High quality German courses in Zurich

If you want to integrate into Zurich life and gain a foothold in Swiss society in the long term, a good knowledge of German is a basic requirement. We have a wide range of German courses on offer – standard courses, TELC exam preparation, naturalization courses etc. – you will find everything you need at Worldculture!

Wordculture is a thoroughly recommendable language school! Great team, easy to understand lessons and great hybrid events even in Corona times!

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Courses

Refresher course German B1

You have already completed a B1 German course, but you need to refresh your old knowledge. In our revision courses, you will refresh the most important grammar and vocabulary topics of level B1.
After completing one of our courses you can go on to sit the exam for telc or Goethe B1.

Exam preparation course German C2

In our exam preparation course German C2 in small dynamic groups (3 to 6 participants) we prepare our students for the Goethe and Telc C2 exam. Our teachers are familiar with the demands of each exam as well as the test procedure and can provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to successfully pass the exam.

Exam preparation course German C1

In our exam preparation course German C1 in small dynamic groups (3 to 6 participants) we prepare our students for the Goethe and Telc C1 exam. Our teachers are familiar with the demands of each exam as well as the test procedure and can provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to successfully pass the exam.

Exam preparation course German B2

In our exam preparation course German B2 in small dynamic groups (3 to 6 participants) we prepare our students for the Goethe and Telc B2 exam. Our teachers are familiar with the demands of each exam as well as the test procedure and can provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to successfully pass the exam.

Exam preparation course German B1

In our exam preparation course German B1 in small dynamic groups (3 to 6 participants) we prepare our students for the Goethe and Telc B1 exam. Our teachers are familiar with the demands of each exam as well as the test procedure and can provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to successfully pass the exam.

Exam preparation course German A2

In our exam preparation course German A2 in small dynamic groups (3 to 6 participants) we prepare our students for the Goethe and Telc A2 exam. Our teachers are familiar with the demands of each exam as well as the test procedure and can provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to successfully pass the exam.

Scientific writing German

Our writing courses in small groups (3 to 6 participants) teach to scientists to become more effective writers on an academic level.

Citizenship preparation course

Would you like to apply for Swiss citizenship and need to prepare for the interview? In our courses you will familiarise with everyday life and culture and the public institutions in Switzerland.

Creative writing course German

Have you always wanted to write a poem? In our small and dynamic group (3 to 6 participants) we will explore and encourage your creativity!

German course for medical practitioners

Would you like to learn specific medical German vocabulary and expressions used in the German and Swiss medical system? In our small dynamic groups (3 to 6 participants) you will learn to effectively communicate with patients and professionals in the medical field.

Grammar Course German A1

You would like to speak and write without grammar or spelling mistakes. In our small groups (3 to 6 participants) you will learn to express yourself clearly and correctly.

Refresher course German A1

You have already completed an A1 German course, but you need to refresh your old knowledge. In our revision courses, you will refresh the most important grammar and vocabulary topics of level A1.
After completing one of our courses you can go on to sit the exam for telc or Goethe A1.

Refresher course German A2

You have already completed an A2 German course, but you need to refresh your old knowledge. In our revision courses you will refresh the most important grammar and vocabulary topics of level A2.
After completing one of our courses you can go on to sit the exam for telc or Goethe A2.

Refresher course German B2

You have already completed a B2 German course, but you need to refresh your old knowledge. In our revision courses, you will refresh the most important grammar and vocabulary topics of level B2.
After completing one of our courses you can go on to sit the exam for telc or Goethe B2.

Refresher course German C1

You have already completed a C1 German course, but you need to refresh your old knowledge. In our revision courses, you will refresh the most important grammar and vocabulary topics of level C1.
After completing one of our courses you can go on to sit the exam for telc or Goethe C1.

Refresher course German C2

You have already completed a C2 German course, but you need to refresh your old knowledge. In our revision courses, you will refresh the most important grammar and vocabulary topics of level C2.
After completing one of our courses you can go on to sit the exam for telc or Goethe C2.

