10 Wednesdays, 7:10 – 8:40 p.m.
Book: Menschen A1/2, Kursbuch ISBN: 978-3-19-501901-9 and Menschen A1/2, Arbeitsbuch ISBN: 978-3-19-511901-6
Instructor: Marlies Reppenhagen
Price: $243 (early registration) $270 (after 9/12)
Dates: 10/02 – 12/18 – Please note there will be no class on 11/20 and 11/27.
This course is a continuation of the Intro to German – Part VI or a similar level if you did not previously study with us; again, it will be taught entirely in German.
Students will already be somewhat comfortable with the following aspects of communication and grammar which were covered in the A1.1 Kursbuch and Arbeitsbuch:
-Introducing themselves and others as well as asking and answering questions about personal details such as where they live and where they are from, what they do for work, what their family is like, etc.
-Being familiar with the alphabet and the numbers from 0 to 1.000.000.
-Asking for and giving the prices of various items.
-Using a limited number of adjectives to describe objects in the house.
-Hearing and understanding short conversations on these topics.
-Describing things in terms of color, form and material
-Conducting a phone conversation and to write emails or text messages
-Talking about leisure activities
-Making suggestions and react to them
-Telling and recognize time
-Labeling times of day and days of the week
-Setting up appointments
-Naming certain foods and dishes
-Talking about food preferences
-Talking about food habits and cultural practices
-Recognizing announcements in trains and subways
-Identifying different means of transportation
-Starting and end a phone conversation appropriately
-Describing their daily routine
-Talking about everyday activities in the past
-Talking about festivities
-Talking about travels
-Naming months and seasons
Aspects of grammat covered in the course:
-Present tense verb conjugation singular and plural
-Yes/no – and W- (information) questions
-Personal pronouns (in the subject=nominative case)
-Negation with “nicht”.
-Singular and plural forms of nouns
-The modal verb können
-The temporal prepositions am and um
-The conjugation and use of mögen and “möchte”
-The temporal prepositions von…bis, ab and im
-Perfect tense with haben
-Perfect tense with sein
Prior to this course, students will also have used all the above skills in open-ended, extemporaneous conversations and in addition have become familiar with
– Giving and understanding directions
– Asking for help
– Naming places/institutions in a city
– Describing and evaluating objects and places
– Reading housing ads
– Naming places of residence and their respective rooms
– Describing and rating institutions and places in a town
– Some aspects of Munich and Hamburg
– Prepositions of place with the dative case
– Possessive articles sein and ihr
– Verbs taking the dative case
– Personal pronouns in the dative case