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. 

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

 

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 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 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

 

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  

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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