German courses

TaalTaal offers quality German courses on several levels. Our groups are small and dynamic, so you will have lots of personal attention and guidance.

The new season starts in the week of 20 September 2021 and consists of 11 lessons of 90 minutes.

It is possible to sign up for a course that is already running. Please take into account about 2.5 hours of self-study next to the regular courses.

Are you interested in signing up? Please use the sign up buttons located under each course description. If you have any questions, you're welcome to call us, send an e-mail or use the contact form.

NOTE: if you prefer all instruction and lesson materials to be in English, you can sign up for the "German/EN" courses, which may be beneficial for beginner levels.

Please note: private lessons and intensive courses can be started at any time.

Course overview

Kommunikation und Grammatik Fortgeschrittene

week commencing 20 September
€385

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Erkundungen DaF B2 Kurs-/Arbeitsbuch + Audio-CD €30.00

(ISBN: 9783941323438)

German Level 1 (A0+)

week commencing 20 September
€275

Result after the course:  You have a basic knowledge of the German language and you are able to hold short, simple conversations to get to know someone, but also tell about yourself and your hobbies. You are able to make reservations for a room in a hotel. You have gradually developed your vocabulary. During the course you will get familiar with the possessive pronouns, the regular verbs and the various definite and indefinite articles. Apart from the nominative case you will have learnt about the much used accusative case. From short texts, e.g. about the family, you are able to find the most important information.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs or Monday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Begegnungen A1 €32.00

(ISBN: 3929526867)

German Level 2 (A0-A1)

week commencing 20 September
€275

Result after the course:  You have extended your vocabulary with words from everyday life. You have got know more about German eating and drinking habits, you know how to tell about your own eating habits, express your preferences, know how to buy food and order in restaurants. You are able to ask about opening times, admission fees, can tell the time and describe your day. You can put sentences in the past ( simple perfect), use the plural, the changes of the adjectives and use prepositional verbs( verbs you can or cannot separate).You are capable to enter into conversations, e.g. telephone conversations. You are able to make appointments and write letters/e-mails.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Begegnungen A1 €32.00

(ISBN: 3929526867)

German Level 3 (A1)

week commencing 20 September
€275

Result after the course:  You have improved your speaking skills with conversations about the weather, holiday- experiences, your accommodation and situations at the doctor’s surgery. You have no problems in fashion shops or buying a train ticket. You have had a conversation about real- estate, congratulated someone, accepted or refused invitations. You know about the dative case with the several prepositions( which can be followed by a dative or accusative) verbs with the dative and accusative. And you know the rules on comparison and superlative. You know the modal verbs in the present tense and the simple past tense. You can understand newspaper articles and similar short informative texts and you can have a discussion about them.You are also able to express yourself better in writing.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Begegnungen A1 €32.00

(ISBN: 3929526867)

German Level 4 (A1+)

week commencing 20 September
€275

Result after the course:  In this course you will repeat and broaden the knowledge acquired in A1. The past tense will be dealt with, you will talk about events which happened yesterday or longer ago. Varied subjects (and their relevant vocabulary ) like music, film, money and spare time activities, will come up. With the use of verbs like: können, müssen, dürfen etc you will learn to express your preferences and qualify the differences.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Begegnungen A2 €32.10

(ISBN: 3929526891)

German Level 5 (A1-A2)

week commencing 20 September
€275

Result after the course:  You will learn certain German expressions by combining verbs and nouns. You will learn to speak more fluently and with more distinction, use main clauses and sub-clauses. In addition you will be taught the polite way to express your wishes. Telephone conversations, making appointments and communications at the workplace are part of the course.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs (ONLINE)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Begegnungen A2 €32.10

(ISBN: 3929526891)

German Level 6 (A2)

week commencing 20 September
€275

Result after the course:  Speaking becomes easier all the time and you will feel more confident. You are able to compare things and formulate sub-clauses( cause and effect) As well as able to discuss well-known subjects like living, food, hobbies, work situations, and live in general, you can also discuss politics in a simple manner, voice your opinion about cultural and other themes.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Friday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Begegnungen A2 €32.10

(ISBN: 3929526891)

German Conversation (A2)

week commencing 20 September
€275

Description:  Get immersed in an engaging and dynamic conversation class that focuses on verbal communication in German! Each class is formed around several topics and speaking exercises, dialogue, discussions and presentations.

