Course Description -- Conversational Intro to German Level 3 Class
Conversational Intro to German Class
By the end of this course you will know how to read, count, present yourself, greet people formally and informally, express age, physical states, ask simple questions, tell time, discuss calendar, weather and talk about yourself and about other students. Short German texts will give you some cultural background on German speaking countries and the German language.
The student will also learn some grammar, such as definite articles, predicative adjectives, present tense of regular and some irregular verbs, singular and plural forms, the nominative case, sentence structure, the position of the subject and compound nouns. These grammar skills along with new vocabulary will allow the student to construct his/her own sentences boosting his/her speaking confidence and ability.
This combination of grammar, pronunciation, introducing vocabulary through short dialogues and useful expressions will give you basic and immediate speaking abilities.
German Level 2 Class
The German Level 2 class is for students who have previously taken our Conversational Intro class or who have had recently the equivalent of 25-30 hours of German instruction taken in a larger group setting. Students who have taken more than 30 hours in the past, yet are uncertain if this is the right class for them, can call us for an assessment of their German language abilities. This German class will start with a basic review of conjugations of regular and some irregular verbs in the present.
In this lower intermediate class emphasis is placed on improving your basic speaking abilities and developing fluency. You will learn more and more irregular verbs and use them correctly in lower intermediate conversations. You will learn how to make purchases in stores, express daily routines, choose and order meals and express likes and dislikes. Reading of small texts about stores, shopping, weights and measures, German gastronomy, friends and acquaintances, coffee houses and table manners is used to enlarge and strengthen your vocabulary and further your understanding of German speaking people and cultures.
Grammar taught covers the accusative case, n-nouns, sentence structure, verb complements, negation, coordinating conjunctions, verbs with vowel changes and the dative case.
German Level 3 Class
The German Level 3 class is for students who have previously taken our Level 2 class or who have the equivalent of 50-60 hours of German instruction taken in a larger group setting.
Students who have taken more than 60 hours in the past, yet are uncertain if this is the right class for them, can call us for an assessment of their German language abilities.
This German class will start with a short review of the contents covered in the previous 2 classes.
In this lower intermediate class you will consolidate your German language skills. You will learn how to speak German learning more complex sentence structures by using not only the present but also the past tense, you will learn how to express surprise, gratitude, offer congratulations, getting someone’s attention and asking and understanding directions. Reading of short articles and texts covering traditions, festivals, German holidays and cultural and geographical landmarks is used to build additional vocabulary, enhance speaking abilities and further enlarge your knowledge of different people and cultures in the German speaking world. Grammar taught covers the present perfect with “sein” and “haben”, subordinate clauses, personal pronouns, modal auxiliary verbs and coordinating conjunctions.