Beginners German pt3 (A1)

Course Description

This course continues to introduce the German language and culture. You will expand your vocabulary to hold more in-depth conversations, and you will start using the past tense. On completion of this course, you can progress onto Elementary German pt1 (A2).

Location: Online Course

Course Content

This course will consolidate grammar, vocabulary and structures learnt previously and will introduce new grammar points including dual prepositions, the perfect tense, comparative and superlative, and adjective endings. By the end of the course you will be able to use the language learnt to describe items, travel around town, say what happened in the past, describe where you live, and make comparisons.

Teaching and Learning Methods

In this course you will be actively learning German through a variety of interactive classroom activities, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. You will work in pairs/small groups to practice speaking and listening, with worksheets and activities to develop your reading and writing. Learning will be enriched through the use of audio-visual aids, realia (authentic material), online interactive resources, and role play.
We will be using the coursebook Willkommen 1 by Paul Coggle and Heiner Schenke, Hooder Education. Additional resources used within each lesson are available for learners on our online learning platform, Microsoft Teams.

Independent Learning

The skills you are learning should be practices outside college in order to develop and progress. Homework is set every week and is an essential part of your course.


Assessment is continuous and will take place throughout the course.
The tutor will give you feedback on your speaking in class, and mark your written work. During the course, you will set up an individual learning plan, where you will reflect on your progress and set your own targets.

Qualification you will achieve

On completion of this course, you can expect to achieve Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.
You will be awarded a college Certificate of Attendance and Achievement.

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College provides financial support for course fees, which is based on an eligibility criteria. For more information, please contact a member of the Learner Services team at the main reception.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572