Academy Course - Beginner German

German A1.2

Looking to build on your basic German skills?
Take the next step in your journey to fluency with Part 2 of our Beginners Course and we'll have you using the vocabulary and grammar needed for daily life in German.
Among many other things, this includes giving directions, interacting with the doctor, and expressing likes and dislikes. You'll learn to write and understand text messages, read and write invitations, and start telling your life story.
To start with this level, you are expected to have some very basic knowledge of German.
This course is ideal for people who have recently completed an A1.1 course.
  • 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 2

For German A1.2 courses we recommend Schritte International Neu 2. Order your physical copy or the digital copy today. Digital or physical Textbook is included in online instructor-led courses.
Build on a solid foundation
Added video to explain grammar topics
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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 A1.2, you are expected to have a working knowledge of German level A1.1.

What Does it Mean for You?

After completing level A1.2, 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 A1.2 curriculum you will learn the following (and more):

Talking about jobs and professions; Talking about duration (for & seit); Naming years; Telling one’s life-story; Looking for jobs; Expressing what one has to do (muss); Giving instructions (imperative); Expressing permissions (dürfen); Filling out registration forms; Asking for clarification; Naming body parts; Expressing pain; Expressing belonging (unser, euer, ihr, etc.); Interacting at the doctor; Writing excuses; Making appointments on the phone; Giving directions (review of cardinal and ordinal numbers); Describing locations (Dativ+prepositions of location); Expressing where one is and where on is going (prepositions zu & nach); Asking for the location of places; Expressing sequences in time (vor, nach, bei); Giving precise times in relation to one another (in); Expressing requests politely (könnten; würden); Talking about the function of things; Leaving messages; Complaining about broken equipment; Naming items of clothing; Expressing likes and dislikes; Referring to items without naming them (den, die, das, mir, dir, ihm, ihr, etc.); Talking about taste and preferences; Asking about items and identifying specific items (welche, diese, etc.); Expressing belonging (gehören); Talking about dates and duration; Using accusative pronouns (mich, dich, etc.); Writing and understanding text messages in German; Reading and writing invitations; Talking about holidays in Germany; Writing formal letters.


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