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German Language and Culture Level 1

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to conduct basic conversations and write simple paragraphs about everyday topics. This course aims to provide beginning students with a practical command of the language. Grammatical topics include pronunciation, counting, simple interrogatives, verb conjugation present tense, negation, personal & possessive pronouns, basic word order and the accusative case. (Deutsch: Na Klar!, sixth edition, Introduction and Chapters 1-3)

 

German Language and Culture Level 2

After completing this level, students should be able to start a simple polite conversation, talking about themselves using the present tense. Building upon the basic foundation provided in Level 1, topics introduced include the verbs with separable prefixes, modal auxiliaries, imperative and dative case. (Deutsch: Na Klar!, sixth edition, Chapters 3-5)

 

German Language and Culture Level 3

Building upon the skills studied in Level 2, students will acquire additional vocabulary with which to discuss a range of practical topics including, for example, in the restaurant, and directions. Topics introduced include talking about the past, the use of prepositions, the weather, coordinating conjunctions, as well as comparative. (Deutsch: Na Klar!, sixth edition, Chapters 6-7)

 

German Language and Culture Level 4

Upon completion of this course, students can expect to read, understand and converse on a broad range of topics with greater confidence and precision. Building upon the skills already acquired, students learn reflexive verbs and pronouns, infinitives with zu, adjective and adverb declination, and subordinating conjunctions, the relative clause and the future tense. (Deutsch: Na Klar!, sixth edition, Chapters 8-10)

 

German Language and Culture Level 5

Having completed Level 5, students can expect to be able to discuss and communicate about numerous topics with relative sophistication as well as to read and write multi-paragraph texts. Students at this level learn subjunctive moods, and the passive voice.

 

Conversational German

This program is designed for students who are already proficient in the skills taught in Levels 1-5 and who want to increase their conversational abilities. Conducted entirely in German, this course provides students with an opportunity to markedly improve their speaking and listening skills. Magazines, video and audio tapes, and other resources designed to provide practical opportunities for vocabulary development are selected to match student interests. Grammatical lessons are integrated in response to student needs and objectives.

 

Text

Deutsch NaklarSince communication in a foreign language requires an understanding of the cultural context, our aim is to teach you the living language through carefully selected textbooks, newspaper and magazine articles and other relevant materials, rather than have you repeat and memorize tourist phrases.

Over the past thirty years, we have reviewed many university-level German textbooks and have selectedDeutsch: Na Klar!, sixth edition (Mc Graw-Hill) as the one that best fulfill the objectives of our students in beginning and intermediate levels. Teachers provide suggestions for texts and supplementary materials at the higher levels. Books may be purchased at the Barnes and Noble Boston University Bookstore, 660 Beacon Street, Boston or on-line on Amazon.com.

 

Tuition

Tuition for the German program at all levels is $359. There is a non-refundable $35 registration fee for first-time students only.

In addition to our core program, we offer immersion programs which cover levels 1 to 5 of our core program in 6 weeks (4 weeks in summer). Tuition for the immersion program is $1,795.

Please note that our immersion program hours may change depending on how many students register for the course. 
 

Immersion Courses

Hours

3 or more students

90

2 students

72

1 student

40

 
 

 

Schedule

 

 

Class Schedules

Program

Day(s)

Time

Level 1

Mondays and Wednesdays

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Level 1

Mondays

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Level 1

Saturdays

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Level 2

Tuesdays and Thursdays

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Level 2

Tuesdays

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Level 2

Saturdays

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Level 3

Thursdays

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Level 3

Saturdays

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Level 4

Mondays

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Level 5

Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Conversation

TBD

TBD

 

Immersion Schedules

Program

Day(s)

Time

Levels 1-5

M/Tu/W/Th/F

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Levels 1-5

M/Tu/W/Th/F

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Summer Class Schedules

Program

Day(s)

Time

Level 1

Tuesdays and Thursdays

12:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Level 1

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Level 1

Saturdays

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Level 2

Mondays and Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Level 2

Saturdays

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Level 3

Mondays and Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Level 4

Mondays and Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Level 5

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Conversation

Fridays

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Summer Immersion Schedules

Program

Day(s)

Time

Levels 1-5

M/Tu/W/Th/F

9:00 am – 1:30 pm

 

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NOVEMBER OPEN HOUSES:

You are invited to our next Open Houses on
Wednesday, November 16 from 5 - 7 p.m. at our
Kenmore Square Location, 648 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215.

Join our staff and teachers for refreshments and a helpful discussion of your needs.

Contact:

Jasmyne Raneri, Program Coordinator, Foreign Language Programs
617-262-3500 x229 jasmyne@bostonlanguage.com
Foreign Language Department Associate
617-262-3500 x224 language@bostonlanguage.com

Private
Programs

Private instruction offers students an opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructor at their own pace. The instructor carefully selects materials and plans lessons to effectively meet the student's goals and individual learning style.

Private programs offer a flexible schedule and a customized curriculum. A minimum of 20 hours of instruction with one or two classes (each 90 or 120 minutes) per week is the suggested module, but dates, times and content can be arranged according to your requirement.

Immersion
Programs

Immersion programs are designed to teach the equivalent of levels 1 to 5 of the Institute's regular core programs in one 6-week or 4-week, 90-hour sessions. Classes meet Monday through Friday, 3 hours a day in 6-week programs/4.5 hours a day in 4-week programs).

The main goal of these programs, which meet in small classes of 4 to 12, is to help students, from day one, to increase confidence in their ability to use their new language in a wide range of real-life situations and improve their oral skills as they progress from level to level.

Corporate
Programs

Since 1981, The Boston Language Institute has been serving the language needs of major international corporations, government agencies and leading professional firms.

Our training in over 140 languages, along with our cross cultural orientation seminars and executive coaching, have helped our clients succeed in the international arena. Whether on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting, we work closely with our clients, assisting them to choose a program that best fits their schedule and language needs.