German Beginners 4 (A1)

This is a continuation course from lower levels of German Beginners study, open to anyone wishing to develop their language skills. Students will develop enhanced skills in communication, reading, listening and writing.


TEXT: Studio (21) A1 'Das Deutschbuch', H. Funk and C. Kuhn, Cornelsen, 2015, Units 10-12.


CLASS PLAN
Nine Sessions that aim to build general elementary comprehension and communication skills in German.


CONTENT
Conversational German and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of higher level language principles.


Topics (as related to textbook)

  • Unit 10
    • Eating and drinking
    • Buying groceries at the market/in the supermarket, asking for the price
    • Formulating dialogues
    • Weights and measures
  • Unit 11
    • Clothing and weather
    • Colours and sizes
    • Weather reports and small talk about the weather
  • Unit 12
    • Body and health
    • Arts of the body
    • Talking to the doctor about symptoms
    • Giving advice and recommendations
    • Writing an email

Grammar (as covered in textbook topics)

  • Unit 10
    • Question words which / welch and when / wann
    • Comparative and Superlative
  • Unit 11
    • Adjectives in the accusative
    • Demonstrative pronoun these / diese
  • Unit 12
  • The imperative
  • Modal verb to be allowed to / durfen
  • Personal pronouns in the accusative


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Communicate in easily understood German.
  2. Increase the skills, vocabulary and study attitude required for continued study of German.


IMPORTANT: Textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.


TEXTBOOK SUPPLIER
Abbey’s Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 | www.languagebooks.com.au


LANGUAGE CLASS TRANSFER POLICY
If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.