Level A1 • Objectives

Listening • understand familiar words and simple phrases when they are spoken slowly and clearly.

Reading • comprehend single words and simple sentences, e.g. signs and billboards.

Speaking • communicate in short, simple phrases.

Writing • produce short, simple notes and postcards and fill in forms.

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  1. Hören • Rate your listening skills:




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      I can understand when someone speaks very slowly to me and articulates carefully, with long pauses for me to assimilate meaning.  Sure, I can. Not a clue.  
      I can understand simple directions how to get from X to Y, by foot or public transport. Sure, I can. Not a clue.  
      I can understand questions and instructions addressed carefully and slowly to me and follow short, simple directions. Sure, I can. Not a clue.  
      I can understand numbers, prices and times. Sure, I can. Not a clue.  



  1. Lesen • Rate your reading skills:




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      I can understand information about people (place of residence, age, etc.) in newspapers. Na, klar! Keine Ahnung.  
      I can locate a concert or a film on calendars of public events or posters and identify where it takes place and at what time it starts.  Na, klar! Keine Ahnung.  
      I can understand a questionnaire (entry permit form, hotel registration form) well enough to give the most important information about myself (name, surname, date of birth, nationality).  Na, klar! Keine Ahnung.  
      I can understand words and phrases on signs encountered in everyday life (for instance “station”, “car park”, “no parking”, “no smoking”, “keep left”.  Na, klar! Keine Ahnung.  
      I can understand the most important orders in a computer programme such as “PRINT”, “SAVE”, “COPY”, etc. Na, klar! Keine Ahnung.  
      I can follow short simple written directions (e.g. how to go from X to Y). Na, klar! Keine Ahnung.  
      I can understand short simple messages on postcards, for example holiday greetings. Na, klar! Keine Ahnung.  
      In everyday situations I can understand simple messages written by friends or colleagues, for example “back at 4 o’clock”.  Na, klar! Keine Ahnung.  



  1. Sprechen • Rate your spoken interaction skills:




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      I can introduce somebody and use basic greeting and leave-taking expressions. Selbstverständlich! Nein, gar nicht.  
      I can ask and answer simple questions, initiate and respond to simple statements in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.  Selbstverständlich! Nein, gar nicht.  
      I can make myself understood in a simple way but I am dependent on my partner being prepared to repeat more slowly and rephrase what I say and to help me to say what I want.  Selbstverständlich! Nein, gar nicht.  
      I can make simple purchases where pointing or other gestures can support what I say. Selbstverständlich! Nein, gar nicht.  
      I can handle numbers, quantities, cost and time. Selbstverständlich! Nein, gar nicht.  
      I can ask people for things and give people things. Selbstverständlich! Nein, gar nicht.  
      I can ask people questions about where they live, people they know, things they have, etc. and answer such questions addressed to me provided they are articulated slowly and clearly.  Selbstverständlich! Nein, gar nicht.  
      I can indicate time by such phrases as “next week”, “last Friday”, “in November”, “three o clock”. Selbstverständlich! Nein, gar nicht.  



  1. Sprechen • Rate your spoken production skills:

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      I can give personal information (address, telephone number, nationality, age, family, and hobbies)  Selbstverständlich! Nein, ich kann das nicht.  
      I can describe where I live. Selbstverständlich! Nein, ich kann das nicht.  


  1. Sprechen • Rate your strategies for speaking:

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      I can say when I don’t understand. Claro! Keineswegs.  
      I can very simply ask somebody to repeat what they said. Claro! Keineswegs.  
      I can very simply ask somebody to speak more slowly. Claro! Keineswegs.  


  1. Schreiben • Rate your writing skills:




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      I can fill in a questionnaire with my personal details (job, age, address, hobbies). Natürlich! Überhaupt nicht.  
      I can write a greeting card, for instance a birthday card. Natürlich! Überhaupt nicht.  
      I can write a simple postcard (for example with holiday greetings). Natürlich! Überhaupt nicht.  
      I can write a note to tell somebody where I am or where we are to meet. Natürlich! Überhaupt nicht.  
      I can write sentences and simple phrases about myself, for example where I live and what I do. Natürlich! Überhaupt nicht.  






German & French
North Kansas City High School
North Kansas City, MO