Intensive German Language Beginner A1
Freie Universität Berlin
Area of Study
German, German Culture
This course is designed for the beginner student with no previous knowledge of German. This course is intensive and is intended for dedicated, highly self-motivated students who will take responsibility for their learning.
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits12
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units18
Hours & Credits
Within six weeks, this course will help you to develop basic competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as a basic knowledge of the German culture.
- By the end of the course you will be able to deal with everyday situations in a German-speaking environment and to conduct simple conversations.
- You will have developed reading strategies that allow you to understand simple newspaper and magazine articles as well as short literary texts.
- In addition, you will learn to write, revise and proofread short texts in German.
- Finally, you will be able to understand discussions on familiar topics.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.