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Variationen: advanced German

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: L313
  • Level: 3
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A brilliant course to finish my German degree with. No doubt about it, it is a hard course, however with the right amount of effort you can get a lot from it. I like the mixture of speaking and writing, and am satisfied with the result I obtained.

Course starting: February 2012

Review posted: June 2013

I found this a great course. Well worth the effort (which was considerable!). The materials are superbly well put together, as I have come to expect from the OU, and the feedback from my tutor was detailed, encouraging and helpful.

Online tutorials can be frustrating but are worth doing so that you have plenty of practice using Elluminate before the aural exam. They were useful for me too because I usually work on Saturdays and so only managed 2 of the face-to-face tutorials. I had long journeys to get to them but they were excellent.

While you are waiting to start the course I would recommend learning how to set your computer up so that the keyboard works as a German one, ie with the umlauts etc., and practice typing that way. (Don't forget also to download a picture of the German keyboard layout, which will save you a lot of hunting about).

Now that I've finished the course I've downloaded the online content as pdf and audio files so that I can revisit it at a more leisurely pace. There is such a lot of good stuff in there - hard to do it justice when you're under pressure of time.

Catherine F Juliet Harwood

Course starting: February 2012

Review posted: April 2013

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