Do you want to be able to use your German in a range of real life situations? In the virtual classroom of this Online German Intermediate course, you will be exchanging live with your tutor and other students. You will have the opportunity to practice speaking in German to develop your language skills further.
This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
Successful students will be able to:
• Describe (people, places, situations, events etc) using the present, past or future tense
• Give and follow specific instructions
• Express an opinion and ideas in taking part in discussion
• Make comparisons
• Express an opinion
• Listen and respond to information from a range of sources (telephone messages, news headlines/public announcements, instructions, conversations)
• Deal with emergencies, problems and complaints
Grammar will be expanded. You will learn to use expressions and forms appropriate to the language using present, future and some past tenses. You will be given small amounts of homework (1 hour max) each week to reinforce classroom learning.
There is limited parking on site, but there is a public car park nearby and on-street parking.
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 mainly 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. Students will need to have 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?
This is the second course of the series. There is a follow-up Intemediate - der Sommer after Easter. Please enrol early. The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
For anybody who is looking to improve the practical speaking and listening skills needed to cope with a range of real life situations more complex than those at Beginners Plus level.
This course follows on from our German Beginners Plus. Students need to either have completed one of our Beginners Plus courses or have studied GCSE (D/E grades) or have studied the language for approximately 100 hours and who can express themselves and understand simple information relating to personal, work or social matters. New students at the required level are welcome.
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/90854/J/LC.