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Holiday German for Beginners

German

Start date: 30th Jan 2020

Time: 09:15 - 11:15

Cost: £76

Day: Thursday

Duration: 8 weeks

Tutor: Ulrike Hitchen

Course code: 20SP105

This course is for: This course is for learners who want to enjoy their holiday experience fully by using phrases in German. During this course, a range of activities will be used to introduce basic language skills. Learners will learn phrases to introduce themselves, use public transport, move around the city, book a room, order at a restaurant and go shopping.

 Benefits

Learners will participate in class activities using reading, listening, writing and more importantly speaking skills.  This short course will help learners gain confidence in German and prepare them to go to the Germany.

Previous knowledge

No previous knowledge of the target language is required, just the willingness to learn (and probably make plenty of mistakes along the way!)

The next step

Continuation to beginners language class in Autumn 2020

 Course content

Topic 1: Introducing yourself

This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to communicate effectively with a foreign colleague, friend or host. Topics covered will include the definition of roles and relationships, personal details, hobbies and personal interests. Learners will be introduced to vocabulary and phrases to aid conversation in the foreign language.

Topic 2: Using public transport

This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to arrange and undertake travel confidently. Topics covered are buying tickets, checking times of departure or arrival, seat reservations, check-in procedures and other typical situations related to travel.  Learners will study numbers, the 24 hour clock, days of the week and other relevant vocabulary and useful phrases.

Topic 3: Around the city

This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to communicate and request information when sight-seeing. The topics covered include vocabulary and useful phrases to visit public places and how to get by in a city of the foreign country.

Topic 4: Booking a room

This theme will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to organise accommodation in a foreign country. The topics covered include enquiring about accommodation, changes, dates, facilities and completion of forms, dealing with problems, involving accommodation and relevant vocabulary

Topic 5: Ordering in a restaurant

This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to deal with some situations that may arise when eating out in a foreign country. The topics covered will ensure that learners are able to book a table, order food from a menu, express preferences and ask for the bill.

Topic 6: Shopping

This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to deal with some aspects of going shopping in a foreign country. This includes dealing with money, prices, change, receipts, shop opening times, enquiring about and buying items and making complaints. Learners will also study other useful phrases and language which may be needed in a shopping situation.

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Ulrike Hitchen

I am a native German lecturer with about thirty years’ experience of language teaching. I hold two university degrees and have qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the UK. I have experience of teaching children and adults and at all levels i.e. from beginners’ to proficiency level. I am very interested in German language and culture and travel to Germany very regularly. My aim is to make my classes enjoyable, informative and communicative.

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