Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 301 (Level 9)

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

Aims

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

Outcomes

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

  • use appropriate vocabulary to enquire about hotel room availability
  • give directions to go to places and to streets within a city
  • comment on travel destinations
  • write a travel diary
  • talk about the weather
  • discuss the preferences for visiting cultural events
  • speak about favourite books
  • use the newly introduced and revised grammatical structures more confidently.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • At the hotel (Grammar: indirect questions, prepositions ‘gegenüber’, ‘an... vorbei’, ‘durch’. Vocab: hotel bookings, directions how to get to place)
  • Travel and traffic (Grammar: local prepositions ‘am Meer’, ‘ans Meer’ Vocab: travel options, directions)

• Weather and climate (Grammar: verbs and prepositions ‘sich interessieren für’, prepositional interrogtives ‘worauf’, wofür'. Vocab: weather words, describing climate)
• Cultural events (Grammar: local prepositions ‘vom/aus dem’)
• Books and press (Grammar: modalverbs in simple past).

Intended Audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 204 or those who have completed 195 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

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 16-20 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.

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German Course 301 (Level 9)

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What others say.

  • The tutor was extremely supportive and encouraging. Provided weekly homework which motivated and strengthened learning.