Who is this course for?
This is the next step for beginners who have completed an introduction and 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
You will learn and practise simple useful language such as: Understand and take part in short conversations when travelling Exchange information with others Eating out Book accommodation Shopping, or finding the way Read useful signs and basic tourist information Fill in forms or write lists or messages. Learn about the language and culture of the country/countries You will : Practise and improve your listening, speaking and reading using information, signs, lists and menus Work individually, and in pairs and 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.