German - Intermediate (Level 4 and 5)

German - Intermediate (Level 4 and 5)

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German – Intermediate (Level 4 and 5) - Sydney Course

The German – Intermediate course further develops the skills learnt in the German – Beginners course. This course is suitable for students who understand basic to intermediate grammar, including understanding how to use present perfect, accusative case, modular verbs and splitverbs.

In this course, you will learn how to communicate and interpret German texts using intermediate to advanced grammar skills, the dative and genitive case and all major tenses. There will be a variety of written and oral exercises as well as role-playing using everyday situations as examples.

By the end of the course, you will have learnt about different German festivities and culture, how to actively communicate with reasoning, how to describe and locate everyday objects as well as express and react to emotions.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course you will learn:

  • Introducing German festivities and culture
  • City living vs. country living
  • Expressing yourself in future tense with “sein” and "werden"
  • Learning how to actively communicate by giving reasons for why you are doing something/or not
  • Describe the location of items in an apartment or which items you would like to have
  • Pros and cons of different modes of transport
  • Understanding German media
  • How to justify your opinion
  • How to apply German eticate rules, rules of courtesy
  • How to express emotions and react to emotions
  • Inventers and inventions

Some of the topics covered in the course include:

  • Practising the use of present perfect and simple past
  • Introducing the future tense
  • Introducing the past perfect tense (“Plusquamperfekt”)
  • Practising the dative case and revising the accusative case
  • Introducing the genitive case
  • Introducing accusative and dative pronouns and possessive article
  • Introducing sentences with "und/aber"
  • Introducing sentences with “weil”, “wenn”, “den”, “dass”, “als”, "waehrend"
  • Adjective endings in the accusative and dative case
  • Practising correct grammar of sentences and questions
  • Revision of all previous learned content

Course Outcome

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Read and interpret intermediate texts which have been written in the past and in the future
  • Construct sentences with intermediate German grammar, utilising subordinate clauses like “aber”, “und”, “als”, “denn”, “weil”, "dass"
  • Conjugate sentences using all main tenses and being familiar with main tenses

What to bring

Please bring a:

  • Pen and pad
  • German – English Dictionary
  • Comprehensive course notes provided

Prerequisite

Students need to have completed an Introductory Course and 1 or 2 German – Beginner courses or have an intermediate knowledge of the language, e.g. a good understanding learned through travel or family

Important Information

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Delivery Mode

For face-to face learning, this course is delivered in a classroom.

Online learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions.
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!