Engineering Language Unit

German: Beginner Intensive beginners 

Provided by: ELU

Mon 16 Jun, Tue 17 Jun, ... Thu 26 Jun 2014  –  Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room


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Description: Introductory course to German. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of German. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

Target audience:

  • Postgraduates in Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Materials Science, Computer Laboratory and Chemistry, Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Judge Business School.
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available

Duration: Nine sessions of two hours

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 9

Date Time Venue Trainer
Mon 16 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Kasia Lanucha
Tue 17 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Kasia Lanucha
Wed 18 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Kasia Lanucha
Thu 19 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Kasia Lanucha
Fri 20 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Kasia Lanucha
Mon 23 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Kasia Lanucha
Tue 24 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Kasia Lanucha
Wed 25 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Kasia Lanucha
Thu 26 Jun 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Kasia Lanucha

Format: Class work and individual study

Frequency: Yearly

Aims: To be able to:

  • Meet and greet people, introduce yourself (name, age, job, nationality, domicile)
  • Describe a room and its equipment
  • Talk about languages and countries
  • Describe a house/flat
  • Tell the time, make and cancel appointments
  • Talk about professions
  • Talk about food (shopping for food, likes and dislikes)

Topics covered:

  • Alphabet
  • Use of Questions
  • Word order
  • Definite and indefinite articles, plurals, negation of nouns
  • Present tense and past of 'haben' and 'sein', separable verbs
  • Cardinal and ordinal numbers, some prepositions
  • Modal verbs

Syllabus: Course syllabus is available

Related courses:

Theme: German