/German Beginners Level 1: Course outline
German Beginners Level 1: Course outline 2017-11-17T22:23:10+00:00

German Beginners Level 1: Course outline

This beginners course is based on the first 8 units of the book ‘Menschen A1’.

According to group goals, the teacher may do more or less than this, and may not need to cover everything in the book.

Topics & Vocabulary:

  • Introductions – inc. greetings, saying how you are, where you come from, where you live, what you do, telephone number, marital status, children, etc.
  • Professions
  • Alphabet and numbers
  • Family and friends
  • Prices and shopping
  • Asking about things and describing things – likes and dislikes
  • Telephoning, emails and texting.
  • Confirming and cancelling an appointment
  • Times of the day
  • Talking about abilities (Du kannst ja super tanzen!)
  • Asking for permission (Kann ich mal telefonieren?)
  • Making arrangements
  • Hobbies and leisure time activities – likes and dislikes (usage of gern/e)

Grammar:

  • Basic questions statements and negatives– including questions with question words and yes/no questions
  • Verb endings (conjugation) of regular and some irregular verbs in the present tense
  • You – formal and informal
  • Basic word order – statements, questions
  • Gender and indefinite/ definite articles / possessive articles / negation
  • Pronouns (Nominative)
  • Numbers/ Alphabet
  • Singular and plural
  • Separable verbs
  • Sentence structure with separable verbs or modal verbs
  • Modal verb können
  • Accusative case
  • Core prepositons

Cultural Content:

  • You – formal and informal
  • Usage of titles (Herr and Frau)
  • Life in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Skills Work:

  • Lots of speaking – inc. situational exercises & interaction
  • Basic pronunciation rules
  • Plenty of listening activities
  • Writing practice, e.g. emails, texts