This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners
Are you fluent in German? Do want to maintain your level and develop aspects of your conversational skills and gain a deeper cultural understanding? This Advanced Plus course is for you.
You will benefit from being in a virtual classroom, exchanging face to face with your supportive tutor and other students as you practise speaking in German with a very high degree of fluency and accuracy and enjoying learning the language.
After completing the course successful students should be able to:
• Exchange views confidently with a near native command of the language on a range of topical subjects.
• Use language, vocabulary, idiomatic and colloquial expressions appropriate to the formality of the situation and subject, and to the context and culture.
• Obtain information, ideas and opinions from a variety of sources. Extract required details fully and accurately
• If appropriate, produce written texts for a variety of purposes. Modify language to communicate in ways appropriate to the context and relationship between writer and reader.
Grammar will bridge gaps in knowledge. You will be given small amounts of homework (1 hour suggested) each week to reinforce classroom learning.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Sven Griesenbeck
Sven Griesenbeck has a BA and Masters in Global Politics and a City and Guilds Level 4 Ptlls certificate. As a native speaker, he teaches German at Kent Adult Education, mentors students at Higher Education Level during their Dissertation period and supports them in identifying/retrieving information for their subject area and has experience in teaching Int. Human Resource Management. Also Seven works in a College Library in central London. Before coming to Britain, Sven worked on a junior management position in a medium-sized company in Germany and central Europe. Since 2006, Sven worked in Local Government as a Local Councillor, something which is helpful in the mentoring work in regards to students who are dealing and writing about (international) political economy.
The most enjoyable aspect of his work in Adult Education is the commitment of his enthusiastic students. they really appreciate their courses sand the topics studied - even if the topic can be sometimes tricky and difficult. Within Adult Education Sven successfully offers a wide range of subjects.
How will I be taught?
The focus will be on speaking and listening. Some reading and writing will also be included. Pronunciation and German culture are an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted in the foreign language. Learners will work through different activities individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources (ex role-play and games). Homework set will provide an opportunity for self-study to reinforce learning.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. You will record your starting point on your Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and set targets. You will revisit regularly during the course to monitor and record your progress. Tutors will feedback orally on homework.
What do I need to have with me?
The course book will be discussed at the first session if appropriate. Although this is a conversation-based course, you may want to bring a pen and paper and dictionary, although we advise students not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
This Spring course is followed by the Summer course "German Advanced Plus - der Sommer" to continue and reinforce learning. Please enrol at least one week in advance to ensure the viability of your course. The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
For anyone who has completed a German Advanced course or has studied the language at degree level or have spent an extended period of time in the country. The course will suit the students who can converse easily in all situations, with a good knowledge of grammar, the main tenses and structure of the language but need to continue to improve in fluency and accuracy to a native level in pronunciation/intonation, choice of vocabulary, grammar as well as idiomatic/colloquial expressions with conversation practice.
If you are unsure, please carry out our self-assessment test available on www.kentadulteducation.co.uk or in our Centres. The assessment provides a score to help you chose the best course for you. If still unsure, please speak to us or to a Curriculum Leader.
Joining your course
Real time Online
Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code SEV/90990/J/NC.