German Level A2
A2 is the second level after completing level A1. Welcome to our German A2 level course, designed to take your German language skills to the next stage. At this level, you'll further enhance your understanding of the German language, making it easier to communicate and navigate the German-speaking world.
By the end of our German A2 level course, you will find yourself capable of engaging in everyday conversations, reading straightforward texts, and writing short messages or paragraphs. Your vocabulary will expand, and your grasp of grammar will be more refined, setting the stage for further advancement in your German language journey. Join us and take your German skills to the next level!
Here's a brief description of the topics covered at the A2 level:German for beginners book A2
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You'll delve into the dative case, where you'll learn how to express indirect objects in German sentences, making your language usage more precise and natural.
- What is a dative case?
- Rules of (articles) declension in dative
- Declension of definite articles in the dative case
- Sentence structure in the dative
- Verbs with dative and accusative
- Declination of indefinite articles in the dative case
- Dative case examples
- Declension of kein in the dative case
Gain proficiency in the declension of nouns in the accusative and dative cases. Understanding how gender, number, and case affect noun forms is an essential aspect of German grammar.
Learn to use dative pronouns like a pro, allowing you to express yourself clearly when talking about indirect objects and recipients of actions.
- Personal pronouns in the dative case
- Sentence structure in the dative
- Dative verbs
- Demonstrative pronouns in dative case
- Possessive pronouns in dative case
- Reflexive pronouns in dative case
Master the usage of dative prepositions, knowing when to use them and how they influence the case of the nouns that follow them.
Prepositions with dative in German are:
- ab (from)
- aus (from)
- bei (with, at)
- mit (with)
- nach (to, towards, after)
- seit (since)
- von (from, of)
- zu (to)
Get to grips with separable verbs, which can be a little tricky but are an integral part of the German language. You'll learn to use them correctly in various sentence structures.
- What are separable verbs in German?
- Sentences with modal verbs and separable verbs
- German separable prefixes
Prepositions with accusative and dative:
There are some prepositions in the German language that can be dative or accusative depending on the situation. In German, they are called Wechselpräpositionen (two-way prepositions).
German two-way prepositions are:
- an (on, next to)
- auf (on)
- hinter (behind)
- in (in)
- neben (near, next to)
- über (over)
- unter (under)
- vor (in front of)
- zwischen (between)
Learn how to describe actions performed on or for oneself using reflexive verbs and pronouns, allowing you to talk about daily routines and personal experiences.
- What is a reflexive verb?
- Reflexive pronouns
- Reflexive verbs with accusative
- Reflexive verbs with dative
Master the perfect tense, a crucial aspect of German past tense, and gain the ability to narrate past events and experiences more fluently.
- "Das Perfekt" in German
- Construction of perfect tense in German
- When to use "haben" and "sein" in the perfect tense
- Perfect tense of sentences with regular verbs
- Perfect tense of German regular verbs with t, d, m, or n endings
- Perfect tense of German regular separable verbs
- Perfect tense of German regular verbs with the ending "-ieren"
- Perfect tense of German regular inseparable verbs
- Perfect tense of German irregular verbs
- Past participle of modal verbs in German
- Asking questions in the German perfect tense
In the German language, particles play a significant role in slightly altering the meaning of a sentence, with their primary function being to either emphasize or mitigate the impact of the statement. It's important to note that particles are unchangeable and do not undergo declension. German particles can be categorized into three main groups:
- Particles of degree (Gradpartikeln)
- Modal particles (Modalpartikeln)
- Focus particles (Fokuspartikeln)
Simple future in German (Futur 1): Develop the skills to discuss future plans, express intentions, and talk about what lies ahead using present tense constructions and modal verbs.
- Future in German
- Formation of Futur 1
- Use of simple future (Futur 1) in German
- Modal verbs in the German future tense
- Questions in the German future tense
Gain insights into passive voice, enabling you to express actions where the focus shifts from the doer to the receiver of the action.
- German passive construction
- Types of German passive voice
- German passive with modal verbs
- "von" or "durch" in a passive voice?