At a glance
- Courses for very advanced students (levels C1 and C2)
- Placement test before beginning the course
- From 30 to 100 lessons per quarter
- HDS German Diploma C1/C2 upon completion. We do the preparation work for exams of the Goethe Institut (levels C1 and C2).
- Number of students per class limited to a maximum of 15
These courses are for advanced learners of German. As an entrance requirement, either the HDS Intermediate Level Certificate or a corresponding placement test result is necessary. The participants must be at least 16 years old and have completed a minimum of 8 years schooling.
Those who have reached level C can follow the spoken language easily – even when the tempo is rapid. Advanced students on level C can read virtually any text without difficulty, can summarise information, and can express themselves fluently and precisely both in speaking and writing.
You decide yourself whether your course aim is the HDS German Diploma, or additionally, the Goethe Certificate C1 or Goethe Certificate C2 (Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplome). Regardless of the exam goals you have set, in the Advanced Level, you will perfect your knowledge of the German language. In addition you will delve into German literature and will discover different authors. In the Advanced Level, we study grammatical and cultural aspects of the German language in more depth, perfect your spoken and written skills and attempt to also understand the nuances of the language.
Difficult grammar structures, perfection of spoken and written expression, reading and analysis of original German articles in newspapers and magazines, fictional and professional literature, etc.
The structure of the Advanced Level adapts to your needs. To intensify your studies, you can also participate in more than one of these groups.
Monday and Wednesday lessons: CHF 900
Thursday lessons: CHF 660
Monday evening lessons: CHF 390
In addition CHF 20 to 70 are to be paid for books and learning material in each group. At the office you can ask about cost reductions when booking more than one group.
The Advanced Level ends with the HDS German Diploma C1/C2. The final exam costs are included in the course fee. Our courses also prepare for the Goethe Institute exams. If you would like to obtain the Goethe Certificate C1 or C2 (Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom), you will have to take the exam outside the HDS; adding additional costs. For further information, please contact the office.