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 8-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 2 unique cultural experiences which are built in to your language development:
British Museum experience
To complement the topic taught in week 3 (Art and Politics) you will visit the British Museum for a unique lecture entitled Art and politics in the USA: from the 1960s to the present day followed by the highly anticipated exhibition: The American Dream: Pop to the Present. 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 2 (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, 3 minutes walk from Holborn underground station in central London. They take place 1 evening per week between 6pm and 8:30pm.
Dates and fees
|German Beginner||Tuesdays||2 May - 20 June 2017||6pm - 8:30pm|
|German Beginner||Thursdays||4 May - 22 June 2017||6pm - 8:30pm|
International Food Festival: TBC
British Museum Exhibition: Friday 5 May, from 5pm - 7:30pm.
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