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While there are many different ways to teach and learn German, we at our Language Institute believe that learning the German language requires the student to instantly be immersed in the target language.
Our German language lessons, taught by our skilled native instructors, are designed to build conversational skills.
Seattle Languages International offers different formats and levels of German group classes.
For students with very specific goals, our language school also offers private, customized German language instruction. German private lessons are a good way to learn German quickly.
To learn more about our different language classes, please click on "Class Format".

German

Course Days Time Dates Location Hours Enroll By Fee  
Conversational Intro
Weekend Class
Sun 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 9/21 - 11/23 University Village Seattle 20 9/15 $290 Enroll Now!
Conversational Intro
Weekday Class
M/W 7:40 pm to 9:20 pm 9/29 - 11/5 University Village Seattle 20 9/24 $290 Enroll Now!
Level 2 Class
Weekend Class
Sun 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm 9/21 - 11/23 University Village Seattle 20 9/15 $290 Enroll Now!
Level 2 Class
Weekday Class
T/Th 7:40 pm to 9:20 pm 9/30 - 11/6 University Village Seattle 20 9/24 $290 Enroll Now!
Level 3 Class
Weekend Class
Sun 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm 9/21 - 11/23 University Village Seattle 20 9/15 $290 Enroll Now!
Level 3 Class
Weekday Class
T/Th 5:50 pm to 7:30 pm 9/30 - 11/6 University Village Seattle 20 9/24 $290 Enroll Now!
Level 4 Class
Weekday Class
T/Th 5:50 pm to 7:30 pm 9/30 - 11/6 University Village Seattle 20 9/24 $290 Enroll Now!

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German for Travelers Class

Unlike most language courses taught, this German for Travelers course focuses its attention on situations that you most likely will encounter when traveling, like meeting people, reserving hotel rooms, buying things, traveling, asking simple questions, etc. With a combination of pronunciation, grammar, free conversation and role play, you will acquire the basic German skills not only to survive in German speaking countries, but most importantly to enjoy your trip in a special way, showing your appreciation for the people, country and culture you are visiting.
Students who take this German travel class want to participate actively in their travels, feel comfortable when meeting locals and experience German food and culture.
If you don’t want to feel just one of these “regular” tourists, this is the right class for you.
Students who want to continue with German language instruction after they come back from their trip, may contact us for an assessment of their German language skills and level.

Conversational Intro to German Class

By the end of this course you will know how to read, count, present yourself, greet people formally and informally, express age, physical states, ask simple questions, tell time, discuss calendar, weather and talk about yourself and about other students. Short German texts will give you some cultural background on German speaking countries and the German language.
The student will also learn some grammar, such as definite articles, predicative adjectives, present tense of regular and some irregular verbs, singular and plural forms, the nominative case, sentence structure, the position of the subject and compound nouns. These grammar skills along with new vocabulary will allow the student to construct his/her own sentences boosting his/her speaking confidence and ability.
This combination of grammar, pronunciation, introducing vocabulary through short dialogues and useful expressions will give you basic and immediate speaking abilities.

German Level 2 Class

The German Level 2 class is for students who have previously taken our Conversational Intro class or who have had recently the equivalent of 25-30 hours of German instruction taken in a larger group setting. Students who have taken more than 30 hours in the past, yet are uncertain if this is the right class for them, can call us for an assessment of their German language abilities. This German class will start with a basic review of conjugations of regular and some irregular verbs in the present.
In this lower intermediate class emphasis is placed on improving your basic speaking abilities and developing fluency. You will learn more and more irregular verbs and use them correctly in lower intermediate conversations. You will learn how to make purchases in stores, express daily routines, choose and order meals and express likes and dislikes. Reading of small texts about stores, shopping, weights and measures, German gastronomy, friends and acquaintances, coffee houses and table manners is used to enlarge and strengthen your vocabulary and further your understanding of German speaking people and cultures.
Grammar taught covers the accusative case, n-nouns, sentence structure, verb complements, negation, coordinating conjunctions, verbs with vowel changes and the dative case.

