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German 201


A2: Communication and grammar skills


This course is addressed to learners with a previous knowledge of German who completed the A1 level during the last academic year or who were assigned to the A2 level after the placement test.

The course starts in October and continues throughout the academic year completing the A2 level in June. However it is possible to participate in single terms.

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German 201


Communication and grammar skills

CEFR level A2

All EUI members

Length of course

24 weeks, 72 hours

October - June

Time & Place


14 October - 4 December

24 hours

  • Monday 15.30-17.00
  • Wednesday 15.30-17.00

Convento, De Saussure

Instructor


Silke Tork

 

 

German A2: Communication and grammar skills



Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will

  • have reached level A2  of the Common European Framework
  • be able to interact in areas of immediate personal relevance
  • be able to ask for and give information on everyday topics and their own field of research
  • be able to express preferences, opinions, hypothesis
  • understand short, clear messages and announcements
  • be able to find information in a text
  • be able to write simple connected texts

Course contents

Course materials are provided by the German teacher.
 

The course includes work on the following:

  • Reading: informative texts and notices on topics of personal and professional interest; texts that consist of general language and academic-related language (fields of research, academic professions and positions)
  • Writing: simple texts in the past, present and future tense; short connected texts, requests and answers
  • Listening: understanding clear and simple spoken texts, recognize concrete information in dialogues and announcements
  • Speaking: social conversations, asking and answering questions on familiar topics, simple conversations on topics of personal and professional interest
  • Basic grammar and syntax

Learning methods and activities

In this course we work with various methods such as the cognitive, constructivist, audio-lingual/ audio-visual and communicative approach in order to train all the language skills (reading, listening, speaking, writing) and to suit the needs of different types of learners.

Activities in and out of class include:

  • expanding your vocabulary
  • grammar and syntax exercises
  • reading and writing texts
  • listening and speaking exercises (phonetics and intonation)
  • conversations, discussions
  • videoclips, online materials

 

 

 

 

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