German Improvers Term 1, 2 & 3
This course is for those who already have some knowledge of the language (approximately equal to 1 year of learning). The emphasis will be on speaking and using the language with some grammar.
What will I learn on this course?
This course will revise and build on what students have already learnt and will introduce new
topics, according to student needs.
The topics covered will include:
evision and extension of talking and writing about self and others, directions, restaurant,
shopping, times, booking accommodation
dealing with transport
talking and writing about what you did
talking and writing about what you are going to do
arranging and negotiating activities with friends, family, work colleagues
additional topics to be negotiated once course has started.
Lessons will be built around a course book for you to refer to back at home. New language will be presented with colourful pictures on the interactive whiteboard. You will have plenty of opportunities for practising speaking and listening through role-play, pair work, CDs etc. You will be given a choice of tasks at different levels to suit your learning needs. You will also be able to submit additional work and have this handed back with correction advice and feedback.
Assessment and Awarding Body: non-accredited
You will be given work to do at home and, to get the most out of your course, you will need to practise regularly – 10 or 15 minutes each day is best. You will have opportunity to submit both this and individual additional optional work to your tutor and have it corrected.
You will be expected to attend every week. If you cannot attend, you will be set work to ensure you meet your learning outcomes.
What else do I need to know?
As well as a file, paper and pen, you will need to bring enthusiasm and a willingness to have a go. You are advised not to buy books with CDs until your tutor can suggest materials that you will find helpful.
What could I do next?
You may wish to carry onto German Intermediate or try a different language such as Spanish or