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German ONLINE Beginners Course (A1.1 CEF) November2020

Venue: ONLINE Day: Wednesday Time: 18:00 - 19:30 Fee: €210 Weeks: 10 Start date: 25 Nov 2020 End date: 10 Feb 2021 Register

German ONLINE Post - Beginners Course (A1.2 CEF) November 2020 * new students welcome to join any week.Contact mary.zerbe@sandfordlanguages.ie*

Venue: ONLINE Day: Thursday Time: 18:00 - 19:00 Fee: €210 Weeks: 8 Start date: 19 Nov 2020 End date: 21 Jan 2021 Register

Continuation or Lowwr Intermediate Course Sept.-Nov.2020

Venue: ONLINE Day: Wednesday Time: 19:30 - 21:00 Fee: €210.00 Weeks: 10 Start date: 25 Nov 2020 End date: 10 Feb 2020 Register

All of our courses follow the CEFR http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/Cadre1_en.asp

For more information please contact our German Coordinator: Mary Zerbe by email to mary.zerbe@sandfordlanguages.ie or phone 01-2601296.

The Sandford Language Institute has been running German courses / classes in Dublin 2 & 6 since 1989. Our tutors are native speakers and qualified teachers, teaching the communicative use of the language making it as relevant as possible to every day situations. All of the main language skills of Reading, Writing, Listening, speaking and Use of language (Grammar) are developed in classes.

Enrollment for the upcoming Autumn ONLINE Classes 2020 term is now possible. If you are not a total beginner, you can join a course at any time and you will not be charged for any weeks that you have missed or your free trial class. If you join a class and the level proves too high or low, switching level is no problem. Should you have any queries, please contact Shane Zerbe on 01 2601296 or shane.zerbe@sandfordlanguages.ie

Course Level Descriptions Beginners 1 (absolute beginners) (A1 CEFR) - for people with no knowledge of the language or some basic sentences By the end of the course, students will know - how to give simple information about themselves: i.e. name, origin, where they live, hobbies - how to ask other people simple information about name, origin, where they live and hobbies - the alphabet and can spell - the numbers and are able to give and ask for phone numbers, - how to order beverages and ask/pay the bill - the nominative and accusative cases - the definite, indefinite and negative articles - the singular and plural forms of nouns - the present tense conjugation of regular and irregular verbs - the simple past tense (preterite tense) of “sein“ (to be)

Beginners 1 By the end of the course, students will know - helpful phrases to talk about media, leisure time and cultural interests - how to talk about living in the countryside and in the city - how to read menus and order food - how to ask direct and indirect questions - the sentence structures in main and subordinate clauses (“als”-sentences and relative clauses) - personal pronouns in dative case - vocabulary on media, leisure time, going out, culture, countryside and cities - the modal verbs in preterite tense (simple past)

Beginners 2 (A1 CEFR) - for people with little knowledge of the language, or those who attended Beginners 1 By the end of the course, students will know - how to tell the time and understand someone giving the time - how to make appointments - how to say and understand where they work and how they get there - how to talk about daily routines - how to ask for and give directions - the days, months, seasons - professions - places of interest in town - possessive articles in nominative and accusative cases - separable prefix verbs in present tense - the modal verbs “müssen“ (to must/have to) and “können“ (to can/be able to) in present tense - the structure of sentences (main clauses) and the verb brackets - simple past tense (preterite tense) of “sein“ (to be) and “haben“ (to have) - local prepositions (an, auf, hinter, in , neben, über, unter, vor, zwischen) and dative case

