German

We teach old school German classes in an awesome and refreshing new school way.

You should start here if you are an absolute beginner…or if you were too busy passing notes in your high school German class.

In Level 1, we teach you the basics from the very beginning. You’ll learn how to say things in German like: "Hey, what's up? I’m Simon. I’m an architect and I live in Brooklyn.
I’m learning German. I’m going to Frankfurt this summer. I love going to the movies and I watch Game of Thrones religiously. See ya later, dude!"

Take this class if you have studied a little bit of German before and and can try to say a few very basic things about yourself using the present tense.

Level 2 students know why you say ich spiele vs ihr spielt and why you say du lernst vs sie lernen. They also know that ein Buch is “a book” and das Buch is “the book” and are familiar with the idea that ich bin = “I am” vs ich habe = “I have.”

Sign up for a Level 3 class if you have some confidence speaking about yourself in the present tense using both the nominative and the accusative cases and have been introduced before to the past tense in German.

Level 3 students know why the adjectives in bold have different endings: Das Haus ist grau (no case) vs Das graue Haus ist rechts (nominative case) vs Er hat ein graues Haus (accusative case). They can also say things like: Ich habe einen Bruder. Er lebt in Madrid. Er spricht kein Deutsch, aber er spricht Spanisch. Er reist gerne in Europa. Level 3 students are also a little bit familiar with the main past tense, even if they need to review how it works: Ich habe gestern “Homeland” gesehen. Ich habe gestern die U-Bahn genommen. Ich bin im September nach Paris geflogen, etc.

Take a Level 4 class if you understand the differences between Das Auto ist rot. VS Ich habe ein rotes Auto. VS Ich werde ein rotes Auto haben. VS Hast du das rote Auto zu ihrer Mutter gebracht? – Ja ich habe es ihr gebracht.

A Level 4 student could also handle the difference between: Er darf das nicht tun vs Er durfte das nicht tun vs Die Leute gehen in die Kirche vs Die Leute sitzen in der Kirche vs Wann hat er Zeit? vs Ich weiß nicht, wann er Zeit hat.

Take a Level 5 class if you can use many common verbs in the present tense, the main past tenses, and the future tense. For example, you can use the verb gehen to say, “I walk, I walked, I was walking, I had walked, and I will walk."

Take a Level 5 class if you know many common verbs in the present tense, the main past tenses and the future tense. For example, you can use the verb gehen to say, “I walk, I walked, I was walking, I had walked, and I will walk." You are also comfortable using the 4 cases (Nominativ, Akkusativ, Dativ & Genetiv) together. Your ready for Level 5 if you know the difference between: Komm(e)! vs. Kommt vs. Kommen Sie! and the difference between Ich habe gespielt vs. Ich spielte and Er badet sich vs. Er badet. Level 5 classes focus on solidifying major grammar points such as: das Passiv, Konjunktiv and Relativpronomen.