approximately 160 teaching lessons 



8 weeks

4 days a week, with 5 lessons of 45 minutes each day




intended for:

students from abroad without any or with only very little knowledge of German 



Our intensive course level A1 corresponds to level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).



  • spelling

  • asking the time and telling it

  • asking directions and giving them (on foot and using public transport)

  • making appointments (privately, at the doctor, at the hairdresser, in the office, on the telephone as well)

  • formulating invitations orally and in written form, as well as answering them

  • ordering in a restaurant as well as at the counter of a supermarket

  • visiting a doctor in case of illness

  • asking about a job (also on the phone)

  • applying at the residents’ registration office

  • reading and writing standardized emails, letters and postcards

  • introducing yourself and talking about your experiences as well as about your holidays

  • giving your opinion on different subjects

  • complaining, for example, in a hotel

  • apologizing

  • talking about various subjects, such as countries, cities, languages, professions and work, student and seasonal jobs, health and illnesses, sports and hobbies, food and beverage, your apartment, your daily routine, your family and social networks



  • conjugation

  • personal pronouns

  • possessive determiner

  • prepositions

  • modal auxiliary verbs

  • adjectives, adverbs

  • separable verbs

  • present perfect

  • past tense of the verbs “to be” and “to have”


teaching material:

The course A1 is based on the following books, which we kindly ask you to purchase yourself in a local bookstore or via the world wide web:


Stefanie Dengler, Paul Rusch, Helen Schmitz, Tanja Sieber:

Netzwerk A1 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache

Kursbuch mit 2 Audio-CDs, A1, ISBN: 978-3-12-606128-5 (3-12-606128-1)


Stefanie Dengler, Paul Rusch, Helen Schmitz, Tanja Sieber: 

Netzwerk A1 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache

Arbeitsbuch mit 2 Audio-CDs, A1, ISBN:  978-3-12-606130-8 (3-12-606130-3)


completing the course:

To effectively prepare you for the written exam at the end of the course, there is an extended phase of repetition during the final lessons, including an overview of the most important, newly introduced grammatical issues; we also offer the opportunity for additional exercises and for addressing individual questions.