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German Level 1, Parts 1-3 (45 hours) 15 weeks

Key information

Subject area:


Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


45 hours

Available course dates:

From: 11 October 2023 To: 14 February 2024

Course overview

By studying German Level 1, you will be able to communicate in very basic everyday-life situations, including greetings, daily activities, finding your way, telling the time and date, making simple purchases, ordering a meal, etc, be able to understand very simple oral and written texts and ascertain specific information on simple topics, have developed an insight into German-speaking life, culture and society.

What does this course cover?

Part 1: 

Topics may include:

  • Introductions, greetings, and farewells
  • Nationalities, countries, languages
  • Professions
  • In the classroom
  • Leisure time activities and hobbies
  • Shopping
  • Personal information

Functions may include:

  • Introducing yourself and others
  • Asking for and providing information
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Describing your weekly routine

Grammar may include:

  • Articles: definite, indefinite, negative articles
  • Cases: nominative, accusative
  • Personal pronouns
  • Plural of nouns
  • Prepositions
  • Verbs: regular verbs, verbs with vowel change
  • Separable verbs

Part 2:  

Topics may include:

  • Family and friends
  • Food and drink
  • Appointments
  • Transport and directions
  • Daily routine at work

Functions may include:

  • Making small talk
  • Describing daily activities
  • Asking the time
  • Talking about means of transport
  • Describing your duties at work

Grammar may include:

  • Possessive pronouns
  • Personal pronouns (nominative and accusative case)
  • Simple past of the verbs sein (to be) and haben (to have)
  • Modal verbs: wollen (want), müssen (must), können (can)
  • Prepositions requiring the dative case
  • Dative case: articles
  • Past tense: Perfekt

Part 3:

Topics may include:

  • Living conditions and housing
  • Health and fitness
  • Festive occasions
  • Fashion and clothes
  • On the road

Functions may include:

  • Describing a house, flat or room
  • Giving advice
  • Describing medical symptoms and conditions
  • Complimenting someone
  • Talking about the weather
  • Asking for and giving recommendations
  • Buying a train ticket
  • Describing clothes

Grammar may include:

  • Adverbs of time
  • Imperative
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Accusative and dative cases: verbs
  • The pronoun es
  • Compounds
  • Modal verbs: sollen (be supposed to) and dürfen (be allowed to)

What will I achieve?

When German Level 1 is complete, you will achieve the equivalent of A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), entry level of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

*The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £675

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