Write a brief informal letter or e-mail on an every-day predictable topic.
Aims
  • To develop a basic understanding and an appreciation of the salient linguistic features;
  • To establish the learner as a fairly confident language user in a range of every-day predictable situations;
  • To introduce students to the cultural background of Germany (and Austria) within the context of language teaching.
Format

Presentations, practicals and online learning

System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Charging
  • Students: £250 to be paid online (select 'Concessionary').
  • Staff including Colleges and UCLES* staff: £280 to be paid online (select 'Full'). (* provided they are eligible to/can obtain a Raven password)
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • It is the student's duty to plan ahead and make sure they can cope with their study workload.
Notes

If you are a student with a disability and have a Student Support Document (SSD) from the Disability Resource Centre and you would like to share the information with us, please tick the 'special requirements' box.

Duration

Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning

Frequency

Three times per year (subject to demand)

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