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A1 German Course

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Master A1 German with our course and ace the Swiss exams. Our course is a combination of private lessons and interactive exercises on our learning platform that will make you feel confident speaking German. Learn at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.

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Master A1 German with our flexible online course and ace the Swiss exams. Our course is a combination of private lessons and interactive exercises on our learning platform that will make you feel confident speaking German. Learn at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.

What you get

Private lessons with your dedicated private teacher

Access to our exclusive learning platform with 250+ lessons and 2’000+ exercises

Vocabulary and grammar sheets perfecly prepared for you to start learning

German A1 certification from our language school

Who is this course for?

This course is tailored for expats, business individuals and students aiming to acquire German A1 proficiency in Switzerland. Swiss German deviates from standard German in vocabulary and spelling. This course instructs German A1, perfectly preparing you for the official telc and Goethe exams which is mandatory for acquiring a work or residence permit in Switzerland. The course material encompasses private lessons, videos, practice exercises, and personalized learning documents specifically designed for German A1 comprehension.

OUR FEATURES

What sets our course apart?

Private teacher

One dedicated teacher watches over your progress and practices speaking with you. Your teacher will guide and support you.

AI empowered learning

Our teachers trained an AI assistant for you. The AI knows all German A1 topics and can answer your questions right away.

Flexibility

Finish the course in your own pace. Schedule each private lesson at a time convenient to you.

Mobility

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

Telc and Goethe

We prepare you to pass the official exam that Non-Europeans need for their permit in Switzerland.

Optimal preparation

Our test exams and our final exam mirror the official telc format, guaranteeing no exam surprises.

Anna Pastrikos is the owner German Academy Zurich

About the German Academy Zurich

We recognized that the traditional classroom setting wasn’t the most effective way for expats to learn German so we embarked on a mission to revolutionize language learning. With a shared vision of creating an immersive and personalized approach, we created a learning experience that is personalized and as flexible as possible to fit the needs of busy professionals. 

Our unique course seamlessly integrates one-on-one teaching and AI supported learning with a digital learning platform. This fusion of personalized guidance by a private teacher, the newest AI technology and interactive exercises provides our students with an outstanding learning experience.

Anna Pastrikos, Head of Language School

Why should you choose our course?

Lesson structure

Private lessons

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

Video lessons

Watch easy-to-follow video lessons.

Exercises

Online exercises to practice your language skills.

Quiz

Test what you have learned and get feedback.

SUCCESS

Never before it was that easy to learn German.

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

Let's hear what our learners say

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

Enroll in your German Course

BASIC

Learning platform access
CHF 647
  • Access to our digital learning platform
  • 250+ lessons, 2500+ exercises
  • 24/7 AI teaching assistant
  • Vocabulary lists and grammar overview sheets
  • Course completion certificate

STANDARD

Best for most users
CHF 997
  • Access to our digital learning platform
  • 250+ lessons, 2500+ exercises
  • 24/7 AI teaching assistant
  • Vocabulary lists and grammar overview sheets
  • German A1 certificate
  • 10 private lessons with your personal German teacher
  • Letter of enrollment
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PREMIUM

More private lessons
CHF 1897
  • Access to our digital learning platform
  • 250+ lessons, 2500+ exercises
  • 24/7 AI teaching assistant
  • Vocabulary lists and grammar overview sheets
  • German A1 certificate
  • 20 private lessons with your personal German teacher
  • Letter of enrollment

Expat community

The German Academy Zurich cordially invites all learners and alumni to our monthly social gathering in Zurich. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your fellow German enthusiasts, build your network, and share your Swiss experiences. Feel free to join us at any time!

Next steps after sign-up

When you have finished the payment process on the checkout page, you will receive an email with instructions on how to create your account. Once you have created your account, you can log in to the course by clicking on the link in your email or the ‘Login’ link on our website.

When you login to your account you start the course by clicking on Chapter 1 – Lesson 1. You will be guided through new vocabulary and grammar concepts using videos, listening exercises, reading exercises, and writing exercises. During the whole course you have access to a perfectly trained AI assistant, who is trained to answer all questions regarding German grammar and vocabulary instantly.

When you reach certain milestones you will be asked to book a private lesson. You will see a calendar to book your lesson. Each time you book a lesson you can choose a day and time convenient to you. You will have a total of 10 private lessons to practice speaking.

At the end of the course you will take our final exam. This exam is modeled after the official telc exam (an official telc examiner designed our test). Our final exam is a perfect practice test to help you prepare for the telc exam.

After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of our language school, confirming that you have reached A1 level. You are now speaking German confidently on A1 level and are perfectly prepared to start an A2 German course.

FAQ

Most frequently asked questions and answers

Only applies for the Standard & Premium Course

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.

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 your 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.

Only applies for the Standard & Premium Course

You will take 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 from the German Academy Zurich.

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 a private teacher, a 24/7 AI support trained on German grammar and vocabulary and a digital learning platform.

Our standard course costs only 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 ‘Enroll Now’ 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 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.

Right now we are only offering a digital course for beginners (A1 level). 

Due to the good feedback and many course participants on A1 level, we are developing a A2 course at this moment. If you want to be informed as soon as our course becomes available please send an email to this address: anna.pastrikos@german-academy-zurich.ch

We are looking forward to hear from you.

Start learning German today!

Learn German A1 with our innovative digital course and enjoy the close support and supervision of your private German teacher.