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?

August 5, 2019 - October 7, 2019
18 teaching units per course (1 unit = 45 min.) 
Monday
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Level B1
9 weeks
Price: $ 345.00



This course is geared towards B1 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.  
 
August 7, 2019 - October 2, 2019
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.

 

August 7, 2019 - October 2, 2019
18 teaching units per course (1 unit = 45 min.) 
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Level B2/C1
9 weeks
Price: $ 345.00



This class studies the tv-series BABYLON BERLIN, a cinematic adaptation of Volker Kutscher’s historical novel “Der nasse Fisch”, which describes splendor and misery of the Weimar Republic.

The young and ambitious detective Gereon Rath guides us through Berlin, the most exciting city of the “Golden Twenties”: Poverty, mass unemployment, crime, bloody street battles, coup attempts stand in stark contrast to luxury, excess and explosive, avant-gardist creative energy.

A visual masterpiece and very suspenseful, the series conveys the “Zeitgeist” of omnipresent uncertainty, threat, and an insatiable lust for life, culminating in the downfall.  
 


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

Dates:
08/27/19 to 11/12/19 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 enrollment and payment by/on 08/06/2019: $549


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

Dates:
08/27/19 to 11/12/19 from 6 pm to 8:15 pm

Language level: A1.2

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 enrollment and payment by/on 08/06/2019: $549


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

Dates:
08/27/19 to 11/12/19 from 6 pm to 8:15 pm

Language level: A2.1

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 enrollment and payment by/on 08/06/2019: $549

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.

Currently there a no individual courses available.
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



Currently there a no small group courses available.
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.