German Advanced Conversation

German Advanced Conversation

This course is suitable for students who have been learning German for a number of years or who have spent periods of time in a German speaking country. Most students wish to practise the language for personal/family reasons, work, travel or to refresh their competency. Whilst we do not follow a course the level we are working at is approximately C1, working towards C2. The lessons offer an opportunity to talk casually, to read articles on Landeskunde, current affairs, new trends in Germany or recent news items. Topic areas explored are varied:  the arts, digitalisation, social issues related to housing, education, poverty, diet, migration. Articles read are chosen to elicit responses so may be political or controversial but we also read humorous and light hearted journalistic pieces. Vocabulary and grammar covered emanates mainly from items encountered in texts or conversation, so that we spend some time researching or expanding upon derivations or patterns in the German language.  The class is informal and requires students only to offer a contribution or viewpoint to be shared.



Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will have been given the opportunity to:


  • Communicate with increased accuracy and confidence in German, developing your thoughts and being able to speak more extensively about a topic.
  • Talk about different aspects of German life and culture, including the media, daily life, the arts and social issues.


Your Tutor

Joan Clarkson Joan Clarkson has a joint degree in French and German from the University of St Andrews and a PGCE from the University of Cambridge. She has been teaching both languages for many years in Cambridge, at all levels from adult learners and A level students to primary school children. 


Tuition fees: £115.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £115.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Tue 24/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 01/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 08/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 15/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 29/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 05/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 12/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 19/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 26/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 03/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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