GERMAN COURSES: A1, A2, B1
* A2 and B1 course scheduling arranged based on request. * Conversational English is also offered by arrangement. Each class averages approximately 18 students. With small groups, students learn better and faster as teaching is more personalized. Students not only learn the language but they also learn about the country, the way of life and culture so they can adjust easily to life in Europe, particularly Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Since Start Deutsch 1 examinations has been implemented as part of a requirement in certain visa applications , Treffpunkt Deutsch has a greater than 90% SD1 passing rate. A1, A2 and B1 courses are based on the Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen (GER) / Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Elementary use of language A1 – Can understand and use familiar, everyday expressions and very simple sentences, which relate to the satisfying of concrete needs. Can introduce him/herself and others as well as ask others about themselves – e.g. where they live, who they know and what they own – and can respond to questions of this nature. Can communicate in a simple manner if the person they are speaking to speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to help. Elementary use of language A2 – Can understand sentences and commonly used expressions associated with topics directly related to his/her direct circumstances (e.g. personal information or information about his/her family, shopping, work, immediate surroundings). Can make him/herself understood in simple, routine situations dealing with a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and common topics. Can describe his/her background and education, immediate surroundings and other things associated with immediate needs in a simple way. Independent use of language B1 – Can understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and the focus is on familiar topics associated with work, school, leisure time, etc. Can deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in the language region. Can express him/herself simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest. Can report on experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and goals as well as make short statements to justify or explain his/her own views and plans.