German Conversation & Grammar - Year 5

This course will be delivered online.

At the end of this course, you will have started to form and express opinions in debates when reporting on current affairs in German speaking countries.
You will have learnt a wider range of expressions and vocabulary to use depending on the context (formal / informal situations). You will have improved your accuracy with relevant grammar work (revision of essential grammar structures and tenses covered in year 1 to 4).

Course Content

You will improve your command of the German language and your confidence to speak in a wide range of practical situations.
You will widen your knowledge of cultural aspects of Germany, Austria and Switzerland by the study and discussion of a variety of resources.
Activities will include : Role plays in a variety of practical relevant situations, studying authentic or simplified articles (online) and engaging in debates, listening to native speakers, studying different regions and their cultural features.
The learning activities will generate a relaxed, friendly and motivating atmosphere enabling you to fulfil your potential, to increase your confidence and develop a fuller appreciation of the cultures in German speaking countries.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Successful completion of German year 4 stage 2 or equivalent.

First Class Requirements

22.9.2021 Wednesday 7 - 9pm online (via zoom)

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is recommended. However, if you miss the occasional session for good reasons, you can catch up with the help of my slides which contain answers to all the relevant exercises we did in class.

Assessment Methods

There will be continuous informal assessment via weekly feedback on homework, via the tests provided by our textbook as well as regular vocabulary quizzes.

Further Study Options

After successful completion of Year 5 stage 1 we encourage you to proceed to Year 5 stage 2.

Additional Information

While the classes will take place online, there will be many opportunities for pair work and small group work via the zoom breakout rooms and the screen sharing facilities, as well as for discussing short films and TV programmes shown in class.


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.