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What's your german level? 
Improve your German with us!

At GermanMind, we offer a personal level test to identify your German Level. Contact us for more details: info@germanmind.ie

A1
Beginner
A2
Pre-Intermediate
A1.1

Beginner A1.1 No knowledge of the German language required.

Start learning German with GermanMind  from scratch.

In our Beginner A1.1 courses, you learn the phonetics of the German language, basic phrases and expressions in the first class. We also teach you how you can make yourself understood: introduction, ordering in a restaurant, managing everyday situations in general. We focus on small classes of 8 students max. to ensure the quality of our courses.

A1.2

Post-Beginner A1.2 Previous knowledge of the German language required.

Our Post-Beginner A1.2 is ideal for you if you either joined out Beginner A1.1 course or any other course where you learned the basics of the German language.

You already know how to introduce yourself and how to structure a simple sentence in German? This is the right course for you.

                                               

                                            

After completing level A1 (this would mean completing A1.1 and A1.2), you can:

  • understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.​

  • introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.​

  • interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.​

Complete level A2 in 3 steps
A2.1

Answering “Why” questions; Expressing the past (split verbs); Describing sequences of actions in the past (zuerst, dann, etc.); Asking about whether something has ever been done; Talking about vacations; Expressing “to put” in German, Talking about the location of items and places and placing them; Reading short messages and notes; Naming kitchen utensils and talking about food; Ordering, complaining and explaining in a restaurant; Offering and declining; Talking about cause and effect (wenn-dann); Assigning ownership of known items (deinen, deins, etc.); Saying “already” and “not yet”; Reading messages and announcements at work; Talking about vacations; Using reflexives (“oneself” – “sich”); ...

A2.2

Talking about interests and health; Talking about activities;Talking about past and current situations and the differences between them (wollte, konnte, sollte, etc.); Expressing what one thinks or believes (…,dass…); Talking about education and educational offers; Talking about gifts and “to whom” they are given, Expressing doing things “in spite of”…; Using conditionals (wäre, hätte, würde); Talking about possibilities (könnte); Talking about weekend plans; Talking about events and cultural activities; Using adjectives in dative and accusative case; Describing items; Comparing items; Using the comparative and superlative; Understanding brochures and flyers; Using the post office; Using “one”/”you” in German; Using the passive in German; Talking about preferences; Leaving telephone messages; Apologizing; 

A2.3

Expressing origins, destinations and locations; Expressing different types of motion (um, durch, über, entlang); Giving reasons (deshalb, deswegen); Expressing the lack of something (ohne); Talking about duration; Booking trips; Writing and understanding postcards in German; Talking about vacation activities; Asking for information; Asking “who”, “when” and “where” questions effectively;Using “if”-sentences; Talking about about past points in time and past frequencies; Dealing with banks; Using the passive; Using modal verbs effectively; Giving advice; and much more...

With the A2.3 Course, you complete level A2.
Wunderbar, gut gemacht!
Our A2.3 course includes extra conversational lessons. We know: If you improve your conversational skills, you reduce shyness & boost confidence.

                                            

After completing level A2, you can:

  • understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).​​

  • communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.​​

  • describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

A2
Pre-Intermediate
OR
B1
Intermediate
Conversation
B1+

A2 or B1 Intermediate level?

 

Can you

  • describe your daily routine at work?

  • talk about jobs and activities?

  • talk about your school days and subjects you studied?

  • talk about what you do in your free time?

  • talk about music, photography, and cinema?

  • ask for information on the phone about opening times, show times, etc.?

  • talk about money and have a conversation in a bank?

  • go shopping and ask about the price, size, colour, etc.?

  • talk about wishes and unreal situations and conditions?

  • hold a simple business phone call and write a business letter?

  • talk to colleagues and use official greetings and forms of address?

  • make polite requests, apologise, and make suggestions?

  • understand information in a travel brochure and hold a conversation in a travel agency?

  • talk about travel and holiday habits?

  • describe people and talk about relationships?

  • express joy and anger?

  • praise or criticise people?

  • describe your dream home and talk about different types of accommodation?

  • describe typical food in your country?

  • talk about different types of fruit and vegetables?

  • follow a recipe?

  • talk about newspapers and magazines and understand simple news stories?

  • talk about environmental problems?

  • express your opinion and agree and disagree with others?

If you can only do some of these things in German, choose an A2 pre-intermediate course.

If you can do most of these things in German, choose a B1 intermediate course.

Conversation B1+

Our German conversation classes are designed specifically to improve your speaking – by improving your grammar and vocabulary, and giving you the confidence to use it in a friendly comfortable setting. We understand these lessons need to be fun and dynamic and the teacher will create lessons on topics of interest  like current affairs, food, history and  music in order to expose you to new words and grammatical structures.. You will also be given the opportunity to input ideas for discussion yourself, to ensure the course is as personalised as possible.

All  learning materials will be provided and students are just expected to bring themselves, a pen and bags of enthusiasm. A typical lesson for intermediate and above students consists in discussing  chosen material ranging from newspaper articles, news reports, podcasts, short stories, blogs, novels, German-speaking TV shows or films. There is no homework as such, but each lesson you will be able to take away some new vocabulary and grammar to review, and of course the more the more you use your German outside the lesson, the more you bring to the German lesson, making it is personalised as possible.