Intensive Small Group German Courses in the City of London
German language classes for absolute beginners (level A1.1)
Our five-week intensive German courses are ideal for those wanting to learn to communicate in German effectively in a small group setting in a short period of time.
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
£385; 5 weekly 3-hour sessions
Inclusive: Worksheets, other learning materials, complimentary hot drink
The course textbook Berliner Platz 1 is to be purchased by the students.
Current schedule and start dates
Saturday 16 February at 10:45-13:45 — sign up
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 5 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.