Small Group Evening and Weekend German Classes in the City of London

German language courses for elementary learners (level A2.1)

Our ten-week German courses are ideal for those wanting to learn to communicate in German effectively in a small group setting.

At Sprachraum we start from the premise that everyone is able to learn successfully given the right tools, methods and support. Our approach is goal-oriented and practice-based. We strive to create a stimulating and encouraging environment in which you learn the German language effectively and have fun in the process.

Learning German in a very small group gives ample opportunity to practice with your German teacher and your fellow learners, especially when it comes to speaking and listening, which tend to be overlooked in big groups. This  will give you confidence and allow you to use the language in a natural and practical way, enabling you to apply your German language skills outside of the classroom.

The number of learners in our German group courses is capped at 5 to ensure that you benefit from a lot of contact with your German teacher, who will closely monitor your progress and give you regular feedback. Your teacher is always involved in classroom activities and you will never be left to your own device to solve a task, which often happens in larger group courses. The small group size also means that we are able to cover a lot of ground in a short time period. Our German courses will therefore help you progress quickly with the German language.

Entry requirement
Successful completion of A1.1 and A1.2 courses. This course is also suitable for those who have previously learned German up to GCSE or A-Levels and are looking to refresh their skills. If you’re unsure of your level, please get in touch for an informal assessment.

Course fees and duration
£385; 10 weekly 90-minute sessions

Inclusive: Worksheets, other learning materials

The course textbook Berliner Platz 2 is to be purchased by the students.

Current schedule and start dates 
Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 19:30-21:00 —  sign up

Course format and content
The course is largely structured around a textbook and supplemented with worksheets, grammar exercises and other learning materials of various formats, most of which are created by your German teacher. Your weekly homework consist of repetition, reinforcement and consolidation of material covered in class. In 10 weeks we will learn the basics of German grammar and their application in real-life communications, such as:

Refresher on the German case system and its functions (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive)
Adjectives — describing things and making comparisons (intensifiers with comparatives and superlatives)
Talking about family and friends
Talking about celebrations, customs, making and responding to invitations
Going shopping, describing what one likes or does not like to wear
Giving and asking advice
Talking about society
Talking about education
Modal verbs e.g. müssen (must), sollen (should) in the simple past tense
Local prepositions — describing one’s home and immediate surrounding
Word order rules; sentence structures and subordinating conjunctions e.g. weil, wenn and dass
The conjunction weil (because)  — to express opinion, observation and substantiate an argument
The conjunction wenn (if) — conditional sentences, talking about possibility, things that are not certain, repeated actions
The conjunction deshalb (therefore)  — results and consequences
Introduction to the passive voice e.g. the car is being repaired by the mechanic
Expressing wishes and intention using the subjunctive
Traffic rules, public transport
Reading comprehension — simple statistics, ads, traffic signs

It is possible to join the group once the course has started (subject to availability) after a couple of one-to-one German lessons with your German tutor to get you up to speed. Please contact us for details.

If you need more information, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.