This course will take place online, for a reduced rate of Full £181 / Conc. £136
The course covers the four language 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?
For upper-intermediate level students who have completed German Level 5: Module C or equivalent. To benefit fully from this course, you should have knowledge roughly equivalent to 300 hours of tuition or GCSE level.
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.
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 6: 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 have covered:
- Giving a presentation
- Reading and listening to a variety of authentic resources
- Managing everyday life situations in a German-speaking environment
- Discussing current events and be able to express views and opinions
- Using a wider range of sentence structures and vocabulary
- An on-going consolidation of grammar topics such as the verb tenses, word order, sentence connectors, the adjective declensions, pronouns, relative clauses, temporal, and local prepositions.
Meet the Tutor
Katja Miarka teaches German at all levels and for different age groups. She holds an MA in Modern Foreign Languages and Education from Humboldt University, Berlin and is a qualified teacher (QTS). She currently teaches German at City University, London and other institutions across London.
- Zwischen den Kulturen
- Prepositional verbs (nachdenken über, glauben an, sich beschäftigen mit…)
- Abenteuer Ausland
- The Perfect Tense/ The Preterite (sie hat gearbeitet/ er ist gereist; sie arbeitete/ er reiste)
- Zeit spenden - Was bringt ein Ehrenamt?
- The Konjuntiv II – Conditional sentences (Wenn ich gewusst hätte, wie viel Spaß diese Arbeit macht!)
- Zeit für Musik
- Prepositions with Dative, Accusative, and Genitive cases (dank, statt, laut, trotz, …)
- Mein gutes Recht
- The infinitive with zu; word order
- “Die Würde des Menschen” – Die Grundrechte
- The formation of adjectives (das steigende Interesse/ das gestiegene Interesse)
- Straßen, die trennen - Die Geschichte Berlins
- The Passive voice (Die Berliner Mauer wurde 1961 gebaut.)
- Faszination Geschichte
- Relative pronouns and clauses
- Zeit und Tätigkeit –Tagesablauf, Arbeit und Freizeit
- Sentence connectors/ conjunctions (temporal and conditional)
End-of-term assessment/ feedback/ looking back
Need to Know
- 12:05 – 12:55
- Wednesdays & Fridays
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Katja Miarka
- Max Students
- No. of Sessions
- Course Code