German (Advanced)

Key information

Start date: 13 October 2021

Attendance dates:

October 2021: 13, 20, 27
November 2021: 03, 10, 17, 24
December 2021: 01

Time commitment: 1hr 30 min per week

Venue:

Distance learning

Contact details:

Overview

Our German (Advanced) evening language classes are open to adult learners, aged 18 and over, and are taught by skilled and experienced tutors.

From October 2021 to June 2022 classes will be taught online via Zoom.

Classes are delivered over three terms and you can join at the beginning of each term:

  • Autumn term (October – December)
  • Winter term (January – March)
  • Spring term (April – June).

The winter and spring terms are a continuation of the autumn term. To complete a full level, you would normally attend all three consecutive terms.

Nevertheless, you can join the class at the beginning of any term. To ensure that you enrol on the right course if joining us in January or April, please check your language level with our tutors at one of our open evenings.

I like learning from my own home without having to make the journey after work so saves time. It was easy to adapt to online learning despite my occasional internet problems. You can still see everyone and work in groups in break out rooms so I think it’s an excellent method.

Jo Barker, German (Advanced)

Learning outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Communicate in everyday situations within German-speaking countries.
  • Converse with native speakers using and understanding real-life German.
  • Debate, comment, explain, describe and persuade constructing logical arguments on a wide range of issues.
  • Express yourselves with more complex and linguistically accurate structures.

Course details

Please note, the syllabus may vary according to class progress and availability of materials.

Topics include:

  • Contemporary society and current affairs in German speaking countries (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
  • The dream job: education, studies, job
  • Relaxing in nature
  • Communication and body language
  • Leisure time, stress and methods to reduce stress
  • Sustainable energy
  • Sharing memories
  • German history; German, Austrian and Swiss biographies
  • Literature

Grammar

  • Revisions
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Word order
  • Structuring (logical structures)
  • Linking devices (lexical and grammatical)
  • Stylistic levels and different registers.

Topics include:

  • Contemporary society and current affairs in German speaking countries (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
  • The dream job: education, studies, job
  • Relaxing in nature
  • Communication and body language
  • Leisure time, stress and methods to reduce stress
  • Sustainable energy
  • Sharing memories
  • German history; German, Austrian and Swiss biographies
  • Literature.

Grammar

  • Revisions
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Word order
  • Structuring (logical structures)
  • Linking devices (lexical and grammatical)
  • Stylistic levels and different registers.

Topics include:

  • Contemporary society and current affairs in German speaking countries (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
  • The dream job: education, studies, job
  • Relaxing in nature
  • Communication and body language
  • Leisure time, stress and methods to reduce stress
  • Sustainable energy
  • Sharing memories
  • German history; German, Austrian and Swiss biographies
  • Literature.

Grammar

  • Revisions
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Word order
  • Structuring (logical structures)
  • Linking devices (lexical and grammatical)
  • Stylistic levels and different registers.

Reading list

Weitblick. Das große Panorama B2.1 Cornelsen Verlag ISBN: 9783061208899.

We do not recommend you buy the course books before starting the course, in case the tutor changes the course books or you need to transfer to a different level. Our tutor will bring copies for the first class and will let you know which course books to purchase.

Timetable

Classes run 7pm – 8:30pm on Wednesday evenings, with eight classes per term.

Class size

Approximately 12 students.

Certificates

At the end of each term, we will issue you with a certificate of attendance if you have been to a minimum of 75% of your classes.

    Entry requirements

    All applicants should be aged 18 and over.

    TermRequired experience
    AutumnYou should have a good command of German and grammatical structures and/or have recently achieved a German A-Level.
    WinterYou should have a good command of German and grammatical structures and/or have recently achieved a German A-Level.
    SpringYou should have a good command of German and grammatical structures and/or have recently achieved a German A-Level.

    Fees and funding

    Price per person:

    £150 for one term

    Public

    £150 for one term

    Current Surrey degree student/staff

    £270 for two terms

    Public (10% discount)

    £255 for two terms

    Current Surrey degree student/staff (15% discount)

    £382 for three terms

    Public (15% discount)

    £360 for three terms

    Current Surrey degree student/staff (20% discount)

    Savings apply when you book multiple terms at the same time.

    Additional costs

    Books: approximately £25 - £40 (for three terms).

    How to apply

    Bookings are made via our online store. We advise early enrolment to secure a place.

    The registration deadline for the autumn term is Sunday 3 October 2021.

    Apply now

    Terms and conditions

    When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood the evening language classes privacy notice

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