What language level does this course cover?
This course covers the levels A1, A2 and B1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) BUT it is not segregated into levels as such a segregation does not exist in real life. If you are on any of these levels you will benefit from this course. And if you are on level B2 or higher and just want to refresh your basic grammar and understanding of the German language, you should also be fine.
If you want to prepare for your B1 exam, you should also check out our Hack Your B1 Exam course.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as either I, you or the internet leave this world.
How long do I need to reach level B1 from scratch with this course?
If you study 3 hours per day with this course you are likely to reach level B1 CEFR within 90 days or less. As learning is a highly individual task it might take a bit more or a bit less time. If you invest less time daily, you will most likely need a bit longer.
Will I be fluent in German after this course?
You can reach B1 fluency. B1 is still a pretty limited level compared to B2 e.g. You will also most likely still need a conversation trainer to practice what you have learned with a human being. I’ll provide you with tips on how to find a very affordable trainer in the course.
Will I pass my B1 exam after working through this course?
While you'll reach level B1 with this course, passing a German B1 exam requires additional preparation which this course can't offer fully. You'd need extra training with a living being for the oral exam. All other skills should be fine when you have worked through this course. We are working with high pressure on a course called "Hack your B1 German exam" which will help you to get the best results possible from your B1 exam. Come back in a couple of weeks (ETA end of October 2017) and check out our homepage for updates.
Can I download the materials?
Once you have purchased the course you will at one point be able to download the full version of the Easy Reader and the exercise book for that. The songs are also downloadable.. The videos are downloadable individually instantly. After 32 days you'll also be able to download the grammar and the analysis videos as a zip file. So make sure that you are on a WLAN connection or have a good mobile contract with sufficient data-capacity when watching these.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! Which is why you can preview the first lesson which will give you a sound impression of the look and feel of the course so that you can try everything out in your own time before having to purchase anything. And even after your purchase you'll have a 30-day money back guarantee because we trust you and we trust our work.
Make sure to thoroughly test everything and feel free to send us any question that you have in regard of this course before you purchase or before you request a refund. In most cases we can help you quickly and easily to get on board.
Can I pay in monthly instalments?
Yes, that's the great thing about this platform. BUT PLEASE make sure that your payments are on time as if you fail to pay on time, you'll lose access to your account and therefore your progress.
>>>>>> There is no way to reactivate your account once you are unenrolled! You'd have to purchase it again! <<<<<<
Once you have paid off the course you'll have constant access to this course.
My English is not so good. Will this course work for me?
If you can understand this page well, you will be fine with the content of the course. If you struggle with English you might be a bit slower than a native English speaker though but you can still work with this course.
I'm already B1 / B2 level. Do I have to purchase the whole course and will I still benefit from this course?
Yes, you'll have to buy the whole course but will find that there are many many things that nobody has taught you yet. You'll learn a wonderfully efficient self-learning structure that you can apply outside of this course for the rest of your (learning) days. You'll also learn many smart but simple learning techniques that will benefit you even on B2 level. And you'll be able to fill your gaps without having to start from scratch. You can always skip things that are already clear to you and will also find a growing community of smart and interesting German learners here that you can exchange your thoughts and concerns with.
Is there a discount for students or refugees?
At this point in time no. Compared to our competitors and considering the amount and quality of its content, this course is already extremely reasonably priced. You'll get more out of it than you invest. That's our promise.
I also strongly believe that everybody wants to give something in return for a good service or product.
I have bought your old material already. What is the difference to this online course?
The materials are basically the same. The difference is that with this course you don't have to download or organize your materials anymore. It is already prepared to the max so that you can focus 100% on learning German. This course also contains all of Margareth's songs which were not included in my former Starter Kit. If you want to upgrade your materials/account, just send me an e-mail and tell me what you have purchased and I'll subtract the sum that you have paid for my old materials from the price of this online course.
Will I get a certificate after completion of this course?
No. Such a certificate would be worthless as no one would nor should recognize it as proof of anything. How do I as a future employer e.g. know what quality your German learning was? Was it really you who did the course? How long did it take you to finish the course? All these things would basically be based upon your trustworthiness. Such a certificate would not add anything to this. Officially acknowledged certificates are offered by the Goethe Institut (called Max Mueller in India), any school with a TELC certification or institutions that offer the ÖSD - Austrian language diploma. There is also Bulats but that's very limited as well. If I was an employer and needed to rely on your language skills I'd have a personal chat with you and check your skills in person or even in a trial day at work.
So there will not be a fake certificate in our courses. By the way, the certificates Duolingo offers are also not worth the paper they are printed on for the very same reasons.