A1 German Beginner Course

Learn German A1 in our online course and be perfectly prepared for the official Swiss exams. The course includes private lessons and digital exercises. Learn at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. This course is designed for professionals in Switzerland who appreciate the flexibility that modern digital teaching offers. 

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10 private sessions with your personal tutor

250+ digital lessons with 2’000+ exercises

German A1 certification

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for professionals who want to learn German A1 in Switzerland. Swiss German uses different words and different spelling compared to normal German. This course teaches German A1 the Swiss way. The course perfectly prepares you for the Swiss telc and Goethe exam, which you need to pass if you want to apply for a working permit in Switzerland. The course content includes private lessons, videos, exercises and learning documents specifically designed to teach Swiss German A1.

Anna Pastrikos is the owner German Academy Zurich

About the author

Anna Pastrikos is a passionate German teacher, an expert for digital learning and a certified telc examiner. With many years of experience in teaching German to professionals, adults, teenagers and children Anna has developed this German course using innovative digital technology and the newest insights into learning behavior.


German A1 language program for professionals in Switzerland.

Digital course

Online learning program with videos, exercises and learning materials.


Learn wherever you want - at home, at work or on the go with your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.


Learn whenever it best suits you and finish the course in your own pace.


You will receive a German A1 certificate of our language school after passing the exam at the end of the course.

Private teacher

Private language training sessions with your personal tutor via video calls.

Telc and Goethe

This course will prepare you to pass the official exam that Non-europeans need for their working permit in Switzerland.


Our learners are happy!

Anna's course was great for me to learn German as I was very busy with my job during this time. I loved that I could book my private lessons in the evenings after work and choose the times that were best for me each week. This course is the most flexible one I ever had and I loved it.

Brad Summer

Marketing Manager

When I moved to Switzerland I wanted to learn German as fast as possible. I liked that I could learn more or less depending on my schedule. The personal support of Anna when I had questions and the language lessons with my private tutor really helped me to get to A1 asap.

Caroline Li

Wealth & Asset Management

Lesson structure

10 Private lessons

Learn with your private tutor in 1:1 video calls.

Video lessons

Watch easy-to-follow video lessons.


Online exercises to practice your language skills.


Test what you have learned and get feedback.

Sign-up to your German course

100 CHF Discount only until 31. May


Without private lessons
CHF 547
  • Access to our digital learning platform
  • 250+ lessons, 2500+ exercises
  • Vocabulary lists and grammar overview sheets
  • Learning support from a teacher via messages


Best for most users
CHF 897
  • Includes all from 'Basic'
  • 10 private lessons with your personal German teacher
  • German A1 certificate
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Premium support
CHF 1897
  • Includes all from 'Standard'
  • Anna (Head of Educational Programme) will be your private teacher
  • Personal support from Anna for all your questions


Most frequently asked questions and answers

When you pass certain milestones in your course, you will be asked to choose a time from a calendar that best suits you for your private lesson.

You will receive a plan before each private language lesson.

Private lessons consist of reading exercises and dialogues with your teacher who will help you to improve your pronounciation.

Furthermore your teacher will address all your questions regarding German A1 level.

You can contact your teacher anytime using the ‘contact the teacher’ button in the course or you can write an email. You will receive a response to your question within 24h.

If you enroll in the ‘Standard’ or ‘Premium’ course, you will do an exam to assess your reading, listening, writing and speaking skills at the end of the course.

When you have passed the exam you will receive an official German A1 certificate of the German Academy Zurich.

For customers enrolled in the ‘Basic’ course package, we can’t offer a German A1 certificate as we think that without lessons to practice speaking you will not be able to pass the necessary examination.

Our course is completely online. You do not have to visit a physical location or follow a set schedule. You can learn whenever and wherever you want.

Furthermore you can get to German A1 level within one course and enjoy the combined convenience of digital learning and private lessons.

Our standard course costs CHF 997. The 10 private lessons are included in this price.

You can enroll now and start the course right away.

Click one of the buttons on this page to proceed to the checkout. Make your payment and you will receive an email to create your account. With your account you can log into our digital learning platform and start your course right away.

We can provide our students with a letter of enrollment for the course of our language school within 24h after the purchase. With this letter you can prove your enrollment in a German course to the Swiss authorities.

Please write us an email (anna.pastrikos@german-academy-zurich.ch) if you need a letter of enrollment.

At the moment we are only offering a digital course for beginners (A1 level). 

If you are searching for a private teacher for higher levels of German (A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) or to prepare yourself on a telc or Goethe exam you can contact us for a customized language learning experience under this email address: anna.pastrikos@german-academy-zurich.ch

Start learning German today!

Learn German A1 with our innovative digital training program and enjoy the close support and supervision of our team of talented German teachers.