German, Arts and Culture

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Nikolai Garcia

Evening German language course in an arts and culture context.

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.

As part of our partnership with the British Museum, you will have the opportunity to attend a unique lecture and gain free admission to the Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds evening exhibition – a new and exciting cultural experience.

To complement the topic taught in week two (Cuisine and Culture) you are also invited to the International Food Festival, arranged in collaboration with the University’s Social Programme. The event will occur once per term in addition to your lessons and is a great opportunity for you to socialise with classmates and other students at the Language Centre. 

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. 

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In partnership with
The British Museum

Dates and Fees

Fee: £225

German BeginnerTuesdays (FULL)18 October - 6 December 2016 6pm - 8:30pm

International Food Festival: Thursday 27 October 2016, from 7pm onwards.

British Museum Exhibition: Friday 25 November 2016, from 5pm - 7:30pm.

2017 Dates
The Languages, Arts and Culture courses will run again in 2017. The exact weeknights and schedules will be published later in the year.

Term 2
Starts week commencing 23 January 2017
Ends week ending 17 March 2017

Term 3
Starts week commencing 18 April 2017
Ends week commencing 9 June 2017

Course overview

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.

Course details

LessonLanguage ContentArts & Culture Content

Introductions, Asking for & Giving Personal Information
Country names
The Alphabet & Numbers

Overview of LAC
Quiz on German Language, Art and Culture

Cuisine and CultureOrdering food and drinks
Asking for the bill
Accusative case

German Cuisine

Art and Politics

Verb conjugation Sg 3. Person
Describing your favourite artist

German artists

Urban SpacesPlaces in the city
Prepositions of place
Adverbs of frequency
Leisure and entertainment in Germany
Movement and Time

Telling time
Days of the week
Responding to an invitation

Punctuality in Germany

ModernismActivities in a city
Likes and dislikes
Verb conjugation
Planning a weekend
Modern living in Germany 
Fashion and SocietyDescribing clothes
Adjective declination 
Fashion in Germany
Design and ArchitectureDescribing your area/ your home

German Architectural Styles, Housing
Living in Germany