German: Beginners

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those that have done a term of German, or for those who have some basic knowledge of German and who wish to practise and consolidate their language learning and build their confidence. If you don’t continue to use it, you will lose it! Learn simple grammar and add to your vocabulary

Course content

You will learn and practise simple useful language such as:

Talk about work and study

Recognise places in town and find your way

Talk about family and free time

Simple grammar, e.g. genders and articles, verbs in the present tense, possessive adjectives, plurals of nouns, the accusative case

Understand and take part in short conversations

Exchange information with others

Learn about the language and culture of the country/countries

You will :

Practise and improve your listening, speaking and reading using authentic materials

Work individually, in pairs and in small groups, as well as with the tutor and the whole class

Use a range of resources including video clips, listening material for comprehension and the internet

Support and feedback

You’ll complete an individual learning plan (ILP). There is initial assessment and a variety of activities to assess your progress throughout the course. There’s discussion and written feedback with your tutor. This should be noted on your ILP.

Additional costs and requirements

At the start of the course your tutor will advise you of any course book that might be required. Please don’t purchase anything before the course.

You’ll need a pen, paper and a ring-binder for storing notes, hand-outs and homework

You may like to bring a drink or refreshments

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Yes. You will learn more effectively if you are able to practice and revise between the sessions. Your tutor will give you short homework tasks to help consolidate and extend the work done in the weekly session.

You will also be encouraged to make use of other resources such as internet websites for self-study activities.

About the tutor

Daphne Robins has been teaching German for Learn Devon since September 2009 and worked as a PA at Stover School for 8 years. Daphne lived in Germany for 27 years until April 2000, working for international companies as a PA, as she is bilingual in German and English. Daphne has dual citizenship in both Germany and Great Britain. Daphne has a Bachelors’ Degree in Education and Training from the University of Plymouth and a PGCE in Secondary Modern Foreign Languages. Daphne has recently been teaching German at secondary schools in Devon, currently teaches English as a foreign language at an international language school in Sidmouth and is also a private tutor.

Start date05 Oct 2017
End date21 Dec 2017
Start time19:00
End time21:00
Concessions not available