German course for professionals

Our courses in small groups focus on effective communication in the office and specialized terminology (needed by medical professionals, bankers, insurers etc..). Thanks to our experienced teachers you will master the German language on a professional level-

Writing course German

Our writing courses in small groups (3 to 6 participants) focus on learning original writing techniques in order to effectively express your thoughts, ideas and feelings on paper.

Language course German A1

After completing one of our courses you can go on to sit the exam for telc or Goethe A1 certificates.

German course A2

After completing one of our courses you can go on to sit the exam for Telc or Goethe A2 certificates.

German course B1

In our small groups (3 to 6 participants) you can complete the level B1 in a very short time. After completing one of our courses you can go on to sit the exam for telc and Goethe B1.
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German course B2

In our small groups (3 to 6 participants) you can complete the level B2 in a very short time. After completing one of our courses you can go on to sit the exam for telc and Goethe B2.

Language course German C1

In our small groups (3 to 6 participants) you can complete the level C1 in a very short time. After completing one of our courses you can go on to sit the exam for telc and Goethe C1.

German course C2

In our small groups (3 to 6 participants) you can complete the level C2 in a very short time. After completing one of our courses you can go on to sit the exam for telc and Goethe C2.

Exam preparation course German A1

In our exam preparation course German A1 in small dynamic groups (3 to 6 participants) we prepare our students for the Goethe and Telc A1 exam. Our teachers are familiar with the demands of each exam as well as the test procedure and can provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to successfully pass the exam.

Conversation course German A2

In our conversation courses you will focus on speaking and pronunciation. Our small group size (3 to 6 persons) will give you
the chance to speak and practice the language as much as possible. Thanks to our experienced teachers you will increase your confidence in speaking very fast.

Conversation course German B1

In our conversation courses you will focus on speaking and pronunciation. Our small group size (3 to 6 persons) will give you
the chance to speak and practice the language as much as possible. Thanks to our experienced teachers you will increase your confidence in speaking very fast.

Conversation course German B2

In our conversation courses you will focus on speaking and pronunciation. Our small group size (3 to 6 persons) will give you
the chance to speak and practice the language as much as possible. Thanks to our experienced teachers you will increase your confidence in speaking very fast.

Conversation course German C1

In our conversation courses you will focus on speaking and pronunciation. Our small group size (3 to 6 persons) will give you
the chance to speak and practice the language as much as possible. Thanks to our experienced teachers you will increase your confidence in speaking very fast.

Conversation course German C2

In our conversation courses you will focus on speaking and pronunciation. Our small group size (3 to 6 persons) will give you
the chance to speak and practice the language as much as possible. Thanks to our experienced teachers you will increase your confidence in speaking very fast.

Grammar course German A2

You would like to speak and write without grammar or spelling mistakes. In our small groups (3 to 6 participants) you will learn to express yourself clearly and correctly.

Grammar course German B1

You would like to speak and write without grammar or spelling mistakes. In our small groups (3 to 6 participants) you will learn to express yourself clearly and correctly.

Grammar course German B2

You would like to speak and write without grammar or spelling mistakes. In our small groups (3 to 6 participants) you will learn to express yourself clearly and correctly.

Grammar course German C1

You would like to speak and write without grammar or spelling mistakes. In our small groups (3 to 6 participants) you will learn to express yourself clearly and correctly.

Grammar course German C2

You would like to speak and write without grammar or spelling mistakes. In our small groups (3 to 6 participants) you will learn to express yourself clearly and correctly.

Interview training German

Do you have a job interview coming up? This course will help you to be successful throughout a range of different techniques, like role plays and the exploration of tricky questions. In addition, we offer advice on preparing your application and resume.

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Do you have questions about the right language course?

We will be happy to advise you personally!

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Frequent questions

Does the KulturLegi apply to Wordculture?

Yes, the KulturLegi is valid for us. If you present it, you will receive a 33% discount on our entire offer.

What level of German do I need if I want to work in Switzerland?

Level B2 in German is recommended if you want to work in Switzerland.

At which level can you switch from German to Swiss German?

We recommend at least a B1 level in High German before starting to learn Swiss German. A good basis in High German will make learning Swiss German extremely easy for you.

