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Our lessons are always based on a common topic that we all enjoy. We travel together to the land of dinosaurs or to the penguins at the South Pole, or construct our own cars and ships. The topic gives us reason to discuss, tell stories, write and read in German.

Bilingual children

As a guideline for our students, parents and teachers, we have compiled the most important learning goals for the subject German for bilingual children for classes 1-4  from the German, Austrian and Swiss curricula. If our students have achieved all learning objectives of a class, they receive a certificate. On average about 1-2 years are needed (60-80 learning hours) for one class. When the learning goals in class 4 have been achieved, students are ready for GCSE training.

Non-bilingual children

The learning goals of the Pinguin groups (non-bilingual) are based on the learning goals of the foreign language curriculum for German in England. The Pinguine also need about 1-2 years (60-80 hours of instruction) for a level, for which they also receive a certificate.

Young people

In the GCSE and A-Level groups, the focus is increasingly on targeted exam training. We ensure that our students are all able to sit a German GCSE and an A-level exam, where possible at their own school or at an exam center we work with. Ideally, our students take their GCSE in Year 8 or 9 and their A-level in Year 12.


With our adult students, we focus entirely on individual needs. We offer telc exams as prove of a certain  German language level (telc A1-C2). Telc exams are internationally recognised.


Working individually

All students work individually at their respective level and at their own pace. We use various course and exercise books, and also provide students and parents with learning materials and practice exams. It's important to us that everyone learns German right where they are!

Bilingual Children


  • Having fun together

  • Crafts, stories, singing, discussing, researching, playing on a topic, messy play

  • We pass on ideas, materials and book suggestions to the Küken parents

  • We support the Küken and their parents in language learning and bilingualism

  • We build personal relationships with the Küken and their parents

1. Klasse Learning Goals

  • To recognise, pronounce and write all German letters and sounds correctly:
    AZ, Ä, Ö, Ü, Äu, Eu, Au, Ei, Ie, St, Sp, Ch, Sch

  • Read and write words and short stories

  • Understand and follow instructions

  • Talk about stories and events clearly and coherently

  • Fill out the 1. Klasse exercise book completely and correctly

2. Klasse Learning Goals

  • Read a short book and talk about it

  • Read aloud meaningfully and appropriately for the role

  • Find specific information in short texts

  • Write their own texts, paying increasing attention to spelling patterns -​ capitalization of nouns , double consonants, lengthened h

  • Think about spelling and make educated guesses about how words might be spelled (a becomes ä, au becomes äu) 

  • Recognizing nouns, verbs and adjectives (comparative, superlative)

  • Report on their own thoughts and experiences and listen to others with understanding

  • Fill out the 2. Klasse exercise book completely and correctly

3. Klasse Learning Goals

  • Get to know books by different children's book authors and evaluate what you have read

  • Read out word for word and line-spanning, observing sentence boundaries

  • Write down, describe, argue, and summarise freely or according to a template

  • Finding and correcting mistakes increasingly independently with the learned strategies -
    Recognize ck and tz, prefixes, word families

  • Verbs: basic form, present, future, past, perfect

  • Communicate clearly, understandably and expressively in conversation, listen actively and understand and continue conversations

  • Fill out the 3. Klasse exercise book completely and correctly

4. Klasse Learning Goals

  • Practicing advanced reading skills, reading age-appropriate texts in a meaningful way

  • Get to know basic text indexing methods and different forms of presentation

  • Extract information from different media

  • Practice and apply basic spelling rules, techniques and strategies

  • Speaking with and in front of others and following the rules of conversation

  • Gain insights into word, sentence and text structures

  • Fill out the 4. Klasse exercise book completely and correctly

Non-Bilingual Children

Level 1 Learning Goals


  • Colors, Numbers, Dates, Greeting, Alphabet

  • Weather, seasons, months, days of the week

  • Family, animals

  • At school

  • Foods

  • Body, clothes

  • About me, hobbies

  • Holidays, transportation, directions

  • Time, daily routines, dates

  • Traditions​ in the German speaking countries


  • Nouns: naming things

  • Verbs: everything we do, basic form

  • Adjectives: Describing things, opposites

Level 2 Learning Goals


  • Colours, Numbers, Dates, Greetings, Alphabet

  • Weather, seasons, nature

  • Family and pets

  • About me, hobbies

  • Foods, restaurant

  • Body, clothes

  • Wild animals, zoo, sea creatures

  • Vacation, Vehicles, City

  • Times, daily routines

  • Traditions​ in the German speaking countries


  • Nouns: articles, plural, accusative objects

  • Verbs: present tense conjugation, personal pronouns

  • Adjectives: opposites

  • Prepositions: local, temporal

Level 3 Learning Goals


  • My world and me

  • Family and animals

  • Free time - yay!

