German Course A1

In our German course on the level A1 you will learn to ask for basic information in written and spoken form, as well as to describe actions. You are going to establish your basic vocabulary and grammar.

DIALOG is looking forward to help you on the level A1.

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From June 2020 our trainings will also take place physically in our language school again. As usual in great quality: personal, active and with experienced trainers. Of course we implement all necessary hygiene measures in connection with Corona. Your safety is important to us.

How much is a German course on the
level A1 at DIALOG in Vienna?

Price* Course description
€ 289
1 month

Offer for Newcomers: German A1.1

Intensive course on the level A1.1 incl. 1 DIALOG workshop

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€ 608
2 months

Offer for Newcomers: German A1.1 & A1.2 (A1)

Intensive courses on the the level A1.1 & A1.2 incl. 1 DIALOG workshop.

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€ 319
1 month

Regular Price: German A1.1

Intensive course on the level A1.1

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€ 638,00
2 months

Regular price: German A1.1 & A1.2 (A1)

Intensive courses on the level A1.1 & A1.2

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*Prices include extra material and copies. Course books are not included. Optionally available at DIALOG: € 25.

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German courses on the level A1 take place all year round.

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Course times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

  • 09:00 – 12:00
  • 12:15 – 15:15
  • 15:20 – 18:20

We offer one time a level each month. If you want to receive more information on exact times this month please contact office@dialog-wien.at. We are looking forward to your mail.