German Level 3 Class

The German Level 3 class is for students who have previously taken our Level 2 class or who have the equivalent of 50-60 hours of German instruction taken in a larger group setting.
Students who have taken more than 60 hours in the past, yet are uncertain if this is the right class for them, can call us for an assessment of their German language abilities.
This German class will start with a short review of the contents covered in the previous 2 classes.
In this lower intermediate class you will consolidate your German language skills. You will learn how to speak German learning more complex sentence structures by using not only the present but also the past tense, you will learn how to express surprise, gratitude, offer congratulations, getting someone’s attention and asking and understanding directions. Reading of short articles and texts covering traditions, festivals, German holidays and cultural and geographical landmarks is used to build additional vocabulary, enhance speaking abilities and further enlarge your knowledge of different people and cultures in the German speaking world. Grammar taught covers the present perfect with “sein” and “haben”, subordinate clauses, personal pronouns, modal auxiliary verbs and coordinating conjunctions.

German Level 4 Class

The German Level 4 class is for students who have previously taken our Level 3 class or who have the equivalent of 75-90 hours of German instruction taken in a larger group setting.
Students who have taken more than 90 hours in the past, yet are uncertain if this is the right class for them, can call us for an assessment of their German language abilities.
This German class will start with a short review of the contents covered in the Level 3 class.
In this intermediate class you will be able to express yourself with ease in many different situations. You will be able to describe locations, offer apologies, express forgiveness, tell and ask time, give orders, express disbelief and give warnings in the present and past tenses. Reading of articles and texts covering shared living arrangements, homes, houses and furniture, high German and dialects and accommodations and lodgings for tourists will enhance your vocabulary and understanding of the German world. More and more discussions will be used to create real speaking situations in which you will be immersed.
Grammar taught covers two – way prepositions, the imperative, “wissen” vs. “kennen”, “der” and “ein” words, separable – prefix words and flavoring particles.

German Level 5 Class

The German Level 5 class is for students who have previously taken our Level 4 class or who have the equivalent of 100-120 hours of German instruction taken in a larger group setting.
Students who have taken more than 120 hours in the past, yet are uncertain if this is the right class for them, can call us for an assessment of their German language abilities.
This German class will start with a short review of the contents covered in the two previous classes.
In this higher intermediate class you will be able to advance your speaking skills by learning how to express sympathy, lack of sympathy, empathy, relief, talk on the phone, use idiomatic expressions, extend, accept and decline invitations. You will improve your vocabulary through readings covering geographical landmarks, tourism, traveling, history, literature, leisure time, sports and clubs in German speaking countries. Grammar taught covers the genitive case, time expressions, types and sequence of adverbs, the position of “nicht”, the infinitive with “zu”, the ending of preceded adjectives and reflexive verbs.

German Level 6 Class

The German Level 6 class is for students who have previously taken our Level 5 class or who have the equivalent of 130-150 hours of German instruction taken in a larger group setting.
Students who took more hours of instruction but long time ago may want to contact us by phone for an assessment of their German language abilities.
This German class will start with a short review of the contents covered in the Level 5 class.
In this lower advanced class you will be already fluent enough to carry a conversation on German current events, read newspaper articles or short stories. Readings about German TV, movies, art, theater, fairy tales and love and marriage will help the students to learn more about living in German speaking countries and will enhance the student’s vocabulary. Grammar taught covers verbs with prepositional objects, “da-“ and “wo-“ compounds, endings of unpreceded adjectives, the simple past, different conjunctions and the past perfect.

German Level 7 Class

The German Level 7 class is for students who have previously taken our Level 6 class or who have the equivalent of 160-180 hours of German instruction taken in a larger group setting.
Students who took more hours of instruction but long time ago may want to contact us by phone for an assessment of their German language abilities.
This German class will start with a short review of the contents covered in the previous two classes.
In this intermediate - advanced class you will learn to express agreement, disagreement, hesitation, give advice and grant and deny permission.
Grammar taught covers the comparison of adjectives and adverbs, future tense, predicate and adjectival nouns, the subjunctive mood and the present and past subjunctive. Students will read texts and articles covering woman in business and industry, foreign workers in Germany, studying in Germany, German literature and how to write letters.



 

 
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