German Course – German as a foreign language

Contact: ++49-221-16 99 3 876 · info@speakeasy-cologne.de

  • Intensive group courses in the morning or in the afternoon
  • DSH preparation courses
  • German classes in the evening 2 times a week
  • Small groups
  • Affordable course fees
  • Experienced teachers
  • Monthly course start
  • Course levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference  (from A1 to C1)
  • Certificate of Registration - confirmation for a language course in order to get a Visa
  • Help to find accommodation
  • Private lessons with individually customized content and teaching time

We offer German as a foreign language courses as intensive individual and group courses.

Intensive Group Courses

In the morning and afternoon you may learn in our intensive group courses – consisting of 20 lessons per week – the German language effectively, quickly and thoroughly. Our experienced instructors work to teach listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in an appealing and motivating way. From experience we know that even the German grammar can be fun!

DSH preparation courses

Our DSH preparatory courses are designed for students who are interested in studying at a German university. These courses prepare our students for the DSH exam (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) which is administered and evaluated by the respective university.

German classes in the evening 2 times a week

The course takes place 2 times a week from 6 to 7.30 pm in small groups with 3-15 students. The duration of the courses will be at least 3 months - 2 days per week - 2 lessons (45 mins/lesson) per day.
The 48 lessons during the three months cost 450,- € if you pay the complete course in one sum in advance.
If you prefer to pay monthly, every 4 weeks cost 160,- €. 
If you are interested in joining this course, you may reserve a place via our web site (www.speakeasy-cologne.de/en/german-courses/sign-up.html).
Send an email info@remove-this.speakeasy-cologne.de or call 0221–16 99 3 876.

Affordable course fees

If you book at least 10 months and pay the complete course fee in advance, you can get all this starting at only 260, - € per month! We have special rates for students who book at least 10 months, and pay the entire course fee in advance. Our monthly rate (= 4 weeks of instruction) is extremely affordable. Even if you want to pay in monthly installments, the course fee is only 295, - € per month! The cost of one lesson is only about 3,- Euro. What a deal! For more details about fees please see the price table for German courses.

Small groups - Monthly Course Start

Our courses are designed to accommodate 3–15 participants. We deliberately keep our course size small, so that a maximum learning effectiveness is guaranteed. Complete beginners can start lessons on a monthly basis. Starting-Dates are listed in our course schedule. Students with previous knowledge can join an existing course at any time according to their language level. If you are unsure about which German language level to register for, you can do our online placement test and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The course levels are based on the internationally known and recognized Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for language acquisition. From the absolute beginner course (A1) to courses that allow you to apply for the university entrance examination (DSH).
The subject matter of a Course-level (A1 - B2) is covered within a 2 months course (each Course-Month= 4 weeks). After completion of the course, students will receive a certification of advancement and course level according to the CEFR.

A1 / 1 Beginners 1
A1 / 2 Beginner 2
A2 / 1 Basic Course 1
A2 / 2 Basic Course 2
B1 / 1 Advanced Beginner 1
B1 / 2 Advanced Beginner 2
B2 / 1 Intermediate 1
B2 / 2 Intermediate 2
C1 / 1 Advanced 1
C1 / 2 Advanced 2
C1 / 3 DSH preparation course 1
C1 / 4 DSH preparation course 2

Our instructors have extensive experience in teaching German as a foreign language and are able to respond to the individual characteristics and needs of the students, such as special peculiarities of the language of origin, which should be considered when teaching the German language. French speakers wanting to learn German will often have difficulties with pronunciation and word stress, whereas English speakers often have much more difficulty making friends with grammatical phenomena such as the accusative form and the word order. In contrast, Russian native speakers rarely have case-related problems, since the Russian language even has more cases than German, but may have difficulty in the correct pronunciation of the vowels. But don’t worry: Problem detected - problem solved! And before long our students will be able to say: German language - easy language!

If you come from abroad and need a visa for your stay in Cologne, we can issue you a confirmation of registration for a language course for the agreed time that you can turn in to the Visa office of the German embassy. This confirmation can be issued as soon as a contract has been signed and a deposit has been paid. We also provide help with finding an accommodation.

You don’t have much time and want to learn the German language as quickly and effectively as possible?
No problem: We offer German as a foreign language as an individual course. In this course, the learning material and content is individually tailored to the student’s needs, and the student’s own pace determines the period of time needed to achieve their personal learning goals! For students seeking this tailored approach, we can offer Individual Course Packages starting at a rate of 35 € per lesson. You can specify which times and days fit into your schedule. Additionally, if you give us at least 24 hours notice, missed lessons can be rescheduled with no extra fee!

Contact us for further information without any financial obligation!