German, Arts and Culture Language Course
Evening German language course at the UAL Language Centre in London. Learn German and explore German arts and culture, with classes from beginner level.
Why choose German, Arts and Culture?
On your German, Arts and Culture course you will learn authentic language through listening and reading activities with an emphasis on functional uses. The classes also focus on speaking, pronunciation and on reading and written communication.
During the 8-week course, you will explore a variety of interesting topics such as architecture, design, fashion and society, at the same time as improving your ability to communicate in German.
Fees, location and time
The 8-week course fee is £198. This includes all learning materials.
The classes take place at UAL Language Centre, 272 High Holborn WC1V 7EY, which is just a 3-5 minute walk from Holborn or Chancery Lane stations in central London.
German, Arts and Culture Beginner Part 1
Start date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
End date: Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Class times are from 6pm to 8pm, 1 evening a week.
Our classes all start at beginner level, and we also offer other levels at different times during the year for some courses.
After studying Beginner Part 1 for 8 weeks, students would progress to Beginner Part 2 which lasts for 8 weeks, then can take Beginner Part 3 for another 8 weeks. The next level after Beginner is Elementary, followed by Pre-intermediate, then Intermediate or above.
If you are not sure what your level is, please read the CEFR Level Descriptors for Languages (PDF 81KB)
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Please contact us by emailing LAC@arts.ac.uk.
Terms and conditions
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About our Languages, Arts and Culture courses
Syllabus and course details
The arts and culture part of your German course includes some of the topics you will study. They may differ according to student needs and interests.
Our German evening language courses are built around an arts and culture context. You will learn German and explore a variety of cultural and arts topics including architecture, cuisine, culture, design, fashion, society and more.
Over the 8 weeks of the German Beginner Part 1 course, you will:
- listen to simple dialogues and be introduced to how to greet others and introduce yourself
- learn to make simple requests including ordering food and drink and making your way around town
- explore vocabulary for each of the topics above and practice dialogues to use the language and activities associated with each
- be given 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
- learn numbers, days of the week, professions, countries, colours and other expression relating to your surroundings
- learn noun and adjective forms including the impact of gender, and present, past and perfect tenses
- learn about German cuisine, artists, culture, fashion and architecture
There is a focus on speaking and pronunciation skills as well as using the language for practical purposes.
Week 1: Introduction to Language, Arts and Culture
Language Content: Greetings; Introductions, asking for and giving personal information; Country names; The German alphabet and numbers
Arts and Culture Content: Overview of Languages, Arts and Culture; Quiz on German language, art and culture
Week 2: Cuisine and Culture
Language Content: Ordering food and drinks; Asking for the bill; Articles; Accusative case
Arts and Culture Content: German cuisine
Week 3: Art and Politics
Language Content: Professions; Verb conjugation; Describing your favourite artist
Arts and Culture Content: German artists
Week 4: Urban Spaces
Language Content: Places in the city; Prepositions of place; Adverbs of frequency
Arts and Culture Content: Leisure and entertainment in Germany
Week 5: Movement and Time
Language Content: Telling time; Days of the week; Arrangements; Responding to an invitation
Arts and Culture Content: Punctuality in Germany
Week 6: Modernism
Language Content: Activities in a city; Likes and dislikes; Verb conjugation; Planning a weekend
Arts and Culture Content: Modern living in Germany
Week 7: Fashion and Society
Language Content: Describing clothes: Colours: Adjectives; Adjective declination
Arts and Culture Content: Fashion in Germany
Week 8: Design and Architecture
Language Content: Describing your area / your home; Adjectives: Comparatives
Arts and Culture Content: German Architectural Styles; Housing; Living in Germany
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