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German Advanced 1 (B1)

$246 Limited GST free / $221
German Advanced 1 (B1)

This course is for students who need to communicate with some fluency in German. Students will have the opportunity to focus on specific skills, such as extending vocabulary in given areas, improving

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This course is for students who need to communicate with some fluency in German. Students will have the opportunity to focus on specific skills, such as extending vocabulary in given areas, improving written language, and developing a better understanding of specific cultural and social issues. The course uses group discussions and individual presentations by the students on various topics (culture, society, environment etc.) to build on the competencies achieved in previous levels. This course will allow you to practise and improve your speaking and listening skills in German through a wide variety of activities. This is an advanced class which focuses on fluency and conversation. It is assumed that students will have 160 + hours of prior learning.


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


CLASS PLAN
Nine Sessions that aim to build general advanced 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 1
    • Lifetimes and the history of the Brandenburg Gate, important days in the German history
    • Talking about a poem and a movie
  • Unit 2
    • Everyday life
    • Talking about stress, causes and strategies to handle stress
    • Giving advice
    • Dialogues at a bank and reporting a crime
  • Unit 3
    • Men – Women – Couples
    • Talking about clichés
    • Reading newpaper interviews about partnership
    • Creative writing, writing a story

Grammar (as covered in textbook topics)

  • Unit 1
    • Subclauses with while/während
    • Simple past of irregular verbs
    • Conditional sentences
  • Unit 2
    • Conjunctive II of modal verbs
    • Conjunctions darum, deshalb, deswegen
    • Revision of subclauses and sentence structure
    • Graduating adverbs ziemlich, besonders
  • Unit 3
    • Adjectives and their opposite
    • Express a purpose


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

  1. To communicate in fluent 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 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.