German Year 2
Term 1 (2021): Re-cap of basics:- numbers, alphabet, food shopping, ordering meals, room booking, formulating questions and answers, and more. Learn how to speak about yourself and ask questions, say how you are feeling, talk more specifically about your work or life, hobbies, free time, express preferences and find out about cultural differences (such as Christmas in Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

Term 2 (2022): Learn how to express daily routines, arrange meetings or to go out, and more specific shopping and buying (such as clothes). You will learn to converse about where you live, how to use comparatives to express your preferences and opinions, and how to organise travel (such as getting tickets for trains, buses, etc.). Learn about how to express yourself or understand others in the past tense and how to use it. Find out about cultural Easter traditions in German-speaking countries.

Term 3 (2022): Re-cap and consolidate the past tense and its usage. Learn how German adjective endings work, how to read and respond to party invitations, where to find and when to give presents. Learn how to organise travel to specific destinations, how to talk about the weather, describe your body (parts of), health and illness, and what to say when going to the doctor or chemist, and asking for advice.

*Please read the 'What do I need to bring / any extra costs' section.
Prosp User 3
This course is for students who have some previous knowledge of German or those who have done the German Beginners Course. It is taught online. You will need a computer, laptop or tablet and an internet connection.

The course is for anyone interested in continuing to learn German for holiday, work or leisure. The terms run consecutively, so if you wish to join the course in the second or third term, some previous knowledge of some of the areas taught in the preceding term/terms would be an advantage. If you are unsure if the course will be suitable for you, please get in touch with the York Learning team and we will put you in contact with the tutor.
Prosp User 4
It is advisable that you have paper and pen (an exercise or notebook would be ideal) beside your computer to make notes or to download a copy of the weekly PowerPoint presentations, so that you can add your own comments to the lecture notes. You could also make notes in a Word document.

You will need to purchase a copy of the book ‘Schritte International neu: Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch A1.2’ (£18.99), ISBN-10: 3196010821, ISBN-13: 978-3196010824

*Please do not purchase the book until after the first session, or until it is confirmed that the course is definitely going ahead.
Prosp User 5
No session on Thursday 28th October 2021 (half-term holidays).

This is an online course that will be delivered via Zoom, so please ensure that you can access this on the device you are using.

You will receive the Zoom code and password by email 24 hours before your course is due to start. (Please check your junk email if you haven't received it by the day of your course.) The Zoom code login and password you receive will be the same for every class this term.

You will need to join Zoom five minutes before your session is due to start and remain in the “waiting room”. Your tutor will then admit you to the class once your session is ready to begin.

If you require help to download or use Zoom, please email ictskills@york.gov.uk at least a week before your course starts and we will endeavour to provide assistance.
Prosp User 6

COVID classroom safety

COVID classroom safety
When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue. When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue.
In any Explore building, face coverings are currently mandatory unless you are exempt. In all buildings currently used by York Learning, face coverings are highly recommended in communal areas and we would recommend them in your classroom too. In any Explore building, face coverings are currently mandatory unless you are exempt. In all buildings currently used by York Learning, face coverings are highly recommended in communal areas and we would recommend them in your classroom too.
You may also be asked to clean your own work area and bring your own refreshments etc. depending on the national COVID-19 guidance at the time. You may also be asked to clean your own work area and bring your own refreshments etc. depending on the national COVID-19 guidance at the time.
We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space. We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space.
We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request. We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request.
Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council. Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council.
In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer. In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer.
If you or any member of your household are contacted by Track and Trace and told you have tested positive for the new Omicron variant, every member of the household is required to isolate for 10 days regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated or not. If you or any member of your household are contacted by Track and Trace and told you have tested positive for the new Omicron variant, every member of the household is required to isolate for 10 days regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated or not.
Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs. Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs.
Due to the practical nature of some courses, where it is not possible for the course to be taught online a pro-rata refund will be given in this case. Due to the practical nature of some courses, where it is not possible for the course to be taught online a pro-rata refund will be given in this case.

Learners who live in devolved authorities

Learners who live in devolved authorities
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
CT1/AY3
23/09/2021
02/12/2021
19:00 - 21:00
Thursday
2.00 hrs per wk
10 weeks
Ulrike Wray
100.00
£90.00 if in receipt of State Pension; or £35.00 if in receipt of certain means-tested benefits