German Advanced 1 (B1)

This course is a continuation from German Intermediate Revision and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 220 hours of German required. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course aims to build general advanced comprehension and communication skills in German and a review of cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of higher level language principles.


DELIVERY MODE
This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. 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. This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. Please note that WEA Sydney is unable to provide any technical support for students' personal equipment.


TEXTBOOK

  • Studio (21) B1 'Das Deutschbuch', H. Funk and C. Kuhn, Cornelsen, 2015, Units 1-3.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Unit 1
    • Lifetimes and the history of the Brandenburg Gate, important days in the German history
    • Talking about time and the sense of time
    • Talking about a poem
    • Subclauses with while/während
    • Simple past of irregular verbs
  • Unit 2
    • Everyday life
    • Talking about stress, causes and strategies to handle stress
    • Giving advice
    • Dialogues at a bank and reporting a crime
    • Conjunctive II of modal verbs
    • Conjunctions darum, deshalb, deswegen
    • Revision of subclauses and sentence structure
    • Graduating adverbs ziemlich, besonders
  • Unit 3
    • Men – Women – Couples
    • Talking about clichés
    • Reading newspaper interviews about partnership
    • Creative writing, writing a story
    • Adjectives and their opposite
    • Express a purpose


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

  1. Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  2. Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  3. Produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  4. Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.


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.

$275 Limited / $248

This course is a continuation from German Intermediate Revision and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 220 hours of German

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23 Jul