German A2

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Regardless of whether you are interested in private classes or group courses, or whether you come to us as a complete beginner or advanced learner, we will keep you on track using the following CEFR level standards. Dive into each level to learn about topics that will be covered at each level. German B2 and higher cover customized topics built around our clients and students’ goals and industries. 

Learn about German A2 Topics

CORE Languages follows the CEFR standard for teaching foreign languages. That means we are required to teach specific topics in each level. In order to make learning more manageable, we have broken each level down into 4 short courses.

GEFR Level: German A2.1

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CORE Languages offers bite size courses lasting about 10 weeks each. We split A2.1 into two courses to offer flexibility for your scheduling and the option to review specific topics without repeating a much longer course.
  • Level2-1 introduces the personal pronouns in the accusative case and the German articles in the dative case. We will learn how to use verbs with dative objects and how to make comparatives and superlatives. Conversation will focus on how to book trips, buy tickets, and items of clothing.
  • Level2-2 will introduce the modal verbs in the past tense and verbs with both dative and accusative objects. Students will learn how to give and ask for advice and use the conjunctions weil and wenn. Conversation will center around family, holidays, and talking about conflicts.

After completing these levels, you’ll be able to:

  • understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).​​

  • communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.​​

  • describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

At CORE Languages, as part of the German A2.1 curriculum you will learn the following (and more):
Answering “Why” questions; Expressing the past (split verbs); Describing sequences of actions in the past (zuerst, dann, etc.); Asking about whether something has ever been done; Talking about vacations; Talking about extended family; Expressing “to put” in German, Talking about the location of items and places and placing them; Asking people to come in, out, over, etc.); Reading short messages and notes; Talking about frequency; Using “some” and “one” in German; Naming kitchen utensils and talking about food; Ordering, complaining and explaining in a restaurant; Offering and declining; Talking about cause and effect (wenn-dann); Looking for jobs; Talking about what one should do; Assigning ownership of known items (deinen, deins, etc.); Saying “already” and “not yet”; Saying “someone” and “no one”; Reading messages and announcements at work; Talking about vacations; Using reflexives (“oneself” – “sich”); Talking about interests and health; Talking about activities; Asking and answering questions with “Wo” (“wofür”, “worauf”, “womit”, etc.); Talking about past and current situations and the differences between them (wollte, konnte, sollte, etc.); Expressing what one thinks or believes (…,dass…); Talking about education and educational offers; Talking about gifts and “to whom” they are given.

CEFR Level: German A2.2

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CORE Languages offers bite size courses lasting about 10 weeks each. We split A2.2 into two courses to offer flexibility for your scheduling and the option to review specific topics without repeating a much longer course.
  • Level 2-3 will center around the review of the tenses for regular, irregular and modal verbs. Students will also learn about two-way prepositions and the Konjunktiv II to express wishes and suggestions. Topics for level 7 include education, work life, and talking about your home and furniture.
  • Level 2-4 contains topics such as the passive voice, its alternative lassen, and an introduction to adjective endings. Students will learn how to discuss transportation, describe preferences, and express consequences.

After completing these levels, you’ll be able to:

  • understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).​​

  • communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.​​

  • describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

At CORE Languages, as part of the German A2.2 curriculum you will learn the following (and more):

Expressing doing things “in spite of”…; Using conditionals (wäre, hätte, würde); Talking about possibilities (könnte); Talking about weekend plans; Talking about events and cultural activities; Using adjectives in dative and accusative case; Describing items; Comparing items; Using the comparative and superlative; Understanding brochures and flyers; Complaining about orders; Using the post office; Using “one”/”you” in German; Using the passive in German; Talking about preferences; Talking about types; Leaving telephone messages; Apologizing; Expressing origins, destinations and locations; Expressing different types of motion (um, durch, über, entlang); Giving reasons (deshalb, deswegen); Talking about different types of weather conditions; Talking about plans and itineraries; Expressing the lack of something (ohne); Talking about duration; Booking trips; Writing and understanding postcards in German; Talking about vacation activities; Asking for information; Asking “who”, “when” and “where” questions effectively; Asking about opening hours; Using “if”-sentences; Talking about past points in time and past frequencies; Dealing with banks; Using the passive; Asking people to wait; Using “during”; Talking about knowing and being familiar with something; Using modal verbs effectively; “Inventing” useful German words; Giving advice; Handling conflicts in German; Talking about consequences.

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Regardless of whether you are interested in private classes or group courses, or whether you come to us as a complete beginner or advanced learner, we will keep you on track using the following CEFR level standards. Dive into each level to learn about topics that will be covered at each level. German B2 and higher cover customized topics built around our clients and students’ goals and industries. 

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