German Courses

Do you want to take your German to the next level or prepare for the next CEFR German exam on your to-do list? Or do you simply aim to improve your conversational skills? No matter what your next goal in German is, odds are we have the right course for you! For those looking to clear the next CEFR level in German, we have level and exam preparation courses. To those aiming to brush up their existing skills, we offer conversational and grammar refresh courses.

Current and upcoming German courses

Level Courses

Step by step

Highly enjoyable, varied lessons ensure your German improves on all fronts. Expanded vocabulary and increased grammar knowledge enable you to more effectively communicate in speech and writing.

Our level courses comply with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages.

In our level courses, students improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills while attaining the grammar relevant to the respective CEFR level.

Depending on the level, level courses last 100 or 150 lessons and are divided into two or three 50-lesson-modules.

  • hear, understand and speak German
  • read and write in German
  • comprehensible hands-on grammar
  • instructive exercises with practical examples
  • interesting reading and audio texts with useful vocabulary drawn from life

Conversational Courses

More than small talk

Do you already have a couple of German courses under your belt, but struggle to apply your German knowledge when spreaking? Do you have the feeling you are unable to properly join in conversations? A conversational course can greatly enhance your rhetorical skills.

In our conversational courses, students go much further than small talk about the weather and football. Discussion and presentation exercises ensure students improve their ability to explain, discuss and persuade. Through regular practice, students gain self-confidence and poise in their private and professional dealings in German.

  • talk, chat, think, argue…
  • discuss, reason, inform, phone, philosophise…
  • explain, present, convince…
  • … and all that in German!
  • Get your message across as intended!

Grammar Refresh

Brush up your grammar!

Has it been a while since your last German course and now you are keen to brush up your grammar knowledge? Or did you pick up German hands-on without any formal training and would now like to learn the rules of the game from scratch? No matter what your motivation is, in a grammar refresh course you will systematically and efficiently learn German grammar while effectively putting into practice inside and outside the classroom.

We offer grammar refresh courses on basic and intermediate levels each lasting 50 lessons (1 module). The basic level courses cover the grammar topics from the A1 and A2 levels while the intermediate level courses cover the grammar topics from the B1 and B2 levels.

  • Systematical, thorough and of practical use
  • Focussed and time-efficient
  • Highly recommended for people returning to their German studies after a break
  • Finally understand what datives are for!

Exam Preparation Courses

Get your German certificate

Are you aiming to take one of the established and professionally recognised German exams? No matter which certificate your are pursuing, improve your chances of success with the right preparation. We have over 12 years of experience in preparing students for the Goethe Institut and telc exams so we know what counts, what to look out for and how to prepare.

In our exam preparation courses, the students and teacher go through model exams. Students are familiarised with the exam format and gain better understanding of what is required to pass the exam. Students experience completing each part of the exam within the allowed time frame.

If and when any particular grammar knowledge gaps come to light, individual grammar topics can be reviewed if necessary. The students and teachers work out a suitable exam strategy according to the strengths and weaknesses of the students.

  • highly productive lessons
  • optimal preparation
  • available for all popular exams from Goethe Institut and telc
  • standard German or German for the workplace

German Courses

Life is too short to learn German! Or is it?

The American writer Mark Twain remarked that “a gifted person ought to learn English (barring spelling and pronouncing) in thirty hours, French in thirty days, and German in thirty years.”

Mark Twain was probably exaggerating, if only a little. Certainly, mastery of German is no easy task, yet for better or worse a necessity for all who have made German-speaking Switzerland their home.

With its declension forms and idiosyncratic rules for word order, the language of Goethe can certainly poses a challenge for its students. However, even rudimentary knowledge of German can go a long way in empowering non-native speakers at the workplace and in their private dealings in German.

