Our goal-oriented and content-driven courses will help you break through language and culture barriers and thus enable you to navigate life in Berlin successfully. Instruction takes place in a welcoming and professional small-group environment where participants have ample opportunity to interact with each other and with the instructor. The focus is on authentic and everyday language use as well as on socially and culturally relevant content. The instructor attaches great importance to creating an engaging and supportive atmosphere that results in a tight-knit learning community. In-class instruction and community building will be augmented by complementary online resources and social media that allow participants easy access to the instructor and to each other beyond the physical classroom. The courses give you the linguistic and cultural skills that will allow you to interact more meaningfully with a wide range of Berliners. Berlin is an international and open city where many people speak English, but English alone is not enough to gain full access to personal and professional communities. A sound knowledge of everyday German and Berlin’s cultural idiosyncracies is invaluable for feeling welcome and integrated into the fabric of the city.
All Levels A1 – C2
We cater for all levels, beginner to advanced.
You will receive individual lessons in a private setting from a qualified tutor.
Lessons in small groups
Lessons can be arranged in pairs or you can participate in small groups of 3-8.
Classes with childminding in small groups
Learn German at beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. While you are in class your child or children will enjoy sing alongs, sensory play and interactions with other children whilst in the care of professional childminders from Extra-Arms Nanny Agency.
Fridays from 13th April – 29th June
9:30 Beginners (A1)
10:45 Intermediate (A2 +)
12:00 Advanced (B2 +)
Partylicious in Pestalozzistr. 88b, 10625 Berlin.
Your German teacher: Katrin Voelkner is both an American and German citizen. She is a proud Berliner, despite having lived in the US for more than 20 years. Her intercultural skills and experience as well as her knowledge as an educator and German instructor make her invaluable to our team.
Extra-Arms Nanny Agency: professional babysitters Stephanie and Iva.
What your child/children will do:
Your child will do some fun activities, for example sing alongs and sensory play with Stephanie and Iva and the other children while you are in your lesson. We are sensitive to the fact that your child may need some time to get used to the setting and every child will need a period of “settling in”. If they need to pop in and check you are still in the next room every now and then, that is absolutely fine. We want everyone one to feel comfortable and happy, and with a room full of mums (and dads), there will be understanding for the children’s needs.
What it costs:
100 EUR + 19% VAT = 119 EUR for 4 weeks
What you will learn:
In each session, you will acquire and practice German by speaking, listening, reading and writing at your level. You will be encouraged to apply your new skills in concrete situations outside the classroom.
After 12 weeks of the beginners A1 course, you will know how to:
- Greet people and introduce yourself
- Share basic information about yourself and your families
- Conduct basic interactions at stores and restaurants
- Count and understand numbers up to 1 million
- Inquire about prices
- Tell and understand time
- Ask for and understand directions
- Speak about events in the past
- Understand and use grammatical cases for better clarity of meaning
- Express a wide range of activities using regular and irregular verbs
- Use modal verbs to add complexity and nuance to speech
In addition to practicing conversational and grammatical skills, you will receive an introduction to German pronunciation. As a final important component, the course will guide the participants through local cultural customs and create a space where you can reflect on and share your own personal experiences as New Berliners.
Further Courses A2 – C2 are also available.