Our courses provide the following skills:
Should you have no previous knowledge of German, we welcome you into our A1 course (requires online application). Here you can learn German intensively in small groups.
If you already possess some knowledge of German, you can register for an A2, B1, B2 or C1/DSH-preparation course (requires online application). In this case, we will ask you to take a placement test to make sure you’ll join the course which fits best for your individual language level.
In courses A1 to B1, we use Netzwerk (textbook and workbook) as teaching material. Furthermore, on each level, we will provide you free of charge with additional learning material, including work sheets to deepen your knowledge, clearly structured grammar surveys, effective exercises and other learning resources. On the courses B2 and C1, we use authentic DSH material as well as material that was specially devised by Interaktiv e.V. for the purpose of preparing you as successfully as possible for the DSH,
Moreover, in all our courses, you will be able to develop your language skills individually on your own at the level of the respective course with small-scale or larger written exercises and homework, which you can complete in the quiet of your own home or jointly with your fellow students.
The courses A1 – C1 each finish with a written exam, consisting of a grammar test, a reading and a listening examination and the composition of a text. Having successfully passed this exam, you will receive an official certificate on the basis of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Moreover, you can proceed directly to our courses on the next level without having to take another entry-level test.
If you have signed up for an additional course in oral German on level B1/B2 or the C1 oral preparation course for the DSH, you will also get an additional certificate providing evidence of your oral competence.
The minimum number of students for courses A1 – C1 is thirteen persons.