German: beginners 1
Who is this course for?
Want to try the basics of a language? It can be daunting on your own and is much more fun with a supportive tutor and a group, where you can practice with each other and share the joys and frustrations. This is suitable for complete beginners and also for those with some very basic knowledge.
Learn and practise simple useful language from some of the following:
Greet people and introduce yourself and others
Order a drink or a snack
Shop and find your way around
Numbers, the alphabet, days of the week and dates
Read information such as simple signs, lists and menus.
Write short notes
Some of the language and culture of the country or countries concerned
…and take part in :
Work individually, in pairs and in small groups, as well as with the tutor and the whole class.
Take part in a wide range of activities; designed to help understand and use the language effectively.
Use a range of interesting resources including video clips, listening material 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, effective language learning requires regular practise and reinforcement. You’ll be provided with 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, as an English Teacher at an international language school in Sidmouth and as a private tutor.
Daphne has a deep knowledge of German, German culture and everyday life in Germany. She is particularly skilled at introducing the intricacies of German to the novice learner. Her enthusiasm and specialist knowledge are just two of the many ingredients that make her lessons interesting and lively.
“I simply love teaching. I am passionate about anything German, and particularly the language, and I really enjoy seeing learners progress through the stages of learning German, from complete Beginners through to Improvers. Learning a foreign language enables adults to engage with their native language, enhancing their literacy skills, as well as becoming more involved in the wider world community, for example, when travelling, or in twinning associations”.
Quotes from learner
“Learning German at Learn Devon has enabled me to not only book a table at a restaurant, but also to have the confidence to cancel the reservation again”.
“I always thought German grammar would be so difficult, but Daphne has really helped me to make sense of it!”
“Daphne Robins gives 150% of herself in teaching German. Dedicated and patient she encourages me in every lesson. A truly superb tutor.”