Faux-Beginning German

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10 Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Books: Menschen A1.1, Kursbuch ISBN: 978-3193619013 and Menschen A1.1, Arbeitsbuch ISBN: 978-3193119018 AND Menschen A1.2 Kursbuch mit DVD-ROM, ISBN: 978-319-5619011 and Menschen A1.2 Arbeitsbuch mit Audio CD, ISBN: 978-3-19-511901-6
Location: Taught online via Zoom. An invitation and explanations on how to join the meeting will be sent to registered students.
Instructor: Kerry Anderson
Price: $162 (early registration) $180 (after 1/17)
02/02 – 04/06
Need more information?
Attend our online Informational Meeting on January 14th. It’s FREE!

This course is a continuation of the Introduction to German – Part 4 course; it is taught entirely in German like all other classes.

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 writing emails or text messages
– Talking about leisure activities
– Making suggestions and reacting to them
– Telling and recognizing 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 ending a phone conversation appropriately
– Describing their daily routine
– Talking about everyday activities in the past
– Present tense verb conjugation singular and plural
– Yes/no – and W- (information) questions
– Definite articles
– Personal pronouns (in the subject=nominative case)
– Possessive articles
– Negation with “nicht”.
– Indefinite articles
– Negative articles
– Singular and plural forms of nouns
– The accusative
– The modal verb können
– Separable-prefix verbs
– The temporal prepositions am and um
– Word order
– The conjugation and use of mögen and “möchte”
– The temporal prepositions von…bis, ab -Perfect tense with haben

In this course, students will review and use all the above skills in open-ended, extemporaneous conversations, guided writing activities and readings with expanded vocabulary.  In addition, they will  become familiar with

– Talking about festivities
– Talking about travels
– Naming months and seasons
–  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
– Perfect tense with sein
– The temporal preposition im
–  Prepositions of place with the dative case
– Possessive articles sein and ihr

If you need assistance to determine if this class is right for you, we would be happy to help.
Please attend a Free Demonstration Class on January 12th and/or Sign up to attend our online informational meeting on January 14th. It’s FREE!
And if you can’t, please get in touch!


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