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German A1 Intro


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German A1 Intro

  1. 1. GERMAN A1
  2. 2. Agenda • Why learn German • Course Structure • German language learning • Course objectives • Fun facts of German • Never to forget rules • A new beginning to the German language
  3. 3. About myself Amrita Gandikota MBA, BA (Hons.) German Studies
  4. 4. Why learn German? • Widely spoken language in Europe. • #1 export nation in the world. • Knowing German creates business opportunities. • Germans are the biggest spenders of tourist dollars in the world • Cultural understanding • Research opportunities • Work and study opportunities
  5. 5. Course Structure Course Structure: Weekend Super Intensive July 25th 2015 – Aug 16th 2015 Saturday & Sunday – 9 am to 1 pm Total No. Sessions: 12 (48 hrs) Study Material: Studio A1 - Heuber Publications & handouts
  6. 6. German Language Learning • As per Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) • Standard Tests: TestDaf, BULATS, Goethe Zertifikat A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
  7. 7. Course Objectives German A 1 • Understand and use everyday expressions • Build simple sentences • Can introduce oneself and others • Can communicate in a simple manner • Get a beginners’ grip of grammar and phonetics of German
  8. 8. Fun facts of German • Famous German words in English - Kindergarten, Wanderlust, Angst, uber • DENGLISH - Joggen, Babysitten • False Friends - Gift, Rat, Mist, Kollege • The umlaut and the beta! - ä, ö, ü, • Highly descriptive language: Staubsauger, Staatsangehoerigkeit, Rind-fleische-tikettierungs-überwachungs-aufgaben-übertragungs-gesetz • Some Idioms: Das ist nicht mein Bier! Einmal ist Keinmal! Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei!
  9. 9. Never to forget grammar rules! • Genders – Masculine, Feminine, Neuter "In German, a young lady has no sex, but a turnip has (die Ruebe)“ – Mark Twain ☺ • Articles – 3 in English, 31 in German (this is NOT a joke!) Indefinite – ein, eine, ein ; Definite – der, die, das • All nouns begin with a capital letter • Adjectives change as per the gender of the noun • Verb always in the second position of a sentence • Sie Du!
  10. 10. A new beginning to German! Guten Morgen! Wie heissen Sie? Halo! Ich heisse Amrita. Und Sie? Ich bin Bahubali Wie gehts? Wunderbar! Und auch… Ich liebe dich! Tschüss!