German A.1

Online German course, structured according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

German A.1

Why learn German?

In today’s global word, mobility is an ever-present issue. Speaking a foreign language provides infinite possibilities. Why German? Because, apart from being a challenging and very entertaining language, speaking German offers better professional and personal opportunities. In the professional world, there is a demand for labour, both technical and specialised. A good knowledge of the language increases the possibilities of finding or improving your job. In the tourism sector, we cannot forget that Germans are frequent travellers, and therefore spend a lot of money in other countries. When it comes to education, Germany offers a lot of scholarships for foreigners, with specific holiday and working visas. Lastly, in the personal sphere, knowing German means enjoying a trip in German speaking countries a lot more, thus enjoying music in its original version, as well as literature, art, philosophy, from a culture with important figures such as Beethoven, Mozart or Kant.

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Materials

All the materials are on the online platform. Students will have access to varied exercises, videos and songs.

Other contents

Short texts will be recommended according to the level, which will improve lexical knowledge. There will be readings from the Lesen und Hören A1 collection, by Langenscheidt.

Objectives for this course

To offer the students a specialised and personalised course that enables them to learn German while achieving the necessary requirements to achieve the A1 level. I am open to any suggestion, request or complaint that improves the course and my role as a teacher.

Wishes for this course

I want students acquire the necessary knowledge to pass the exam but, especially, it thrills me to see them enjoy learning, using the language in society, and getting to know other cultures to better understand the world.

General course information

The course is totally online with a native teacher who will clear up all doubts.

The objective is to provide the students with the basic structures of the German language, both for speaking and writing. After completing the total number of virtual hours, students are expected to master the four skills of the A1 level as established in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):

  • Listening comprehension: can recognise frequently used words and very basic expressions when spoken clearly and slowly. With these basic expressions, the student will achieve the required skills to cover the first needs of communication in the country.
  • Reading comprehension: can understand words, known names and very simple sentences such as those of signs and brochures; with a dictionary, can understand simple texts related with the family and daily issues.
  • Oral expression: can use expressions and simple sentences to describe the place where we live and the people we know. Can engage in simple conversations as long as the other person is willing to speak slowly; can ask and answer questions related to immediate needs or very familiar issues.
  • Written expression: can write short and simple postcards; can fill in applications with personal data.

Contents

Grammar: the article (nominative, accusative and dative); the noun (singular and plural; nominative, accusative and dative); the verb (present of regular and irregular verbs; the imperative; modal verbs; introduction to the present perfect and past tense of sein and haben); the adjective and its declination (comparative and superlavite); the preposition (accusative and dative).

Vocabulary: presentations; personal relationships; the hour and date; food; the human body; the house and the city; daily actions; travelling and holidays. Each module will include appropriate vocabulary for the level as well as basic structures and adjectives.

Who can take this course?

Any person willing to learn, with motivation, an internet connection and a Gmail account.

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