German Intermediate GCSEHills Road Sixth Form College
German Intermediate GCSE
This is a one year course for those with some previous knowledge of German, leading to the GCSE examination in the Summer term.
The course is based on a communicative approach and aims to develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the foreign language. It aims to enable students to understand and use German effectively and with confidence for purposes of practical communication, to develop an understanding of German grammar and to offer insights into the culture of German-speaking countries.
Students will be taught from the course book 'Klasse! 3'.There will be a variety of authentic reading materials and spoken texts. Students will learn how to cope with a range of encounters, using formal and familiar styles of address, conduct realistic everyday conversations and compare information and take the initiative in various situations. They will be taught how to use past, present and future tenses in all skills. The oral examination will be taken in May during class time, towards the end of the 30 week course.
The examination board we use is AQA German A (3661).
By the end of the 30 week course you will have been given the opportunity to:
· Develop your ability to understand specific details or extracts and respond accordingly to spoken or written language that may contain unpredictable elements.
· Discuss and write about yourself, your work and other areas of experience, expressing opinions, referring to present, past and future events, using a variety of expressions and vocabulary, as well as taking part in conversations and role-play.
· Develop your dictionary skills.
Elisabeth Fueglistaler is a German native speaker from Switzerland. After obtaining two diplomas as a primary teacher and EFL teacher from the University of Zurich, she earned the equivalent of a BA from the University of Zurich in English Literature and Linguistics and ended her studies with an MA in English Literature form the Royal Holloway University of London. Since then, she has worked as a Humanities teacher at the University of Phoenix in Seattle and most recently taught Second Language Aquisition Theory at the Zurich University of Teacher Education and English as a Foreign Language to young adults.
To be advised
Day and time: Thursday 7-9pm
Start date: 24th Sept 2009
Number of sessions: 30
Tuition fees: £270
Method of payment: Fees for short courses (10 weeks or less) to be paid in full at enrolment and for long courses (12 weeks or more) fees of 50% can be paid at enrolment plus 50% as a cheque. Course places cannot be reserved without receipt of both payments.
Please note that there are no classes during half term Monday 15th - Friday 19th February 2010 unless otherwise stated.