A1

The beginner’s course A1.1 introduces the learner to everyday expressions and very basic phrases in German.

The student will learn to introduce himself, give information about personal details, order food and drinks, ask for help and ask for directions. The learner will be able to interact in everyday situations provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

In this course we will focus on basic sentence structure in main phrases, learn new vocabulary to use in simple conversations and practice your listening comprehension.

The course is aimed at beginners with no or very little knowledge of the German language.

The A1 level is divided into two parts: A1.1 and A1.2.

#Grammar points: The main focal points of this course are the introduction of the accusative and dative case, modal verbs, separable verbs and the forms and use of the present perfect. 

A2

The beginner’s course A2 aims at expanding the acquired language skills of the learner and is a logical continuation of the elementary level A1.

The student will learn to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, in class or leisure.

The course will help the learner deal with most common situations in everyday life and provide him or her with useful phrases and expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (such as shopping, local geography, employment or registering at offices or banks).

In this course we will focus on communication in simple and routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar matters as well as on the student’s ability to express aspects of background or immediate needs.

The course is conceived for beginners who have already studied the basic rules of the German language and are familiar with common basic phrases from beginner’s level A1.

The A2 level consists of two parts: A2.1 and A2.2

#Grammar points: The main focal points of this course are the differentiation of the use and forms of the accusative and dative case, the use of prepositions, the declension of adjectives as well as the Konjunktiv II. 

B1

The Intermediate B1 course is designed to deepen the acquired language skills and represents a logical continuation of level A2. The student should learn to understand the main messages of clearly formulated sentences in general language situations at work, in class or during leisure time.

In the course, the participant learns to react correctly in everyday situations and to successfully master everyday situations such as ordering food and drinks or travel planning. We will also learn to report on past events.

In the foreground is the understanding of easily linked texts from well-known topics and oral expression as well as the practice of useful phrases and formulas.

The course is aimed at learners who already have the basic vocabulary of German and builds on previous knowledge of the language.

The B1 level consists of two parts: B1.1 and B1.2. B1+ is an advanced course at B1 level with a focus on communication.

#Grammar focus: The use and forms of the passive voice, past tense, conjunctions and word order in main phrases and subordinate clauses. 

B1+

The B1+ course is a revision course intended for students who have already finished the B1.1 & B1.2 levels. It is especially designed for those of you who feel insecure about their grammar and would like to practice their speaking skills before starting continuing with B2. In this course we’ll focus on the structures you already know, improve your understanding and expand your vocabulary.

This class prepares you for B2.

GRAMMATIK PLUS

What is the course GRAMMATIK PLUS about?

We’ve designed this class in order to help all of those who’ve got trouble with the huge load of grammar rules taught in beginners’ classes and are desperate to get some help to understand our beloved grammar a little bit better.

In our classes, students often wish for more time to go over some of the grammar topics they were supposed to study in previous classes. As most of the new grammar topics are based on previous concepts, it makes sense to refresh your memory and dig a little deeper.

So we decided to a refresher course, in which we will go over topics such as articles and gender, the declension of adjectives, the word order in main phrases and subordinate clauses, the Konjunktiv II and so on.

As this is quite a particular class in which students do exercises and have the chance to ask questions, the class is held in German and partly also in English for clarity.

It is highly recommended to combine this class with other classes in our program in order to make sure get enough speaking time.

Minimum requirement: B1 and higher.

#Grammar focus: The main focal point is the revision of grammar structures that most students are already familiar with, such as subordinate clauses, adjective declension, the use of tenses, verbs with prepositions, conjunctive forms and the infamous der, die, das :) 

B2

B2 is the logical continuation of level B1 and aims to deepen and expand the learner's language skills acquired in the basic courses. The course participant should learn to understand the main statements of complex facts in everyday situations as well as abstract explanations.

In this course the participant learns to react correctly in everyday situations and to deal with everyday situations spontaneously and flexibly. The aim of the course is to consolidate grammatical knowledge and the systematic development of abstract vocabulary as well as the acquisition of language skills in order to interact fluently and easily with native speakers.

The focus is on the understanding of more complex texts from well-known subject areas and the improvement of spontaneous oral expression with regard to idiomatic idiosyncrasies of the language.

The course is aimed at learners who already have a good basic vocabulary of the German language and builds on previous knowledge of the B1 level.

The B2 Level consists of parts B2.1 and B2.2, it is recommended to take a B2 conversation course before starting C1.

#Grammar focus: Nominalstil vs. Verbalstil, word composition, conjunctions, Partizipialkonstruktionen and word order.

B2/C1

In this class, you’ll work with newspaper articles, videos, read books and talk about things that you’re interested in, from movies to exhibitions or politics.. Usually one student prepares a text, sends it to their fellow students who read it at home so that we can discuss about the text in class.

The conversation class aims at developing a sensitivity for the subtleties of the language, expanding your vocabulary and learning how to use the new words in real conversations. 

The format of the conversation class is pretty flexible: You can join this class on a monthly basis, come back any time, take a break after a month.. whatever is most convenient for you.