  • School is great!

  • Have a good trip!

  • Traditions​ in the German speaking countries


  • Conjugate verbs in the present tense

  • Adjectives and possessive pronouns

  • Accusative objects

  • Modal verbs

  • Numbers and ordinal numbers

  • Word order

  • Present to express future

  • 'Weil'-sentences

  • Prepositions (in, on, on, next to,...)

Level 4 Learning Goals


  • I love holidays!

  • Are you a media fan?

  • Stay healthy!

  • Class trips are fun!

  • We go out

  • Traditions​ in the German speaking countries​


  • Imperfect (had, gave)

  • Perfect with have and be

  • Asking questions, question words

  • Word order

  • Dative prepositions

  • Modal verbs

  • Imperative

  • Reflexive and separable verbs

  • 'Du' and 'Sie' - informal and formal forms

  • If clauses (Stimmt!3)

  • Verbs in the subjunctive and imperfect (Stimmt!3)

  • Repeat all times (Stimmt!3)

Learning Content


  • Off to school!

  • Time for leisure

  • Relationships

  • Welcome to my place!

  • I love Vienna

  • On vacation and at home

  • All about work

  • A wonderful world

  • Holidays and traditions


  • Verbs (strong and weak) in the present, perfect, imperfect, pluperfect, future tense, subjunctive

  • Modal verbs

  • Asking and answering questions, interrogative words

  • Adverbs

  • Preferences (like, rather, prefer)

  • Possessive adjectives

  • Accusative, dative and genitive objects

  • Separable verbs, reflexive verbs

  • Prepositions with accusative and dative

  • Comparative and superlative

  • Adjective endings (nominative, accusative)

  • 'Weil' clauses

  • The use of 'seit'

  • Infinitive clauses with 'zu'

  • Intensifiers (very, quite,...)

  • Subordinate clauses


A1 Level Learning Goals


  • Numbers

  • Alphabet

  • Question words

  • Verbs in present time

  • Negations

  • Articles and plural

  • Possessive pronouns

  • Accusative

  • Imperative

  • Separable verbs

  • Modal verbs


  • Guten Tag

  • Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

  • Arbeit und Studium

  • Familie und Freizeit

  • Essen und Einkaufen

  • Uhrzeiten und Verabredungen

  • Feste und Traditionen

A2 Level Learning Goals


  • Prepositions (accusative, dative)

  • Verbs in perfect time

  • Adjective endings

  • Comparative and superlative

  • Wenn-sentences, dass-sentences

  • strong and weak verbs


  • Alltag in der Stadt

  • Was haben Sie gemacht?

  • Ich wohne lieber in der Stadt

  • Ist Mode wichtig für Sie?

  • Urlaub, Wetter und Gesundheit

  • Das Leben in Deutschland

  • Feste und Traditionen

B1 Level Learning Goals


  • Reflexive verbs

  • Conjunctions (weil, obwohl)

  • Verbs in future tense

  • Verbs in imperfect tense

  • Zu + infinitive

  • Genitive


  • Leute, Leute

  • Schule, Ausbildung, Studium

  • Lifestyle, Freizeit, Kultur

  • Die Arbeitswelt

  • Berlin ist eine Reise wert

  • Feste und Traditionen

B1 Level Learning Goals


  • Substantive adjectives

  • Passive

  • 'Als' and 'wenn' in the past tense

  • Ordinal numbers

  • Compound nouns

  • Indirect questions

  • Relative clauses

  • Verbs in pluperfect tense

  • Indirect speech


  • Ein schönes Land

  • Politik und Gesellschaft

  • Fitness, Gesundheit und Reisen

  • Deutschland heute

  • Deutschland in der Welt

  • Feste und Traditionen

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