German B1

Spoken Interaction
Spoken Production
Written Production
B1 CEFR I can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. I can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear. I can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. I can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters. I can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. I can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events). I can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, my dreams, hopes & ambitions. I can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. I can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions. I can write straightforward connected text on topics, which are familiar, or of personal interest.
B1+ German Studies In ATS2096/3096, I am understanding conversations about work, leisure or other topics related to everyday life. I am listening to songs and watching video clips. I am also accessing competency-level based selected online listening (audio and video) materials from a designated German as a Foreign language resource pool. In ATS2096/3096, I am understanding basic literary themes and newspaper texts. I am accessing online blogs and forums and am reading a broad range of contributions on a number of topics (up to 800 words). I am developing a degree of metalinguistic awareness through my readings of more advanced texts. My selection of texts is increasingly informed by literary themes and linguistics topics. In ATS2096/3096, I am taking part in discussions and role plays. I can describe photographs, pictures, or statistics, engage in opinionated debate and master fundamental discursive functions and speech acts. (consent, inquire, rebut). These form the basis of interactively structured oral exams. In ATS2096/3096, I am improving my ability to express a broader spectrum of speech acts and meet a variety of discursive functions (stating opinions, expressing dis-/agreement, conveying impressions, performing direct and indirect speech acts (e.g. complaint, praise, critique). In ATS2096/3096, I am improving my ability in more complex texts (up to 400 words) serving different functions (advertisements, job applications, grievances, letters of intent etc.). I am also participating in online forums and blogs involving students and native speakers of German.
B1 German Studies In ATS2095/3095, I am exposed to radio and television programmes. I can understand telephone conversations, answering machines and interviews. I am also accessing competency-level basedselected online listening (audio and video) materials from a designated German as a Foreign language resource pool. In ATS2095/3095, I am understanding surveys, questionnaires, statistics, and tests. I can read and understand advertisements and newspaper headlines. I am memorising narrative structure and factual content and practicing their recall and written presentation. In ATS2095/3095, I can describe myself in particular situations. I am able to talk about everyday life beyond the purely descriptive realm and engage in debate, produce increasingly complex discursive structures and deliver a range of speech acts. The correct matching of structure, function and speech acts will form an integral part of the final oral exam. In ATS2095/3095, I can express advantages and disadvantages, critique and praise, consent and opposition. I am able to give advice, make complains, or convince people. In ATS2095/3095, I am writing personal letters, emails, short reports, and invitations. I can describe opinions and impressions in  letters. I can regognise and select from a range of discursive structures and produce texts which display a more complex awareness of stylistic repertoires.