For whom:  Students who already speak a beginner's level of German and/or have completed the level 3 course or higher.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

German Level 8 (A2-B1)

week commencing 20 September
€275

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Begegnungen B1 €28.00

(ISBN: 9783941323209)

German/EN Level 1 (A0+)

week commencing 20 September
€275

For whom:  Students who wish to have all explanations given in English. No other knowledge is required.

Result after the course:  You have a basic knowledge of the German language and you are able to hold short, simple conversations to get to know someone, but also tell about yourself and your hobbies. You are able to make reservations for a room in a hotel. You have gradually developed your vocabulary. During the course you will get familiar with the possessive pronouns, the regular verbs and the various definite and indefinite articles. Apart from the nominative case you will have learnt about the much used accusative case. From short texts, e.g. about the family, you are able to find the most important information.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs (ONLINE)

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Begegnungen A1 €32.00

(ISBN: 3929526867)

German/EN Level 2 (A0-A1)

week commencing 20 September
€275

For whom:  Students who wish to have all explanations given in English. No other knowledge is required.

Result after the course:  You have extended your vocabulary with words from everyday life. You have got know more about German eating and drinking habits, you know how to tell about your own eating habits, express your preferences, know how to buy food and order in restaurants. You are able to ask about opening times, admission fees, can tell the time and describe your day. You can put sentences in the past ( simple perfect), use the plural, the changes of the adjectives and use prepositional verbs( verbs you can or cannot separate).You are capable to enter into conversations, e.g. telephone conversations. You are able to make appointments and write letters/e-mails.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (ONLINE) or Wednesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Begegnungen A1 €32.00

(ISBN: 3929526867)

German/EN Level 3 (A1)

week commencing 20 September
€275

For whom:  German/EN Level 3 is aimed at students who prefer English as the language of instruction.

Result after the course:  You have improved your speaking skills with conversations about the weather, holiday- experiences, your accommodation and situations at the doctor’s surgery. You have no problems in fashion shops or buying a train ticket. You have had a conversation about real- estate, congratulated someone, accepted or refused invitations. You know about the dative case with the several prepositions( which can be followed by a dative or accusative) verbs with the dative and accusative. And you know the rules on comparison and superlative. You know the modal verbs in the present tense and the simple past tense. You can understand newspaper articles and similar short informative texts and you can have a discussion about them.You are also able to express yourself better in writing.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (ONLINE)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Begegnungen A1 €32.00

(ISBN: 3929526867)

Accelerated German/EN 1 (A1)

week commencing 20 September
€770

Description:  Accelerated German/EN 1 (A1) is aimed at students who prefer English as the language of instruction. A general foundation in language, extending across the four main skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading), with emphasis on the acquisition of an essential grammatical basis and development of both receptive and productive skills. By the end of the course, students will be able to: understand the essentials of grammar, demonstrate a competency in basic writing, understand short texts, demonstrate a reasonable standard of pronunciation and be able to communicate orally in basic daily situations.

For whom:  Absolute Beginners only. This course is offered to students with no prior knowledge of German.

Result after the course:  By the end of the course, students will be able to perform at as an A1 Basic Level user (Breakthrough) of the Common European Framework (CEFR). Successful completion of Accelerated German/EN 1 qualifies students to move forward to Accelerated German/EN 2

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 11 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 16:30 and 18:30 hrs (ONLINE)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Begegnungen A1 €32.00

(ISBN: 3929526867)

Accelerated German/EN 2 (A2)

week commencing 20 September
€770

Description:  Accelerated German/EN 2 (A2) is aimed at students who prefer English as the language of instruction. This course further develops the participants' language skills and their understanding of the culture, society and daily life in French-speaking countries. It will further develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in German, covering a range of predictable situations and familiarising students with a range of simple grammar structures.

For whom:  For students who have successfully completed Accelerated German/EN 1 (A1) at TaalTaal or students who have demonstrated linguistic skills to complete an A1 level. When in doubt, please contact us for an intake in order for us to determine your level.

Result after the course:  By the end of the course, students will be able to perform as an A2 Basic level user (Waystage) of the Common European Framework (CEFR). Successful completion of Accelerated German/EN 2 qualifies students to advance to Accelerated German/EN 3 (B1.1)

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday and Friday between 12:30 and 14:30 hrs (ONLINE)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Begegnungen A2 €32.10

(ISBN: 3929526891)

Accelerated German/EN 3 (B1.1)

week commencing 20 September
€600

Description:  Accelerated German/EN 3 (B1.1) is aimed at students who prefer English as the language of instruction. It is the first part of the course during which one can achieve a B1 level. The complete CEFR B1 level consists of 2 parts, 7 weeks per part. The B1.1 level German course equips you with sufficient linguistic ability for understanding and responding appropriately in most day-to-day situations. This effectively means the ability to express oneself in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with non-routine information.

