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German at PharoDercks language school

For all levels we offer one-to-one lessons, conversations courses, grammar workshops or “partner” groups of two. If you are a group of friends or colleagues wishing to learn or improve your German together, we will be happy to organize this for you.

Groups

At levels A1 and A2 our policy is to have questions and explanations in English, in a group of English speakers. Speaking and practicing German remains a central part of the course, increasing as the group advances. At B1 and further levels the option of getting explanations or opportunity to ask questions in English will still be given.   


Language school drop-out?? A1/A2 repetition course

A common frustration among people having participated in German classes for beginners is the lack of explanations in a language they understand. How can one explain complex German grammar to beginners using German? Certainly, it is important to practice German, but for people living here in Berlin, the opportunity to pracitce is there all the time. Getting explanations and help with grammar is what we consider to be the essential function of a language course. This is what the teacher is there for.

A minimum number of 4 people are required to be registered to open a class. These classes will normally take place once or twice a week,for the duration of 90 minutes.

B1 continuation of previous courses A1-A2

At this level the teacher will increasingly explain in German, in a pedagogical and uncomplicated manner. Students should as well try to ask questions in German. Certain difficult grammar phenomena can/will be explained in English, if not understood. 

Beginners A1 and beginners A2 taught in English

Asking questions and getting explanations in a language that one understands well, preferably one’s own mother tongue, is essential for beginners, especially when learning a language with challenging grammar such as German. Explaning and understanding the principles of German language is important. When you, for example, learn how to say “How are you?” in German, “Wie geht’s dir?” (litteraly:”How goes it [for] you?), the teacher will explain how the sentence is built and the grammar behind it, so that you’ll be able to understand and make such sentences, which are very common in German, yourselves. 

B1 continuation of previous courses A1/2 for drop-outs and A2

At this level the teacher will increasingly explain in German, in a pedagogical and uncomplicated manner. Students should as well try to ask questions in German. Certain difficult grammar phenomena can/will be explained in English, if not understood. 

Workshop German grammar

This Workshop treats the most important grammar rules, with special focus on those topics which experience has shown to be causing difficulties for people learning German. 

The course is suitable as an addition to other courses for German as a foreign or second language, as well as for German school pupils needing extra help with German grammar.  

Highly qualified teachers

The courses are held by a very qualified teacher with years of experience in teaching German in Norwegian high schools. He, himself, has had to learn German as a foreign language and has scored (1.0), best possible result on his “Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom” test. 

German didactics

Hence, he has first hand experience in the difficulties of learning German as a second language.  He has solid theoretical, grammatical and didactic competencies which he has acquired during his university studies enabling him to explain clearly any grammatical phenomenon, not only the “how”, but also the “why”. He is officially authorised to teach in German schools.