Foreign Languages

Syllabus – Foreign languages “German”


Entire course would be divided in levels as per the foreign embassy standards.

A1 (A1.1- A1.2)

This highlights the first knowledge in any foreign languages. A1 recognizes basic knowledge. It is the most basic level at which a language is used, called the “discovery” stage. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way: he/she can speak about him/herself and his/ her immediate environment.

Grammar - Noun, pronoun, personal pronouns, interrogative pronouns, possessive pronouns, articles, definite/ indefinite articles, possessive articles, adjectives, comparative degrees of adjectives, superlative degrees of adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, possessive adjectives, common verbs, understanding of regular and irregular verbs, the affirmative and negative sentences, simple present tense, simple past tense, simple future tense, time (formal/ informal), date, month, season, year, some of the speech articulators, prepositions of time/ place/ manner/ expression of moments etc.

Topics – The alphabets, the numbers, the full names, the address, the objects of the class, the nationalities, professions, the civil status (married/ unmarried/ single), countries, cities, recreations, close family, the time, prices, the weather/ climate, the date, the days of the week, descriptions (small, large, old, young, handsome, friendly), colours, the seasons, places etc.

The end of the semester can bring us all down - Greetings, Take a leave, Ask/ give news, Tell the age, Tell the nationality, Tell the profession, Spell, Talking about daily environment, Give address details/ E-mail details, Tell the telephone number, Explain about the family & family members, Talk about the leisure time, Describe an object, Describe a person/ friend, Discussion about buying an object, Express the membership, Express the quantity, Tell about the weather, Request information, Personal questions, Ask the date, Ask the time, Request a service, Telling formal & informal time, Greetings in meetings, The simple form of address, The rituals of friendly letters/ Postcards/ Emails etc.

General knowledge – The learner mustbe able to narrate about where he lives, people he knows, things he has, say yes, sorry, please forgive, make simple purchases using gestures, fill out the simple forms (name, address, nationality, marital status), write simple letter/ postcards. Listen to the familiar words and very basic phrases concerning of himself/ herself, of the family, and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.

Read and recognize the familiar words, simple sentences. For example: Notices/ Postcards/ Letters/ Basic comprehensions etc.

Spoken - Can use simple phrases and sentences to describe his place of residence, the people he knows, Take part in the conversation, can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or to rephrase more slowly and help formulate what he is trying to say, can ask simple questions on familiar topics or matters those in immediate need and respond.

Write– Able to write a short, simple postcard, for ex: holiday, personal details, entering the details like nationality, name, and address of hotel / hostel registration forms.

A2 (A2.1- A2.2)

This level of course, the student should be able to accomplish the following: Talk about yourself, your educational background, your job, your family, your neighbourhood, your hobbies, daily activities, ask the goods in the shop where goods are displayed, order a meal in a restaurant if the dishes are either displayed or illustrated on the menu, book a hotel room (face to face/ conversation), ask for the basic services in a post office or bank, indicate the nature of the medical problem to a doctor, make enquiries about a journey at the travel agencies, use public transport (buses, trains & taxis), ask your way and directions, buy tickets, read notices, posters, catalogues, time- table, brochures, menus, advertisements, signs, write notes and simple messages, note down times, dates and places from notice boards and announcements, describe events and daily activities.

Grammar - Noun, pronoun, personal pronouns, reflexive pronoun, interrogative pronouns, possessive pronouns, articles, definite/ indefinite articles, possessive articles, adjectives, comparative degrees of adjectives, superlative degrees of adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, possessive adjectives, transitive & intransitive verbs, pronominal verbs, imperfect tense, common verbs, understanding of regular and irregular verbs, the affirmative and negative sentences, present progressive tense, simple present tense, present continuous tense, simple past tense, past participle tense, past perfect, simple future tense, near future tense, Imperative, connectors, time (formal/ informal), date, month, season, year, some of the speech articulators, prepositions of time/ place/ manner/ expression of moments etc.

Topics – People: Family, Physical description, Places: Café, Restaurants, Shops, Bank, Post –office, Hotel, Road, Hobbies: Sports, Going out, Shows, Holiday trips, Public Transportation: Subway, Train, Bus, Taxi, Daily life: Work, Shopping, Daily activities, Accommodation: Units in the house, interior décor, Everyday objects, Food ingredients, Cooking, Meals, Recipes, Common animals, Countries & Cities, Itinerary, Weather forecast, Actions in daily life, Events: Meetings, Evening out, Family events, Visits, Excursions, Accidents, TV news, Money and payments, close family, the time, prices, the weather/ climate, the date, the days of the week, descriptions (small, large, old, young, handsome, friendly), colours, the seasons, places etc.

The end of the semester can bring us all down - Greetings, Take a leave, Ask/ give news, Tell the age, Tell the nationality, Tell the profession, Spell, Talking about daily environment, Give address details/ E-mail details, Tell the telephone number, Explain about the family & family members, Talk about the leisure time, Describe an object, Describe a person/ friend, Discussion about buying an object, Express the membership, Express the quantity, Tell about the weather, Request information, Personal questions, Ask the date, Ask the time, Request a service, Telling formal & informal time, Greetings in meetings, The simple form of address, The rituals of friendly letters/ Postcards/ Emails etc.

General knowledge – The learner must be able to communicate about his location, profession, people near him, environment he/ she likes to be in, proper conversation about buying & selling of an object, fill out the official/ unofficial forms, write letter/ postcards/ messages/ notices etc. Listen to the basic phrases concerning his job, profession, neighbourhood and concrete surroundings where people converse. Read and recognize the complex words, complex sentences in comprehensions, conversations, notices, postcards, letters etc.

Spoken - Can use phrases and sentences to describe his place of work, environment of work place, place of residence, the people he knows, Take part in the conversation, can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or to rephrase more slowly and help formulate what he is trying to say, can ask simple questions on familiar topics or matters those in immediate need and respond.

Write– Able to write a simple postcard, for ex: office environment, neighbourhood, friends, and family, holiday, hotel / hostel registration forms etc.

Books recommended:

For professionals: Embassy standardised books (Echo A1, A2 /Studio D A1/A2, Netzwerk A1/A2)