Our teaching method
We believe that the German language is about more than just vocabulary and grammar
Our teaching method
We offer high quality tuition based on our years of experience teaching German as a Foreign Language. We understand the importance of choosing the right course, therefore we use an accurate and suitable placement test before you start a course in line with the European Reference Frame.
We use weekly progress tests to monitor your progress and when necessary to highlight areas you need to work on. After each course, level students take a final test. Students get a certificate with the final test results on completion of their course.
We believe that language consists of more than just vocabulary and grammar, so we offer a balance between conversation, listening comprehension, grammar, writing and reading and communicative games, films and German newspapers, to ensure our students learn the language effectively in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Learn German in German with committed, highly qualified German teachers
In our multinational classes we only speak German. Our experienced and motivated teachers, many of whom have been working with us for many years, make sure everyone gets the chance to speak in class.
Homework and learning techniques
From level A2 our classes include text reproductions to train listening comprehension as well as free, creative writing. Homework is an important part of the course, and learning techniques are always an important part of what we teach in class. German is also the language spoken during breaks. You get to know your classmates during the break, giving you a chance to practice everything you just learned in the lesson.
Our experience has shown there to be many very important factors when learning a foreign language. Therefore we combine various methods to cater for the different types of learners. We combine communicative teaching models with the corresponding grammar. German is a very systematic language and therefore not as difficult as many believe. Structures are important to speak fluently and use grammatical constructions and vocabulary accurately.
In order for your German language course to be a success, you have to be placed in a group with other students who have the same level of German as you. This is why we give all new students a placement test before they arrive. Before courses start, you will receive a diverse placement test from us by email. On the first day of course, you will be placed into the right level, based your test results.
Course levels and placement
We have lessons all-the-year at 6 different levels. You can start each Monday, if you have previous knowledge of German. For absolute beginners we have fixed starting dates each month.
Our courses and placement tests are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages by the Council of Europe. Using this official framework, we can establish what your level of German is, and how long it will take to reach a certain level.
The framework distinguishes between three main levels:
- A1 and A2: elementary language use
- B1 and B2: independent language use
- C1: competent language use
Every course level can be completed in about 8 weeks
Using the Common European Framework you can find out what your current level of a language is. If you start as a beginner, it will take approximately 10-12 months of intensive language tuition to reach a C1 level (advanced).
A differentiated and exact placement test on your first Monday at ADK – containing one written and one oral part – ensures that we will find a class which corresponds your language level. Every Monday there is a short test taken in class which helps you to judge your progress. You can also consult your teacher at any time.
We use the following books in our Intensive courses:
- A1: Menschen Volume 1
- A2: Menschen volume 2
- B1: Menschen Volume 3
- B2: Mitteplpunkt B2
- C1: Mittelpunkt C1
Find out your actual level of German without committment and get the results immediately:
Find out your actual level of German without commitment and get the results immediately: