FAQ - Module 1 + 2

Read these common questions and answers and if you want to join us the links are at the bottom of this page.

  • Q: Do you meet in person?

    • A: Yes, we meet in person - a course is either once or twice per week

  • Q: How big is the group?

    • Maximum: 7

  • How often do you meet and for how long?

    • A session is 90 minutes (full - no break)

    • Either

      • twice/week over 4 weeks

      • once/week over 8 weeks

  • Q: Where do the courses take place?

    • Day time:

      • Prenzlauer Berg (regularly - various locations)

      • Rotating: West, East, South Berlin - see the course dates below

    • Evening:

      • Kreuzberg - (Lausitzer Str.)

  • Q: Is there any more I need to know about location?

    • Yes, day time courses take place in people’s private apartments. Some one elects to be the host. We discuss it and check it’s convenient for the others. Then we meet there. If you’re interested in this - send us a note in the message box.

    • Evening courses take place in a classroom on Lausitzer Str. near Gorlitzer Bahnhof

  • Q: How much is it?

    • 199€ (includes sales tax)

  • Q: Are there discounts?

    • There are discounts for joining in advance. The early price is 2.5% less. You have to book 30 days before the course start date to qualify.

    • If you join up with a friend at the same time you each get 2.5% off.

    • If you pay your invoice within 5 days of receipt you get 2.5% off.

    • For day time courses, there are discounts for hosting the group. If you’re interested in that, check the button in the form for more information.

  • Q: What happens if I miss a class?

    • You can still join a class with Skype

    • All learning material is online so you can follow along

  • Q: How do I join?

    • Select which module you want.

    • Select the course you want based on the start date and location

    • Fill out the form. You receive a confirmation email.

    • You receive joining instructions and an invoice. When you confirm your attendance by making a bank transfer you receive the link to the resources on Google-drive and an invitation to the Whatsapp group. We use Whatsapp to manage attendance, questions and timetable matters.

    • All course offers are based on there being enough people (minimum 4). If your course does not run, you will be offered an alternative. If you have already paid and the alternative you are offered is not convenient for you - you will be offered a full refund

  • Q: What happens if I’ve paid and change my mind?

    • 15 days prior to the start of the class: 90% refund

    • 2 - 15 days prior to the start of the class: 50% refund

    • <= 1 day prior to the start of the class: no refund

  • Q: What happens if I start the course and then want to defer until later in the year?

    • You can do that as long as you start within the following 90 days from the start date of the course you originally chose

  • Q: My German is already good. I just want to do storytelling.

    • Have you already read about the storytelling program? Du bist dir sicher, dass die Deutsche Grammatik kein Problem für dich ist.

      • Please write to me directly peterjmerrick@gmail.com

Ready?

  • Q: I’m not sure what module to choose. I’ve already done German grammar up to (insert level here) and I don’t want to waste my time or money.

  • Of course you don’t. In module 1, as you’ve already been studying, you will revisit topics that you have already been exposed to. You will structure this learning in an effective way so you can use it. If you want a test however, you can take this test and if you find it easy, you should indeed do module 2.