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German Advanced Beginner May 2019

Venue: Oscars International 34 Dame St. D2 Day: Wednesday Time: 18:00 - 19:30 Fee: €199 Weeks: 10 Start date: 15 May 2019 End date: 17 Jul 2019 Register

All of our courses follow the CEFR

For more information please contact our German Coordinator: Shane Zerbe by email to 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 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

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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)

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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
- 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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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


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Oscars International 34 Dame St. D2
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