This evening course is designed for participants who speak and understand very little German. During the course students will learn fundamental grammar and vocabulary and the basic structures of the German language.
At the end of the course participants will be able to communicate in simple sentences about daily life, ask for information, and read, write and understand short texts.
Beginner: A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Participants per class
Days with no tuition
14 April 2017, 17 April 2017, 01 May 2017, 25 May 2017, 05 June 2017, 15 June 2017, 03 October 2017, 31 October 2017, 01 November 2017
Christmas break 18 December 2017 – 7 January 2018
* We reserve the right to reduce the number of hours if there are less than three participants. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further details. We reserve the right to raise the maximum number of students per group to 13.
Our German lessons are based on the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) (A1-C1).
A1Duration: 8 weeks
What can you do at level A1? You can speak in very simple sentences about yourself and activities such as shopping and eating and you can describe where you live. You can apply basic grammatical constructions.
A2Duration: 8 weeks
What can you do at level A2? You can communicate in a simple manner about everyday situations. You can correctly apply simple grammar to hold short conversations about familiar topics.
B1Duration: 8 weeks
What can you do at level B1? You can express yourself in coherent sentences in familiar situations while travelling and about your own fields of interest. You can describe objectives, experiences, and give reasons for opinions. You can use the most important grammatical structures correctly.
The B1-certificate proves sufficient German language skills for German citizenship application.
B2Duration: 12 - 16 weeks
What can you do at level B2? You can communicate at an advanced level: you speak clearly and fluently and are able to discuss and negotiate successfully. You have a large command of the vocabulary needed for general topics and your field of specialisation. Your usage of grammar is sound.
C1Duration: very individual
What can you do at level C1? You can express yourself spontaneously and fluently and you can understand challenging texts. You can apply idioms and the correct linguistic style. You speak with correct grammar.
C2Duration: very individual
What can you do at level C2? You speak like a native speaker. You understand everything you read and hear without any difficulty. You can express yourself spontaneously and fluently. You hardly make any mistakes.