Specialised Courses
London

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Goal orientated and topic specific

We offer an extensive range of special courses on a wide variety of topics – from grammar clinics to literature classes!

Specialised Courses in Spring and Autumn

Course details :
  • Course duration: 4 weeks
  • Frequency of classes: 1 session per week (2 TU per day)
  • Teaching Units* (TU): 48 TU
  • Levels: C1+
  • Participants: max. 16 students

This course is based on a German podcast called "Zeit Verbrechen" and discusses different areas of crime, such as murder, hit and run, domestic violence and cyber crime. We will also be discussing questions like: Why do people commit criminal acts and what circumstances enable them? And how is our society responsible and what role does the justice system play?


Dates and prices

*1 TU = 45 minutes
Course details :
  • Course duration: 16 weeks
  • Start: twice a year
  • Frequency of classes: 1 session per week (3 TU per day)
  • Teaching Units* (TU): 48 TU
  • Levels: C1+
  • Participants: max. 18 students

In this course, students chose a book that they would like to study in depth during the semester. Students will give short presentations on relevant topics and we will do research and engage in interpretations of the book together. Of course there will also be time to talk about culture, politics, history and whatever else we find of interest.


Dates and prices

*1 TU = 45 minutes
Course details :
  • Course duration: 16 weeks
  • Start: twice a year
  • Frequency of classes: 1 session per week (3 TU per day)
  • Teaching Units* (TU): 48 TU
  • Levels: B2/C1
  • Participants: max. 18 students

In this course we look at a wide range of cultural topics, such as literature, music, the fine arts, but also tackle questions of popular science, historical and art historical subjects. Sometimes we venture beyond the walls of the Goethe-Institute’s actual building for a gallery visit or to conduct an interview with Germans working in different contexts here in London. The participants themselves shape this course as they are welcome to suggest topics of their own interest.
This course will provide you with a chance to significantly improve your vocabulary and writing skills.

Dates and prices

*1 TU = 45 minutes
Course details :
  • Course duration: 16 weeks
  • Start: twice a year
  • Frequency of classes: 1 session per week (3 TU per day)
  • Teaching Units* (TU): 48 TU
  • Levels: C2+
  • Participants: max. 18 students
In our "Keep Up Your German" course we cover a range of topics, from current political events to literature and art as well as science and emerging cultural trends in Germany. It is for everyone who is fluent in German (C2+) and would like to speak it, take part in in depth discussions and occasionally discover one of the grammatical challenges that everyone does love so much about Goethe’s  and Schiller’s native language.

Dates and prices

*1 TU = 45 minutes
 
We offer short or longer-term German courses for teachers who want to diversify and enlarge their teaching commitments.

Professional development in the UK

Please direct further enquiries to the Teacher Services. 
teacher-services-london@goethe.de
Tel: +44 20 75964031
 

Specialised Courses in Summer

Especially for the levels A1 and A2 we offer a grammar clinic during the summer.

Which topics do you struggle with the most? What did you always want to ask in class but never got around to? Is it "der, die, das, den, dem, des.." or adjective endings?

Our teachers are happy to help with simple explanations in German and English as well as provide specific exercises.

This class will be held in German and English so feel free to ask!

Course details:
  • Course duration: 4 weeks
  • Frequency of classes: 1 session per week (2 TU per day)
  • Teaching Units* (TU): 8TU
  • Levels: A1 and A2
  • Participants: max. 14 students
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* 1TU = 45 minutes
Our conversation classes offer exactly what is on the label: conversation! Your teacher will provide interesting material on a wide range of topics from culture, history, art and politics for group and pair discussions. Practice your German in a relaxed environment and get ever closer to the fluency you desire.

There are conversation classes for the levels B and C. We also offer a special "silver sufer" class for students on C level who are at least 60 years old.

Course details:
  • Course duration: 4 weeks
  • Frequency of classes: 1 session per week (2 TU per day)
  • Teaching Units* (TU): 8TU
  • Levels: B and C
  • Participants: max. 14 students

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* 1TU = 45 minutes
 
In this course, we will take a closer look at stories, poems or excerpts of books by several German-language writers. 
There will also be time to talk about culture, politics, history and whatever else we find of interest.


Course details:
  • Course duration: 4 weeks
  • Frequency of classes: 1 session per week (2 TU per day)
  • Teaching Units* (TU): 8TU
  • Levels: C1
  • Participants: max. 14 students

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* 1TU = 45 minutes
 
In this course, we look at fine art, learn to describe paintings and sculptures, talk about exhibitions of interest and discuss cultural topics.
 
 
The participants will increase their competence by speaking, reading and listening.
 
This course will also enable to enjoy art when travelling in German speaking countries a lot more as they are able to engage in a conversation about art, participate in future guided tours or read about culture.
 
Course details:
  • Course duration: 4 weeks
  • Frequency of classes: 1 session per week (2 TU per day)
  • Teaching Units* (TU): 8TU
  • Levels: B2+
  • Participants: max. 14 students
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* 1TU = 45 minutes
 
Improving and practicing your German by watching a movie? Sounds like a dream. Our brand new class helps you to develop techniques to make learning even more enjoyable! Class discussions and exercises will ensure lots of speaking practice as well.

Film of summer 2020: "Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark" (stream for free with the Goethe streaming service)

Course details:
  • Course duration: 4 weeks
  • Frequency of classes: 1 session per week (2 TU per day)
  • Teaching Units* (TU): 8TU
  • Levels: B1/B2
  • Participants: max. 14 students

Dates and prices

*1 TU = 45 minutes
This class is aimed at the levels B2-C1 and offers a fascinating insight into this turbulent time of German history. The aim is to improve your communication skills while discussing the history, literature, art and other developments of this exciting period in time.

Course details:
  • Course duration: 4 weeks
  • Frequency of classes: 1 session per week (2 TU per day)
  • Teaching Units* (TU): 8TU
  • Levels: B2+
  • Participants: max. 14 students
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* 1TU = 45 minutes
Our revision classes look at key grammatical points and conversation topics in each level. You are invited to ask a lot of questions and our goal is to really get to the fine details of what is really important to make sure you are ready to take an exam or simply move on to the next level.

Course details:
  • Course duration: 4 weeks
  • Frequency of classes: 1 session per week (2 TU per day)
  • Teaching Units* (TU): 8TU
  • Levels: A1-C1
  • Participants: max. 14 students

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* 1TU = 45 minutes