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Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German
This free course, Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German, is aimed at intermediate learners of German with an interest in language and culture. The six-hour-course is designed to develop your understanding of spoken German through video portraits of people in the German cities of Hamburg and Passau. It introduces you to naturally spoken language, and gives clear advice on how to use video resources as a useful and enjoyable learning tool. Through completing varied activities you will improve your understanding and active use of the language, and develop the confidence to access further resources and take your German studies to a higher level.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- develop strategies for understanding video resources in German
- understand German spoken at natural speed
- understand and give personal information in German
- use knowledge of other languages and cultures to decode and recognise spoken German.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Learning from authentic audio-visual materials
- 2 Understanding what you hear without subtitles
- 3 Using subtitles for your learning
- 4 Using the images to support understanding
- 5 Using video to extend your language
- 6 Using a transcript
- 7 Consolidation
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