Beginners 3 (A1 CEFR) - for people with little knowledge of the language, or those who attended Beginners 2 By the end of the course, students will know - how to talk about holidays and family - how to go shopping, ask for prices and understand simple conversations - how to go to a doctor and say what is wrong with them - how to talk about the weather - how to give and to understand instructions/orders - vocabulary on food, clothes, colours and body parts - the present perfect tense of regular, irregular and mixed verbs - know the modal verbs “mögen“ (to like) and “dürfen“ (to be allowed to) in present tense Advanced Beginners 1 (A2 CEFR) - for people with the A1 CEFR knowledge of the language, or who attended Beginners 3 By the end of the course, students will know - helpful phrases to talk about their families, travelling, hobbies and interests, languages and language learning - how to express their opinion, assumptions, opposites and alternatives - how to compare - sentence structures in main and subordinate clauses (“weil”- and “dass”-sentences) - how to give reasons with „weil“ (because) - comparative and superlative forms of adjectives - vocabulary on families, languages, travelling, hobbies and sports - reflexive verbs and reflexive pronouns - the modal verb “sollen“ (to ought to) in present tense

By the end of the course, students will know - how to talk about holidays and family - how to go shopping, ask for prices and understand simple conversations - how to go to a doctor and say what is wrong with them - how to talk about the weather - how to give and to understand instructions/orders - vocabulary on food, clothes, colours and body parts - the present perfect tense of regular, irregular and mixed verbs - know the modal verbs “mögen“ (to like) and “dürfen“ (to be allowed to) in present tense Advanced Beginners 1 (A2 CEFR) Advanced Beginners 2 (A2 CEFR) - for people with the A1 CEFR knowledge of the language, or those who attended Advanced

Beginners 1 By the end of the course, students will know - helpful phrases to talk about media, leisure time and cultural interests - how to talk about living in the countryside and in the city - how to read menus and order food - how to ask direct and indirect questions - the sentence structures in main and subordinate clauses (“als”-sentences and relative clauses) - personal pronouns in dative case - vocabulary on media, leisure time, going out, culture, countryside and cities - the modal verbs in preterite tense (simple past) Advanced Beginners 3 (A2 CEFR) - for people with the A1 CEFR knowledge of the language, or those who attended Advanced Beginners 2 By the end of the course, students will know - helpful phrases to talk about their work, feasts and traditions, films and products/inventions - how to write a CV, read and understand job descriptions/advertisements - how to understand product descriptions - how to express a purpose with “um zu”-structures (in order to) - how to make polite requests (subjunctive II) - how to describe processes and procedures (passive voice) - how to express conditions and consequnces (“wenn”-sentences) - the sentence structures in main and subordinate clauses - nominative, dative, accusative and genitive cases - prepositions with dative and accusative cases

By the end of the course, students will know - how to tell the time and understand someone giving the time - how to make appointments - how to say and understand where they work and how they get there - how to talk about daily routines - how to ask for and give directions - the days, months, seasons - professions - places of interest in town - possessive articles in nominative and accusative cases - separable prefix verbs in present tense - the modal verbs “müssen“ (to must/have to) and “können“ (to can/be able to) in present tense - the structure of sentences (main clauses) and the verb brackets - simple past tense (preterite tense) of “sein“ (to be) and “haben“ (to have) - local prepositions (an, auf, hinter, in , neben, über, unter, vor, zwischen) and dative case

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German Beginners Online 2020 A1.1 CEF

Beginners 1 (absolute beginners) (A1.1 CEFR)
- for people with no knowledge of the language or some basic sentences
By the end of the course, students will know
- how to give simple information about themselves: i.e. name, origin, where they live, hobbies
- how to ask other people simple information about name, origin, where they live and hobbies
- the alphabet and can spell
- the numbers and are able to give and ask for phone numbers,
- how to order beverages and ask/pay the bill
- the nominative and accusative cases
- the definite, indefinite and negative articles
- the singular and plural forms of nouns
- the present tense conjugation of regular and irregular verbs
- the simple past tense (preterite tense) of “sein“ (to be)


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German ONLINE  Post - Beginners/Pre Intermediate Course November 2020

 * new students welcome to join any week.Contact mary.zerbe@sandfordlanguages.ie*


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German Lower Intermediate Online September 2020 Level B1 on CEF.

German Lower Intermediate level, (corresponding to (level B1.1)on the CEF


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