Course by niveaus
Absolute Beginners

Absolute Beginners

This class is designed for absolute beginners of German. No previous knowledge of German is required. By the end of this eight week course, learners will be able to exchange greetings, briefly introduce themselves, ask and answer simple questions, arrange to meet with friends, and talk about their weekly routine, accommodation, shopping, food and preferences. This is an online course. We will have a break of one week between week 4 and week 5 of this course, totaling 8 weeks of instruction.



Novice 2

Novice 2

This communicative German language course is designed for students who have taken the Absolute Beginners course with LALIA, or completed an A1.2 class. Learners at this level (Novice Mid) communicate minimally by using a number of isolated words and memorized phrases. This is an online course



Novice 3

Novice 3

This third consecutive month with LALIA is designed for learners who have taken Novice 2 with LALIA or completed an A2.1 course. Learners at this level (Novice Mid+) still pause frequently as they search for simple vocabulary or attempt to recycle their own and their interlocutor’s words. This is an online course.



Novice 4

Novice 4

This course is designed for learners who have taken Novice 3 with LALIA or acquired very basic conversation skills, comparable with A2.2 of the CEFR. Conversation with speakers at this level (Novice High) is restricted to predictable topics necessary for survival (personal information, basic objects, a few activities, preferences etc.). Novice High speakers respond to simple, direct questions or requests for information. They are also able to formulate a few questions. This is an online course



Novice 5

Novice 5

This last class of the novice level is designed for students who have taken Novice 4 with LALIA or reached a comparable level by other methods. Some learners in this class have completed an A2.2 course. Conversation with learners at this level (NH+) is restricted to concrete exchanges and predictable topics necessary for survival (see Novice 4). The learners are primarily reactive and still struggle to answer direct questions, but they are able to ask a few appropriate questions. Their speech is characterized by frequent pauses, ineffective reformulations and self-corrections. This is an online course.