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

We offer a personal level test to identify your German Level.

 

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The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR or CEF for short) is a standardized guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and beyond. At GermanMind German School, we follow these guidelines in all of our German classes and courses. These levels are classified as A1 for beginners, A2 for elementary, B1 for intermediate, B2 for upper intermediate, C1 as advanced, and C2 as mastery. We offer Complete German Courses (e.g Complete A1), and, like many other language schools, we also split these levels in half to accommodate students’ time and budget planning (e.g. level A1 is split into A1.1 and A1.2). Our courses take place all year round. 

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. You will learn, how to talk about your abilities, and your leisure time activities, how to give others compliments, and ask about their hobbies.

The course addresses all four levels of language learning - listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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.

You will be able to express plans/dreams for the future, to give advice and orders, and to describe people, and their appearance. We will also talk about the weather. We will improve our knowledge of the German grammar, when we learn more pronouns, cases (practise the accusative and learn the dative case), prepositions, modal verbs, the imperative, adjectives with their comparatives and superlatives, and we will learn how to give reasons, by expanding our sentences with subordinate clauses.

After completing A1, 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.​

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...

A2

OR

B1

 

A2 or B1 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...?

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? 

If you can only do some of these things in German, choose A2.

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

B1.1

You can already talk coherently about familiar topics and yourself? Sehr gut! Weiter geht´s! Our German B1.1 course is already part of the intermediate level. You will expand your German vocabulary and learn more about topics such as work, education, leisure and family. These will be related to food and beverages, clubbing, festivals and public holidays in Germany as well in here Dublin.. New aspects of the German language will challenge you and at the same time improve your skills.
Grammar will reach a new level. It will focus on the subjunctive II and the perfect applied to more difficult examples. You will practice finale clauses, modal and reflexive verbs. In addition, your teacher will give you more tips and exercises regarding German prepositions. This level requires a lot of attention, but will also motivate you with interesting examples.

B1.2

In our B1.2 German course, your vocabulary will be increasing quickly! You will be able to express your opinion about movies and music in detail, both orally and written. Audio exercises will improve your comprehension of German. Moreover, you will discuss various aspects of tourism, culture, sports and fashion. This German Intermediate course will help you to study relative clauses and the imperative, to use adverbs correctly and to create negation on a high level. The same applies to the comparative and superlative. Finally, you will learn the participle I and II. This course requires willingness to learn, but at the same time motivates you to implement your goals.

B1 Conversational Classes

Our German conversational 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.

LanguageMind Ltd. T/A  GermanMind

16 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland

info@germanmind.ie089 6001063

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