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Mon 21 Jun, Tue 22 Jun, ... Thu 1 Jul 2021
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: CLIC online teaching

Provided by: Engineering Centre for Languages & Inter-Communication


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German: Beginner Intensive
Beginners

Mon 21 Jun, Tue 22 Jun, ... Thu 1 Jul 2021

Description

Introductory course to German. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of German. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

Target audience
  • All staff and students from Cambridge University Engineering Department
  • Further details regarding CLIC's eligibility criteria are available here
Sessions

Number of sessions: 9

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 21 Jun   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
2 Tue 22 Jun   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
3 Wed 23 Jun   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
4 Thu 24 Jun   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
5 Fri 25 Jun   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
6 Mon 28 Jun   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
7 Tue 29 Jun   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
8 Wed 30 Jun   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
9 Thu 1 Jul   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Kasia Lanucha
Topics covered
  • Alphabet
  • Use of Questions
  • Word order
  • Definite and indefinite articles, plurals, negation of nouns
  • Present tense and past of 'haben' and 'sein', separable verbs
  • Cardinal and ordinal numbers, some prepositions
  • Modal verbs

  • Meet and greet people, introduce yourself (name, age, job, nationality, domicile)
  • Describe a room and its equipment
  • Talk about languages and countries
  • Describe a house/flat
  • Tell the time, make and cancel appointments
  • Talk about professions
  • Talk about food (shopping for food, likes and dislikes)
Objectives

Who for: absolute beginners, learners with very basic command of German.

Overview: An interactive online Zoom-based course covering basic communication topics such as introducing yourself, small talk, talking about study and professions, hobbies, food and daily routine.

Due to the nature of online teaching/learning, we will be using the ‘flipped classroom’ technique, have a comfort break half-way though the session, and use a variety of tools to make the process more engaging.

Aims

To be introduced to the German language with a focus on listening and speaking.

Format

Class work (online via Zoom) and individual study

Duration

Nine sessions of two hours each taught over a period of two weeks

Frequency

Yearly

Related courses
Theme
German

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