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General Information about Our Adult German Courses

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Class Locations:

Proficiency Levels.  We teach all levels of proficiency, corresponding to the Goethe-Institut designations:  A1.1 – A1.2 – A2/B1 – B1/B2 – B2/C1 – C1/C2.  The objectives and contents of these courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).  Our students often have different levels of experience in the German language.  In order for proper placement of each student, we determine the level of proficiency during a special testing day or on the first day of a course, and form the classes accordingly.

Instruction Materials We use the instruction material used by Goethe-Instituts world-wide. Course materials will be made available on the first day of class; the cost is approximately $50 ($25 for a course book and $25 for a work book), if you do not have one from a prior class.  Unfortunately, the books are not available on Amazon or any other internet site.  General materials (photocopies) for the children’s classes will be made available.  For classes where books are used, the books must be purchased, and cost approximately $20 per book.

Discounts. Returning students receive a discount of ten percent, and there usually is an early registration discount for each session (see below). We reserve the right to cancel a course that does not have the requisite number of students enrolled.

Corporate Classes.  We also offer classes to your employees at your facilities at your convenience. Please contact Angelika at angelika@germansouthwest.org or 713-822-4257 for more information.

Private Tutoring.  We offer private tutoring from our highly qualified instructors on an hourly time basis in packages of ten hours per purchase.  Please contact Angelika at angelika@germansouthwest.org or 713-822-4257 for more information.

Fall Term – 10-Week Standard – Houston – Sep 10 to Nov 14 (M, W)

40 Teaching Units (TU) of 45 Minutes each – 2 Classes per week.

Classes are held at 3618 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX  77006.

  • Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays
    • September 10 – 12 – 17 – 19 – 24 – 26
    • October 01 – 03 – 08 – 10 – 15 – 17 – 22 – 24 – 29 – 31
    • November 05 – 07 – 12 –14
    • NOTE: Placement tests for new students are held on September 04, 2018
  • 20 classes
  • Each class is 1½ hours long and includes two 45-minute teaching units
  • Choice of Morning or Evening Course (Must be selected at time of registration)
    • Morning Classes from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • Evening Classes from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, August 05, 2018 (you get a $25 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, August 27, 2018 (you pay $25 more for the course)
  • Tuition: $575 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE
  • Registration now openClick here to register

Fall Term – 10-Week Office-and-Business-German – Houston – Sep 11 to Nov 15 (T, Th)

This is a beginners’ A1.1 class, and is the perfect solution, if you wish to learn German, and also wish to communicate at the office with your German co-workers or headquarters in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland.

  • Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays
    • September 11 – 13 – 18 – 20 – 25 – 27
    • October 02 – 04 – 09 – 11 – 16 – 18 – 23 – 25 – 30
    • November 01 – 06 – 08 – 13 –15
  • 20 classes
    • Evening Classes from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, August 05, 2018 (you get a $25 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, August 27, 2018 (you pay $25 more for the course)
  • Tuition: $575 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE

Registration now openClick here to register

Fall Term – 10-Week Intensive – Houston – Sep 10 to Nov 14 (M,W)

80 Teaching Units (TU) of 45 Minutes each – 2 Classes per week.

Classes are held at 3618 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX  77006.

Minimum Requirement:  3 Students

  • Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:15 p.m. (incl. 15 min. break)
    • September 10 – 12 – 17 – 19 – 24 – 26
    • October 01 – 03 – 08 – 10 – 15 – 17 – 22 – 24 – 29 – 31
    • November 05 – 07 – 12 –14
  • 20 classes
  • Each class is THREE (3) hours long and includes four 45-minute TUs
  • Monday and Wednesday afternoons 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. or by agreement
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, August 5, 2018 (you get a $75 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, August 27, 2018 (you pay $75 more)
  • Tuition: $1,195 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE

Registration now openClick here to register

Fall Term – 10-Week Literature + Discussion – Houston – Sep 11 to Nov 22 (Tue)

Level B2/C1 – This will be a lively reading and discussion class about Germany and the Germans.  The course will include topics such as what do Germans eat, how much do they earn, what do they do with their money, what does friendship mean to them, what makes them happy, what do they think funny, how do they spend their free time, how they experience their childhood, how they are sick, how they are they paid, how they style themselves, in what do they believe, where do they vacation, etc. etc.

20 Teaching Units (TU) of 45 Minutes each – 1 Class per week.

Classes are held at 3618 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX  77006.

  • Classes on Tuesdays
    • September 11 – 18 – 25
    • October 02 – 09 – 16 – 23 – 30
    • November 6 – 13
  • 10 classes
  • Each class is 1½ hours long and includes two 45-minute teaching units
  • Evening Classes from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, August 05, 2018 (you get a $15 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, August 27, 2018 (you pay $15 more for the course)
  • Tuition: $319 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE
  • Registration now openClick here to register

Fall Term – 15-Week Standard – The Woodlands – Sep 4 to Dec 11 (Tue)

Classes are held at Spirit of Joy! Lutheran Church, 7550 Crownridge Drive, The Woodlands, TX  77382

  • Classes on Tuesdays
    • September 04 – 11 – 18 – 25
    • October 02 – 09 – 16 – 23 – 30
    • November 06 – 13 – 20 – 27
    • December 04 – 11
  • 15 classes
  • Each class is 2 hours long, and the course includes 40 teaching units at 45 minutes each
  • Evening Classes from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, August 05, 2017 (you get a $25 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, August 27, 2018 (you pay $25 more for the course)
  • Tuition: $575 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE
  • Registration now openClick here to register