Course Level A1
Duration of learning processThe length of time needed to reach your goal depends on your previous knowledge of the language and your own learning behaviour. Fastest and greatest progress is made in our super intensive courses. It is of great importance to participate actively in class, complete homework tasks and, most of all, to put your knowledge of German into practice as much as possible. This will strengthen your confidence in the use of the language.
Warning: You may be approached by strangers on or near the premises of the Goethe-Institut promising you success in the Start Deutsch 1 exam in record time. Use your good judgement and be sceptical. There are no shortcuts to exam success.
Learning German after the A1-examShould you wish to live in Germany at some point, you will be required to take an integration course, which consists of a language course and an orientation course. Click integration course to find out more about what this involves.
Please note: The stronger your German, the less time you need to spend learning in Germany. Make good use of your time whilst waiting for your visa after the Start Deutsch 1 exam and continue learning German in Thailand.
Learning pathway (general)At the Goethe-Institut Bangkok, teaching of the CEFR- Level A1 is spread over 4 courses. Each course comprises 40 teaching units of 45 minutes – a total of 160 teaching units. These 4 courses are labelled as follows:
If you choose a Super Intensive course with 80 teaching units, the course label will be:
LEARNING PATHWAY FOR INEXPERIENCED LEARNERS WITH KNOWLEDGE OF LATIN SCRIPTIf your command of the Latin alphabet is not good, you learn the A1 level spread over 3 super intensive courses of 80 teaching units each. These 3 courses are labelled as follows:
LEARNING PATHWAY FOR INEXPERIENCED LEARNERS WITH NO KNOWLEDGE OF LATIN SCRIPTIf you have no command of the Latin alphabet, you learn the Latin script in our 4-week literacy course (80 teaching units) and already start making steps in German. Afterwards you continue learning in our 3‑stage progression.
Learning pathway towards the A1 examinationAll the A1 courses at the Goethe-Institut build upon and complement each other.
Before you take the Start Deutsch 1 exam, you should have successfully completed all the courses.
Tip: Taking an exam before you are ready most often leads to a negative result and may extend the duration of learning. This is in nobody’s interest. Take all the courses which make up the level and take part in the Start Deutsch exam preparatory course before you take the exam.
In a nutshell: A1 level with us