Crystal clear comprehension in German

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Crystal clear comprehension in German

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Academic Experience

Each lesson is live and taught by a tutor via Zoom

Includes a pre-course Zoom meeting between the tutor and the student for level assessment and needs analysis.

Before the start of the course, the student is sent an assignment to be completed before the course and a short reading list.

All students who successfully complete this course are eligible for a Course Certificate. Completion consists of submitting the final course assignment. Certificates are sent by email after the end of the course.

Students are set two pieces of work. The first is due halfway through the course. This does not count towards the final outcome but preparing for it helps the student to prepare for the assessed piece of work at the end of the course.

Goal
Objectives of the study

Course aims

This course aims to provide students with strong comprehension skills to enable them to interact fully in professional or academic situations.

Programme

A very complete programme

This course gives the learner the advanced comprehension skills needed to be able to interact effortlessly with native speakers.

The tutor guides the learner through listening, reading and editing exercises which develop accuracy in understanding and processing information.

  • Course Content

    Module I - Vocabulary
    • Reading tasks to develop a wide vocabulary
    • Critical analysis of a literary text and journalistic text
    • Mini creative writing workshop to build vocabulary

     

    Module 2 - Précis
    • Students listen to a talk or podcast and write a short summary of it
    • Students read a literary text and write a short summary of it

     

    Module 3 -  Collaboration
    • Tasks which practise comprehension under timed conditions to replicate fast-paced environments, such as meetings or group discussions
    • How to interject and participate and bring a point of view into the discussion

     

    Module 4 - Rhetorical devices
    • Read an unfamiliar text aloud to practise the use of stress
    • Listen to a speech from politics or history to understand the rhetorical devices used by the speaker

     

    Module 5 - Intonation and meaning
    • Formal listening exercises to develop an understanding of intonation and how it affects meaning

     

Attentes prévues
Expectations

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • Listen to a talk and write a précis of it.
  • Read a long-form text and summarise it into a shorter text.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how intonation and stress influence meaning.
  • Identify words in a speech stream.
  • Lead a critical analysis discussion of a literary text.
  • Understand and extract information from a written document.

 

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Useful information

Each lesson is live and taught by a tutor via Zoom

Each lesson is of 60 minutes duration

Lessons can be taken at any time from Monday - Saturday 09.00 to 18.00 GMT