German language courses for intermediate level

German language courses for intermediate level

German language courses for intermediate learners are organized as shown below:

  • German language courses Intermediate level B1 (Intermediate)

  • German language courses upper-intermediate level B2

German language courses for intermediate level

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.

Each level is split in two sub-modules B1.1 and B1.2, respectively B2.1 and B2.2.

Each module has 52 teaching units.

We work in groups of 6-10 students.

German language courses for intermediate level

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Intermediate level B1

The course intends to prepare you for the exam Zertifikat Deutsch.
Student guide
We use the handbook “Optimal B1”, a set including handbook, workbook, 2 audio CDs. Three interactive programs for learning German on the computer are added, together with worksheets, systematization sheets, vocabulary and grammar-related links, and listening comprehension.
 
Structure of the German language course Intermediate level B1 – Module B1.1
 
  • We focus on conversation, dialogues in groups of 2 or 3 students, personal e-mails, expressing pros and cons on general topics
  • Vocabulary for communication in German:
    • studying and working abroad, documents and institutions, migration
    • fashion – clothes and accessories
    • expressing appreciation
    • buying/ordering products, filing a complaint, exchanging a product
    • describing a company
    • curriculum vitae in European format, job offers, job search
    • culture and civilization– presentation of a city, according to preference, intercultural relations
    • expressing feelings
    • cultural events
  • Grammar:
    • the adverbs “deshalb, darum, deswegen”
    • indirect interrogative sentence
    • subordinating conjunctions (obwohl – although, trotzdem – nevertheless)
    • definite article in the genitive
    • the adjective – superlative phrases
    • infinitival sentence with or without “zu”
    • pronominal adverbs (daran, damit, danach, etc.)
    • imperfect tense of irregular verbs
    • relative sentences
    • relative pronouns
    • subordinate clause “um…zu” + infinitive
    • prepositions with the genitive case
Structure of the German language course Intermediate level B1 – Module B1.2
 
  • Vocabulary for communication in German:
    • mass-media in everyday life – news, TV shows, articles on general topics, pros and cons, expressing opinions
    • meals – conversation on a topic and additional vocabulary, German cuisine
    • social professions
    • emergencies
    • housing – searching for a house, moving
    • understanding important ideas of a statement, recognizing the tone in a person’s voice
    • places to spend spare time and vacations, tourism attractions, etc.
  • Grammar:
    • connectors (sowohl…als auch both and, entweder…oder or…or, weder…noch neither…nor, nicht sondern not…but, etc.)
    • expressing future
    • the participial adjective
    • subordinating conjunctions (während while, so dass so that, je…desto the more, the more, bis…until, bevor…before, nachdem…after)
    • adjective cu fixed prepositions
    • reflexive verbs, lassen + infinitive, nicht brauchen + zu + infinitive
    • conjunctive II

Upper-intermediate level B2

The purpose aims to prepare you for the exams Goethe-Zertifikat B2, TELC Deutsch B2, OSD B2 Mittelstufe Deutsch.
Student guide

We use the handbook “Optimal B2”, a set including handbook, workbook, 2 audio CDs. Three interactive programs for learning German on the computer are added, together with worksheets, systematization sheets, vocabulary and grammar-related links.

Structure of the German language course upper-intermediate level B2 – Module B2.1

 
  • We will focus on conversation, dialogues in groups of 2 or 3 students, personal e-mails, expressing pros and cons on general topics
  • Vocabulary for communication in German:
    • questionnaires, opinion surveys
    • information about personality, character traits
    • detailed curriculum vitae, cover letter, formal letters, announcements, analysis of text types
    • reading and orientation on a road or city map
    • Kaffeehaus project
    • making a choice, making a proposal, expressing disapproval, what kind of buyer you are, success formulae of some German and Austrian companies
    • presentation of the topic and contents of some newspaper and magazine articles
    • discussions on topics, according to preference, expression of critical opinions
    • job offers
  • Grammar:
    • declension of the adjective
    • indefinite pronoun with substantivized adjective
    • compound adjectives
    • meaning of suffixes and prefixes
    • verbs with fixed preposition
    • verbs with separable and inseparable particle
    • expression and place of negation in a sentence
    • word order in a developed main clause
    • expression of unrealistic desires
    • conjunctive II in the past
    • text structure
    • synonyms and paraphrasing
Structure of the German language course upper-intermediate level B2 – Module B2.2
 
  • Vocabulary for communication in German:
    • expression of supposition
    • human relations – love and friendship
    • computer (components, specialized terminology) and computer dependence
    • role of the mass media in the society
    • sentence rephrasing
    • commenting on and reconstruction of some radio or TV news
    • indirect speech and its function
    • the stress paradox
    • health
    • mobility
    • description, explanation, and interpretation of charts and diagrams
    • offer and demand of advice, etc.
  • Grammar:
    • compound nouns
    • substantivizing verbs and adjectives
    • meaning of noun suffixes
    • types of connectors and their role
    • passive voice
    • participial constructions, etc.