German Intermediate (Level 3)

You have reached the A2 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to a good grade at GSCE) and/or completed the Post-beginners (level 2) Course.

Key Information

  • Session information: Thursdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 15 October 2020 - running until 25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 15 October - 17 December 2020. Term 2: 21 January - 25 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

This course will be taught in a group size of a minimum 8 and maximum 12 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

This course will run on campus.  If it becomes necessary because of COVID-19 the course may temporarily move to online teaching until campus teaching can resume. 

This course will start in October and run for 20 weeks (4 week break over Christmas), lessons will resume in January 2021. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week.  When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks.  There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments.

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Entry level

You have reached level A2 or completed the Post-beginners (level 2) or you have enough knowledge to be on track with the group. You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess your level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.

Course content

The intermediate level 3 is a lively "hands on" course initially aiming at reactivating rusty German and then at expanding the knowledge of the language and improving the confidence in speaking it.

  • Holidays in German towns: cultural and geographical
  • World of work: advertisements and applications
  • Topical subjects
  • Health and fitness: exercise, eating habits
  • Illness
  • Smoking, drugs, alcohol

What to expect in the classroom?

Every session includes speaking and listening skills aiming to foster interaction and communication, as well as reading and writing that can also be practised further through tasks set as homework. Common grammar points are revised and more challenging structures introduced.

Apart from the language content cultural, historical and topical themes are brought into the classroom reflecting what is going on in the German speaking countries.

What to expect from the course?

The intermediate course will provide the student with the tools to talk/write about topics relevant to the world of work and education e.g. CV and letter of application as well as how to communicate with German speakers in everyday situations.

Resources

Willkommen! 2 German Intermediate course.

There isn’t a University bookshop however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students. Languages at Leicester Reading List. It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class. The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required. With some languages there is the option for us to order text books on behalf of a class.

Our approach

This course is taught in German; English is used when necessary or requested by students in particular situations or grammar explanations. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary and grammar structures of the German language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of German language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. Lessons are planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress. Progression route

Upon completing the Intermediate level (3), you can progress onto the Upper-intermediate level (4).