German Free School

German Free School

German A1.2
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5:00pm - 6:30pm
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Jan 20, 2020 - May 11, 2020
Adults Only 
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German-Texan Heritage Society
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DESCRIPTION

This class emphasizes vocabulary acquisition, simple conversation, and the structure of the German language using traditional methods of instruction. Students will be able to understand and use everyday expressions, be able to introduce him/herself and others as well as ask others about themselves. – e.g where they live, who they know and what they own – and can respond to questions of this nature. Students will be able to communicate in a simple manner if the person they are speaking to speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to help. They will have elementary use of the German language.

German A1.1 covers chapters 1-8 of the Menschen: Deutsch als Fremdsprache (A1) textbook and is designed for beginning students as well as those who already know some German. The class will focus on understanding and producing beginner-level sentences in the present tense, and is meant to be a building block to greater fluency and comfort with the language.

German A1.2 covers the middle part, chapters 9-16 of the Menschen: Deutsch als Fremdsprache (A1) textbook and is designed for students who already are proficient in the grammar topics listed under “Prerequisites” (below). The class will focus on understanding and producing beginner-level sentences in the present tense and conversational past tense, and is meant to be a building block to greater fluency and comfort with the language.

Following the completion of German A1.1 (Chapters 1-8) & German A1.2 (Chapters 9-16) & German A1.3 (Chapters 17-24), students should be prepared to take the A1 Goethe Institute proficiency exam, if they desire.

PREREQUISITES

German A1.1 course or equivalent.

PLEASE NOTE: It will be expected that students are already familiar with the following grammar topics:
• Nominative & accusative case
• Definite and indefinite articles (‘the’ and ‘a’)
• Negation with ‘nicht’ and ‘kein’
• Possessive articles ‘mein’ and ‘dein’
• Forming yes/no questions
• Forming questions with question words (e.g., ‘wer’, ‘wo’, ‘wie’, etc.)
• Modal verbs ‘können’, ‘mögen’ (and ‘möchten’)
• Coordinating conjunctions ‘und’, ‘aber’, and ‘oder’
• Separable and inseparable prefix verbs
• Verb conjugation in the present tense (including stem-vowel changing verbs)
• The present perfect tense (a.k.a. conversational past tense, ‘Perfekt’) with ‘haben’ and ‘sein’
• Prepositions denoting location (e.g, ‘in’, ‘zwischen’, ‘auf’, etc.)
• Prepositions denoting time (‘vor’, ‘nach’, ‘in’, ‘für’, ‘über’, & ‘von … an’)

Don't know what course to take? Take these placement exams and see where you're at. Go to: https://www.goethe.de/en/spr/kup/prf/bar.html

COURSE MATERIALS

You will need a textbook (Kursbuch) and a workbook (Arbeitsbuch) for this class. Course materials are not included in the tuition fee. Please order your (2) books online.

Menschen A1
Textbook with DVD-ROM
ISBN# 9783191019013

Menschen A1
Workbook with 2 Audio-CDs
ISBN# 9783191119010

We recommend the following bookseller:
IBIS- International Book Import Service
161 Main St.
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8188
+1 800 2774247
http://www.ibiservice.com/category-s/139.htm
www.ibiservice.com
ibis@IBIService.com

Location
German-Texan Heritage Society
507 E 10th St
Austin, TX 78701
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Jan 20, 2020 - May 11, 2020
$280
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16 Dates Available
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