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German 6 (A2.1)


Note: In order to achieve the A2 level of competence, 200 to 350 45-minute teaching units are needed, depending on previous knowledge and learning requirements.

This course is tailored for students who have completed the A1 level successfully and places a major emphasis upon extending fundamental language skills. Students work towards understanding language that deals with common topics and can make themselves understood in familiar contexts. They interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. Students read more complex texts, write short creative assignments, and hold classroom conversations and presentations in German. Instruction is carried out primarily in German.

Units of Study:

Unit 1: Einkäufe und Geschäfte

  • Vocabulary: shops, doing groceries, content of the fridge, food pyramid and healthy diet
  • Grammar: der Aussagesatz, das Prädikat, der Nullartikel, prepositions that require Akkusativ

Unit 2: Hier wohne ich!

  • Vocabulary: things in and around the house
  • Grammar: auxiliary verbs “to be” and “to have”, indefinite article (ein,eine), introduction to the Accusative case, possessive articles, negation “kein”

Unit 3: Es ist passiert

  • Vocabular: injuries, time
  • Grammar: Temporal Angaben in the past , participe perfect, strong, weak and irregular verbs in the perfect tense

Unit 4: Krank und gesund

  • Vocabulary: parts of the body, illnesses
  • Grammar: subordinate clause starting with weil, declination of the Dative personal pronouns, Dative, Question word: wem?

Unit 5: Mein Stadtviertel

  • Vocabulary: professions, cities
  • Grammar: modal verb dürfen, prepositions mit and zu, Possessivartikel, Nominativ, Akkusativ, Dativ, prepositions in, an vor, neben + Dativ

Leseprojekt (optional)

Based on the individual progress of each class, the teacher may decide to include a reading project throughout the school year. As part of this project, the students will read a short German novel (an easy reader version fitting their current level of language acquisition). As a part of this project, students will review words and grammatical structures they learned in context and practise summarizing events in their own words,  describing characters in the target language and make cultural connections relating to the target language area.