General German Courses

Our general German courses are intended for participants who want to make rapid progress in improving their language competence. You will learn in an intensive, practice oriented environment with other international participants and will then be able to use your language to work, study or travel in Germany.

 

Course Options

Standard Course

Age Group:
from 17 years

Lessons per week:
20 x 45 minutes

Course Levels:
A1 - C2

Availability:
year-round, 1 to 48 weeks

Start dates:
Every Monday

Students per class:
approx. 10 - 15

 

Course Description:

  • Focus on learning the main skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Lessons are academic and goal oriented so you can make rapid progress.
  • Practical language is emphasized for use in everyday, professional and academic situations.
  • Fast and efficient teaching methods: Use of course materials is emphasized.
  • Stabilizing grammar and vocabulary.

Intensive Course

Age Group:
from 17 years

Lessons per week:
24 x 45 minutes

Course Levels:
A1 - C2

Availability:
year-round, 1 to 48 weeks

Start dates:
Every Monday

Students per class:
approx. 10 - 15

Course Description:

  • In addition to the content of a Standard Course, our most popular course for rapid learning results.
  • All participants can participate actively in class, speak a lot with one another, discuss together and express opinions.
  • The course module deals with current events in politics, culture and business.
  • The course is ideal to improve communicative skills.
  • Already developed knowledge and skills will be stabilized, deepen and expanded.

Premium Course

Age Group:
from 17 years

Lessons per week:
28 x 45 minutes

Course Levels:
A1 - C2

Availability:
year-round, 1 to 48 weeks

Start dates:
Every Monday

Students per class:
approx. 10 - 15

Course Description:

  • As an expansion of our Intensive Course, the premium module is ideal for particularly ambitious learners.
  • Participants learn in small groups of 4-5 according to their desires and needs.
  • Participants can incorporate their personal ideas and preferences and target weaknesses.
  • Teachers put together curriculum according to the preferences of the participants (for example, concentration on specialized vocabulary).
  • Especially suitable for targeted themes, but also for busy participants who want to make maximum use of their time.

Course Information

Course Levels

Course Levels

The length of time it takes to learn German depends on the goals of the learner. Our course levels are based on the Common European Frameworks of Reference for Languages and range from A1 to C2. It is entirely possible that, without any background knowledge, you could begin in level A1 and in 9-10 months be ready to undertake a specialized course of study at a German university. Our progression plan allows you to extract the specific content you need from each course level.

 

A1

Duration: 6 weeks
Lessons: 120 - 168
Exam: telc A1

A2

Duration: 7 weeks
Lessons: 140 - 196
Exam: telc A2

B1

Duration: 7 weeks
Lessons: 140 - 196
Exam: telc B1

B2

Duration: 8 weeks
Lessons: 160 - 224
Exam: telc B2

C1

Duration: 8 weeks
Lessons: 160 - 224
Exams: telc C1, TestDaF

C2

Duration: 8 weeks
Lessons: 160 - 224
Exam: telc C2

Teaching Material

Teaching Material

Normally, the Standard Course centers around the course textbook, which contains a variety of language exercises, listening activities, videos, and authentic texts.

In the Intensive Module, intensive communicative training with supplementary materials is emphasized. Your teacher designs the sessions so that all students participate actively in the lesson, speak extensively with one another, exchange information and discuss opinions. 

In the Premium Module, you can incorporate your own ideas and personal learning goals into the curriculum in order to focus on subjects of interest to you or areas of weakness, whichever you prefer. The teachers compile materials in accordance with your wishes. Normally, the Premium Module is a small "mini-group."

Currently we are using the following course materials (subject to modification):

  • Coursebooks: Netzwerk A1, Netzwerk A2, Netzwerk B1, Aspekte neu B2, Aspekte neu C1, Erkundungen C2
  • Worksheets, newspapers and magazines
  • Audio and video materials

The course books are not included in the price. They can be purchased at our school.

Timetable

Timetable

The Standard Course takes place every week Monday through Friday and always begins at 9 am. There is a break from 10:30 am - 10:45 am. The Intensive Course contains 20% more instructional time than the Standard Course. The two afternoon seminars are always Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm - 1:45 pm. In the Premium Course you will have additional sessions Monday and Friday afternoons from 1 pm - 2:30 pm. Wednesdays you are free to visit the self study center, where our teachers are available to work with you on topics that remain unclear from class or to help with homework. We try our best to stick to course schedules whenever possible, but occasionally, changes to the schedule are unavoidable. 

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

09:00 - 12:15

Standard CourseStandard CourseStandard CourseStandard CourseStandard Course

12:15 - 13:00

Lunch breakLunch breakLunch breakLunch breakLunch break

13:00 - 14:30

Premium CourseIntensive CourseSelf-Study CenterIntensive CoursePremium Course

During periods of peak capacity it may be that the normal morning sessions will be held in the afternoons from 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm instead. In such cases, class is typically held three times a week in the morning and twice a week in the afternoon, or vice versa.

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

09:00 - 12:15

Standard Course AStandard Course BStandard Course AStandard Course BStandard Course A

12:15 - 13:00

Lunch breakLunch breakLunch breakLunch breakLunch break

13:00 - 14:30

Premium CourseIntensive CourseSelf-Study CenterIntensive CoursePremium Course

14:45 - 18:00

Standard Course BStandard Course AStandard Course BStandard Course AStandard Course B

Course Protocol

Course Protocol

So that class is as comfortable as possible for all students, we ask that you adhere to the following classroom rules:

  • Class begins punctually at the scheduled time. Participants who do not arrive punctually may not join the class until the next break.
  • Behave in a manner that does not disturb the other students (i.e., set your cell phone to the silent mode).
  • At the end of each course level there is a final test. You must pass the final test with at least 60% in order to move to the next level.
  • You will receive a certificate if you attend class 80% of the time.

Included in the price:

Placement test at beginning

Personal assessment interview

Course with 20, 24 or 28 lessons

Certificate at course end

Activities and Excursions

free Wi-Fi in the school

from105 €

per week


Prices and Dates

Course Prices

Course Prices1week 2weeks 4weeks --weeks
Standard Course--
Intensive Course--
Premium Course--

Additional Costs:

  • High season supplement (29.06. - 21.08.2020): 35 € per week (applies to less than 8 week bookings only)
  • Teaching materials: ca. 20 € per month
  • Culture and Leisure Program: approx. 10 € - 15 € per week for transportation costs and entry fees
  • Liability, accident and health insurance: 12 € per week (not obligatory)

Starting Dates

Starting dates for all levels
Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munichevery Monday
Starting dates for absolute Beginners
Berlin2019: 05.08., 02.09., 07.10., 04.11. 2020: 06.01., 03.02., 02.03., 06.04., 04.05., 02.06., 06.07., 20.07., 03.08., 07.09., 05.10., 02.11.
Frankfurt2019: 05.08., 02.09., 07.10., 04.11. 2020: 06.01., 03.02., 02.03., 06.04., 04.05., 02.06., 06.07., 03.08., 07.09., 05.10., 02.11.
Hamburg2019: 05.08., 02.09., 07.10., 04.11. 2020: 06.01., 03.02., 02.03., 06.04., 04.05., 02.06., 06.07., 03.08., 07.09., 05.10., 02.11.
Munich2019: 05.08., 02.09., 07.10., 04.11. 2020: 07.01., 03.02., 02.03., 06.04., 04.05., 02.06., 06.07., 20.07., 03.08., 07.09., 05.10., 02.11.