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Get a Taste of Learning German (A1)
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Would you like to know how learning German works? How to begin at level A1, which grammar needs to be learnt and how exercises might look like? Then try this free online German lesson!
Here you find 12 German lessons. You can click on any lesson below to download it and study for free. We recommand 1-to-1 lessons to improve your German speaking and listening.
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In 12 successive lessons, selected topics from level A1 serve as examples for the contents which need to be covered in a German language course for beginners.
After a brief introduction of the respective grammar, appropriate examples and exercises of various kinds follow in each lesson. For clearer understanding of the grammar part, as well as the tasks, and practice sentences, the lessons are set up bilingually, in German and English. Please note that a 1:1 transfer of the vocabulary and particularly of the grammar is not always possible or recommendable!
If you are looking for the meaning of an individual word, you can look it up in the glossary. There you will find a collection of the used vocabulary in alphabetical order, with the corresponding English translation.
The solutions to the respective exercises are always at the end of each lesson. Thus, you can correct yourself and see if you have understood the grammar or where you still have some problems.
In addition to this, you can test yourself with the free online German test to assess your current language skills in German or to see if you have already made some progress in learning German.
Language level A1 is the lowest level of proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The aim of this learning stage is the ability of a basic language use that is fundamental for further language learning. Since intensive and regular learning is essential to achieve this goal, an intensive language course on level A1 comprises about 140 hours of 45 minutes each. This goes along with a course duration of about seven weeks.
Therefore, the learning material available here provides an insight into the contents and training methods, but cannot replace a real German language course.
Click through the individual lessons, open the corresponding pdf-document, print it and start your free German language course:
- Lesson 1: German articles
- Lesson 2: Declension of Nouns
- Lesson 3: Nominative and Accusative Cases
- Lesson 4: Negation with "kein/e/er"
- Lesson 5: Dative Case
- Lesson 6: Plural
- Lesson 7: Personal Pronouns
- Lesson 8: Prepositions
- Lesson 9: Conjugation of Verbs in Present Tense
- Lesson 10: Separable and Inseparable Verbs
- Lesson 11: Conjugation of Verbs in Present Perfect
- Lesson 12: Modal Verbs
Get a taste of what it`s like to learn German and have fun!
Exam preparation is time-consuming and laborious, plenty of initiative is required. Many of the important grammar topics for a German language exam can be worked on well in self-study. Often, however, only the explanations and examples of a teacher bring the breakthrough in understanding the rules. That is the reason why Alexandra von Rohr, head of the language school Sprachinstitut TREFFPUNKT-ONLINE, picks up on a few frequently asked grammar topics and presents them in a free "taster lesson" online as a group chat. For repetition and exercises, Alexandra provides afterwards the presentation slides for download in her news blog.
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Note: The free taster lesson takes place as a small group class. For efficient and motivating German training, we recommend individual lessons with our experienced language teachers. Book a trial lesson today and let Alexandra von Rohr advise you personally.