This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners
Do you want to be able to speak German at a basic level when visiting Germany?
This Beginners Modular course will help you to speak German at a basic level and is designed because we know it is difficult to learn a language on your own. Exchanging words and phrases face to face with your tutor and other students will give you the opportunity to practise speaking German and develop your language and vocabulary.
We want to give you flexibility of choice; you can join at the start of any module or complete the three modules A, B and C.
Modules A and B will have a welcome introductory session to cover some essential words and phrases (such as greeting, numbers) then start with the topics listed below.
Module C consolidates what was covered in Module A and B this is not for complete beginners. You can join module C if you have already studied the language at a basic level.
- Introductory session
- Ask for/use direction and travelling information
- Shop for items around the place you visit/live
- Introductory session
- Extend vocabulary for the topics above
- Improve accuracy and pronunciation
- Oral practice of the topics in Modules A-B
At the end of the 3 modules, successful students will be able to:
• Introduce themselves
• Order food/drink
• Describe places/give simple directions
• Use key phrases for shopping
• Start to express an opinion
• Listen/respond to simple information from a range of sources (telephone messages, instructions)
• Grasp general meaning of written material (simple e-mails, text messages, notices)
Grammar will be studied. You will learn to use expressions and forms appropriate to the language using present tense, gender, prepositions and adjectives. You will be given homework (1 hr max) 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 oral communication (speaking and listening) and some reading and writing will also be included. Pronunciation and German culture are an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted mainly in the foreign appropriate language to your level. Learners will work through different activities individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources (role-play and games etc). Homework set will provide and opportunity for self study including the use of on-line resources.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student' starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will mark homework and give written or verbal feedback.
What do I need to have with me?
The course book will be discussed at the first session if appropriate. Students will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise students not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
After completing module B you should continue with Module C.
The appropriate follow-on course after completion of the 3 modules is a Beginners Plus course. The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
This course is for students with no previous knowledge or those with a little basic knowledge or vocabulary who want to consolidate at a Beginners pace. If you are unsure carry out our self-assessment test available on www.kentadulteducation.co.uk. The assessment provides a score to help you chose the best course for you. If still unsure, 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/90864/J/NC.