German Course Descriptions

German Course Descriptions

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.

 

Beginner 1

Prerequisites: This course is for true beginners and no prior knowledge of the language is expected. You will need 3 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

 

Beginner Part 1

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

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

 

Beginner 2 

Prerequisites: This course is for students, who have successfully completed Biginer 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​

 

Beginner Part 2 

Prerequisites: This course is for students, who have successfully completed Beginer Part 1at TII Language Center, any Goethe Institut or equivalent. If you have already finished A1.3, please check with registration regarding the payment and starting date for your course.

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​

 

Beginner 3 

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​

 

Beginner Intensive

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.

 

Pre-Intermediate part 1 

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 two 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

 

Pre-Intermediate part 2 

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  

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.

 

Intermediate part 1

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

 

Intermediate Part 2

Prerequisites: This course is for students who have completed 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 B1 level.

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

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.

 

Upper-Intermediate part 1

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

Prerequisites: This course is for students, who have successfully completed the Beginner level (complete A1) at TII Language Center, any Goethe Institut or equivalent.

Textbook: no textbooks required. Material will be provided by the teacher.

 

Prerequisites: This course is for students, who have successfully completed the Pre-Intermediate level (complete A2) at TII Language Center, any Goethe Institut or equivalent.

Textbook: no textbooks required. Material will be provided by the teacher.

Prerequisites: This course is for students who have successfully completed the Intermediate Level (complete B1) at TII Language Center, any Goethe Institut or equivalent.


Textbook: no textbooks required. Material will be provided by the teacher.

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