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Language Levels

With this overview you can determine your language level more precisely. The overview is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). If you want to take an online test to determine your level, click on this link. Please note that the test will place you slightly higher than your actual level.


The beginner’s course A1.1 introduces the learner to everyday expressions and very basic phrases in German.

The student will learn to introduce himself, give information about personal details, order food and drinks, ask for help and ask for directions. The learner will be able to interact in everyday situations provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

In this course we will focus on basic sentence structure in main phrases, learn new vocabulary to use in simple conversations and practice your listening comprehension.

The course is aimed at beginners with no or very little knowledge of the German language.

The A1 level is divided into two parts: A1.1 and A1.2.

#Grammar points: The main focal points of this course are the introduction of the accusative and dative case, modal verbs, separable verbs and the forms and use of the present perfect. 


The beginner’s course A2 aims at expanding the acquired language skills of the learner and is a logical continuation of the elementary level A1.

The student will learn to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, in class or leisure.

The course will help the learner deal with most common situations in everyday life and provide him or her with useful phrases and expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (such as shopping, local geography, employment or registering at offices or banks).

In this course we will focus on communication in simple and routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar matters as well as on the student’s ability to express aspects of background or immediate needs.

The course is conceived for beginners who have already studied the basic rules of the German language and are familiar with common basic phrases from beginner’s level A1.

The A2 level consists of two parts: A2.1 and A2.2

#Grammar points: The main focal points of this course are the differentiation of the use and forms of the accusative and dative case, the use of prepositions, the declension of adjectives as well as the Konjunktiv II. 


The Intermediate B1 course is designed to deepen the acquired language skills and represents a logical continuation of level A2. The student should learn to understand the main messages of clearly formulated sentences in general language situations at work, in class or during leisure time.

In the course, the participant learns to react correctly in everyday situations and to successfully master everyday situations such as ordering food and drinks or travel planning. We will also learn to report on past events.

In the foreground is the understanding of easily linked texts from well-known topics and oral expression as well as the practice of useful phrases and formulas.

The course is aimed at learners who already have the basic vocabulary of German and builds on previous knowledge of the language.

The B1 level consists of two parts: B1.1 and B1.2. B1+ is an advanced course at B1 level with a focus on communication.

#Grammar focus: The use and forms of the passive voice, past tense, conjunctions and word order in main phrases and subordinate clauses. 


The B1+ course is a revision course intended for students who have already finished the B1.1 & B1.2 levels. It is especially designed for those of you who feel insecure about their grammar and would like to practice their speaking skills before starting continuing with B2. In this course we’ll focus on the structures you already know, improve your understanding and expand your vocabulary.

This class prepares you for B2.


What is the course GRAMMATIK PLUS about?

We designed our special course “Grammar Plus” to help all of those who’ve got trouble with the huge load of grammar rules taught in beginners’ classes and are desperate to get some help to understand our beloved German grammar a little bit better.

As most of the new grammar topics are based on previous concepts, it makes sense to refresh your memory and dig a little deeper. This is the only class taught in English and in German and offers you the chance to train your grammar skills in a relaxed atmosphere. Each lesson will cover a different topic and the group will go over grammar rules and exceptions.

The course takes place every Wednesday morning and runs over the course of six weeks. It consists of two parts which cover grammar from the following two beginners and intermediate levels A2 and B1. Learn more about the structure and contents of the courses here.

#Grammar focus: The main focal point is the revision of grammar structures that most students are already familiar with, such as subordinate clauses, adjective declension, the use of tenses, verbs with prepositions, conjunctive forms and the infamous der, die, das :) 


B2 is the logical continuation of level B1 and aims to deepen and expand the learner's language skills acquired in the basic courses. The course participant should learn to understand the main statements of complex facts in everyday situations as well as abstract explanations.

In this course the participant learns to react correctly in everyday situations and to deal with everyday situations spontaneously and flexibly. The aim of the course is to consolidate grammatical knowledge and the systematic development of abstract vocabulary as well as the acquisition of language skills in order to interact fluently and easily with native speakers.

The focus is on the understanding of more complex texts from well-known subject areas and the improvement of spontaneous oral expression with regard to idiomatic idiosyncrasies of the language.

The course is aimed at learners who already have a good basic vocabulary of the German language and builds on previous knowledge of the B1 level.

The B2 Level consists of parts B2.1 and B2.2, it is recommended to take a B2 conversation course before starting C1.

#Grammar focus: Nominalstil vs. Verbalstil, word composition, conjunctions, Partizipialkonstruktionen and word order.

B2 / C1 Conversation

In this class, you’ll work with newspaper articles, videos, read books and talk about things that you’re interested in, from movies to exhibitions or politics.. Usually one student prepares a text, sends it to their fellow students who read it at home so that we can discuss about the text in class.

The conversation class aims at developing a sensitivity for the subtleties of the language, expanding your vocabulary and learning how to use the new words in real conversations.

The format of the conversation class is pretty flexible: You can join this class on a monthly basis, come back any time, take a break after a month.. whatever is most convenient for you.


C1 is the continuation of the B2 level. The C1 level consists of two parts: C1.1 and C1.2. The C1 level is targeted at competent language use. Before starting C1, it is recommended to attend a conversation course to become confident in free and spontaneous speaking.

In this course the student will learn to grasp a wide range of demanding, longer texts, as well as their implicit meanings. In the courses, for example, authentic literary texts are used.

In addition to textual comprehension, the focus is placed on one's own oral production. Participants learn to express themselves spontaneously and fluently without having to search for words as frequently; to express themselves in a structured and detailed manner on complex issues; and to use various means of linking texts. They should also acquire the ability to use German effectively and flexibly in different social or professional contexts.

The courses at the C1 level are aimed at learners who already have a broad vocabulary and can speak freely. The courses build on previous knowledge of the B2 level.

Main grammar focuses: forms of the passive, expansion of prepositions, modal particles, verbalisation and nominalisation