German Course Descriptions for Adults

German Course Descriptions for Adults

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) was developed by the Council of Europe. The aim was to ensure that language acquisition, the application of language and the language competency of students in Europe were transparent and comparable. To do so, the CEFR examined the partial qualifications (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing and speaking) and formulated six levels of competency. This provides a basis for curricular guidelines, learning materials and qualifications in European language work.

The Levels of the CEFR

The basic levels are:
A: Basic user (divided into beginner courses and pre-intermediate courses)
B: Independent user (divided into intermediate courses and  upper-intermediate courses)
C: Proficient user (divided into advanced courses) (currently not offered at TII Language center)

For teaching purposes, sub-levels are offered in different options for a more relaxed or for faster learning purposes. 

In this course you acquire basic communication skills. You will be able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at meeting immediate needs in any part of the German-speaking world. The focus is on introducing yourself to others, greetings and farewells as well as talking about personal information, likes and dislikes, shopping and describing things and people. You can interact in a simple way. You also acquire basic grammatical structures and tenses. The course is conducted in German with some instructions given in English.

 

German Beginner 1 (40 hours)

Prerequisites: This course is for true beginners and no prior knowledge of the language is expected. 

Textbook: Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A1/1 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  ISBN 9783193019011

 

German Beginner part 1 (54 hours)

Prerequisites:  This course is for true beginners and no prior knowledge of the language is expected.

You will need two courses to complete the whole A1 level.

Textbook:  Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A1/1 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  ISBN 9783193019011

 

German Beginner Part 2 (54 hours)

Prerequisites:  This course is for students, who have successfully completed A1.2 and/or A1.3 at TII Language Center, any Goethe Institute or equivalent.

After this course you have completed the whole A1 level.

Textbook Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A1/2 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  ISBN 9783195019019​

 

German Beginner 2 (40 hours)

Prerequisites:  This course is for students, who have successfully completed A1.1 at TII Language Center, any Goethe Institut or equivalent.

This is the second out of three courses, you need to complete the whole A1 level.

Textbook:  Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A1/1 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  ISBN 9783193019011 and Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A1/2 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  ISBN 9783195019019​

 

German Beginner 3 (40 hours)

Prerequisites: This course is for students, who have successfully completed Beginner 2 at TII Language Center, any Goethe Institut or equivalent.

This is the third out of three courses you need to complete the whole A1 level.

Textbook:  Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A1/2 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  ISBN 9783195019019​

 

German Beginner Intensive (108 hours)

Prerequisites: This course is for true beginners and no prior knowledge of the language is expected. After this course you have completed the whole A1 level.

Textbook: Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A1/1 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  ISBN 9783193019011 and Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A1/2 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  ISBN 9783195019019​

After this course you will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). You can communicate in simple and routine tasks, requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. You acquire the ability to describe aspects of your background in a simple way. The course is conducted in German with some instructions given in English.

 

German Pre-Intermediate part 1 (54 hours)

Prerequisites: This course is for students who have completed A1 at TII Language Center, any Goethe Institut or equivalent. Credentials of course completion are required. Students may also be asked to take a placement test. All other students with prior knowledge of German are welcome to join after taking a placement test. 

You will need three courses to complete the whole A2 level.

Textbook: Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A2/1 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  ISBN 978319351902-3

 

German Pre-Intermediate part 2 (54 hours)

Prerequisites: This course is for students who have completed Pre-Intermediate part 1 at TII Language Center, any Goethe Institut or equivalent. Credentials of course completion are required. Students may also be asked to take a placement test. All other students with prior knowledge of German are welcome to join after taking a placement test. 

You will need two courses to complete the whole A2 level.

Textbook: Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A2/2 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  

 

Pre-Intermediate 1 (28 hours)

Prerequisites:  This course is for students who have completed A1 at TII Language Center, any Goethe Institute or equivalent. Credentials of course completion are required. Students may also be asked to take a placement test. All other students with prior knowledge of German are welcome to join after taking a placement test. 

You will need three courses to complete the whole A2 level.

Textbook:  Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A2/1 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  ISBN 978319351902-3

 

German Pre-Intermediate 2 (40 hours)

Prerequisites:  This course is for students who have completed the pre-intermediate 1 course at TII Language Center, or an A2.1, A2.2 course at any Goethe Institut or equivalent. Credentials of course completion are required. Students may also be asked to take a placement test. All other students with prior knowledge of German are welcome to join after taking a placement test. 

This is the second out of three courses, you need to complete the whole A2 level.

Textbook:  Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A2/2 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition)

 

German Pre-Intermediate 3 (40 hours)

Prerequisites:  This course is for students who have completed the pre-intermediate 2 course at TII Language Center, or an A2.2 course at any Goethe Institut or equivalent. Credentials of course completion are required. Students may also be asked to take a placement test. All other students with prior knowledge of German are welcome to join after taking a placement test. 

This is the last course to complete the A2 level.

Textbook:  Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A2/2 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) 

 

German Pre-Intermediate intensive (108 hours)

Prerequisites:  This course is for students who have completed A1 at TII Language Center, any Goethe Institut or equivalent. Credentials of course completion are required. Students may also be asked to take a placement test. All other students with prior knowledge of German are welcome to join after taking a placement test. 

