B1

German B1

 
Listening
Reading
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 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. 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. 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. 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). 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 I am exposed to radio and television programmes. I can understand telephone conversations, answering machines and interviews. I am also accessing competency-level selected online listening (audio and video) materials from a designated German as a foreign language resource pool. 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. 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. I can express advantages and disadvantages, critique and praise, consent and opposition. I am able to give advice, make complains, or convince people. I am writing personal letters, emails, short reports, and invitations. I can describe opinions and impressions in  letters. I can recognise and select from a range of discursive structures and produce texts which display a more complex awareness of stylistic repertoires.