German Beginners 4 - Online (A1)

This course is a continuation from German Beginners 3 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 60 hours of German required. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course aims to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in beginners German and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of basic language principles.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. Classes will consist of a minimum of 1.5 hours virtual class time, together with 30 minutes worth of work to be completed independently. You will be able to contact your tutor by email or phone to ask for guidance and feedback on this work. In addition tutors may set additional homework.

TEXTBOOK

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

COURSE OUTLINE

Unit 10

  • Eating and drinking
  • Buying groceries at the market/in the supermarket, asking for the price
  • Formulating dialogues
  • Weights and measures
  • Question words which / welch and when / wann
  • Comparative and Superlative

Unit 11

  • Clothing and weather
  • Colours and sizes
  • Buying clothes, dialogue
  • Weather reports and small talk about the weather
  • Adjectives in the accusative
  • Demonstrative pronoun these / diese

Unit 12

  • Body and health
  • Parts of the body
  • Talking to the doctor about symptoms
  • Giving advice and recommendations
  • Writing an email
  • 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. Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  2. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  3. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
  4. Can demonstrate the skills, language and attitudes required for further study of German.

TEXTBOOK SUPPLIER

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

Please note that 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.

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.

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