The online courses at akademieDSK are interactive and aim for the development of the four core language skills: Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.
The course materials are based on the language standards for every level and encompass topics from everyday life, which prepare the students for an easier contact and natural conversation, privately or professionally, in the German-speaking region.
The grammatical units are conveyed with modern methodology for an easier acquisition and usage.
Aside from the standardized teaching materials, our professionals use numerous supplementary exercises so our students can practice and comprehend the language structures with different technology tools.
The courses, in which we use the most up-to-date technology, are structured according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which defines 3 basic levels of foreign language acquisition
A: Basic language usage
B: Intermediate language usage
C: Advanced language usage
For a more detailed structure of our levels and a more goal-oriented approach to our students‘ knowledge, the following levels are planned in the concept of our programme
A1 – Beginner
Students can understand and use basic everyday sentences in order to convey their most basic needs. They are able to present themselves and ask questions independently (e.g. questions about their residence, people in their lives and the object in their surroundings). They can express themselves in a simple manner when the communication partner speaks slowly and clearly and is ready to help.
A2 – Elementary knowledge
The students can understand sentences and phrases that are used often in everyday life (e.g. personal and familial information, shopping, work, the community etc.). They can express themselves in front of a conversation partner in simple and routine situations, whereby the conversation revolves around a simple and direct exchange of information. Furthermore, the students are capable of conversing about their descent, their education, the environment and their immediate needs with simple communication tools.
B1 – Intermediate knowledge
Students can understand the main points of clearly structured spoken High German, as long as the conversations revolve around everyday life (e.g. occupation, education, leisure time etc.). They are also able to handle the most common situations when travelling in a German-speaking region. They also possess the ability to express their opinion on topics of personal interest such as experiences, dreams, expectations and goals as well as plans and points of view.
B2 – Independent usage
Students can understand the main points of complex texts on abstract topics and subject-specific discussions. Furthermore, they are capable of having spontaneous and fluent conversations with native speakers with no apparent difficulties. They are also able to express opinions and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of current topics.
C1 – Advanced usage
Students can understand and summarize a wider array of more complex and extensive texts. They can converse spontaneously, fluently and flexibly in social and professional situations or in higher education, without looking for words. Moreover, they possess the ability to express their opinion in a clear, structured and detailed manner and use appropriate tools for text cohesion.
C2 – Proficient, nearly native usage
Students can effortlessly understand written and spoken language. They can summarize texts from different sources and present and explain their points of view. Thus, they are able to express longer contents spontaneously and fluently, as well as emphasize nuances in their meaning.