German, Arts and Culture

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Evening German language course at the University of the Arts (UAL) Language Centre in London. Learn German and explore German arts and culture, with classes from beginner level.

Your German classes will expose you to authentic language through listening and reading activities with an emphasis on functional uses. The German classes also focus on speaking, pronunciation, and on reading and written communication.

During the eight-week German course, you will explore a variety of interesting topics such as architecture, design, fashion and society, at the same time as improving your ability to interact in the German language.

The weekly German classes take place at our High Holborn location, just three minutes' walk from Holborn station in central London. Classes are from 6pm to 8.30pm one evening a week. Term 3 starts week commencing 7 May and ends week commencing 25 June 2018.

There is also a termly cultural experience in collaboration with the UAL Social Programme which will be built into your language development.

The price per eight-week course is £210 and this includes all learning materials.

German course dates and fees

Term Three Part 3 (Continuation) - Post Beginner (May - June 2018)

Please note: German Beginner Part 3 is for students who have already completed German Beginner Part 2 or students who are at post-beginner level in German. 

Time: 6.00 - 8.30pm

Dates: Wednesday 9 May 2018 - Wednesday 27 June 2018 (eight weeks)

Course Fee: £210

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German Beginner Part Three course details

German Beginner Part 3 is ideal for students who have already taken our German Beginner 2 course or students with a post beginner level of German. To assess your level, take our German Beginner self-assessment questionnaire and find out your level and book your course.

Course overview and outcomes

Over the eight weeks of the German Beginner Part 3 course, you will:

  • build on your listening and speaking skills through interactive group work
  • learn more vocabulary and functional language and start to read more complex texts
  • be expected to work in groups and in pairs to produce language more confidently
  • review the present tense (regular and irregular verbs), past tense and separable verbs
  • learn functional skills such as making reservations, ordering food, taking orders, giving and receiving directions, purchasing tickets and more
  • use comparatives and superlatives to describe your favourite artist
  • learn how to use imperatives, prepositions with datives and modal verbs
  • learn how to talk about plans, arrangements, invitations and opinions
  • deepen your ability to describe fashion, design and architecture through the use of adjectives
  • explore arts and culture topics from around the German speaking countries such as Swiss cuisine, Austrian artists, German stereotypes and more

There is a focus on oral communication and pronunciation as well as using the language for functional and practical purposes.

You will be able to take part in Social Programme events which will be announced on a termly basis, in line with the topics in the syllabus and your chosen language of study.

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Course details  

Week Number and Session Topic Language Content and Arts and Culture Content*
1. Introduction to Languages, Arts, and Culture

Language Content:
Greetings, asking and giving personal information - formal and informal
Revision of present tense – regulars and irregulars

Arts and Culture Content:
Overview of Languages, Arts, and Culture
How do others see the Germans

2. Cuisine and Culture

Language Content:
Booking a table
Ordering food and taking the order
Revision of the accusative case
Prepositions with accusative

Arts and Culture Content:
Swiss Cuisine

3. Art and Politics

Language Content:
Describing your artists
Comparatives / Superlatives
Revision of past tense and separable verbs

Arts and Culture Content:
An Austrian artist

4. Urban Spaces

Language Content:
Ask for your way in a city
Imperative tense

Arts and Culture Content:
A day in Berlin

5. Movement and Time

Language Content:
Public transports
Purchase a ticket
Revision of the dative case
Prepositions with dative

Arts and Culture Content:
How do the Germans go to work

6. Modernism

Language Content:
Organising an event
Making plans, arrangements
Accept / decline an invitation
Revision of future tense

Arts and Culture Content:
A Birthday in Zurich

7. Fashion and Society

Language Content:
Describing clothes
Adjectives declination
Giving personal opinions
Relative clauses

Arts and Culture Content:
Fashion in Austria

8. Design and Architecture

Language Content:
Describing exterior and interior design, furniture
Modal verbs

Arts and Culture Content:
German Architecture

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*Note: These are some possible topics you will cover, and they may differ according to student needs and interests