German Upper Intermediate

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Tue, Jan 17: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Tue, Jan 24: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Tue, Jan 31: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Tue, Feb 07: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Tue, Feb 14: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Tue, Feb 21: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Tue, Feb 28: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Tue, Mar 06: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Tue, Mar 13: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Tue, Mar 20: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Location: Flatiron
330 5th Ave
(Btwn W 33rd & W 32nd Streets)
New York, NY 10001

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Class Information

  • Class Level: Intermediate
  • Age Requirements: 18 and older
  • Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this intermediate german class:

Students can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

This course is for students who fit this description: "I have a good grasp of all the essential structures and can use them with a reasonable degree of accuracy. Although I have some language gaps and make some errors, I can communicate effectively and appropriately in most situations, including on unfamiliar topics. I am ready to learn more complex forms and more advanced vocabulary."

Themes/Lexical fields could include the following elements
  • Primarily topics of students' choice
Alternative topics:
  • The Germans – inc. inside and outside look, prejudices and stereotypes
  • Perception of time in different cultures
  • Work and occupation – inc. future perspectives, innovative ideas and multicultural approach
  • Health – inc. alternative therapies and history of medical science
  • Emotions – inc. cultural differences in perception and expression
  • University and further education in Germany and abroad
  • Artistic life in Germany – inc. introduction of various German artists and their works
  • Europe and the European Community
  • Reading a book together
  • Discussing topical news of the day
  • Creative writing
  • Choice of grammar topics primarily according to students' needs
  • Revisiting previous levels' grammar
  • Extended look at the Präteritum- preterite and past tenses
  • Konjunktiv I
  • Subtleties of German language – inc. modal particles (e.g. bloß, ja, eben, doch, etc.)
  • Extended look at sentence structures – inc. writing style and punctuation
Cultural Content
  • The Germans – inc. inside and outside look, prejudices and stereotypes
  • Perception of time in different cultures
  • Emotions – inc. cultural differences in perception and expression
Skills Work
  • Lots of speaking – inc. situational exercises & interaction; focus on discussion
  • Writing practice – e.g. short stories, reviews and comments
  • Plenty of listening activities – authentic sources, e.g. radio, TV, films and discs
  • Advanced pronunciation
  • ss vs ß

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Cancellation Policy

  More than 7 days before course start date: Cactus can offer you a full refund of your course up to one week before the advertised start date.

  Less than 7 days before course start date: You can transfer your booking to the next course at no extra charge OR we can issue you a refund of the course fee minus a $50 administration fee.

  After the first lesson: You can transfer your booking to the next course at no extra charge OR we can issue you a refund of the course fee minus a $50 administration fee.

  After the second lesson: We can issue you a refund of the course fee minus a $100 administration fee.  After the 3rd lesson: You will not be entitled to any refund and you will NOT be able to transfer your booking to the next course.

Teacher: Native Teacher

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Teachers are qualified and experienced language trainers, and are all native or bilingual speakers. They have been interviewed by a full time academic team, and have undergone extensive reference reviews. Classes are assigned according to the strengths of the teachers to ensure the quality of course delivery is excellent at all times. Additionally, a comprehensive Teacher Development Program incorporates a range of seminars, classroom observations, same-language teacher forums, regular newsletters, and information on methodology and hands-on teaching techniques. The teaching philosophy is based on looking at ideas, asking questions, and meeting challenges. Methodology: Trainers adopt a 'learner centered' approach to modern language teaching, which enables them to meet the individual's needs. Courses cover practice in all 4 skill areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing; however, the focus of the course is on speaking and listening - the main requirements of today's modern language learner. Teachers will use the target language, activities will be communicative, and course content will be relevant.

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Btwn W 33rd & W 32nd Streets
New York, NY 10001

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faboulous! The teacher, Christelle, is wonderful: enthusiastic, helpful, supportive, etc. I knew no French when I started and after 7 classes I now write a little in French and even speak some as well.

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