How to sign up to a group German class
Hi there! Here are step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for an amazing German course with us in Neukölln!
1. Know your level
In almost all language schools in Europe, the the levels run from A1 (absolute beginner) to C2 (native speaker), with A2 (elementary), B1 (pre-intermediate), B2 (intermediate) and C1 (advanced) in between. Like many schools, each of our courses represents half a level (so we offer A1.1, A1.2, A2.1, A2.2, B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.2, C1.1, C1.2). If you don’t know your level, take our online placement test to find out before signing up for a class.
2. Select your course
If you know your level, now you can use our signup form to select a course that fits your schedule. Let’s say you got 5% on the test, which means your suggested course level is A1.1. On our signup page you will see a form, the top part of which looks like this:
Here you can see that level A1.1 is for people who got a test result of 0%-10%, that the course consists of 30 units (that means that the classroom time is 30×45 minutes), and that the cost is 120 Euros for an A1.1 course. Next to it, we can see that level A1.2 is for people who got 11%-20% on the test, that this course is longer (48×45 minutes of class time), and because of this it costs 192 Euros.
To see which classes we offer at level A1.1 in the next weeks and months, click on the little arrow where it says “- none selected – “.
As you can see, we have plenty of courses available for level A1.1. Each line represents a course. The first part of each line is the duration of the course (in this example, the first run starts on the 20th of June and goes until the 28th of June, and the second one starts on the 18th of July and goes until the 26th of July). We can see that these courses take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 4:30pm. A little lower on the list we can see one that starts on the 4th of August and goes until the 3rd of September, takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm until 3:15pm. Most of our A1.1 classes are weekend classes (this means that they take place on two Saturdays and two Sundays – a total of four days), but occasionally we have ones on different days, different times and different intensities – either way, the course length is always 30 units (= 30×45 minutes of classroom time).
Select the one that best fits your schedule by clicking on it with your mouse (on mobile phones, click the circle next to it). If you change your mind, simply select “- none selected -“.
3. Select your next course(s) too, if you want
If you know you want to do more than just one level, you can also use this form to select your next course or next courses. Just remember that the next level (in our case A1.2) needs to start later than when your first (in our case A1.1) ends, so there’s no overlap. Here you can see an example of this:
In the example above, we selected the A1.1 course that starts on the 20th of June and ends on the 28th of June. So we’ll want to take an A1.2 course that starts later than the 28th of June. Here, let’s select one that starts on the 1st of July and ends on the 28th of July. This one takes place Mondays through Thursdays from 1pm until 3:15pm.
We can sign up for as many courses as we wish, getting us from absolute beginner to quite advanced in just a few months:
In this example we selected an A1.1 course on the 20th of June, an A1.2 course starting on the 1st of July, an A2.1 course starting on the 3rd of August, an A2.2 course starting on the 1st of September, and so on (always keeping in mind that the next level starts after the end of the previous one). If you are planning a holiday, simply select courses that don’t take place during that period. Generally (except for A1.1) follow-up courses start very soon after completion of one level, on the same days and during the same time-period (and very often also with the same students and teacher).
But you can also just sign up for one level and then select the others later on (though it’s possible they might be full at that point, so it’s always a good idea to sign up as soon as you’re sure you want it).
4. Now Just fill in your contact information
So we can email you an invoice and an official invitation, we need your contact information. Nothing will be mailed to you via post, but a postal address is necessary for us to write the invoice. Phone number is not necessary but useful – in the rare case that a teacher is sick and a class needs to be rescheduled short notice, we can contact you via text message.
If you happen to have a coupon code (which we sometimes publish on our facebook page or via our newsletter (which you can sign up for on the placement test page)), enter it in the field “Coupon Code”. Please be sure to read our Terms and Conditions (click on the little blue link on the form, it will open in a new window). Also (to make sure you are not a robot), put any number in the Verification field on the bottom (it doesn’t matter which number), and click “submit”.
You have now reserved your seat for the class(es). We will contact you via email as soon as possible with an invoice and the official course invitation.
Now, let’s get back to the schedule page and sign up! See you in class and please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions!
Your Expath Team