Prerequisite for entry
For complete beginners or those who have had only very little contact with the language.
10 x 2-hour classes.
After 20 hours students may progress to level 1+
Aims and objectives
The aim of the course is to enable students to function at a basic everyday survival level (basic vocabulary, grammar, morphology, syntax and phonetics). Students should be able to communicate in and understand German on a number of practical everyday matters. Language learning skills, including autonomous learning will be introduced. Some transferable skills will also be covered.
- Greetings and farewells. Saying who you are. Saying where you come from. Asking others who they are and where they come from.
- Saying how you are. Talking about nationality, language and about personal details.
- Talking about towns and cities. Speaking and asking about jobs and study.
- Talking about leisure pursuits. Stating likes and dislikes. Talking about family relationships.
- Asking the way. Ordering food and drinks. Shopping: asking / giving prices. Saying how often you do things.
- Booking a hotel room. Telling the time. Talking about daily routines. Making appointments.
Main topics/themes to be covered:
- Personal details and occupation
- Work and study
- Family and leisure time
- Shopping, eating and food
- Time and appointments
Basic rules of the pronunciation of German
Grammar and linguistic structures
- Personal pronouns
- Verb endings in the present tense
- Verbs with vowel change
- Possessive adjectives
- Plural of nouns
- The accusative case
- The imperative
- Seperable verbs
- Modal verbs: können, müssen
- Word order
- Course book: Willkommen! Beginner’s course. Paul Coggle, Heiner Schenke. 3rd edition. (chapter 1 - 6) ISBN: 978 1473 67265 9
- Activity book: Willkommen! Beginner’s course. Paul Coggle, Heiner Schenke. ISBN: 978 1473 672666