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Beginners

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This is an intensive communicative course for absolute beginners giving an introduction to the everyday language spoken in Germany and Austria.

Focusing both on the spoken and written language, the course aims to equip students with the skills needed for everyday situations in a German-speaking environment. Students will, for example, learn how to introduce themselves and others, shop for and order food and drink, make travel arrangements, discuss the daily routine, ask questions and express opinions, and will acquire a good basic vocabulary.

The course aims to include the basic structures of German, for example the present and past tenses of the verb and the declension of nouns and pronouns. Throughout the course the approach is a communicative one, using role play, interviews etc., so that students can practise and consolidate what they have learned. Our Centre’s language laboratory is also available for further individual study.

By the end of the 8 weeks, students will be able to cope in a number of practical situations, such as:

  • introducing and giving simple information on oneself or someone else;
  • talking about one’s daily routine, one’s family, and one’s leisure activities;
  • expressing preferences;
  • talking about where you and others live;
  • ordering food in a restaurant;
  • booking a hotel room;
  • describing the way

Course materials

The course uses the course book Willkommen! German Beginner’s Course (Hodder & Stoughton; 2nd edition, April 2012, ISBN: 9781444165159) and accompanying audio material.

Questions regarding the content and teaching of the above course should be addressed to the German Coordinator, Dr Felicitas Starr-Egger, f.starr-egger@imperial.ac.uk.

Please carefully review the programme timetableterm dates and fees & enrolment information before clicking on the booking link.
N.B: Enrolment starts 1 March 2019

Improvers

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This is an intensive course for students with an elementary knowledge of German who have completed the Beginners course (or equivalent).

This communicative course will begin with a revision of basic structures before introducing the students to a range of more complex ones, including the past tense, subordinate clauses, reflexives as well as cases such as the dative and genitive. Additional focus will be on personal pronouns, word order, indirect questions and modal verbs.

By the end of the eight weeks students will be able to:

  • ask for and understand directions;
  • arrange travel and accommodation;
  • request and offer information;
  • talk about events and experiences in the past;
  • talk about education and professions;
  • express wishes and hopes; state preferences

Course materials

The course will be based on the book studio21 A2-1 (Grundstufe A2: Teilband 1, Deutschbuch mit DVD-ROM, Paperback, Hermann Funk, Christina Kuhn, Cornelsen Verlag Gmbh, July 2014, ISBN-10: 3065205874, ISBN-13: 978-3065205870), supplemented by additional materials.

Questions regarding the content and teaching of the above course should be addressed to the German Coordinator, Dr Felicitas Starr-Egger, f.starr-egger@imperial.ac.uk.

Please carefully review the programme timetableterm dates and fees & enrolment information before clicking on the booking link.
N.B: Enrolment starts 1 March 2019