Akademie für
Fremdsprachen GmbH
private Fachschule

Courses - Learning German FAQ

Lietzenburger Str. 102 - 10707 Berlin
Sony Center Berlin, Potsdamer PlatzBrandenburger Tor in BerlinReichstag in Berlin
post@akafremd.de - tel 030 88 66 33 93 - fax 030 88 66 33 94

FAQ to our German courses

German course - prices and times

Times

Monday to Friday; 9.15 - 12.30 or 12.45 - 15.55; 20 teaching units of 45 minutes.

Start

Beginners generally on the first working day of each month, students with prior knowledge at any time.

Duration

A1, A2, B1 about 2 months per level; B2, C1, C2 about 3 months per level

Students

a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12

Placement

through test and participation (once) as a guest.

Examinations

Elementary II B1.2, Intermediate I B2.2, Intermediate II C1.2, Advanced C2, Certificate "German as a foreign Language (Advanced)", Translator's examination together with English or French or Spanish.

Staff

our teaching staff comprises native German-Speakers with university degrees and relevant teaching experience.

Registration

to be made early enough before the course starts.

Fees

€ 300 per month

Advance payment reduction

2 months 580 €; 3 months 840 €; 4 months 1.080 €; 5 months 1.300 €; 6 months 1.500 €

Registration fee (non-recurring)

€ 5. The fees are payable with enrolment.

Textbooks and workbooks

for a course level, that is for 3 months, cost around €30. Additional teaching material is provided to you at no extra cost.

What sort of people study at the Akademie?

Our participants really do come from all over the world. In 2012 the following nations were most strongly represented:

France and Swizerland

3,3%

USA

2,7%

Spain andMexiko

2,5%

Russia

2,4%

Poland

2,2%

Italia

1,8%

Turkey

1,5%

China

1,4%

Korea

1,4%

For the same time period, the age-groups of our students were as follows:

16 - 19

7%

20 - 24

18%

25 - 30

37%

31 - 40

21%

older than 41

15%

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What teaching methods are used?

We largely follow the communicative method of teaching, which aims to encourage participants to express themselves independently within the shortest possible time. At the same time, grammatical structures are explored, so that participants are aware of the rules underlying the language from the very beginning. This also includes the rules regarding intonation and sound formation as an indispensible requirement of the ability to express and understand. Our teaching staff have completed philological university studies and have extensive teaching experience. Cassette recorders, OHPs and a video-room are available for use in teaching.

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