German – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Would you like to learn German in London? Join one of our part-time German courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginner German courses start in October and January. If you already have some knowledge of German you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner German (course.

We also have intermediate German classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

German Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of German.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied German for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied German for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • Each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • All three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon

Course content

Our German lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions, formal and informal
  • numbers 0–1,000
  • countries and nationalities
  • professions
  • the family
  • leisure activities
  • stating likes and dislikes

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs in the present tense (Ich wohne/ du heißt)
  • common irregular verbs (haben, sein, essen, lesen, sprechen)
  • personal and possessive pronouns (ich, du, Sie, mein, dein etc.)
  • gender, definite and indefinite article (der/die/das, ein/eine)
  • forming questions and answers
  • negative sentences
  • nominative case

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • ordering food and drink
  • going shopping and prices
  • giving directions
  • telling the time
  • daily routine
  • booking a hotel room
  • meeting up with friends and making a date

Grammar

 You will learn:

  • the accusative case (Ich habe einen Bruder)
  • separable verbs (Ich stehe auf/ Ich kaufe ein)
  • irregular verbs (continued)
  • modal verbs (kӧnnen, müssen)
  • the imperative (Gehen Sie geradeaus.)
  • word order (Am Montag spiele ich Fußball.)
  • preposition in with accusative (Ich gehe ins Kino)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about your job
  • transport and travelling around town
  • booking train or airplane tickets
  • saying what happened at the weekend
  • talking about recent and past events
  • describing purchases

Grammar

You will learn:

  • all modal verbs (sollen, dürfen, wollen)
  • dative case (Ich fahre mit dem Auto)
  • prepositions with accusative and dative cases (in, mit, zu, von)
  • perfect tense, regular and irregular verbs (Ich habe gespielt, Ich habe gegessen)
  • perfect tense (with auxiliaries sein and haben: Ich bin gegangen)
  • adjectival endings (Ich habe einen neuen Pullover gekauft.)
  • word order with weil (because) and dass (that)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Willkommen! 3rd edition textbook and activity book throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

This level of German is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the German language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied German for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied German for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • Each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • All three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
4 October 2018 Part 1 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
17 January 2019 Part 2 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
18 April 2019 Part 3 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon

Course content

Our German lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • describing your home and the area you live in
  • discussing pros and cons of city vs country life
  • talking about appearance, clothes and fashion
  • weather, holidays and holiday destinations

Grammar

You will learn:

  • dative case and prepositions with dative/ accusative, e.g. Die Kinder fahren mit dem Bus in die Schule.
  • revision of perfect tense and separable verbs
  • more modal verbs (dürfen, können)
  • comparative and superlative
  • more adjectival endings e.g. das ist ein billiger Rock, das ist eine modische Frisur.
  • personal pronouns (accusative and dative) e.g. mich vs. mir/ dich vs. dir

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about lifestyle, health and going to the doctor
  • offering help and advice
  • conducting telephone conversations
  • work and writing a CV
  • talking about German-speaking countries

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs taking the dative case - e.g. schicken, bringen
  • prepositions (accusative and dative) - e.g. Ich spiele mit dir vs. Ich spiele gegen dich.
  • weak nouns
  • conjunctions and subordinate clauses

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • describing your work and home life
  • talking about learning languages
  • the German education system
  • expressing your opinion about education and school life
  • discussing future plans

Grammar

You will learn:

  • prepositions, e.g. Ich komme aus Köln, Er arbeitet seit über zehn Jahren als Architekt bei einer Versicherungsfirma.
  • reflexive verbs e.g. sich waschen, sich anziehen
  • the simple past tense of sein and haben, and modal verbs
  • future tense e.g. ich werde nach Italien fahren
  • more conjunctions and subordinate clauses (dass, obwohl, weil)
  • syntax and word order

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Willkommen! in Part 1 and 2 and Willkommen! 2 in Part 3. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course books.

Who is this class for?

