German Language Levels from A1(From Beginner) to C2 (Fluent)

 

What you will learn in our German courses

A1.1 (Complete beginner)

 

In our courses for students without any prior knowledge of the German language, you will learn

 

  • how to the conjugate regular and irregular verbs in the present tense

  • how to introduce yourself and other beginner vocabulary

  • the numbers

  • common professions

  • word order in simple sentences and questions

  • how to talk about about hobbies and expressing preferences 

  • possessive pronouns

  • how to book a hotel and check into a hotel room

  • the difference between the Nominative and Accusative case

  • gender rules

  • adjective ending rules in the Nominative and Accusative cases for definite, indefinite, no articles

  • how to reserve a table in a restaurant and order a meal

  • prepositions such as aus, in, nach, um, von...bis

  • vocabulary related to work/office

A1.2 (Beginner with some prior knowledge)

 

In our classes for students with some prior knowledge, we will build on what you have previously learned and discuss

 

 

A2.1 (Elementary)

 

In our elementary German courses, we typically cover topics such as

 

A2.2. 

 

With students who are approaching intermediate level, we normally work on

 

B1.1 (Lower-intermediate)

 

At lower-intermediate level, we normally cover the following topics

 

  • further practice on adjectives

  • characterising people

  • friendship

  • Genitive only prepositions

  • role models and heroes 

  • table manners and other conventions

  • further practice on subjunctive 

  • passive voice

  • discussing events in past and present

  • revision of Perfekt and Präteritum tense and introduction of Plusquamperfekt

  • living in the city vs. the countryside

B1.2. 

 

With students in-between lower and upper-intermediate level, we usually work on

 

  • the environment and climate change

  • main and subordinate clause connectors 

  • time management 

  • further work on modal verbs in present and past tense

  • learning strategies 

  • further practice on passive voice

  • job adverts and applications

  • further practice on the subjunctive

  • consumption goods and brands

B2.1 (Upper-intermediate level)

 

In our upper-intermediate courses, we usually concentrate on

 

  • further practice on complex subordinate clauses

  • mobility and globalisation

  • further practice on prepositions 

  • studying/working abroad

  • expressing emotions

  • further practice on adjective declensions, comparatives, superlatives

  • climate change

  • verbs with prepositions (Verben mit Präpositionalobjekt)

  • health

  • summarising texts of various genres and expressing opinions

  • negotiations 

B2.2.

 

In our B2.2. courses, you will learn about

 

  • consumerism

  • indirect/reported speech (Konjunktiv 1)

  • sustainability

  • non-verbal communication

  • how to apply for a job and prepare for interviews

  • revision of the passive voice

  • mentalities and cultural differences 

  • multiculturalism 

  • knowledge acquisition

  • social media 

  • nominalisation

C1.1. (Advanced level)

 

In our advanced German courses, we typically discuss

 

  • networks and networking 

  • gerunds and Partizip 1

  • norms and conventions 

  • generational differences 

  • inventions in past, present, and the future

  • future 1 and future 2/future perfect

  • further practice on main and subordinate clause connectors

  • social engagement and charities

  • further practice on imperatives 

C1.2. 

 

Working towards fluency in German, in our C1.2 classes we normally cover

 

  • transformation of values

  • further work on verbs with prepositions 

  • nouns with prepositions 

  • conflicts and crime

  • further work on Konjunktiv 1+2

  • small talk

  • further practice on relative clauses

  • adjectives with prepositions 

  • world of music

C2.1 (Working towards fluency)

 

With our students who are close to being fluent in the language, we usually discuss

 

  • moments of luck and happiness

  • revision of Genitive prepositions

  • success and failure 

  • presentations in German 

  • revision of passive voice

  • further work on gerunds

  • negotiating and closing business deals

  • essay writing practice

C2.2. 

 

In our C2.2. classes, we finally cover

 

  • phrases on discussions and voicing your opinion

  • history and politics

  • turning participles and adjectives into nouns

  • further practice on imperatives

  • senses and perceptions

  • the arts and culture

  • discussion on a piece of literature and various movies

  • society writ large

Find out what you will be able to communicate in German on completing each of the above levels here

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