German: improvers 3: FULL
Who is this course for?
This is a continuation of the improvers course in the spring term 2021. It is ideal for anyone continuing to learn German or returning to learning German following a short or a longer break and with some level of German language skills.
You do not need to have attended previous courses to be able to integrate into this course.
This course is also for you if you are looking for a mental challenge and a friendly, enjoyable and supportive environment in which to learn.
If you travel to Germany, Switzerland or Austria for business or fun, have German friends or relatives or are part of a twinning association, then this course is for you too.
You will be taught in a small friendly and supportive group where you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and make new friends.
By the end of the course, you will be able to shop for food and drink and talk about how often you do something. You will become more confident in speaking, listening, reading and writing German. You will be able to ask questions and construct simple and more complex sentences.
You will have extended your vocabulary to cover food and drink, prices, currency and adverbs of frequency. You will be able to state likes and dislikes and use plurals of nouns. You will learn some basic German grammar and word order in German, using numbers and preferences.
You will have the opportunity to listen to authentic texts, read short dialogues and role-play scenarios such as shopping for food. You will practise your language in pairs in small groups as well as with the tutor and whole class.
A range of resources is used, including Zoom (for the lesson), online whiteboards, video clips, authentic listening material for comprehension, breakout rooms and various useful websites.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.
Additional costs and requirements
This course is delivered online and provided free of charge. You will, however, need a computer or a tablet with a stable internet connection, as well as a built in or external microphone and camera to attend the course.
The tutor uses the course and activity book Willkommen 1 Beginners Course, Edition 3. You may wish to have your own copy, however, copies of pages relevant to each session will be provided by email. You might find it useful to have a good German/English dictionary, or to gain access to an online English/German dictionary.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Yes. Effective language learning requires regular practise and reinforcement. You will be provided with short homework tasks to extend and consolidate the work done in the weekly session.
The tutor also encourages you to extend your independent learning by using other resources such as websites, magazines, TV etc
About the tutor
Your tutor will be Daphne Robins. Daphne started working for Learn Devon in 2009 and has taught various German and ESOL courses for Learn Devon in Newton Abbot, Totnes and Exmouth and now online.
Daphne lived and worked in Germany for 27 years and is totally bilingual in German and English with dual citizenship in both Germany and Great Britain.
When Daphne is not teaching, she enjoys gardening, walking her dog and catching up on reading in German and English and watching German and English films.
Daphne has a BA in Education and Training from the University of Plymouth and a PGCE in Secondary Modern Foreign Languages.
Daphne is passionate about helping learners progress and achieve their goals. Her priority is to make sure learners have an enjoyable and pleasant learning experience and that they always have the support they need available to them.
Quotes from learners:
“I always thought German grammar would be so difficult, but Daphne has really helped me to make sense of it”.