Sessions Session Dates Holidays (No class) Holiday Make up classes
Spring April 8th – June 13th May 27th June 17th
Summer July 8th – September 12th September 2nd September 16th
Fall September 30th – December 5th October 14th, November 11th December 9th, December 11th
Level Time Instructor
Beginner I Tue/Thu 6:00 – 7:40 TBD
Beginner II Tue/Thu 6:00 – 7:40 TBD
Intermediate I Mon/Wed 6:00  – 7:40 TBD
Intermediate II Mon/Wed 6:00 – 7:40 TBD
10-week session $385
Registration fee (per course)* $25
Materials (Some languages use different textbooks and have different textbook costs)  TBD

* Registration fee is non-refundable. ICLS reserves the right to cancel a class due to lack of enrollment. In the case of lack of enrollment, the registration fee will be refunded.

** with the exception of Portuguese materials.

How much does the course cost?

The cost of the course is $410 plus the cost of the textbook.

How much does the textbook cost?

Textbooks typically cost between $40- $110 and are used throughout a variety of levels.  The exact cost of the textbook varies depending on the language.

When is payment due?

Payment for the tuition and textbook is due in full before the start of the course.

How big are the classes?

Each class has between 4 and 12 students. We cap the classes at 12 students to give each student ample speaking time and individual attention from the instructor.

How often do the classes meet?

The classes meet two days per week for 10 weeks. There are a total of 20 classes per course.

I will miss a few classes. Do you offer prorated tuition?

We charge a flat fee for the group classes and are unable to offer prorated tuition. It is not uncommon for our evening group class students to have to miss a few classes for work or travel. We encourage students to check in with their instructor so they are able to review the material on their own before returning to class.

Is there a placement test?

There is no placement test for our evening group classes. If you have had some experience with the language and have questions about which level is most appropriate for you, please email foreignlang@icls.com.

I am an intermediate-level student. Which course is right for me?

Most of our evening group classes are designed for beginning-level students; however, we offer intermediate-level courses in some languages. If you have intermediate or advanced proficiency, please email foreignlang@icls.com to inquire about our group and private language training options.

Student Learning Outcomes, German Group Classes

The chart below outlines a list of benchmarks for each level of ICLS’ German Group Classes.

Beginner I

Designed for students with no prior knowledge of the language, the Beginner I courses teach how to communicate in simple everyday situations. While the emphasis of the course is on developing speaking proficiency, it also introduces basic grammar concepts and teaches beginning reading skills. Upon completion of the course students will be able to participate in simple daily interactions and be able to understand basic information intended for tourists.

Text usedLiving Language Complete Edition’s Essential Book
Prerequisite
None

Beginner II

Designed for students with some prior knowledge of the language, this course builds on the topics and communication skills taught in Beginner I. While the emphasis of the course is on developing speaking proficiency, it continues to introduce basic grammar concepts and teaches beginning reading skills. Upon completion of the course students will be able to participate in simple conversations while traveling, at work or during leisure time. Students will also be able to understand basic information intended for tourists.

Text usedLiving Language Complete Edition’s Intermediate Book, Lessons 1-12
Prerequisite
Beginner I

Intermediate I

Designed for students with a basic knowledge of the language, this course focuses on the development of fluency. Students will expand their ability to carry out simple conversations on a limited range of topics. Previous grammar concepts are reviewed and more complicated structures are introduced in context. Upon completion of the course students will be able to initiate and maintain predictable conversations and understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters.

Text usedLiving Language Complete Edition’s Intermediate Book, Lessons 13 – 20
Prerequisite
Beginner II

Intermediate II

Designed for students with a solid knowledge of basic grammar concepts and the ability to conduct conversations on familiar topics including at the work place. Students will be introduced to more advanced verb tenses and complex structures. Authentic materials will be used and will form the basis of classroom discussions.

Text usedLiving Language Complete Edition’s Advanced Book, Lessons 1 – 12
Prerequisite
Intermediate I

Spring Registration Deadline is Sunday, March 31st, 2019!

To learn more about our German evening group classes, please contact us today.

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