What you'll learn in this german class:The course strengthens the full range of the student's German, focusing on grammar, reading and writing practice while offering insight into the culture of the region. Students continue to study and develop more complex tenses and structures, while building up enough knowledge to read and write to an intermediate plus level.
This course is for students who fit this description: "I can understand and use simple structures fairly consistently, and can ask and respond to a wide range of simple questions. I have a reasonable idea of how the tense system works, and have an active vocabulary of around 700 words. I can express myself in familiar contexts, although I still make a quite a lot of mistakes."Themes/Lexical fields could include the following elements:Nature and invironment – inc. pollution issues and recyclingGermans abroad and foreigners in Germany – inc. travel preparations and experiencesNews, politics and historyExploring generations – inc. ageing of the population and change of family perception in societyLiterature and poetryGrammar:Revisiting previous level's grammarRelative pronouns and relative clausesClause constructions with esUsage of lassenIndirect questionsSub-clauses with damit and um...zuGenitive caseUsage of außer and wegenReflexive pronouns in the accusative and dative caseFurther prepositionsCultural content:Germans abroad and foreigners in GermanySkills Work:Lots of speaking – inc. situational exercises & interactionWriting practice – e.g. poems, reviews, etc.Plenty of listening activities