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German for intermediates (CEFR B1)

Our goal in this class is reaching the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

After this class you will be able to:

  • Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

  • Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

  • Produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.

  • Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Lectures
  1. 24/11/2012 Entrance Test

    • You will have to pass this test in order to enroll for this class.

    • 1/12/2012 Session 2

      Our first 'regular' session. We will meet at 18:00 German time.

      Prerequisites
      • Passing an entrance test OR having passed the final exam in one of my A2 classes.

      • You can find an example test here:

      https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RD-kU--pOhrKsoTLgLGDduQqCO5rEywEsA2WRpuI1-c/edit

      • The tasks in your exam will look the same, the content will be different and more complex, though.

      • Classes will be offered live via Skype. You need Skype for that

      Syllabus
      • We will have as many sessions as we need, most likely 10-15 sessions

      • Classes will be taught weekly and will take at least 1,5 hrs.

      • Classes will take place on Saturdays, 6.00-7.30 PM BERLIN TIME

      • Classes will be offered live via Skype. You need Skype for that :-)

      !!! First class/entrance test: November 24, 2012 !!!

      Additional information
      • No more than 24 people - first come, first serve.

      In order to pass this class I will request:

      • Active participation

      • Regular attendance (No more than 3 missed classes)

      • Passing a test at the end of the semester

      Teacher qualifications

      M.A. North American Studies University of Bonn, Germany

      B.A. English Studies; German Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies University of Bonn, Germany

      German: Native speaker

      English: Fluent

      Swedish: Good

      Spanish: Conversational

      Latest Update
      Skype Contact etc (2012-11-22 16:40:29)

      "Dear Students of the upcoming B1 class,

      Thank you for registering for my class. Please make sure to add me to your skype contacts - my nickname is

      germanforbeginners

      Please make sure to be online on time this Saturday (17:45 / 5:45pm GERMAN TIME), so I can answer possible questions about the exam and explain the tasks to you.

      The exam will start at 6pm sharp!

      If you don't take the exam or simply miss the first session without an excuse, you cannot re-take the exam and thus, will not be admitted to the course.

      If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to contact me!

      Liebe Grüße,

      Sascha"

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