Current German Courses

Course Level / Type Size / Frequency Days Times Dates Status
D1962A1.1
Level Course
Mini Group
Semi-Intensive
Mon Wed 14:00 - 15:3023.10.19 - 29.01.20started,
fully booked
D1962A1.2
Level Course
Mini Group
Semi-Intensive
Mon Wed 14:00 - 15:3003.02.20 - 29.04.20upcoming,
waiting list
D1960B1.1
Level Course
Mini Group
Standard Plus
Tue17:00 - 18:5027.08.19 - 28.01.20started,
fully booked
D1960B1.2
Level Course
Mini Group
Standard Plus
Tue17:00 - 18:5004.02.20 - 26.05.20upcoming,
waiting list
D2064B2.1
Level Course
Mini Group
Standard Plus
Fri08:30 - 10:50Jan 2020 - May 2020upcoming,
places available
D2064B2.2
Level Course
Mini Group
Standard Plus
Fri08:30 - 10:50May 2020 - Sep 2020upcoming,
places available
D2064B2.3
Level Course
Mini Group
Standard Plus
Fri08:30 - 10:50Sep 2020 - Dec 2020upcoming,
places available
D2065A1.1
Level Course
Mini Group
Intensive 2x3
Mon Wed 07:30 - 09:50Jan 2020 - Mar 2020upcoming,
places available
D2065A1.2
Level Course
Mini Group
Intensive 2x3
Mon Wed 07:30 - 09:50Mar 2020 - May 2020upcoming,
places available
D2066B1.1
Level Course
Mini Group
Intensive 2x3
Tue Thu08:30 - 11:20Jan 2020 - Mar 2020upcoming,
places available
D2066B1.2
Level Course
Mini Group
Intensive 2x3
Tue Thu08:30 - 11:20Mar 2020 - May 2020upcoming,
places available
D2067B2.1
Level Course
Small Group
Super Intensive
Mon Wed Fri08:30 - 11:20Jan 2020 - Feb 2020upcoming,
places available
D2067B2.2
Level Course
Small Group
Super Intensive
Mon Wed Fri08:30 - 11:20Feb 2020 - Mar 2020upcoming,
places available
D2067B2.3
Level Course
Small Group
Super Intensive
Mon Wed Fri08:30 - 11:20Apr 2020 - May 2020upcoming,
places available
D2068C1.1
Level Course
Mini Group
Intensive 2x3
Tue Thu07:30 - 09:50Jan 2020 - Mar 2020upcoming,
places available
D2068C1.2
Level Course
Mini Group
Intensive 2x3
Tue Thu07:30 - 09:50Mar 2020 - May 2020upcoming,
places available
D2068C1.3
Level Course
Mini Group
Intensive 2x3
Tue Thu07:30 - 09:50May 2020 - Jul 2020upcoming,
places available
D2069A1/A2
Grammar Refresh
Small Group
Semi-Intensive
Mon Fri 08:00 - 09:50Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2070B1/B2
Grammar Refresh
Small Group
Semi-Intensive
Tue Thu08:00 - 09:50Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2071A2/B1
Conversation
Mini Group
Standard
Fri17:30 - 19:00Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2072B2/C1
Conversation
Mini Group
Standard
Mon18:40 - 20:10Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2073B1
Exam Preparation
Small Group
Semi-Intensive
Tue Thu18:00 - 19:50Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2074B2
Exam Preparation
Small Group
Semi-Intensive
Tue Thu18:00 - 19:50Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2075C1
Exam Preparation
Mini Group
Semi-Intensive
Wed Fri 18:00 - 19:30Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2076A1.1
Level Course
Mini Group
Semi-Intensive
Tue Thu17:30 - 19:00Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2076A1.2
Level Course
Mini Group
Semi-Intensive
Tue Thu17:30 - 19:00Apr 2020 - Jun 2020upcoming,
places available
D2077A2.1
Level Course
Mini Group
Semi-Intensive
Mon Wed 19:00 - 20:30Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2077A2.2
Level Course
Mini Group
Semi-Intensive
Mon Wed 19:00 - 20:30Apr 2020 - Jun 2020upcoming,
places available
D2077B1.1
Level Course
Small Group
Semi-Intensive
Tue Thu19:00 - 20:30Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2077B1.2
Level Course
Small Group
Semi-Intensive
Tue Thu19:00 - 20:30Apr 2020 - Jun 2020upcoming,
places available
D2078B2.1
Level Course
Mini Group
Semi-Intensive
Mon Wed 17:30 - 19:00Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2078B2.2
Level Course
Mini Group
Semi-Intensive
Mon Wed 17:30 - 19:00Apr 2020 - Jun 2020upcoming,
places available
D2078B2.3
Level Course
Mini Group
Semi-Intensive
Mon Wed 17:30 - 19:00Jun 2020 - Sep 2020upcoming,
places available
D2079A1.1
Level Course
Small Group
Super Intensive
Mon Wed Fri14:00 - 16:50Jan 2020 - Feb 2020upcoming,
places available
D2079A1.2
Level Course
Small Group
Super Intensive
Mon Wed Fri14:00 - 16:50Feb 2020 - Mar 2020upcoming,
places available
D2080A2.1
Level Course
Small Group
Intensive 2x3
Tue Thu14:00 - 16:50Jan 2020 - Mar 2020upcoming,
places available
D2080A2.2
Level Course
Small Group
Intensive 2x3
Tue Thu14:00 - 16:50Mar 2020 - May 2020upcoming,
places available
D2081B1.1
Level Course
Small Group
Intensive 2x3
Tue Thu14:00 - 16:50Jan 2020 - Mar 2020upcoming,
places available
D2081B1.2
Level Course
Small Group
Intensive 2x3
Tue Thu14:00 - 16:50Mar 2020 - May 2020upcoming,
places available
D2082B2.1
Level Course
Small Group
Super Intensive
Mon Wed Fri14:00 - 16:50Jan 2020 - Feb 2020upcoming,
places available
D2082B2.2
Level Course
Small Group
Super Intensive
Mon Wed Fri14:00 - 16:50Feb 2020 - Mar 2020upcoming,
places available
D2082B2.3
Level Course
Small Group
Super Intensive
Mon Wed Fri14:00 - 16:50Apr 2020 - May 2020upcoming,
places available
D2083A1/A2
Grammar Refresh
Mini Group
Semi-Intensive
Tue Thu18:00 - 19:30Jan 2020 - Mar 2020upcoming,
places available
D2084B1/B2
Grammar Refresh
Mini Group
Semi-Intensive
Mon Fri 18:00 - 19:30Mar 2020 - May 2020upcoming,
places available
D2085A2/B1
Conversation
Mini Group
Standard Plus
Sat09:30 - 11:50Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2086B2/C1
Conversation
Mini Group
Standard Plus
Sat09:30 - 11:50Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2087B1
Exam Preparation
Small Group
Semi-Intensive
Wed Fri 09:00 - 10:50Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2088B2
Exam Preparation
Small Group
Semi-Intensive
Wed Fri 09:00 - 10:50Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
D2089C1
Exam Preparation
Mini Group
Semi-Intensive
Tue Thu08:00 - 09:30Jan 2020 - Apr 2020upcoming,
places available
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