Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 103 (Level 3)

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If you want to learn to speak German, our German classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn German language and culture. Learn German the smart way with German courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Aims

This course will expand on the work of German 101 and 102 (or equivalent). Your skills will be furthered through various class activities: talking about daily routines, about past events, asking for and giving directions and describe things. It will also improve your vocabulary for expressing your opinion, and your reading comprehension.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Talk about their daily routines and activities.
  2. Talk about past events and have some command of the Perfect Tense in German.
  3. Engage in interviews and read texts.
  4. Ask for and give directions.
  5. Describe and evaluate things.
  6. Write an email in German.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Diary use and daily activities: What did you do today?
  • Festivals, parties and travel: How to read (and write) a travel-blog
  • Finding your way around the city
  • Talking about apartments, houses and other spaces people call 'home'
  • Finding a place to stay (understanding advertisements for residential use).

Intended Audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 102 or who have completed 45 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

The course is delivered as a series of interactive sessions where active participation is encouraged. Each session is conducted in a friendly and relaxed classroom environment.

Prescribed Text

For all 103 classes commencing prior to 2 August 2018:

Studio 21 A1 Gesamtband (Grundstufe) & DVD-ROM E-Book by Funk/Kuhn, ISBN 978 306 5205 269.

Based on Units 6,7 and 8 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

For all 103 classes commencing on or after 6 October 2018:

MENSCHEN A1 Coursebook with DVD-Rom by Evans et al. (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783191019013

MENSCHEN A1 Workbook with 2 Audio CDs by Glas-Peters et al. (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783191119010

Based on Units 11-15 of the prescribed text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

Optional Text

MENSCHEN A1 Vocabulary/Glossary by Ozorowska and Schwingshackl (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783190519019

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

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Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

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  • The tutor is exceptional. They sequence the lessons and activities perfectly to focus on what we need most by way of reinforcement.