I spend a very good time in DIALOGUE. Great location, easy to go. The staff are very friendly and the instructors are good and provide individual focus on each student within the group. Also, i am having individual (1 to 1 ) session which are super good with Ludwig. He focuses on my weakness to improve them.
Dina Bayomie
11:42 07 Aug 18
Very good experience, particularly in Ludwig's class. Well structured and presented content, easy to follow. I highly recommend his classes, lots of attention to personal requirements and curiosities. Highly enjoyable courses.
Diana Cristina Laptuca
21:55 30 Jul 18
small groups, helpful staff and the teacher is really focusing on teaching. highly recommended
Bogi Mecsei
15:08 06 Aug 18
I'm very satisfied with my German conversation course: nice location, very nice atmosphere, comfortable tables... I can honestly called it: "high quality language school"
Paulina Radziszewska
21:12 21 Mar 18
Very convenient location, great teachers as well as a very friendly staff. Makes this school one of the greatest German school in Vienna. Can only recommend it.
Yacine Lounis
12:31 11 Jan 18
I was opportuned to have been one of the people Dialog sprachcampus has helped with German language lessons.., Frankly speaking Dialog spachcampus is one of the best language school you can find in Vienna. Classrooms are very conducive for learning, kind hearted and friendly teacher.. I want to really say a big thank you to the Dialog team and staffs ??
Diamond Black
21:22 23 May 18
I recommend for 3 main reasons: 1. The staff is super friendly and flexible (e.g. I wasnt happy with the result of my level test so they offered me to try lessons before paying to get a feeling of the level and the teacher, I could borrow a book home before buying it, I got certifikates, could fotocopy while in somewhere else wanted me to pay extra for all). 2. The groups are not that big (we were 4-5 in my previous and 7 now. Finally 3. I feel the main focus in the classes is on encouraging and practising speaking. We can always do more grammar and writing exercices at home and the teacher will correct it, explain etc. but in the classes we speak while playing grammar/vocabulary games etc. so it is more fun than pain (which learning a new language can be) :)
Radka Svobodová
18:15 06 Mar 19
If you want to learn the language effectively but in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, this is definitely the place to go!Competent, knowledgeable and witty teachers will not only teach you this complex language, but also provide interesting insights on Austrian culture and lifestyle.I would highly recommend the school to anyone!
A S
15:16 14 Mar 19
Best German Course, great teachers, great location, great staff!
Wagner Mantovaneli
22:02 16 Apr 19
Best Teaching methods and experienced Teacher. Now I am confident that I can learn German :)
Velnambi Sadasivam
14:29 29 May 19
DIALOG is a great place to learn German! I would say it's the best place to learn German in Vienna :) Location is convenient (right next to Mariahilferstraße), office stuff is very friendly and helpful. Study groups are small, mine was 4-5 people, and learning process is well structured with lots of participants involvement, dialogues, study games, etc. At the same time they give very solid grammar foundation, which helped me to spring over one level in German (!), when I've continued learning it in another place. Special thanks to Michael, who is in my opinion is a great teacher! Hope to come back here when I have more time and sending my kid to A2 course as well.
Vladimir Ioffe
10:11 07 Jul 19
very good teachers and very helpful for german learners!
Teofil B
11:33 10 Jul 19
very good teachers and very helpful for german learners!
Teofil B
11:44 11 Jul 19
I was very happy with the school and the teaching staff. I brought a small group of students to Vienna and they were hugely positive about the learning experience and their teacher, Bastian. Location just by the lively Mariahilferstrasse was ideal for us and right by the Zieglergasse underground station as well. All very convenient. The classrooms were all clean and bright and well equipped. All very professionally run. I would highly recommend.
Colin oftheClans
08:39 17 Jul 19
DIALOG is a great place to learn German! I would say it's the best place to learn German in Vienna :) Location is convenient (right next to Mariahilferstraße), office stuff is very friendly and helpful. Study groups are small, mine was 4-5 people, and learning process is well structured with lots of participants involvement, dialogues, study games, etc. At the same time they give very solid grammar foundation, which helped me to spring over one level in German (!), when I've continued learning it in another place. Special thanks to Michael, who is in my opinion is a great teacher! Hope to come back here when I have more time and sending my kid to A2 course as well.
Vladimir Ioffe
10:11 07 Jul 19
Dialog ❤️❤️Worth it because I am very happy because I studied in this place .. Excellent place from staff to teachers to students actually I am very pleased and will complete my education in the German language in this place
Nabaa Alani
12:56 04 Oct 19
My friend Asessandra from Italy booked single lessons for German language in the DIALOG language scool. She had a very good time there. Michael, her teacher was very very good and pacient. The whole staff was ver friendly ansd the School is organized very good. When she will come to Vienna the next time she will continue the lessons.
Gabriele Mann
17:55 22 Oct 19
After 2 months of learning in Dialog, I think it's a wonderful school with harmonious teachers and a particularly elegant learning environment. The traffic is super convenient, and the subway exit is in 2 minutes by walking. I started learning German from A1 and decide to continue till I will reach B1 next year. Students are come from different countries, that make the learning atmosphere so fun and pleasant. I think this is the place that really suits new learner . If you work hard , you will gain a lot from it.
丁琳
16:30 14 Nov 19
Conversation Training course with Michael and about to make B1.2 with Sabrina. The atmosphere is perfect for fast learning and enjoying the learning process. The teachers are very attentive to everyone and high skilled in explaining every possible misunderstanding. Here you can learn not only standard German, but also deepen your understanding of Vienna German and Austrian culture and traditions. DIALOG is well organized - there is everything needed at your convenience. I would gladly recommend DIALOG to everyone, who is egar to improve his German.
Saphitrite .
13:53 15 Nov 19
I had very good experience with the German course. Small group, good teacher, fair estimation of the current language knowledge prior to the course. The school offers also extra additional language workshops focused on a specific topic (e.g. job interview preparation, wiener dialect)
Petra Trnková
13:45 22 Dec 19
I attended the Intensive German courses at the Dialog - Der Sprachcampus and would like to recommend the school as well as the teachers/staff.Teachers are well prepared for any kind of questions that students might ask they were always happy to answer them as soon as possible. Even though my courses were not individual but the group ones (groups up to 9 people) I have the impression like they were "tailor-made" for each and every student.Complete Dialog's Staff is very friendly, positive and above all proactive!Location is good, very close to public transportation.I think I made quite a bit of progress in my German level during the courses. I am very happy about it!Congratulations Campus team! Keep it up!
B J
14:37 17 Jan 20
-Prefect location -Small groups 5-6, so easier to learn and have interactive conversations -Loved the „speak like a local“ workshop ! -Staff very friendly and there to help you -Facilities clean and spacious Generell ich war zufrieden.
Zena Mk
16:12 24 Jan 20
One of the best schools In Vienna, prices are in a good range, high quality service and staff it's super professional. Best place to Learn Deutsch in Wien.
Joshua Grilli
01:58 06 Feb 20
I have followed 2 courses at Dialog. Both of them were educative, dynamic and understandable. The teacher are using different techniques to keep it dynamic. As well the service and communication is great.
Kevin R.
09:41 07 Feb 20
I have followed 2 courses at Dialog. Both of them were educative, dynamic and understandable. The teachers are using different techniques to keep it dynamic. As well their service and communication is great.
Kevin R.
08:12 27 Feb 20

What will you learn in a German course on the level A1?
Here is your course content.

Requirements:

  • German course A1.1 – no (or very limited) German knowledge
  • German course A1.2 – basic German knowledge (A1.1)

On the level A1 your language competence will be continuously built up in the skills listening, speaking, reading and writing by our experienced German trainers in small groups with a maximum of nine participants. You learn daily-used phrases, simple sentences and you are able to give and ask for basic information.

The basis for advanced grammar on higher levels is set and practised in our courses on the level A1. After you finish the courses on the level A1 you can talk about your daily life, personal information and familiar topics, when the conversation speed is slow and the diction of your conversation partner is simple and clearly articulated.

Further information:

Course material: Menschen A1 volume 1 (A1.1) | Menschen A1 volume 2 (A1.2)

Language levels according to CEFR: German A1 | Levels: A1.1 und A1.2

Test preparation upon request: ÖSD A1 Grundstufe Deutsch 1 | telc A1 | ÖIF A1 – Fit für Österreich

A1.1 – 1 month | A1.2 – 1 month

Finish one level in only one month!

Get started with our Newcomer Package for only € 608,00!

For newcomers: 2 German courses (A1.1 & A1.2 – 2 months in total) | 1 x DIALOG workshop (1-2 hours)

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German Course A1.1
Everything you need to know!