When can children go to childcare?

Children and toddlers from 6 months of age can attend our Childcare.

Is there a high failure rate in the telc exams?

In fact, 99 percent of our students pass the telc exam.

Do you offer telc and Goethe exams?

We offer both telc and Goethe exam preparation courses. As Wordculture is a licensed examination centre for telc examinations, you can take your telc examinations with us.

What is the difference between telc and Goethe?

Both certificates are equally recognized in Switzerland and worldwide. They are very similar in content. Telc focuses more on oral expression, while Goethe emphasizes on the written part.

Is there a discount if you book a lot of Skype lessons?

Yes, there are attractive price packages with the Skype lessons that we can offer you. There is also a daily happy hour from 2pm to 5pm. During this time, we also offer discounts on the lessons.

Is there a discount if you book a lot of private lessons?

Yes, there are attractive price packages for private lessons that we can offer you. There is also a daily happy hour from 2pm to 5pm. During this time, we also offer discounts on the lessons.

How many lessons does it take to complete a level in private lessons?

We recommend approx 25 lessons of 60 minutes each for levels A1 and A2, and an average of 30 lessons of 60 minutes each for levels B1-C2. Of course, this also depends on how much time you can invest in learning at home.

What is the advantage of a group course and what are the advantages of private lessons?

Our group courses take place on a fixed time schedule. In principle our courses are very interactive, giving you the opportunity to communicate a lot and get to know new people from all over the world. The private lessons can be designed flexibly, leaving it up to you to determine the time schedule that suits you best. The content of the program is also completely tailored according to your needs and your individual learning pace.

What is special about your group courses?

Our groups are very small, with 3-6 students only, and are thus very dynamic and interactive. Compared to other schools, you will have plenty of time to speak and practice. In addition, with us, you will be able to complete an entire language level in just 48 lessons.

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Knowledge of the German language, whether in a professional or private context, is essential for living in Zürich!
The phrase: “Deutsche Sprache – schwere Sprache” (German is a difficult language) isn’t true at Wordculture! You will find out, just how much fun learning German can be. And it will be much easier than you might imagine.

Our small class size (3-6 students) will give you every opportunity to speak and practice the language as much as possible. The support of our experienced teachers will help you quickly reach your language goals.
We offer German courses for all levels: A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2. At the end of your course you will be able to take a certificate test such as Goethe or telc. As a licensed telc Examination Centre we can offer you the convenience and comfort of sitting the Telc exam at out school.

We offer our courses throughout the day – mornings, midday, afternoons, and we can offer you the flexibility of studying at our centrally located school, in the comfort of your own home, or at your workplace.
An advantage for all parents is that we can offer our Childcare-service (until 5pm) which runs in parallel with our language courses. While you learn, our childcare specialists will look after your little ones. (12.50 CHF/60min).

Sample quote for German Group Courses (covers an entire level):
Intensive Course, 1 Month, 60 Lessons of 60min / 2100 CHF
Semi-Intensive Course I- 2.5 Months or 3.5 Months, 56 Lessons of 60min / 1960 CHF
Semi-Intensive Course II 4 Months, 48 Lessons of 60min / 1680 CHF

Private Lessons – German:
Price per Hour: 118 CHF
Price for Students: 90 CHF
Take advantage of our lesson packages:
1-20 Lessons:         118 CHF
21-40 Lessons:       5% Discount
41-60 Lessons:       10% Discount
61-90 Lessons:       15% Discount
over 91 Lessons:    20% Discount

HAPPY-HOUR SPECIAL
If you book a private lesson from Monday to Friday between 2pm and 5pm you will receive a 10CHF discount per lesson.

Semi-private Lessons – German:
1-40 Lessons:         60 CHF p.p.
41-80 Lessons:       5% Discount
over 81 Lessons:    10% Discount

HAPPY-HOUR SPECIAL
If you book a semi-private lesson from Monday to Friday between 2pm and 5pm you will receive a 10CHF discount per lesson.

Skype Lessons – German:
1-20 Lessons:         90 CHF
21-40 Lessons:       5% Discount
over 41 Lessons:    10% Discount

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