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.
The first eight weeks of this course covers the first part 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.
The second eight weeks covers the second part 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 1a & German 1b, students should be prepared to take the A1 Goethe Institute proficiency exam, if they desire.
None for the first 8 weeks.
PLEASE NOTE: For the second 8 weeks It will be expected that students are already familiar with the following grammar topics:
• Verb conjugation in the present tense (including stem-vowel changing verbs)
• 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.)
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PLACEMENT IN OUR LANGUAGE COURSE SERIES
**German 1a (Goethe A1.1) (1st half - 8 weeks)**
**German 1a (Goethe A1.1) (2nd half - 8 weeks)**
German 1b (Goethe A1.2) (1st half - 8 weeks)
German 1b (Goethe A1.2) (2nd half - 8 weeks)
German 2a (Goethe A2.1)
German 2b (Goethe A2.2)
German 3a (Goethe B1.1)
German 3b (Goethe B1.2)
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.
Textbook with DVD-ROM
Workbook with 2 Audio-CDs
We recommend the following bookseller:
IBIS- International Book Import Service
161 Main St.
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8188
+1 800 2774247
West Austin - Cups & Cones
2900 N Quinlan Park Rd
Austin, TX 78732
• This class will be held at Cups & Cones our local ice cream/coffee/sandwich shop. A part of the shop will be sectioned off from the general public.