Self-Paced Beginner German Course

German A1.1

Looking to get started with the basics of German?
Take the first step in your journey to fluency with Part 1 of our Beginners Course as we take you through level A1.1.
Start understanding everyday expressions and using basic phrases! Among many other things, you’ll learn to introduce yourself and others confidently - and handle simple questions about day-to-day life.
To start with this level, you are expected to have little to no prior knowledge of German.
  • CEFR standardized: Level A1 part 1 of 2
  • Extra learning content to help you learn faster.
  • Course compliments Schritte International Neu series.
  • Find your notes and learn more in the Apps section.
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This course compliments the following textbooks:

Schritte International Neu 1

For German A1.1 courses we recommend Schritte International Neu 1.  Order your physical copy or the digital copy today. Digital or physical Textbook is included in online instructor-led courses.
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Frequently asked questions

How Does it Work?

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.
CORE Languages, like many other language schools, splits these levels in half to accommodate students' time and budget planning (e.g. level A1 is split into A1.1 and A1.2). This framework is one of the best to learn German for beginners.
To start with level A1, you are expected to have no knowledge of German.

What Does it Mean for You?

After completing level A1.1, you'll be able to:
  • 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 ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.​
  • Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

What You'll Learn

At CORE Languages, as part of the A1.1 curriculum you will learn the following (and more):

Greetings and Farewells; Introductions; Saying where one is from; Saying what languages one speaks; Asking and telling how one is doing; Talking about Family; Counting; Talking about where one is from; Talking about others (he, she, we, you, they); Filling out registration forms; Talking about what one has; Naming groceries; Expressing not having and needing things; Talking about what things are not (kein, keine); Expressing prices, units and packaging; Buying items over the counter; Ordering food; Talking about one’s apartment; Comparing things; Talking about furniture; Reading apartment ads; Telling time; Talking about daily routines (split verbs); Expressing dates; Using cardinal and ordinal numbers; Describing what one does at different times of the day; Talking about the weather; Expressing not having things (accusative); Talking about hobbies and free time; Talking about what one can and cannot do; Talking about what one wants; Expressing things in the past; Talking about daily routines in the past; Naming days of the week; Naming months.

Frequently asked questions

How Does it Work?

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.
CORE Languages, like many other language schools, splits these levels in half to accommodate students' time and budget planning (e.g. level A1 is split into A1.1 and A1.2). This framework is one of the best to learn German for beginners.
To start with level A1, you are expected to have no knowledge of German.

What Does it Mean for You?

After completing level A1.1, you'll be able to:
  • 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 ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.​
  • Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

What You'll Learn

At CORE Languages, as part of the A1.1 curriculum you will learn the following (and more):

Greetings and Farewells; Introductions; Saying where one is from; Saying what languages one speaks; Asking and telling how one is doing; Talking about Family; Counting; Talking about where one is from; Talking about others (he, she, we, you, they); Filling out registration forms; Talking about what one has; Naming groceries; Expressing not having and needing things; Talking about what things are not (kein, keine); Expressing prices, units and packaging; Buying items over the counter; Ordering food; Talking about one’s apartment; Comparing things; Talking about furniture; Reading apartment ads; Telling time; Talking about daily routines (split verbs); Expressing dates; Using cardinal and ordinal numbers; Describing what one does at different times of the day; Talking about the weather; Expressing not having things (accusative); Talking about hobbies and free time; Talking about what one can and cannot do; Talking about what one wants; Expressing things in the past; Talking about daily routines in the past; Naming days of the week; Naming months.

Community

When you learn with CORE, you get more than amazing content and access to incredible teachers, you get access to our online learning community. Join The CORE Languages learning community today. When you're on your learning journey, it makes sense not to do it alone!
Click the link below to set up your account and join our learning community for free. It's a great way to ask questions and get in extra practice.
Patrick Jones - Course author