What is German A1?
German. A language renowned all around the world. It is a compelling language. A language which leads to several opportunities and to being a bilingual human being. A language that has been recognized in several different countries as well as granting the upper hand when applying to colleges, jobs and more. The German language is an advantage by which you’re allowed to reach higher scopes and goals. This course is a chance for being able to step outside your comfort zone. There will be new challenges as every language is and you will be able to come out as a stronger and knowledgeable person. Are you ready for the challenge?
Why German A1? Benefits and opportunities
This course will build your confidence and capabilities. The opportunities that you can uphold whilst learning this course is endless. The lessons that you learn from this course guides and forms you into a wiser human being. Here we not only teach you the art of the language we teach you the reasoning behind it. The German language is well-known all-around Europe specifically in the Netherlands. Being a bilingual person allows others to have a wider perspective on you. It shows that you’re able to step out of your comfort zone and explore new things and cultures.
How to prepare for German A1?
- Introduction to German alphabets
- Introduction to phonetics and basic pronunciation
- Understanding the everyday situations
- Detailed understanding of short telephone calls, messages and more
- The ability to fill in basic personal information on forms whilst registration
- Providing and requesting for prepositions
- Introduction to different verbs, nous, pronouns, present and simple past tense
Tips and Tricks:
This course can be overwhelming and stressful which is why these tips and tricks will always help you stay calm and centred during both classes and possible assignments.
- Watching YouTube videos
- Listening to the local radio of Germany
- Watching local movies
- Guidance from teachers
- Sample papers
- Test yourself
- Audio recordings from native speakers
Self-motivation is your biggest key. Once you are capable of pushing yourself to your fullest capabilities you will be able to understand the depth of the language. The materials provided here will guide you and support you when you feel a bit lost.
Keeping a high and constant schedule will allow you to have a better planning and understanding during this course. The pattern of exam is listed below but will also give you an insight on the things to focus on.
The best way to prepare is to plan ahead. At Elan we provide you with all the tips and guidance. This shall prepare you for the course. Keep your head held high
Workbook – https://mercaba.org/SANLUIS/IDIOMAS/Alem%c3%a1n/Basic%20german.pdf
Model practice material – http://www.goethe.de/pro/relaunch/prf/materialien/A1_sd1/sd_1_modellsatz.pdf
German Alphabets revisions // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpBPaDI5IgI
Exam pattern // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpBPaDI5IgI
Vocabulary // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVuIpbYx5QM
Furniture // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1DA6ezLbgs
Pronouns // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZc_IvpHetw
Telephone conversations // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhURm1cnQww
Adverbs // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFBOwzDCzrg
Prepositions // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLBQveKnADU
Radio stations // https://www.germanlw.com/radio-stations-in-german/
Local radio // https://www.dw.com/en/learn-german/radio-d/s-9671
A1 Sprechen (speaking) : http://www.euroexam.com/sites/network/files/attachments/40_a1_sprechen.pdf
Task 1 – Interview
Task 2 – Presentation
Task 3 – Transactional dialogues
Task 4 – Common task
A1 Leseverstehen (Reading comprehension) :
Task 1 – Short texts :
Task 2 – Find information :
Task 3 – Multiple choice task :
A1 Schreiben (written):
Task 1 – form :
Task 2 – letter :
A1 Hoverstehen (Listening comprehension):
Task 1 – Short dialogues :
Task 2 – Notes :
Task 3 – Multiple choice task :
Important tips for German A1 and the examination:
Exam details –
This examination will consist of 4 modules, listening, reading, writing and speaking. Here are the details to the exams and the structure.
Listening module is divided into 3 parts. The first part will consist of 6 questions based on the 6 audios heard. All 6 audios will be played twice. Part 2 has 4 questions along with 4 audios. In this set the audio will only be played once. The 3rd part consists of 5 question along with 5 audios. All the audios will be played twice for your understanding.
Exam cracking tips –
All the tips learnt during this course will guide you through your examination. Remember to pace yourself. Don’t stress. Work on the different strategies provided to you. When reading make sure to underline or highlight the important fact. During writing beware of your time. Keep yourself focused. Don’t deviate to another topic or factor, focus on one and keep building the idea. Read the instructions carefully. Follow them and make sure that you’re rechecking your answers. During the listening test make sure to write down important dates, names etc. Make sure to always keep your focus. When you’re calm and centred you can achieve it all.
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