This class is designed for absolute beginners of German. No previous knowledge of German required.
This communicative German language course ist the designed for students who have taken the complete 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 third consequtive 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 course is designed for learners who have taken Novice 3 with LALIA or acquired very basic conversation skills, comparable with A2.2 of CEFR. The 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 last class of the novice level is desined for students who have taken Novice 4 with LALIA or reached a comparable level by other methods. Some learners in this class have completed a 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. They are also able to ask a few appropriate questions. Their speech is characterized by frequent pauses, ineffective reformulations and self-corrections.