Specialized courses
San Francisco

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Goal orientated and topic specific

We offer an extensive range of special courses on a wide variety of topics. Or are you looking for a course for your company? Or do you want to learn German in a small group?



East Bay German International School East Bay German International School Venue: 
East Bay German International School
1070 41st St
Emeryville, CA 94608

Dates:
09/18/18 to 12/11/18 from 6 pm to 8:15 pm

Language level: A1.1

Format:
  • Face-to-Face class
  • Total of 36 units, 1 session and 3 units per week (13 sessions in total)
  • 45 minutes = 1 unit
Enrollment Fee
  • $610, payable per check or money order to Goethe-Institut San Francisco (530 Bush Street, Suite 204 San Francisco, CA 94108-3623) •
  • The fee includes: the test to evaluate your level in German as well as the access to the virtual classroom 
  • The fee does not include: the book used in the class (Menschen A 1 Kurs-und Arbeitsbuch, Hueber Verlag)
Terms
  • participants must be at least 17 years old
Number of participants
  • Maximum enrollment: 18
  • Addendum for low enrollment: Minimum enrollment: 4 enrolled
  • Units per class:
    • 4-5 enrolled: 32 units
    • 6-7 enrolled: 34 units
    • 8 and more enrolled: 36 units
Discounts
  • Early Bird!“: 10% off for applications before 09/07/2018
October 22, 2018 - December 17, 2018
18 teaching units per course (1 unit = 45 min.) 
Monday
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Level B1
9 weeks
Price: $ 345.00


No other German city is growing as fast as Berlin. Why is Berlin so popular? What about the perception of Berlin as the “capital of freedom” and where does the notion of “Babylon Berlin” come from? And why do some Berliners still say, that they live in a divided city? We explore these questions by taking you on a trip through Berlin and it`s exciting history.
October 23, 2018 - December 18, 2018
18 teaching units per course (1 unit = 45 min.) 
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Level B2
9 weeks
Price: $ 345.00



This course is geared towards B2 Level students who would like to practice their conversational skills. There will be interesting discussions,  as well as a review of grammar, and new vocabulary will be introduced. Students’ interests are taken into consideration in the class syllabus.  
 
October 17, 2018 - December 12, 2018
18 teaching units per course (1 unit = 45 min.) 
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Level C1
9 weeks
Price: $ 345.00


In this class you will discuss interesting current topics from TV, newspapers and the web. You will also practice your understanding and reading skills in this class.

 

October 17, 2018 - December 12, 2018
18 teaching units per course (1 unit = 45 min.) 
Wednesday
 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Level C*
9 weeks
Price: $ 345.00


Lucy Fricke: "Töchter"

„Töchter“ is a brand new novel by Lucy Fricke, who takes us on a trip of self-discovery for Martha and Betty: Two middle aged friends chauffeur Martha’s terminally ill father to Italy to die - but things never turn out the way you expect…

The author narrates this crazy trip full of surprises with captivating wisdom and honesty and a humorous bite before the picturesque backdrops of Switzerland, Italy and Greece. There is a lot of drinking, loving and feasting, as the protagonists come to terms with their painful past.

German Literature

October 17, 2018 - December 12, 2018
18 teaching units per course (1 unit = 45 min.) 
Wednesday
 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Level C*
9 weeks
Price: $ 345.00


Lucy Fricke: "Töchter"

„Töchter“ is a brand new novel by Lucy Fricke, who takes us on a trip of self-discovery for Martha and Betty: Two middle aged friends chauffeur Martha’s terminally ill father to Italy to die - but things never turn out the way you expect…

The author narrates this crazy trip full of surprises with captivating wisdom and honesty and a humorous bite before the picturesque backdrops of Switzerland, Italy and Greece. There is a lot of drinking, loving and feasting, as the protagonists come to terms with their painful past.

In addition to our regular program at the Goethe-Institut, we can offer courses tailored specifically to you or a small group. You can come to us or we can send a teacher to you. We will also help you to effectively combine your individual training with participation in our classes or courses in Germany.   

In addition to our regular program at the Goethe-Institut, we can offer courses tailored specifically to you or a small group. You can come to us or we can send a teacher to you. We will also help you to effectively combine your individual training with participation in our classes or courses in Germany.

Individual Courses
Are you too busy to take part in a standard course? Do you want a language course to cover specific topics? Do you prefer to work alone with a teacher rather than in a group?
We offer individual lessons with experienced teachers in packages of either 12 or 24 units (1 unit = 45 minutes).  
Price
12 units of 45 minutes each $1020 
24 units of 45 minutes each $1980



Small Group Courses
For small group instruction with three or more participants, please contact our language course office
Price
Two students/One instructor
12 units of 45 minutes each  $1400, $700 per person 
24 units of 45 minutes each  $2544, $1272 per person
Three students/One instructor
12 units of 45 minutes each  $1740, $580 per person
24 units of 45 minutes each  $2880, $960 per person
Courses can be organized to fit each company’s own needs, either at one of our institutes or at your location. If you have questions, please contact our language course office.