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I am looking to learn a foreign language. Why should I learn German?
If you are thinking about learning a new language, German will certainly be an excellent choice. German is a very distinctive language and has an enormous cultural heritage. Knowledge of German can increase your job opportunities with German and foreign companies in India and abroad. It is the second most commonly used scientific language and is the language of Goethe, Kafka, Mozart, Bach and Beethoven. Last but not the least, Germany awards a generous number of scholarships and other support to study in Germany. Knowing German will only increase your chances of winning a scholarship!
I am going to Germany within the next two months. How much can I learn?
If you attend a weekend batch, you will be able to complete our A1.1 course, which is the first half of the beginners’ level A1. On completing the level A1, a student can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type; introduce himself/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has; and interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. For more details about the levels, please refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
If you are a group of 5 or more students with the same requirement, we can customize an intensive course for you to help you cover the best you can subject to your availability. We will weave in elements of intercultural skills to provide you a good functional knowledge of the language. This will be a good survival kit for you in Germany.
How much German can I learn in one course?
All our courses are in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The level of proficiency achieved on successful completion of each level is described in detail on our page on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For further details, feel free to call or email or chat with us., or even better fix an appointment with us for a free personal counseling session.
I already know a bit of German. What level should I start?
We can answer this best after a short telephonic conversation with you in German. If needed, we will call you to one of our centers for a written assessment. We do not ask for any certificates in support of the levels you have already completed. What is important is that we place you at an appropriate level so that you are at par with the other students attending the same level course.
My child has German as a subject in school. How can you help?
How many levels are there in German? How do you define your levels?
There are six levels in
A1: Breakthrough or beginner
A2: Waystage or elementary
B1: Threshold or intermediate
B2: Vantage or upper intermediate
C1: Effective operational proficiency or advanced
C2: Mastery or proficiency
Our levels are in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages that describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing after completing each level. For more details, refer to our page on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
I have office on Saturdays. Do you have a Sunday-Only course for me?
Do you have classes on weekdays too?
No, we are currently not offering any weekday courses.
What is the maximum number of students in a group class?
Vasant Kunj: 12
Can I get a trial class?
We are currently not offering any trial classes.
Can I get one-on-one lessons? Is this better than joining a group class?
Yes, you can get one-on-one lessons as well. These cost Rs. 1,000 – Rs. 1500 per hour (depending on level and location). We would, however, recommend joining a group class since it gives you the opportunity to interact with other students and enables you to hear and understand German spoken around you. If your work schedule or other commitments do not allow for a regular course, you can certainly avail private classes. Please call or email or chat with us. with the details of your requirements.
What study materials do you give learners?
We use the book Netzwerk A1 for the A1 course, Netzwerk A2 for the A2 course, Netzwerk B1 in the B1 course, Aspekte neu in the B2.1 course and Aspekte neu 2 in the B2.2 course. These are the same books as currently used by most German language institutes across the globe. The books are supplemented by additional worksheets that might be given from time to time.
What’s your method like? Will your course make me feel like I’m back in school?
The atmosphere in our classes is casual and friendly. The medium of instruction is primarily German from day one. Our interactive method encourages the students to speak as much as possible. The various games and exercises used make sure that there is never a dull moment in the class.
Do you use English or Hindi in your classes as your language of instruction?
Our main medium of instruction is German and we try to keep it that way as much as possible. On very few occasions do we use English or Hindi in the class.
Do you give your students homework? How important is this for progress?
Yes, unfortunately we can’t do without homework. Learning a language requires effort on the part of the student as well. Only classroom learning is not sufficient. It is important that the student practices at home.
Do you have native speakers as your teachers?
Yes, we do currently have one native speaker in our group of teachers.
Are your teachers qualified?
Yes, our teachers are highly qualified, trained and have years of experience.
I cannot come to your center. Can you send a teacher to my place?
Yes, we can arrange for that. However, extra charges shall apply for that. Charges vary according to location.
Do you offer corporate courses?
Yes, we do offer corporate courses. Please call or email us with the details of your requirements.
Do you offer online courses?
Yes, we offer online courses for students staying outside Delhi NCR. Please email us the details of your requirements (particularly location, time preference and level of German) and we will get back to you.
I only have a couple of weeks to brush up on German. Do you offer customized courses?
We do not offer courses to brush up your language skills. Our courses are in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. However, if you are a group of 5 or more students with the same requirement, we can consider customizing a short-term course for you. Please call or email us with the details of your requirements.
Do you have a test/exam at the end of the course?
We take a small test at the end of the course. If you wish to take a Goethe Exam, then you can take one at Max Mueller Bhavan, Delhi after completing the course with us. You will need to register for that directly at Max Mueller Bhavan.
Do you give certificates? Will your certificate help me with my job search?
Yes, we do provide you with a certificate if your attendance is more than 50%. Knowledge of a foreign language will definitely give you an edge in the job market.
Does your certificate help with my visa application for Germany?
For your visa application to Germany, we suggest that you take an exam at Max Mueller Bhavan, Delhi after doing a course with us. Max Mueller Bhavan offers external candidates the same exams and certificates as to its internal students.
Do you offer translation services?
Yes, we offer translation services. Please call or email us with details of your requirements.
What payment options do you offer? When do I need to pay for my course?
The full fee is payable before the start of the course at the time of registration. We accept cash, cheques, credit cards and online transfers.
I can’t come to the center. Can I register and pay online?
- 1. pay the fee through our online payment system using your credit/ debit cards or netbanking
- 2. transfer the fee through an NEFT/ IMPS/ UPI (VPA: tgls@ybl) transfer
- 2. transfer the fee through Paytm (Paytm number: 9810921353)
- 3. deposit a cheque in favor of TGLS at any HDFC ATM as per the details we will be providing or
- 4. deposit cash at any HDFC branch as per the details we will be providing
Can I pay in installments?
Yes, you can pay in installments.
We currently offer the following payment plans in Delhi :
- 1. For A1: An initial payment of Rs. 9500 along with a subsequent payment of Rs. 7500 (if paid within the first six classes)
- 2. For A2: Two instalments of Rs. 9500 each
- 3. For B1: Two instalments of Rs. 10000 each
- 4. For B2.1: Two instalments of Rs. 10000 each
- 4. For B2.2: Two instalments of Rs. 10000 each
We currently offer the following payment plans in Gurgaon :
- 1. For A1: An initial payment of Rs. 9500 along with a subsequent payment of Rs. 8500 (if paid within the first six classes)
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept all major credit cards at our Vasant Kunj center.
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