For whom:  For students who have successfully completed Accelerated German/EN 2 (A2) at TaalTaal or students who have demonstrated linguistic skills to complete an A2 level. When in doubt, please contact us for an intake in order for us to determine your level.

Result after the course:  Successful completion of Accelerated German/EN 3 (B1.1) qualifies students to move forward to Accelerated German/EN 4 (B1.2)

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 9 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 12:30 and 14:30 hrs (ONLINE)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Begegnungen B1 €28.00

(ISBN: 9783941323209)

Accelerated German/EN 4 (B1.2)

week commencing 20 September
€600

Description:  Accelerated German/EN 4 (B1.2) is aimed at students who prefer English as the language of instruction. It is the last part of 2 courses in achieving the CEFR B1 level. It is for students who wish to develop their language skills to become independent learners and use German for personal enjoyment, study, work, or leisure activities. An intermediate language course that focuses on oral and written communication and the consolidation of listening and reading skills.

For whom:  For students that have successfully completed Accelerated German/EN 3 (B1.1) at TaalTaal or students who have demonstrated linguistic skills to complete level B1.1. When in doubt, please contact us for an intake in order for us to determine your level.

Result after the course:  By the end of the course, students will be able to perform at as a B1 Independent level user (Threshold) of the Common European Framework (CEFR). Successful completion of Accelerated German/EN 4 (B1.2) qualifies students to move forward to Accelerated German/EN 5 (B2.1)

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 9 weeks: Tuesday and Friday between 12:30 and 14:30 hrs (ONLINE)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Accelerated German/EN 5 (B2.1)

week commencing 20 September
€600

Description:  Accelerated German/EN 5 (B2.1) is the first part of the course during which one can achieve a B2 level. The complete CEFR B2 level consists of 2 parts, 9 weeks per part. This course allows participants in developing their proficiency in the target language reaching a level where they can interact with native speakers with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.

For whom:  For students that have successfully completed Accelerated German/EN 4 (B1.2) at TaalTaal or students who have demonstrated linguistic skills to complete the B1 level. When in doubt, please contact us for an intake in order for us to determine your level.

Result after the course:  Successful completion of Accelerated German/EN 5 (B2.1) qualifies students to advance to Accelerated German/EN 6 (B2.2)

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 9 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 12:30 and 14:30 hrs (ONLINE)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Accelerated German/EN 6 (B2.2)

week commencing 20 September
€600

Description:  Accelerated German/EN 6 (B2.2) is the last part of 2 courses for achieving the CEFR B2 level. It is an advanced language course that aims at strengthening and consolidating comprehension and production of oral and written German. By the end of the course, students should be able speak the language with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary, so they can participate effectively in most conversations on practical, social, and professional topics; they can understand the essentials of speech in a standard dialect including technical discussions within a special field, reading within a normal range of speed with almost complete comprehension of a variety of authentic prose material about unfamiliar subjects.

For whom:  For students who have successfully completed Accelerated German/EN 5 (B2.1) at TaalTaal. When in doubt, please contact us for an intake in order for us to determine your level.

Result after the course:  By the end of the course, students will be able to perform as a B2 Independent level user (Vantage) of the Common European Framework (CEFR).

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 9 weeks: Tuesday and Friday between 16:30 and 18:30 hrs (ONLINE)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Intensive German Course

€975

Description: An intensive course is given privately (for 1 person) and consists of 15 contact hours divided over 1 or 2 weeks, for example 5 consecutive days of 3 hours each. The exact configuration can be discussed with the teacher for best possible results. Please do take into account time needed for self-study and homework.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  flexible

Lesson method: Any lesson method may be used, but as an indication, you can consider one of the following standard books.

Begegnungen A1 €32.00

(ISBN: 3929526867)

Begegnungen A2 €32.10

(ISBN: 3929526891)

Praktisch Deutsch €30.00

(ISBN: 9789000313693)

Our Philosophy

* Quality education by experienced teachers * Focus on practical results * Lots of conversation * Excellent return on price + time investment * Excursions with teacher and fellow students (on request) * Accelerated courses available *