Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 503 (Level 19)

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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 B2 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, further to those gained in previous courses. More complex grammatical structures will be introduced in order to improve all essential language skills.

Content

Based on two units from the prescribed text focusing on subject areas: extraordinary events and experiences and nature and technology.

In Unit 1, participants will learn to speak about unusual and extreme life situations. Questions will be raised such as ‘what is normal?’ and ‘what is extreme’? Participants will study interviews and newspaper articles from ‘extreme’ real-life experiences and will learn how to express and respond emotionally to those experiences.

In Unit 2, participants will explore how the observation of the natural world inspires design and function within the world of technology by looking at the links between them. We will study texts about the history and future of cars and also discuss why people are so fascinated by ‘cars’.

Intended Audience

Suitable for B2 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 502 or those who have completed 445 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 setting.

Prescribed Text

Studio D – Die Mittelstufe: Kurs- Und Ubungsbuch B2 Band 2 by Kuhn & Niemann & Kiontke Winzer ISBN 978-306-020-0740

Based on Units 1 and 2.

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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.