In the first half of the German course A1 (A1.1) you start at the base, which means you need no previous knowledge whatsoever. Our native speakers explain as much as possible (almost 100%) in German from the start. This might sound and be difficult in the beginning, but it it of the utmost importance that you start thinking or trying to think in German and not translating back and forth between your mother tongue and German, if you want to have an effective learning experience and success.

DIALOG will help you train the following basic skills (according to CEFR):

  • listening
  • speaking
  • reading
  • writing

Your German knowledge after the course A1.1 is:

A1.1

You learn to introduce yourself in German

The course starts with the most important part of getting to know another: the introduction. Participants learn to introduce themselves and ask information from other people. 

  • greetings (hello and goodbye) 
  • condition or feeling (how are you?) 
  • origin / countries 
  • job 
  • family status 
  • family 
  • languages 

The A1.1 basics

Accompanying the topic “introduction” we work on your basic German skills. These include:

  • alphabet
  • pronunciation
  • diphthongs
  • umlauts
  • emphasis and stressing words/letters
  • numbers (1 – 1 million)

Further topics

The further topics in A1.1 are focused on your daily life and centered around familiar things and situations.They include amongst others the following:

  • furniture
  • adjectives
  • colours and objects
  • materials and shapes
  • prices
  • hobbies
  • office and computer
  • food and drink
  • celebrations
  • traffic and travelling
  • daily actions/routines

We also work on and with indications as well as prepositions regarding time such as times during the day, week days, seasons, months and the time.

This vocabulary is learned and practised using reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Role play and active speaking exercises are an integral part of vocabulary training already at the level A1.1.

Grammar on the level A1.1

Basics: Especially in the beginning of learning a foreign language it is important to understand the grammar correctly. This is why grammar is a vital part of the A1.1 course. Our goal is to impart the German grammar in a structured, comprehensible way with many applicable, real-life examples.

*NOM = nominative | ACC = accusative

Grammar topic on the level A1.1*
conjugating verbs in the present tense positions of a verb in a sentence
negation using nicht and kein- (NOM and ACC) questions (starting with a w or answered with yes/no)
possessive determiner in NOM and ACC definite and indefinite article in NOM and ACC
personal pronouns in NOM and ACC seperable verbs in the present tense
modal verb can in the present tense sentence bracket

Grammar does not mean to learn something by heart and then practising it in written form for hours on end. The more understandable and real-life applicable grammar is explained, the easier it will be processed and understood. Since in our experience learners often have most trouble with using grammar in its spoken form, we support them in doing so from the beginning using oral exercises and activities surrounding the discussed grammar.

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German Course A1.2
All you need to know !

To participate in the second part of our A1 German course (A1.2) you should already have some basic knowledge in German; you will train your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

On the level A1.2 the vocabulary will move further from your daily life and the participants will work with situations they will not encounter on a daily basis, but which are important for a successful communication e.g. travelling.

Your german knowledge after the German course A1.2 will be:

A1.2

Topics I A1.2: Out and about

  • places in the city
  • describing the way
  • rent advertisements
  • in the hotel
  • weather
  • traffic and the environment
  • cardinal directions
  • celebrations and parties
  • institutions

Topics II A1.2: Daily life

Your vocabulary concerning your person and your daily life will also be expanded.

  • habitation
  • body
  • looks
  • charakter
  • activities at home
  • clothes

Useful phrases

While building onto your vocabulary you will of course also get to know a lot of important and useful phrases, which are needed for certain situations on an elementary level. This situations include:

  • describing
  • assessing
  • saying that you are sorry
  • asking for or demanding something
  • talking about plans in the future
  • wishing for something
  • giving advice
  • having a discussion
  • congratulating

Grammar in the German Course A1.2

In this course grammar topics which are already known from A1.1 are extended. For example, the personal pronouns are learned in a new case or the basic perfection is extended to the inseparable verbs. But also for new topics like the ordinal numbers, the comparative or the subjunctive II the basis is laid in A1.2, so that these can be deepened and extended in the German course A2.1.

*NOM = nominative | ACC = accusative | DAT = dative

Grammar topics at level A1.2*

local prepositions and the dative verbs with dative
personal pronouns in DAT and ACC Genitive-s for proper names
temporal prepositions vor/nach/in/für verbs with dative
temporale Präpositionen vor/nach/in/für prepositions mit/ohne
modal verbs wollen/dürfen/müssen/sollen imperative
preterite (past tense) of haben and sein (being and having) perfect (past tense) of inseparable verbs
comparative and comparisons conjunction denn
conjunctive II with würden (would) ordinals

Grammar is made understandable with practical examples and is trained and consolidated through written and oral exercises and activities. It is particularly important for us to test and practice the oral applicability, as experience has shown that this is most difficult for learners.

Language levels

A1.1
A1.2
A2.1
A2.2
B1.1
B1.2
B2.1
B2.2
C1.1
C1.2
C2.1
C2.2

Language levels of our German courses according to CEFR:

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German Course A1.1 or A1.2?

Which of the two parts is right for you can easily be determined with our DIALOG placement test.