German Level 3B - Advanced

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Course code: GLC10

These courses at advanced level are suitable for students who have been learning German for a number of years and who are fluent and proficient.

When and where

Dates

From 29 Jan 2024 to 17 Jun 2024
Mon 13:00-15:00

16 weeks

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18 Mar 2024

13:00 to 15:00

25 Mar 2024

13:00 to 15:00

01 Apr 2024

13:00 to 15:00

08 Apr 2024

13:00 to 15:00

06 May 2024

13:00 to 15:00

13 May 2024

13:00 to 15:00

20 May 2024

13:00 to 15:00

27 May 2024

13:00 to 15:00

03 Jun 2024

13:00 to 15:00

10 Jun 2024

13:00 to 15:00

17 Jun 2024

13:00 to 15:00


with Christel Stoecker-Danby

Location

Stoke Lodge 

Stoke Lodge Centre, Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop
Bristol
BS9 1BN


Cost

Fees and concessions

The fee for this course is £240.00.

The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £240.00, the concession rate is £144.00.

Who

Bristol Adult Learning

stokelodge@bristol.gov.uk

0117 903 8844

Description

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">A course for learners who have studied Italian to a fairly advanced level and who wish to improve their accuracy, their pronunciation and widen their vocabulary to cover many different topics.</span> </span></span></p>

What can students expect?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">To be in a group, with a supportive tutor, where they will be given the opportunity to take part in discussions and conversations on a broad choice of topics, and a range of activities, such as reading, listening, completing exercises, in order to increase their confidence and knowledge in a friendly atmosphere. </span> </span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"> </span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">To build on existing knowledge and to</span> </span></span></p>

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<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">improve fluency and pronunciation through conversation </span> </span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">improve accuracy through grammar exercises </span> </span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">expand vocabulary through the reading of texts on various topics</span> </span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">talk about practical or topical subjects</span> </span></span></li>
</ul>

Late starters allowed?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Yes, provided late starters can work at the same level as the rest of the class at the time of joining.</span> </span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"> </span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Please check with the tutor via the Stoke Lodge office before joining.</span> </span></span></p>

Previous experience required?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Yes, learners need to have completed Italian courses at Level 1 and 2, ie have ideally studied Italian for at least 5 years, and be fairly proficient and fluent.</span></span></span></span> </p>

What is the progression route?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Level 3 C</span></span></p>

Are there any extra costs?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">A course book may be used; details will be given at the first session</span></span></span></span> </p>

Work set between sessions?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Yes, homework is usually set every week. It might consist of reading a text and making a note of new words, completing exercises to practice grammar points, learning new vocabulary, preparing a presentation on a set or individually chosen topic or personality, or writing a short text.  </span></span></span></p>

<p> </p>

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Homework is checked in class as an opportunity for explanations and clarifications.</span></span></p>

What should students bring?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Notebook and pen</span> </span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"> </span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">An advanced Italian dictionary would also be very useful, but is not absolutely essential</span> </span></span></p>

Teaching method/style?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">A mix of discussions, informal conversation to expand vocabulary and confidence, repetitions of structures and written exercises to improve grammar and accuracy, reading aloud to improve pronunciation, reading articles to expand vocabulary and cultural awareness, listening comprehension practice.</span></span></span></span> </p>

Refunds and cancellations

<ul>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If we have to cancel your course your fees will be refunded in full. We are unable to reimburse the cost of materials you may have bought for the course.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel your course booking a week (7 days) or more before the start date we will refund your fees minus an admin charge of 20%.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel with less than a week (7 days) before the start date or after the course has started, we will not be able to refund your fees.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Transfers will incur a fee of 10% and must be requested 7 days or more before the start of a course unless you are transferring to another course because your original course was cancelled.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">We are not able to offer refunds due to sickness or ill health.</span></span></span></li>
</ul>

<p style="margin-left:48px"> </p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you are due a refund you must contact the office within 3 months of the course to arrange payment as we do not keep card details.</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">When attending an online course, it is a learner’s responsibility to ensure they have adequate internet access before the start of a course. Refunds will not be given for technical failure of a learner’s home computer or their internet access.</span></span></span></p>