You should have a good basic knowledge of the German language and its grammar.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the German language for approximately two years or 120 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied German for about 140 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied German for about 160 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • Each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • All three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
4 October 2018 Part 1 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
17 January 2019 Part 2 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
18 April 2019 Part 3 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon

Course content

Our German lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • understanding and discussing leisure trends
  • describing quality of life and attractions in a town
  • expressing likes and dislikes, writing a personal profile
  • talking about jobs and occupations
  • job advertisements and CV
  • discussing work-life balance

Grammar

You will learn:

  • More conjunctions and subordinate clauses (da, als, bevor, obwohl)
  • verbs + preposition (warten auf, sich interessieren für)
  • prepositional pronouns (dafür, darüber)
  • the simple past tense (Präteritum)
  • infinitive + zu
  • verbs with infinitive

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • Berlin – past and present
  • planning a weekend break
  • describing regions and landscapes
  • discussing national stereotypes
  • discussing trends in food and eating in Germany
  • talking about political systems and parties
  • discussing how life has changed between different generations

Grammar

You will learn:

  • prepositions with accusative and dative case (in, an, auf)
  • action and position verbs (stehen/stellen, liegen/legen)
  • the genitive case
  • adjective endings and adjectival nouns
  • the passive
  • ordinal numbers

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about health, fitness and stress
  • describing different types of holiday
  • discussing environmental issues
  • describing media habits
  • news items in newspapers
  • talking about famous Germans, past and present
  • understanding business etiquette and business culture

Grammar

You will learn:

  • Konjunktiv II
  • conditional clauses
  • relative clauses
  • the pluperfect tense
  • indirect speech and Konjunktiv I

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Willkommen! 2 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

You have a solid intermediate knowledge of the German language and its grammar, and can communicate confidently and fluently in most everyday situations.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied German for three years or 180 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied German for about 200 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied German for about 220 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • Each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • All three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
4 October 2018 Part 1 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
17 January 2019 Part 2 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
18 July 2019 Part 3 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon

Course content

Our German lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about work, leisure and fun - conducting and giving an interview
  • talking about a typical family - family issues
  • discussing relationship between generations
  • expressing feelings
  • giving advice
  • talking about festivities and customs – Carnival, Oktoberfest etc.
  • talking on the telephone

Grammar

  • Konjunktiv II ( wenn ich könnte, .../ ich würde…ich hätte gemacht)
  • final clauses (um..zu/damit..)
  • modal verbs - past tense (wollte, konnte, musste etc.)
  • reflexive verbs (sich ffeuen, ich bedanken etc.)
  • temporal connectors (wenn, als, während, bevor, nachdem)
  • temporal prepositions (with Acc., Dative and Genitive cases (bis, für, seit, vor, nach, zu, während etc.)
  • dual prepositions in temporal use (am, in, auf, zwischen, vor, über)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about school and education - school types, uniforms etc.
  • discussing food, drinks, restaurants - typical dishes, recipes
  • talking about going out in the evening
  • discussing films, cinema
  • talking about favourite actors
  • making suggestions, taking decisions

Grammar

You will learn:

  • revision of past tenses (Perfekt, Präteritum, Plusquamperfekl)
  • verbs with separable and inseparable prefixes (anrufen, mitmachen, bekommen, empfehlen)
  • Passiv (das Haus wird gebaut, wurde gebaut, muss gebaut werden etc.)
  • Relative sub-clauses (der Mann, der hier wohnt…, die Frau, von der ich spreche…, alles, was ich will etc.)
  • Conjunctions  - (‘weil’, ‘da’, ‘obwohl’)
  • Indirect questions (ich möchte wissen, wo/wann/wie etc.)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about travel and holidays
  • making travel preparations
  • giving a presentation
  • talking about types of music, songs, composers
  • discussing trendy sports
  • discussing fashion trends
  • writing a formal letter

Grammar

You will learn:

  • local prepositions (in, nach, auf, zum, an etc.)
  • dual prepositions (in, auf, an, vor, hinter, unter, über, neben, zwischen)
  • local adverbs (hinein, hinaus, herüber etc.)
  • verbs with prepositions ( denken an, warten auf, anfangen mit erc.)
  • comparative and superlative (so groß wie, kleiner als, am höchsten etc. )
  • modal use of the verb 'werden' (er wird es schaffen. du wirst dich erkälten, es wird nicht gehen etc. )
  • Partizip I and Partizip II used as adjectives( ‘kochendes Wasser’/ ‘gekochtes Wasser’ etc.)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Em Neu Brückenkurs throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2018–19

October intake
Part 1: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 2: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 3: 15 April – 21 June 2019

January intake*
Part 1: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 2: 15 April – 21 June 2019
Part 3: 24 June – 26 July 2019

April intake*
Part 1: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 2: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 3: 14 January – 22 March 2019 
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.