Learn German

Classroom-based groups

Learn German at our centre in Marlow with a professional teacher in a small, interactive group. Ideal if you often holiday in Germany or German-speaking countries or have property in a German-speaking country.

We run small groups of up to eight people of similar ability, guaranteeing good progress. Generally, we run group German courses from beginner up to advanced levels. Our group language courses consist of a weekly 90-minute class that runs in conjunction with the school terms:

  • September to December
  • January to March
  • April to July

Our general group courses follow a timetable. However, you also have the option to set up a private group with family and friends where you can set your own day and time.

See the latest groups with available levels and days and times, below. We publish a new group timetable in good time before the start of each term. Please feel free to register your interest at any time – it’s never too soon or too late.

Timetables and prices

German group courses in Marlow
Autumn term 2024

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Start date16 Sep 202419 Sep 202418 Sep 2024
End date09 Dec 202412 Dec 202411 Dec 2024
Course length18 hours18 hours18 hours
Cost, inc VAT£315£315£315

Course content

Our group courses incorporate all the elements of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course will focus on building your conversational skills as well as developing your listening skills, knowledge of grammar and cultural understanding with the help of a course book.

We also offer one-to-one or one-to-two tuition if you prefer a more intensive and personalised approach.

Unsure of your level?

Read our guide to language proficiency levels to get an idea of your proficiency level.

This guide explains the progressive levels of proficiency. To better understand your own proficiency level, get in touch with us to arrange either a free consultation or a more in-depth initial assessment.

Free consultation

Book a free consultation. The consultation will take about 30 minutes. Our language consultant will recommend the appropriate course for you based on your learning history, discuss your objectives and goals, and answer any questions you may have.

Initial assessment

Or you can opt for a more in-depth initial assessment. In a no-obligation initial 60-minute assessment – charged at £40 – you can meet your teacher, ask questions and get an impression of our teaching methods. The language teacher will assess your level of ability and help you define your learning goals so that we can recommend a language programme that will work for you. If you’re a complete beginner, the assessment will also set some realistic learning objectives and you can get a feel for what language learning is all about.

Trial class

There’s no obligation to book a course once you’ve had your initial assessment. If you decide to go ahead the first lesson takes the form of a trial class. You don’t commit to a course at this stage. You get to meet your teacher and fellow students and ascertain whether the level is suitable. If you wish to continue for the rest of the term after the trial lesson, we will then ask you for full payment of £315 for the 12-week term for courses.

Book or enquire now

Enquiry form

Meet the teachers: Victoria

Meet the teachers: Tobias

I am German but have lived in the UK since 1992 and have been teaching German at the Marlow Language Centre for over ten years. My belief is that no two students are the same and therefore, all teaching has to be student-centred and address the preferred learning style of every student. I am fully flexible and teach students:

  • Whatever they need, from GCSE, A level, business German to conversational German
  • Whenever they want to be taught, seven days a week from the crack of dawn to sunset and beyond
  • Wherever they wish to be taught: at the Language Centre, at work or at home
  • However they wish to learn: face to face, in a group, or on Zoom

It fills me with great satisfaction when students improve their linguistic skills and gain confidence. So, if you want to progress from 2 Bier bitte to standing your ground in a fully fledged academic discussion in German, you know what to do.