The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR or CEF for short) is a standardised guide used to describe the performance of foreign language learners across Europe and beyond. At GermanMind, we naturally follow these guidelines in all our German classes and German courses.
How does it work?
Levels are divided into A1 for beginner, A2 for pre-intermediate, B1 for intermediate, B2 for advanced, C1 for advanced and C2 for master.
Like many other language schools, GermanMind divides these levels into two or more sections to accommodate students' time and budget planning (e.g. level A1 is divided into A1.1 and A1.2). This framework is one of the best for learning German for beginners.
To start with level A1.2, you should have basics knowledge of the German language.
What does this mean for you?
After completing level A1.2 you will be able to
understand and use familiar, everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at satisfying concrete needs.
introduce themselves and others and ask and answer questions about themselves, e.g. where they live, people they know and things they have.
communicate in a simple way, provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to help.
What you will learn
At GermanMind, you will learn the following (and more) as part of the A1.2 curriculum:
Talking about jobs and occupations; talking about duration (for & since); naming years; telling your life story; looking for jobs; expressing what you need (must) do; giving instructions (imperative); expressing permission (may); filling in registration forms; asking for clarification; naming body parts; expressing pain; expressing affiliation (ours, yours, theirs, etc. ); interaction at the doctor's; writing excuses; making appointments on the phone; giving directions (checking cardinal and ordinal numbers); describing places (dative + prepositions of place); expressing where one is and where one is going (prepositions to & after); asking about the location of places; expressing temporal sequences (before, after, at); Expressing exact times in relation to each other (in); expressing requests politely (could; would); talking about the function of things; leaving messages; complaining about broken appliances; naming items of clothing; expressing likes and dislikes; referring to objects without naming them (den, die, das, mir, dir, ihm, ihr, etc.); talking about tastes and preferences. ); talk about tastes and preferences; ask for objects and name specific objects (welche, diese, etc.); express belonging (gehören); talk about dates and duration; use accusative pronouns (mich, dich, etc.); write and understand text messages in German; read and write invitations; talk about holidays in Germany; write formal letters.