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A2 for Upper Beginners

Course Code: LGP-0002


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  • Feb. 6, 2:00AM - 5:00AM (Tues-Sat)
  • Mar. 13, 11:00 AM - 2:00PM (Mon-Fri)


At the A2 Level, you will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g., basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). You can communicate in situations demanding a brief and direct exchange of information on general and routine topics. Using primary language, you will also learn to define your past, immediate environment, and challenges in areas of immediate need. With these skills, you will be able to pass the level A2 German exam and receive a certificate according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Recommended Apps & Other

  • LEO dictionary / dictionary
  • DW Learn German
  • BlinkLearning
  • Other apps or websites will be shared in the course

Course Requirements

  • Internet connection (DSL, LAN, or cable connection desirable)
  • Headphone/Earphone with microphone and sufficient quality
  • Access to Zoom
  • Access to
  • Device capable of handling video conferencing, preferrable laptop or tablet
  • Quiet environment

Topic Outline/Schedule

  • Week 01: Chapter 1 & 2
    • Talking about the past, understand homepages and presenting a restaurant, understanding reports and radio shows, writing comments, talking about experiences, giving opinions and justify something, German school system, practice of presentations
    • Grammar: Genitive, Perfekt, subordinate clauses with weil, modal verbs in past tense, articles, possessive article in dative
  • Week 02: Chapter 3 & 4
    • talking about pros and cons, comparisons, giving interviews, understanding opinions and giving own opinions, talking about movies, describing and understanding movie description, feelings, expressing congratulations, joy and regrets, talking about events, writing and understanding blogs
    • Grammar: Adjectives: Comparative and superlative, comparisons with als and wie, subordinate clauses with dass, subordinate clauses with wenn, reflexive verbs
  • Week 03: Chapter 5 & 6
    • Understanding job interviews, understanding conversations at the bank and authorities, asking for something politely, follow a city tour, describing a city, buying train tickets, finding infos in a text , introducing persons, expressing job wishes, writing about dream jobs, preparing and conducting a phone conversation
    • Grammar: Adjectives after the definite and indefinite article, prepositions ohne and mit, werden, konjunktiv 2: könnte
  • Week 04: Chapter 7 & 8
    • Understanding and giving directions, opinions, talking about pros and cons, talking about the way to work, describing a chart, writing a story, train rides, describing and understanding problems, giving and understanding suggestions, understanding interviews
    • Grammar: indirect questions, prepositions for locations, Konjunktiv 2: sollte, interrogative articles
  • Week 05: Chapter 9 & 10
    • Expressing excitement, disappointment and hope, understanding and writing comments, expressing contradictions and consequences, make and react to suggestions, arrange meetings, asking for favors, to complain, to apologize, preparing a party, talking about the past, presenting a city, talking about pets, reacting to information’s
    • Grammar: Connecting sentences with deshalb and trotzdem, verbs with dative and accusative, two-way prepositions, verbs for positions and directions, subordinate clauses with als und wenn
  • Week 06: Chapter 11 & 12
    • Expressing wishes, giving advices, planning, German idioms, festivals, talking about music, presenting a band or singer, understanding articles, art and describing paintings
    • Grammar: Konjunktiv 2, verbs with prepositions, w-questions with prepositions, indefinite pronouns, relative clauses in nominative and accusative

Instructor Information

  • Jérémy Pellier
  • Chris Scott
  • Mathias Müller
  • Andreas Bäcker
  • Lorenz Wuthrich
  • Kathy Blom

Course Details

  1. Classes Start

  2. Estimated Effort

    3 hrs./day, 5 days/week, 8 weeks, Total of 120 hrs.
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