German: conversation 3: FULL
Who is this course for?
This is a continuation of the conversation 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 a good level of German language skills.
You do not need to have attended previous courses to be able to integrate into this course.
“if you don’t continue to use it, you will lose it”
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, or have German friends or relatives or are part of a twinning association, then this course is for you too.
We will talk about fashion and clothing in different German speaking countries and compare with the UK.
You will learn vocabulary and phrases and the supporting grammar relating to fashion and clothing. This will include describing clothing, giving opinions, giving preferences, discussing appropriate clothing for different kinds of events, how to ask questions, how to construct simple and more complex sentences in German in the present and past tenses.
You will have the opportunity to listen to authentic texts, read short articles, speak about yourself, ask questions and to write about yourself.
You will practise your language in pairs in small groups as well as with the tutor and whole class.
There will be plenty of opportunity for German conversation in these groups and pairs as well as in the whole group.
A range of resources is used, including video clips, authentic listening material for comprehension and the internet.
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 and shown on the screen.
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?
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 currently online.
Daphne has lived and worked in Germany for 27 years and is totally bilingual in German and English.
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 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 and the more advanced learner. This skill translates into her understanding the difficulties learners might have learning a language. Her enthusiasm and specialist knowledge are just two of the many ingredients that make her lessons interesting, engaging, and lively. 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”.