Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 203 (Level 7)

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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 A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Aims

The aim of this course is to consolidate and improve knowledge through the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills beyond those gained in previous courses. More complex grammatical structures will be introduced in order to improve all essential language skills.

Outcomes

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

  1. Use appropriate vocabulary to make event suggestions and/or arrange visiting events.
  2. Give advice on healthy living.
  3. Express compassion and empathy in relation to illnesses and accidents.
  4. Make employment related statements – express the importance of work preferences.
  5. Use the newly introduced and revised grammatical structures more confidently.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Events and event planning (Grammar: temporal prepositions; Vocab: event suggestions, agreeing/rejecting)
  • Healthy and active living: fitness and dietary routines (Grammar: introduction of the subjunctive, temporal adverbs and prepositions)
  • Illnesses and accidents (Grammar: conjunctions weil and deshalb)
  • Employment (Grammar: adjective endings without articles)
  • At the restaurant (Grammar: conjunction: dass).

Intended Audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 202 or have completed 145 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

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

Prescribed Text

MENSCHEN A2 Coursebook with DVD-Rom by Habersack et al. (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783191019020

MENSCHEN A2 Workbook with 2 Audio CDs by Breitsameter et al. (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783191119027

Based on Units 6-10 of the prescribed text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

Optional Text

MENSCHEN A2 Vocabulary in German by Niebisch (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783197319025

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.

What others say.

  • Great course and tutor, German language gets more complex but also more interesting! Love having fun whilst learning the German language!

  • It was a great course. I especially like the fact that the tutor speaks to us in German through the whole session and also encourages us to speak in German to each other. I’ve learnt a lot through this process. Looking forward to the next class.