CLASSES FOR ADULTS

CLASSES FOR ADULTS2017-05-21T04:34:47+00:00

About our classes for Adults

Whether you’re considering personal, academic, or professional goals, we offer outstanding adult classes designed for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students may select any of our high-quality classes that best suits their proficiency with the language. Not sure where you will best fit? Our instructors will assist you in choosing the best class environment for your needs.

To promote language fluency, our dynamic curriculum will address: vocabulary building, listening and reading comprehension, composition abilities, speech fluency, and language use training. With motivation, desire, and creative activities, we will help each and every student improve in the knowledge, love and application of the German language.

Adult Beginner (A1)

This class is geared toward adult learners with no prior knowledge of the German language. The class incorporates listening comprehension, speaking, reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, and grammar. With completion of this level, students will understand and carry out basic communication such as introducing themselves, asking and answering questions, and more. Students will build and use basic vocabulary that refers to their immediate surroundings and everyday activities. Additionally, students will gain basic knowledge and insight into the culture of German-speaking countries such as travel, everyday life, food and drink, history, and holidays. By the end of the school year, students in this class will have reached language skill level A1 (as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages CEFR) and will be able to move up to the next course level.

Learning materials for this class include a textbook and supplemental material and media. To further learning throughout the week, recommended homework can include exercises from the course book as well as listening or reading assignments from other sources such as easy readers and language learning websites.

Adult Low Intermediate (A2)

This is a two-year course covering the language skill level A2 (as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages CEFR). This class is tailored toward adult learners who have completed the Adult Beginner course or have equivalent language skills. The class incorporates listening comprehension, speaking, reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, and grammar. Students learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and phrases, communicate in simple ways about topics of immediate relevance (such as personal details, family, work, leisure), and gain deeper knowledge about the culture of the German speaking countries. With completion of this level students will be ready to move up to the next level course, Adult High Intermediate.

Learning materials for this class include a textbook and supplemental material and media. To further learning throughout the week, recommended homework can include exercises from the course book or workbook as well as listening or reading assignments from other sources such as easy readers and language learning websites.

Adult High Intermediate (B1)

This is a two-year course covering the language skill level B1 (as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages CEFR). This class is tailored toward adult learners who have completed the Adult Low Intermediate course or have equivalent language skills. The class continues to build on listening comprehension, speaking, reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, and grammar. With completion of this level students will be ready to move up to the next level course, Adult Level 3. They will be able understand German in everyday contexts such as family, work, leisure and move towards more abstract contexts (e.g. politics, history), deal with most situations they may encounter when travelling in a German-speaking country, produce coherent texts on topics of personal interest, describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and give brief reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Students will further expand their knowledge of the culture of the German-speaking countries in areas such as travel in German-speaking countries/cities, everyday life in German-speaking countries, population and cultural diversity, history, politics, culture, and holidays. With completion of this level, students will be ready to move up to the next level course, Adult Advanced.

Learning materials for this class include textbooks and supplemental material and media. To further learning throughout the week, recommended homework can include exercises from the textbook or workbook, and listening or reading assignments from other sources such as newspaper articles, modified or original fiction, and language learning websites.

Adult Advanced (B1+/ B2)

Our most advanced class, this course is tailored toward adult learners who have completed the Adult High Intermediate course or have equivalent language skills. This class does not work with a textbook anymore, but with mostly original non-fiction and fiction texts, audios and videos. Students will have the opportunity to discuss topics of their interest while deepening their knowledge of German vocabulary and grammar. They will further expand their knowledge of the culture of the German-speaking countries in areas such as travel everyday life, population and cultural diversity, history, politics, culture, media, and holidays.

To further learning throughout the week, recommended homework can include listening or reading assignments from sources such as newspaper articles, modified or original fiction, and language learning websites, as well as vocabulary and grammar exercises.

Learning materials for this class include textbooks (TBA) and supplemental material and media. To further learning throughout the week, recommended homework can include exercises from the textbook or workbook, and listening or reading assignments from other sources such as newspaper articles, modified or original fiction, and language learning websites.