German, Arts and Culture
Evening language course at the UAL Language Centre in London. Learn to speak German for beginners and explore the German arts and culture.
During this eight-week course, you will be exposed to authentic language through listening and reading activities with an emphasis on functional and practical uses. The classes focus on speaking, pronunciation and, where relevant, on written communication.
Over the course of the programme, you will explore a variety of interesting topics such as architecture, design, fashion and society, whilst improving your ability to interact in the language.
The course includes two unique cultural experiences which are built in to your language development:
British Museum experience
To complement the topic taught in week three (Art and Politics) you will visit the British Museum for a unique lecture by Dr Christopher Spring entitled Apartheid and Language in South Africa, followed by admission to the South Africa: the art of a nation exhibition. This experience forms a key part of the course and your tutor will help to guide your learning in this unique cultural context.
International Food Festival
To complement the topic taught in week two (Cuisine and Culture) you will also attend the International Food Festival, arranged in collaboration with UAL’s Social Programme. This event also forms a key part of the course and will provide a great opportunity to socialise with classmates and other students at UAL.
Classes take place at our High Holborn building, three minutes walk from Holborn underground station in central London. They take place one evening per week between 6pm and 8:30pm.
Dates and Fees
|German Beginner||Thursdays||2 February - 23 March 2017||6pm - 8:30pm|
International Food Festival: Thursday 2 February 2017, from 7pm onwards.
British Museum Exhibition: Friday 10 February 2017, from 5pm - 7:30pm.
April 2017 start date:
Starts week commencing 18 April 2017
Ends week commencing 9 June 2017
Over the 8 weeks of the German Beginner course, you will listen to simple dialogues and be introduced to how to greet others and introduce yourself, as well as making simple requests including ordering food and drink and making your way around town. You will explore vocabulary for each of the topics above and practice dialogues to use the language and activities associated with each. You will have the opportunity to read simple texts and write your own.
Through these text and listening tasks you will be introduced to the structure of the language and will examine: numbers and days of the week, noun and adjective forms including the impact of gender, and present, past and perfect tenses.
There is a focus on the programme on oral communication and pronunciation as well as using the language for functional and practical purposes.
|Lesson||Language Content||Arts & Culture Content|
Overview of LAC
|Cuisine and Culture||Ordering food and drinks|
Asking for the bill
|Art and Politics|
|Urban Spaces||Places in the city|
Prepositions of place
Adverbs of frequency
|Leisure and entertainment in Germany|
|Movement and Time|
Punctuality in Germany
|Modernism||Activities in a city|
Likes and dislikes
Planning a weekend
|Modern living in Germany|
|Fashion and Society||Describing clothes|
|Fashion in Germany|
|Design and Architecture||Describing your area/ your home |
German Architectural Styles, Housing