BSV|Adult German School

 

8 County St (Rt 109)

Walpole, MA 02081

 

Phone: 508-660-2018

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BSV Adult German

Language

School

The primary purpose of the German Adult Language School is to teach the German language and to introduce the cultures of the German speaking countries to adults. The classes are intended to meet the needs of adults 18 years and older who want to learn German or improve their proficiency. The five levels of instruction are Beginner I, Beginner II, Beginner III, Intermediate, and Advanced. New students are placed into an entry point nearest to their previous knowledge.

Students will learn to understand spoken German, will build vocabulary, will learn to read German, and to write grammatically correct sentences.

After classes, we invite all our students to enjoy the Gemütlichkeit of our own Ratskeller, where you can sit, talk and enjoy a cold beverage - the kind that Germany is famous for.

Beginner Level I (A1)

 

For students with no prior knowledge of German. Students learn basic structures and vocabulary of elementary German. They practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing and learn to communicate in simple, everyday situations. Topics include the family, schools, professions, geography and aspects of travel. Emphasis is placed on survival skills in everyday situations, such as eating out, social encounters, asking for directions, and expressing feelings. In addition to class time, at least two hours of home study are recommended.

 

Beginner Level II (A2)

 

For students proficient at Level I. Students continue to learn the basic structure and vocabulary of elementary German. Topics include cultural information about German speaking countries, professions, leisure activities, geography, German traditions and festivals, and aspects of travel and of daily living.  Stronger emphasis is placed on verbal expressions and on creating short written pieces, At least two hours of home study per week are recommended.

Beginner Level III (A3)

 

For students proficient at Level I. Students continue to learn the basic structure and vocabulary of elementary German. Topics include cultural information about German speaking countries, professions, leisure activities, geography, German traditions and festivals, and aspects of travel and of daily living.  Stronger emphasis is placed on verbal expressions and on creating short written pieces, At least two hours of home study per week are recommended.

Intermediate Level (B1)

 

Students at this level must have had previous instruction in the language. The goal of the course is to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. During the first few weeks, there is a general review before beginning new material. In addition to class time, at least two hours of home study are recommended. 

 

Advanced Level (B2/C1)

 

Upon successful completion of the previous level, or its equivalent, students continue their study of the German language and culture, and enhance their skills in oral expression and written composition through essays and discussions. A variety of interesting and current materials are used. In addition to class time, at least two hours of home study are recommended.