Our German Group Courses
Ready to speak German? learn in a small group of 8 students with our experienced German teachers
In our German Language Classes, we use modern, fun, interactive language teaching methods and excellent learning material. Our German group courses will help you to improve your German skills, whether you are a beginner, at intermediate level or already at advanced level. You will learn German with our native or bilingual German teachers to get a real understanding of the German language and German culture.
After only a few sessions, you’ll be able to hold your first conversations and you will see your quick progress is a huge motivation. We are here to help you achieving your goals. We focus on the four key language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing German through interactive study. You will also study grammar and extend your vocabulary. A1 for beginners, A2 for elementary, B1 for intermediate, B2 for upper intermediate, C1 as advanced, and C2 as mastery.
GermanMind, like many other language schools, splits these levels in half to accommodate students’ time and budget planning and follow the guidelines of the CEFR.
We keep our German group courses small and allow 8 students max per class. Small classes - BIG progress. Your German teacher will get you working in pairs and groups so that you are constantly improving your speaking and pronunciation, as well as your accuracy or grammar and vocabulary. Not sure what German level you are? No problem. We offer a level test/placement test - free when you book a course with us. Click here to learn more about the levels and the course content. Our school is located on 16 Fitzwilliam Street Upper in Dublin 2, in a beautiful and modern Georgian building.
Framework of Reference for Languages
A1 (Beginner) Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/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. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2 (Pre-intermediate) Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B1 (Intermediate) Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2 (Upper intermediate) The student can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C1 (Advanced) The student can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2 (Proficiency) The student can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.