Course Overview 


Introduction to German is a Beginners German course for students who have never studied the German language before. This is a less intensive course than our 6-week Level 1 German course, allowing you to ease your way into the language at a slower and more relaxed pace. At the end of the 10-week Introduction course, students can then join the Level 2 class. If you’re unsure of your level, then take our quick German language level test here or check our levels chart. 


Our German language classes take place at our school in Covent Garden with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. Evening language classes at IH London are dynamic and interactive as the emphasis is on spoken communication, which is achieved through lots of group work and role-plays. At the same time, there is systematic work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, so that you can improve on all aspects of the language. Your teacher speaks in the target language throughout, so that you can refine your comprehension and listening skills. 


Course Content


Communicative aims

  • Greet and say goodbye 

  • Introduce yourself and others 

  • Ask and answer how people are 

  • Talk about yourself and others 

  • Count in German 

  • Share personal information such as your telephone and email address 

  • Spell 

  • Talk about countries and languages 

  • Talk about hobbies 

  • Arrange to meet someone 

  • Talk about work, professions and working hours 

  • Fill out a form 



  • Numbers  

  • Countries and languages 

  • The German Alphabet 

  • Hobbies 

  • Days of the week 

  • Jobs 



  • W questions 

  • Declarative sentences 

  • Verbs and personal pronouns 

  • Irregular verbs and personal pronouns 

  • Yes/No questions 

  • Definite articles: der, das, die 

  • Singular and plural nouns 

  • Verbs haben and sein 


Cultural aspects

  • Formal and informal ways of addressing people 



Netzwerk neu in Teilbänden: Kurs- und Übungsbuch A1.1 mit Audios und Videos*

Units 1 & 2

ISBN: 3126071627 

* Coursebooks are to be purchased after the first lesson and are required for the course. Books will be available to purchase from reception on the day of your second lesson.


Course Information 


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 15) 


Class Schedule 


  • The classes are 1.5 hours per week 
  • The course runs for 10 weeks 
  • The course takes place on Friday evenings 18:00 – 19:30 
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows: 


12th January – 15th March 2024

12th April – 14th June 2024

5th July – 13th September 2024*

4th October – 6th December 2024


*There is a week’s break in the course from 29th July – 2nd August 2024 for the summer holiday. The course still consists of 10 lessons spread out over 11 weeks.


This language course includes: 


  • Access to our online platform to download lesson summaries, notes and resources 
  • Support and advice from German language teachers 
  • German language study tips 

Need assistance choosing your course?

Take a look at our FAQs page which has lots of information about our classes.

FAQs – Foreign Languages
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