German language courses for beginners

German language courses for beginners
German language courses for beginners are organized as shown below:
  • German language course Beginner level A1 (true beginners)
  • German language course Elementary level A2. Level A2 is for students who have already completed the first level of German language, respectively Beginner level A1 or who have some knowledge of German language
German language courses for beginners

Each level is split in two sub-modules A1.1 and A1.2, respectively A2.1 and A2.2.

Each module has 52 teaching units.

We work in groups of 6-10 students.

You will need to take two exams – mid-training exam and final exam. These exams test written and oral German language skills, according to the international testing system.

German language courses for beginners

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Beginner level A1 (true beginners)

Student guide
We use the “Menschen” or “Optimal A1” handbook, each set containing handbook, workbook, 2 audio CDs. Three interactive programs for learning German at the computer are added.
 
Structure of the German language course Beginner level A1 – Module A1.1
 
  • We focus on conversation, dialogues in groups of 2 or 3 students.
  • Vocabulary for communication in German:
    • introducing oneself and someone else
    • giving and asking for directions and telephone number, greeting someone
    • the numeral from 0 to 100
    • orientation in a city, asking for directions, hotel accommodation, institutions, and buildings
    • saying the time, the date, the months, the days of the week
    • daily work hours and spare time – activities
    • short e-mails and small interviews on related topics
    • at the restaurant – reading and ordering from the menu
    • shopping – food
  • Grammar:
    • present tense of the auxiliary verbs “haben” (to have), “sein” (to be), “werden” (to become);
    • present tense of verbs by the rule
    • present tense of verbs by vowel change
    • verbs with separable prefix
    • word order in simple phrases
    • basic questions (who? wer?, what? was?, where? wo?, from where woher?, how? wie?, etc.)
    • definite article “der”, “die”, “das”
    • noun declension
    • indefinite article “ein”
    • expressing negation “nicht”, “kein”
    • modal verbs in the presence tense
    • prepositions – mit, nach, aus, für, ohne etc.
Structure of the German language course Beginner level A1 – Module A1.2
 
  • Vocabulary for communication in German:
    • travelling, vacation, spare time activities, at the train station, at the airport
    • house and objects in rooms
    • colors
    • at the doctor, parts of the body
    • shopping: clothes
    • the weather
  • Grammar:
    • past tense
    • imperfect tense (past continuous)
    • corresponding verbs (stehen-stellen, etc.)
    • prepositions with dative and accusative cases
    • invitations
    • personal pronoun (ihn, ihm, etc.)
    • possessive pronoun (mein, dein, etc.)
    • adjective declension

Elementary level A2

Student guide
 
We use the “Menschen” or “Optimal A1” handbook, each set containing handbook, workbook, 2 audio CDs. Three interactive programs for learning German at the computer are added.
 
Structure of the German language course Elementary level A2 – Module A2.1
 
  • We focus on conversation, dialogues in groups of 2 or 3 students.
  • Vocabulary for communication in German:
    • presentation of a city
    • life dreams and goals
    • travelling – ask for and give information
    • professional training
    • cohabitation
  • Grammar:
    • the pronoun “man”
    • the conjunctions “aber”, “denn”, “und”
    • recap on past tense
    • subordinate clauses with the conjunctions “dass” and “weil”
    • the demonstrative article “dieser/dieses/diese”
    • recap on noun plurals
    • declension of the adjective
    • prepositions
    • imperfect tense
Structure of the German language course Elementary level A2 – Module A2.2
 
  • Vocabulary for communication in German:
    • job and profession
    • living abroad– aspects of culture and civilization
    • role of the mass-media in everyday life
    • greeting cards and invitations
    • describing people
    • understanding and phrasing announcements
  • Grammar:
    • the possessive article
    • substantivized adjectives
    • subordinate clauses with the conjunctions “wenn”, “als”, “bis”, “seit”, “damit”
    • indefinite pronoun
    • conjunctive II
    • passive voice