Languages - German Stage 1

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COURSE DESCRIPTION
Designed for people who would like to start at the very beginning. No previous knowledge is assumed. Great course for business travellers, those working in hospitality or tourism, for leisure travellers, for those wishing to communicate better with relatives and friends or who simply wish to learn a new language. The course also introduces you to important German customs. Enjoy speaking, reading, writing and hearing German in a friendly, relaxed and interactive atmosphere.

In this course you will be taught conventional German, however it will also help you in your travels to Austria given that Austrians also speak German.

COURSE CONTENT
Introduction to the German language: alphabet, pronunciation, fundamental grammatical elements, basic conversations, numbers (cardinal and ordinal), telling the time, plurals, genders of nouns, nationalities and languages, days of the week, months, seasons, other basic conversations, building simple phrases, introduction to the cases.

COURSE OUTCOMES
Know the German alphabet, greetings and farewells, introducing yourself, some other basic conversations e.g. telling how you are, asking others how they are, ordering at a restaurant/café (basic), understanding and use of formal & informal “you”, basic and advanced counting, giving dates (birthdays), introducing others (family, friends, colleagues etc), giving your profession, talking about leisure activities, talking about the weather, basic writing skills in German.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Relevant content. Presented at a steady pace. Most importantly a native speaker of the language willing to answer questions. I feel more confidant with my German language skills and would like to come back next year, either to go on with stage two or repeat this course. Danke. Vincenza
  • The tutor was excellent