German class

German classes – the group experience

Would you like to learn German in the company of others? Learning the language with others is great fun and in addition to learning from the teacher, you learn from each other. We deliberately keep German classes small, so tuition is still quite personal and you get the chance to get to know each other.

Beginners German (10 weeks)- Start: Tuesday, 20th September, 6 pm - 7 pm @ Jesmond Library

German classes for Beginners

This course is for Beginners. It will start with an introduction to Germany, the country, its culture, and its language. We will cover greetings, introductions, talking about yourself, numbers, present tense, basic sentence structure, and the sounds of German (phonics), etc. No prior knowledge is necessary! Have you never done German before? This is a fun and interactive introduction to the language, the country, and its culture!

I didn’t study German when I was younger at school and was a bit daunted about learning as an adult. From the outset Susanne put me at ease, and I am surprised how quickly I have picked up new words and phrases. I am really pleased with the progress I have made so far.

Tim

Course book: Willkommen! German 1  by Paul Coggle & Heiner Schenke, 12.99 + Activity Book, £11.29. Additional course material will be provided: interactive games, crosswords, quizzes, websites, etc.

Pricing:  £100 for all 10 weeks (60 min lessons)

Please get in touch, so we can chat informally, and answer any questions you might have!

 

Advanced Beginners German (10 weeks)- Start: Thursday, 29th September, 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm @ Canny Clever IT Centre in Whitley Bay

Advanced Beginners German Class

This course is for Advanced Beginners. Do you have a basic knowledge of German? Can you introduce yourself, ask for directions, know the present tense, greetings, and speak a little about your family and your job? This class will build on your existing knowledge, re-visit some grammar and give you an insight into German culture and language

Susanne is great teacher. Learning grammar and not just vocab is really good. I also love learning about the culture of Germany.

I love the class. I feel I have learnt more than I did in 5 years at school.

The lessons have just the right amount of content and I don’t feel overloaed. Great mix of taught and self taught.

Jo, Holly, Jo  (Advanced Beginners Class, 2022)

Course book: Willkommen! German 1  by Paul Coggle & Heiner Schenke, £12.99 + Activity Book £11.29. Additional course material will be provided: interactive games, crosswords, quizzes, websites, videos, etc.

Pricing:  £100 for all 10 weeks (60 min lessons)

Please get in touch, so we can chat informally, and answer any questions you might have!

 

German Intermediate Class (10 weeks) - Start: Thursday, 22nd September, 10.45 am - 11.45 am @ Jesmond Library and Wednesday, 28th September, 5.30 pm- 6.30 pm @ Canny Clever IT Service Centre in Whitley Bay

German Intermediate Class

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Have you done German classes before, maybe in school but a long time ago? Do you know how to introduce yourself, and greet people, speak about yourself, your family, and your job? Do remember the time, how to make appointments, how to go shopping, and generally know how to use most tenses? Do you think that you can read basic German texts? Are you interested in German culture, history, and politics? Then this Intermediate /Advanced Class might be the course for you! We always revise grammar since participants usually have different levels.

 Course book: Willkommen! German 1  by Paul Coggle & Heiner Schenke, £12.99 + Activity Book, £11.29. Additional course material will be provided: interactive games, crosswords, quizzes, websites, videos, etc. The use of a course book will depend on the German level of the participants.

Pricing: £100 for all 10 weeks (60 min lessons)

Susanne is an excellent teacher, who has helped me develop my knowledge of the German language.

She explains things concisely and in a simple way, so not only do you learn the language, you gain an understanding of the German language structure and why sentences are formed the way they are etc.

I would definitely recommend Susanne to anyone considering learning German from beginners to advanced. (Phillip, Intermediate / Advanced Class 2021)

Please get in touch for an informal chat about your German so far in order to place you on the correct course!

 

German Literature (Short Stories) - 14-week course at an advanced level - Start: Thursday, 22nd September, 12.00 - 1.00 pm @ Jesmond Library

German literature class (short stories)

Your knowledge of German is good and you would like to expand your vocabulary and knowledge of German speaking authors: Kafka, Dürrenmatt, Böll, Borchert, Kästner, Hesse – just to name a few! We will look at 14 well-known German speaking authors, their background and their time. These are wonderful thought provoking short stories, each with tasks to discuss.

Good methods are based on interesting stories where you get so interested in the story, you forget it’s in another language.

Dr. Stephen Krashen, Linguist, University of Southern California

The course book: Kurzgeschichten, Einstieg in die Literatur durch die Kurzgeschichte has to be bought (8 Euro – with postage about £11), all other course materials will be provided!

Pricing:  £140 for 14 weeks (60 min lessons) 

The “Kurzgeschichten” are an interesting and fun way to explore the history behind some of the most acclaimed and important authors of the German speaking countries. 

I have learnt lots including how the war influenced some author’s style of writing. Reading through the stories was also a great opportunity to practise my reading comprehension skills as well as work on my pronunciation when discussing the stories. All of this has made me more confident when speaking German.

Serena

Please get in touch if you would like to know more!

German Language and Country Class - Starts: Tuesday, 20th September, 11 am - 12.00 am @ Canny Clever IT Services in Whitley Bay

German Language and Country Class (taught in German and English)

Are you planning a holiday in Germany at some point and would like to know about 10 different regions of Germany? Would you also like to acquire some basic language skills? Maybe you want to learn some German in a relaxed atmosphere? Then this class might be for you! We will look at different regions of Germany: The Black Forest, the wine areas of Germany (along the Mosel and Rhein), the North coast, the East (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), Berlin, etc., and also learn about German pronunciation, introductions, numbers, greetings, ordering food, etc.

Pricing:  £100 for all 10 weeks (60 min lessons) + £10 for course materials

Please get in touch, if you would like to know more!

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Susanne is an excellent classroom practitioner in all aspects of her role. She is enthusiastic, sociable and very approachable and very well liked by her students. Her classes have benefit from her endless enthusiasm and lively delivery and she uses her extensive ICT skills well in an engaging way.

Jennie King, Former Head of Languages, Newcastle High School for Girls