German Language (DaF) A1.1

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center in cooperation with the International Office.

This competence-based and action-oriented language course is aimed at graduates who want to cope with everyday life in German and, in particular, want to become competent in academic and work situations.

The course is co-financed by STIBET-funds from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Starting from April 7, 2022, ending July 14, 2022

In addition, e-learning “vocabulary-package“ for self-learning totaling 20 hours

Please register your interest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by March 6, 2022


 Miri Shalini Stoll





Target Group

Doctoral students of all subject areas


This course is not offered within a track


Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate confirming their attendance at the end of the semester. Missing two lessons will be excused.

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Course Content

Participants will attain the level A1.2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) and, upon completion of course, will be able to:

  • Meet and greet a person and state personal details
  • Exchange basic information about your family, work, plans, holidays, home, etc.
  • Introduce yourself and others in a simple way
  • Ask and answer questions in a simple way about ordinary things: shopping, restaurants, cafés, etc.
  • Interact with others as long as the other person speaks slowly and clearly

Course Description

Key skills 

Development of social and intercultural communicative competence in the target language, strengthening of learner autonomy and media competence.

Course book

The course book Netzwerk neu A1.1 is used. 

Print edition: Netzwerk neu A1.1: Kurs- und Übungsbuch mit Audios und Videos | Klett Sprachen (

Digital edition: Netzwerk neu A1.1 - Digitale Ausgabe mit LMS: Kursbuch mit Audios/Videos | Klett Sprachen ( + Netzwerk neu A1.1 - Digitale Ausgabe mit LMS: Übungsbuch mit Audios und interaktiven Übungen | Klett Sprachen (

Supplementary material is used.   


Your German language skills will be tested via the onSET online language placement test. The German as a Foreign Language Section will send a TAN upon request for the placement test. The result of the placement test will be sent automatically. Based on this score, we will register you for the appropriate course.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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