After this course you have completed the whole A2 level.

Textbook:  Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A2/1 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  ISBN 978319351902-3 and

Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch A2/2 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition)

German Intermediate part 1 and 2 = B1

In this course you acquire the ability to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You will be able to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. You can produce simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. You are able to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

 

German Intermediate part 1 (54 hours)

Prerequisites:  This course is for students who have completed A2 at TII Language Center, any Goethe Institut or equivalent. Credentials of course completion are required. Students may also be asked to take a placement test. All other students with prior knowledge of German are welcome to join after taking a placement test. 

You will need two courses to complete the whole B1 level.

Textbook:  Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch B1 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  ISBN 9783191019037

 

German Intermediate part 2 (54 hours)

Prerequisites:  This course is for students who have completed Intermediate part 1 at TII Language Center, or B1.1, B1.2 at any Goethe Institute or equivalent. Credentials of course completion are required. Students may also be asked to take a placement test. All other students with prior knowledge of German are welcome to join after taking a placement test. 

This is the second course to complete the B1 level.

Textbook:  Menschen Sechsbandige Ausgabe: Kursbuch B1 and Arbeitsbuch with Audio-CD (German Edition) Jan 24, 2012  ISBN 9783191019037

German Upper-Intermediate part 1 and 2 = B2

In this course you will learn to understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. You will be able to produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

 

German Upper-Intermediate part 1 (54 hours)

Prerequisites:  This course is for students who have completed B1 at TII Language Center, any Goethe Institut or equivalent. Credentials of course completion are required. Students may also be asked to take a placement test. All other students with prior knowledge of German are welcome to join after taking a placement test. 

You will need two courses to complete the whole B2 level.

Textbook:  B2 Sicher; Kursbuch Sicher, Deutsch als Fremdsprache, B2 Kursbuch (German Edition) ISBN 9783190012077 and B2 Sicher; Arbeitsbuch mit Audio CD-Rom Sicher, Deutsch als Fremdsprache, B2 Arbeitsbuch mit Audio CD-Rom (German Edition) ISBN 9783190112074

 

Upper-Intermediate part 2 (54 hours)

Prerequisites:  This course is for students who have completed the Upper-Intermediate part 1 course at TII Language Center, or a B2.1, B2.2 course at any Goethe Institut or equivalent. Credentials of course completion are required. Students may also be asked to take a placement test. All other students with prior knowledge of German are welcome to join after taking a placement test. 

This is your second course to complete the B2 level.

Textbook:  B2 Sicher; Kursbuch Sicher, Deutsch als Fremdsprache, B2 Kursbuch (German Edition) ISBN 9783190012077 and B2 Sicher; Arbeitsbuch mit Audio CD-Rom Sicher, Deutsch als Fremdsprache, B2 Arbeitsbuch mit Audio CD-Rom (German Edition) ISBN 9783190112074

This course is designed to enhance your oral communication skills and understanding of everyday German, emphasizing everyday topics and communication with native speakers. 
At this level, you will expand your vocabulary and grammar and strengthen your capacity to engage in complex conversations. You will develop greater fluency in expressing yourself and interacting with native speakers in some subjects. 
 

Our young learners will start using the basic skills that they have been taught in the previous level. (Basic German)

In this course, the students will be able to speak about their school, languages that they speak and describe their daily routine or weekly plan. Furthermore, students will become familiar with basic grammatical structures, verb conjugation, negation, the German articles and the possessive pronouns. They will be also introduced to numbers till 100, prices and various topics such as hobbies, food and drink, professions and family members.

Throughout the semester, our students will be practising their reading, listening, writing and speaking skills by using various activities and fun games.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed German Basic 1

Course materials: Beste Freunde A1.1 Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch

The German language is a challenge both for non-native speakers who are receiving their education at a German speaking school as well as for German native speakers who chose to be educated in another language.
This course aims to strengthen the student’s language skills, especially reading comprehension and writing skills (with a focus on expressing thoughts and ideas and creating stories).
Using stories, songs and animation we will learn to produce texts and stories ourselves both verbally and in written form. We will revise the basic rules both of grammar as well as how a story needs to be set up to be able to tell a story both verbally as well as in written form. Broadening our vocabulary will be another focus of this course using various exercises and activities.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed at least year 2 (German or American system) or year 3 (British system) of elementary school. Please contact the German language coordinator (tel: XXXX) before registering in order to determine the level.
Course materials: No textbooks are used in this course. The teacher will use materials and images suitable for this age group and provide the children in each lesson. Students are requested to bring a notebook, a folder, pencils and crayons. Students will receive appropriate rest times during the lesson.


Basic German 2
Our young learners will start using the basic skills that they have been taught in the previous level. (Basic German)
In this course, the students will be able to speak about their school, languages that they speak and describe their daily routine or weekly plan. Furthermore, students will become familiar with basic grammatical structures, verb conjugation, negation, the German articles and the possessive pronouns. They will be also introduced to numbers till 100, prices and various topics such as hobbies, food and drink, professions and family members.
Throughout the semester, our students will be practising their reading, listening, writing and speaking skills by using various activities and fun games. 
Prerequisites: Students must have completed German Basic 1
Course materials: Beste Freunde A1.1 Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch

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