German Course Descriptions for Kids and Teenagers

German Course Descriptions for Kids and Teenagers

German Program for Kids

A growing number of students wish to study at German universities. Getting your child started at an early age will help to become absorbed in both the language and the culture so that the transition one day will be much smoother.
All of our German classes are conducted in a fun-filled atmosphere with activities, games and learning tools appropriate for the children’s ages and follow an age-related, customized children’s curriculum. All our instructors have experience teaching children and are well aware of the specifics of children’s cognitive development at the various ages.

German Program for Teenagers

Welcome to our new German program for teenagers and middle-high school students, adressed to students aged between 13 and 15 years old. We want to prepare the coming generations of teenagers in Qatar, for a future full of opportunities speaking German. Saturdays, the TII will offer German for: Teens that want to learn German from scratch and be ready for the future or for studying in Germany!

The TII offers German lessons for teenagers, following rigorous academic objectives through a German immersive approach. Classes are content and project based and are conducted under a learning-by-doing methodology. Sessions are structured around a task, where students prepare and perform and thus become more involved and engaged with the German Language, developing an understanding and appreciation of it. Communication is crucial to our learning approach: from day one students are encouraged to use the language actively and to interact with others.

In the “Beginner 1 part 1 level”children/teenagers learn basic communication skills. They will be able tounderstand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at meeting immediate needs in any part of the German-speaking world everything related to their own world, how to greet, say their names and ages, introduce their close family, talk about their likes and dislikes, favorite foods and animals. 

They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions.  

Classes for this level are distributed according to three age groups (age 7 to 9 years, age 10 to 12 years and age 13 to 15 years old). The content of the course is more or less the same for all of them, however classes will be adapted according to children’s age and cognitive development. Hence we will use a different book for the teenager courses. 

Course content will cover the first half of the book.

Pre requisites: No prior knowledge of German is required

Textbook: Planetino 1 course-book and work-book; 1. Auflage: Kursbuch/Arbeitsbuch 1 CD, 2017  ISBN 9783193015778 or for Teenagers: Beste FreundeA1.1, course-book and work-book

 

Children will be able to start using the basic skills, they acquired in the previous level. Students will be able to use higher numbers. They will be able to form sentences with negative structure, expressing that they don’t want something, or don’t agree to a special topic.

Students will be able to express wishes and demands and their preferences. They will talk about what they wear and what others wear; they can name different types of clothes. They can describe clothes in a very simple way.

 

They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to understand the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions.  

They are also familiar with very basic grammatical features, like the German articles, possessive pronouns, the German cases,

Classes for this level are distributed according to two age groups (age 7 to 12 years and age 13 to 15 years old). The content of the course is more or less the same for all of them, however classes will be adapted according to children’s age and cognitive development. Hence we will use a different book for the teenager courses with a faster pace and different topics and it covers more content.

It is not possible to switch between the kids and the teenager courses without talking to the Language coordinator or doing a placement test. 

Course content will cover the second half of the book and additional material.

Pre requisites: German Beginner 1.1 and Beginner 1.2  or a placement test. If you are not sure about your child’s level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator.

Textbook: Planetino 1 course-book and work-book; 1. Auflage: Kursbuch/Arbeitsbuch 1 CD, 2017  ISBN 9783193015778 or for Teenagers: Beste FreundeA1.1, course-book and work-book

The “Beginner 2 level”for children is a course that reviews and continues the material children already covered during the level Beginner 1 of German and go further. In this course, children will acquire basic vocabulary to talk about leisure activities and will be able to describe their daily routine at school and at home; they will learn how to tell the time, to describe people and talk about their own town and district and how to locate things in space. At the end of the course, children will be able to answer simple questions about themselves and have basic interactions. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age. They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions.  

Classes for this level will be offered for a mixed age group (ages 7 to 12 years old)

The “Beginner 2 level”for teenagers is already the final level to complete A1 – related to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. After having completed Beginner 2 part 1 and beginner 2 part 2, teenagers have the option to switch to the adults program and join one of the Pre-Intermediate (A2) courses for adults.

Or they can continue with the Teenager program and start the Pre-Intermediate level there.  At the end of the course, your daughter or son will be able to answer simple questions about themselves and have basic interactions. The class is conducted in a friendly atmosphere appropriate for teenagers. They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions.  

Classes for this level will be offered for children, 13 to 15 years old.

Pre requisites: German Beginner 1 level completed (Beginner 1.1, Beginner 1.2 and Beginner 1.3) or a placement test. If you are not sure about your child’s level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator.

Textbook: Planetino 2,course-book and work-book; 1. Auflage: Kursbuch/Arbeitsbuch 1 CDor for Teenagers: Beste FreundeA1.2, course-book and work-book

 

The “Beginner 2 level”for children is a course that reviews and continues the materials children already covered during the level Beginner 1 of German and go further. In this course, children will acquire basic vocabulary to talk about leisure activities and will be able to describe their daily routine at school and at home; they will learn how to tell the time, to describe people and talk about their own town and district and how to locate things in space. At the end of the course, children will be able to answer simple questions about themselves and have basic interactions. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age. They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions.  

Classes for this level will be offered for a mixed age group (ages 7 to 9 years and ages 10 to 12 years old)

The “Beginner 2 level”for teenagers is already the final level to complete A1 – related to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. After having completed Beginner 2 part 1 and beginner 2 part 2, teenagers have the option to switch to the adults program and join one of the Pre-Intermediate (A2) courses for adults.

Or they can continue with the Teenager program and start the Pre-Intermediate level there.  At the end of the course, your daughter or son will be able to answer simple questions about themselves and have basic interactions. The class is conducted in a friendly atmosphere appropriate for teenagers. They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions.  

Classes for this level will be offered for children, 13 to 15 years old.

Pre requisites: German Beginner 2.1 and Beginner 2.2 or placement test. If you are not sure about your child’s level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator.

Textbook: Planetino 2,course-book and work-book; 1. Auflage: Kursbuch/Arbeitsbuch 1 CD or for Teenagers: Beste FreundeA1.2, course-book and work-book

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