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German 1 2017 - Fast Track

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Tuesday Evenings 6.30-8.30pm

 

This course for complete beginners is modelled on credit-bearing module LAN201. Successful completion of Fast track 1 gives right of entry to credit-bearing module LAN202 (German 2). This course requires regular work and regular attendance. It includes a third hour of online work per week and optional assessments on a pass or fail basis.

To accommodate students dining in halls and learners who might be coming from outside Loughborough, the first 15 minutes of each session will be devoted to practice using what was learnt in the previous session, and any new content will be taught from 18:45 onwards.

Runs Tuesday 10th October - Tuesday 12th December 2017, with additional hours for optional assessment mid-course and in the second week of January 2018).

The price of the course will be added during the registration process.

Course Fees are:


LU Students: £95
LU and LSU Staff, Alumni, Campus Partner Staff: £117
General Public: £135

No discounts available on this course.

Refunds: All refunds before the start of the course must be requested in writing and are subject to an administrative fee of £20. Fees will not be refunded once the course has started

Course Code

ECLPG1_17_FT1

Course Dates

10th October 2017 – 12th December 2017

Places Available

Course Description

Aims

  • To provide non-specialist students who have very little or no knowledge of German with practical communicative competence in the language through systematic exposure to everyday topics
  • To develop cultural competence.
  • To encourage simple thought patterns in the target language.
  • To reach Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages when taken in combination with Fast Track 2 or LAN202. 

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate in simple sentences about topics such as talking about yourself, home and family, daily routine, leisure and eating out.
  • Through the medium of language in context, develop an understanding of German culture.
  • Be able to distinguish and describe key features of language structure such as verbs, nouns, adjectives, pronouns.
  • Acquire a basic knowledge of German spelling, vocabulary and grammar, including 3 genders, the case system, one tense of verbs in the indicative mood, the present tense, an introduction to modal verbs, adjectives and prepositions; be able to understand different word order in German and be able to manipulate it.
  • Ask and answer simple questions about topics learned in class, understand simple recordings and texts.
  • Organise self-study; work in teams for role-play; develop confidence in approaching a new culture and reflect on cultural differences and similarities.
  •  Be able to ask and answer simple questions about topics learned in class, understand simple recordings, read and write simple texts and translate familiar phrases from one language into the other.

Content

  • Work is generally topic-based and follows Units 1-4 of the course book (Palgrave Foundations: German 1, Palgrave Macmillan).
  • Areas covered in this module include greetings, personal introductions, family, home, daily routine and free time, looking at cultural aspects throughout. There will be regular role-play activities, listening practice and reading comprehension.
  • Individual practice of grammar exercises.  

Additional information

Fast track 2 will be offered in semester 2, giving right of entry to credit-bearing module LAN203 (German 3)

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