TANDEM Cologne is changing its course structure 2017. Instead of 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week, our intensive courses are now going to contain 24 lessons per week. This is in compliance with our customers' frequently voiced desire to reach their goals faster. Instead of 12 months, only 10 months will now be needed for an absolute beginner to get to C1.
German Courses at TANDEM Cologne run year round and are available at all levels. Courses consist of 24 45-minute lessons per week and take place on Mondays from 10.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and Tuesdays to Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Participants with prior knowledge of German are welcome to join our classes at any time; starting dates (except for beginners) are every Monday at 9.00 a.m. (placement test).
Small groups of max. 12 students (average 8) per class guarantee that you will quickly and successfully progress, and soon improve your language skills in a relaxed and communicative environment.
Our German courses are appropriate as exam preparation for the Zertifikat Deutsch, telc B2, telc C1, DSH or TestDaF examinations (admission requirements for German universities). TANDEM Cologne is also an examination centre for the European Language Certificates telc and the exams of the TestDaF institue. All courses and exams are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages published by the Council of Europe. For an overview over the examinations offered please click on the link marked levels.
Our registration fee covers the course confirmation, placement test, information package, certificate of attendance and class material in the form of photocopies as well as your first course book. We would also be glad to help you find a language exchange partner.
The teaching material we use for our German classes are "studio 21" (published by Cornelsen) for levels A1 - B1 and, for B2 and above, "Aspekte neu" (published by Klett). Both consist of a student's book and a workbook including an audio CD and can be purchased at our school (price between € 14,25 and € 20,00 per month).
In addition to our regular German classes, students can take part in TANDEM Cologne's special Cultural Programme, offered at least once a week (three times a week during summer). This colourful programme has a variety of excursions and events to offer which take place in the afternoons or evenings (transportation are not included in the price).
A reading text for learners from level A2
A love story,
a trip from Cologne to Berlin,
and lots of information about Germany!