Small Group German Classes in the City of London

Evening and weekend German language courses for absolute beginners (level A1.1), beginners with prior knowledge (level A1.2) and 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 London 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 4 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.

Course fees and duration

£375; 10 weekly 90-minute sessions

Inclusive: Worksheets, other learning materials

The course textbook is to be purchased by the students.

Current schedule and start dates

Level A1.1 (absolute beginner)
Monday 14 January at 19:10-20:40
Tuesday 15 January at 18:30-20:00 — sign up
Thursday 17 January at 18:00-19:30

Level A1.2 (beginners with prior knowledge)
Monday 14 January at 19:40-21:10 
Wednesday 16 January at 18:00-19:30 — sign up

Level A2.1 (elementary)
Wednesday 17 October at 18:00-19:30

This course is no longer available. Please check back another time for future openings. New classes will start in January 2019. Alternatively, let us know if you’d like to be added to our waiting list.

Textbook
Berliner Platz 1

Course format and content
The course is largely structured around 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:

Verbs and conjugation — regular, irregular, separable verbs
Present tense — to introduce and describe yourself and others; to talk about yourself and your routine
Asking and telling time, times of day, days, months and seasons
German nouns and articles — der, die, das; describing everyday objects
Negating words — nicht, kein
Ordering and paying at the supermarket/restaurant; writing a shopping list
Making simple enquiries — asking for price, opening times
Reading comprehension — understanding small ads, recipe
German case system — the nominative and accusative
Sentence formation/ basic German word order rules — declarative sentences and questions
Making arrangements in person and on the phone; writing simple text messages and emails
Talking about family, birthdays; making birthday wishes
Introduction to the simple past tense —  i.e. I had… and I was…

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.

Textbook
Berliner Platz 1

Entry requirement
Successful completion of A1.1 course. 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
£395; 10 weekly 90-minute sessions

Inclusive: Worksheets and other learning materials

The course textbook Berliner Platz 1 is to be purchased by the students.

Course format and content
The course is largely structured around 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:

German cases — the dative and the genitive
Local prepositions — to describe your surrounding (home, city); navigating your way around town; asking and giving directions
Planning a city trip; talking about weather; making hotel reservation; booking tickets
Adjective; comparative and superlative — making comparison
Making simple enquiries (written and verbal) — house-hunting (availability, features), doctor appointment
Perfect tense — talking about events in the recent and distant past e.g. holiday, life story
Modal verbs  — müssen, dürfen, können, wollen
Talking about hobbies, pastimes, health
Discussing routine and work
Reading comprehension — understanding house listings, job ads

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.

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.

Textbook
Berliner Platz 2

Course format and content
The course is largely structured around textbook and supplemented with worksheets, grammar exercises and other learning materials of various formats, most of which are created by your German teacher. 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 (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive)
Prepositions and adjectives — making comparisons (intensifiers with comparatives and superlatives) and describing one's surrounding (home, city, country)
Modal verbs e.g. müssen (must), sollen (should) in the simple past tense
Sentence structures with subordinating conjunctions weil, wenn — causal and conditional sentences
Introduction to the passive voice
Aspects of social life: going out, shopping, talking about family life, education

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.