This course will take place online. We are running an introductory offer on all beginners' language sessions, with 25% off this course at Full £136 / Conc. £102
The course covers the four skills (speaking, reading, listening, and writing). It is taught through tutor-led activities, pair and group work, role-playing, and independent research as part of homework.
Who is this course for?
This course is for absolute beginners.
Do I need any previous skills or knowledge?
No prior knowledge required.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
This course will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
Please bring a pen and paper for making notes, or use your computer/laptop.
The tutor may ask you to purchase a textbook costing approximately £20.
Are there any follow-on courses I can take?
Where possible, we will always aim to offer students the opportunity to progress in their learning. The next level after this course is German Level 1: Module B.
Will I be assessed?
There is no formal assessment for courses at Bishopsgate Institute. However, to monitor your learning and progress, tutors will assess your participation in classroom activities.
You will learn
By the end of this course, you will know how to:
- Introduce yourself and others
- Spell out words
- Use numbers
- Talk about families and friends
- Talk about place of origin
- Talk about jobs and professions
- Express likes/dislike and hobbies
- Order food in a restaurant
- Shop for food
- Give and understand directions
- Ask and give the time.
You will also have covered the following grammatical structures:
- Present tense of both regulars and irregular verbs (lesen, etc)
- Verb "to be" (haben, sein)
- Definite and indefinite articles (der, die, das/ ein, eine, ein)
- Formal and informal structures (Sie, du)
- Possessive singular (mein, meine)
- Accusative case (den, die, das)
- Personal pronouns (ich, du, er/sie/es etc)
- Accusative case (Ich esse einen Kuchen)
- Affirmative, negative, and interrogative sentences
- Word order
- Separable verbs (Ich kaufe ein.)
Meet the Tutor
Boris Born teaches German at all levels. He graduated with an MA in German and Philosophical Studies in 1983 and has been teaching German since 1993. He works at City University in the undergraduate and evening programmes. He also prepares German native speakers for their A-levels at a German school in Islington. At Westminster University, he does translation and proofreading for Modleb.
Need to Know
- 13:05 – 13:55
- Mondays and Thursdays
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Boris Born
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