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Thu 17 Oct, Thu 24 Oct, ... Thu 5 Mar 2020
11:30 - 13:30

Venue: 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: German Advanced Plus
Prerequisites£

Thu 17 Oct, Thu 24 Oct, ... Thu 5 Mar 2020

Description

The concept underpinning this course is one of fostering the learning of higher Advanced German language through listening (mainly films), reading (mainly literature), speaking and writing (both film and literature).

Every session will offer a choice of extracts either from the German* literary canon or from critically acclaimed films, or indeed both, which illustrate the session’s theme. These passages will be analysed by means of listening, reading and communicative exercises and will lead to a discussion about their aesthetic, wider cultural, historical and political implications and relevance today.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites

CEFR B2/C1

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 17 Oct   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
2 Thu 24 Oct   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
3 Thu 7 Nov   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
4 Thu 14 Nov   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
5 Thu 21 Nov   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
6 Thu 28 Nov   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
7 Thu 5 Dec   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
8 Thu 16 Jan 2020   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
9 Thu 23 Jan 2020   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
10 Thu 30 Jan 2020   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
11 Thu 6 Feb 2020   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
12 Thu 13 Feb 2020   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
13 Thu 20 Feb 2020   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
14 Thu 27 Feb 2020   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
15 Thu 5 Mar 2020   11:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Paul Hoegger
Objectives

By the end of the course students will be able to: Listening/Speaking: Contribute effectively to discussions about cultural, historical and geographical topics as portrayed in the arts or keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency, coping with abstract and idiomatic expressions. Reading: Read literary works and film/literary criticism with a high degree of understanding, enough to cope with an academic course, to read the media for information as well as to understand non-standard pieces. Writing: Take detailed notes about a particular artistic representation/literary work and to write a well-structured essay about a literary piece and of a film.

Aims

The Course introduces students to the following advanced learning skills:

  • Communicate fluently whilst maintaining a high degree of grammatical accuracy;
  • Apply their language skills effectively in a broad variety of contexts including academic ones;
  • Use relevant language registers and acquire an understanding of the main aspects of the historical, political, economical, cultural and linguistic situation of the countries where the language is spoken;
  • Understand audio/visual items from the media depicting artistic works and their background;
  • Conduct research in the target language;
  • Speak in public and deliver presentations in the target language;
  • Acquire necessary skills to retrieve and use multimedia online resources in the target language;
Format

Presentations, practicals and online learning

System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Charging
  • Students Fees: £285 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £320 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • Payment for the courses is made on the Online Store (CULP General Purpose courses), (Raven log in).
  • Course materials can be found on Moodle (Raven log in), once the course has started.
Duration

Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning

Frequency
  • Three times per year (subject to demand)
Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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