Intensive German Courses in London and Online - Learn German Fast in a Small Group

 
Two German students taking a selfie in Berlin after their intensive German courses in London

German intensive courses with a maximum number of 5 students

Learn German fast and join one of our new German intensive courses with a maximum number of five students per class, taught by an Oxford-educated native German tutor with 20 years of experience in teaching the German language and his team. Due to their small size, the courses are ideal for students who are keen to make rapid progress in the language because every student is given individual feedback in class and plenty of opportunity to practice what they learnt.

Our students tend to pick up the language quite quickly by joining our intensive German courses once, twice, or even three times a week. Unlike larger language schools where German courses tend to last for a term, our classes run continuously, excluding holidays, which allows new students to join our classes after their official start date. We also offer revision lessons to students who missed a class or two to ensure that they are able to catch up with the class and continue to make progress. In a class of only 5 students, it is important that everyone is at the same level, and our revision lessons help to ensure that the level is maintained. You will find more information on our revision lessons below. If you scroll down, you will also find our latest classes schedule. Let us know which of our intensive German courses works best for you, and get ready to learn German quickly.

Intensive German Courses*

Once a week

Revision lessons

Assessments

£40 / 1.5h

 

£70 / 60 mins

£30 

Super Intensive German Courses*

Twice a week

Three times a week

£75 / 3h

 

£110 / 4.5h

 

Fast-paced German language courses for rapid progress

The main difference between our intensive and super intensive German courses is the frequency of classes, the pace at which we go through the material, and the amount of homework and self-study that is required. While students in our intensive German courses sign up for one class a week, students who choose our super intensive German courses join two, three or more classes a week to progress even faster. In order to keep up a good pace, students are expected to spend at least two hours per week on homework and revision outside of class.

Each class will give you plenty of opportunity to speak German and practice your listening comprehension with your teacher as well as your fellow students. In each session we read and discuss texts on different topics, in order to build your vocabulary range and improve your confidence in using the language. Since grammar is such an important part of learning the language, the course will also cover at least one grammar topic in each class. We normally begin with the basics of German syntax, before we cover the cases, prepositions, and adjective endings. 

Learn German fast- even if you miss a class or two

Everyone in London is busy and juggling work and social life. So we understand that it's difficult for many people to commit to weekly courses. Unlike larger language institutes where you might struggle to follow their courses if you you miss a class or two, we offer revision lessons in which we teach you what was covered in the lesson you missed. These revision sessions are usually one-on-one lessons at £70 per hour, but of course it's possible to split the cost with other students if they also missed the class. After the revision session, you should be able to follow the next group lesson with ease. Normally, two group lessons equal one private lesson. 

Terms and conditions

 

In order to guarantee that the classes can run as planned, we ask students to firmly commit to a block of five dates at a time that correspond with their payment for five classes. Failure to attend the classes on those five dates means that the full classes fee will be charged. One of the classes can be rescheduled free of charge within one calendar month if attendance is cancelled with more than 24 hours' notice. Otherwise, the full fee for that class will be deducted from the advance payment. Unfortunately, deposits are non-refundable.

Once students have signed up for a course, they stay enrolled until they inform us by email of their wish to withdraw from the course and terminate the contract. Otherwise, their attendance automatically renews in blocks of five classes. The assumption is that students attend all classes unless they inform us otherwise.

Intensive German courses schedule and how it works

So how does it all work? If you are absolute beginner and have never studied German before, you can simply sign up for one, two or more of our beginner courses. Any of the courses listed below can be combined. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions. You might also want to check our answers to FAQ.

If you have studied German before and you know your current level, you can scroll down to my current schedule and pick the class or classes that suit you best. Again, any of the listed courses can be combined. We carefully monitor each student's progress, so even if you choose classes that are taught by different teachers our small team will ensure that your chosen classes form a coherent course without unnecessary repetition.

 

If you're unsure of your level, we should arrange assessment session, in which we are going to check your level and allocate you to the group that is best for you. Our assessments are thorough and include reading, comprehension, speaking and writing exercises, in order to ensure that all participants in the group have the same level of German. This assessment session for students who know some German is a 15-25 minute one-on-one lesson with Jens Olesen, the founder of Olesen Tuition, and the fee is £30. The actual group classes will then be at £40 pounds per person per for each 90-minutes class, if you join one class a week. There are discounts if you join two or more classes a week (just check our price list for more information). The payment for the first class needs to be made in advance. If you're happy to continue, we then require an advance payment of five classes as deposit and ask you to firmly commit to certain dates on which you are able to attend the class. One of these classes you committed to can be rescheduled free of charge within one calendar month if cancelled with more than 24 hours' notice. Otherwise, the full fee will be charged.

If missed the start date of one of our courses, you can arrange revision lessons with us and catch up on what you missed. These revision lessons can be one-to-one sessions or you could split the cost with other new students. 

Current schedule of our intensive German courses

To sign up for, or get more information about, any of our current German classes please email us or use the contact form​. Find out what we cover in our German language courses. The courses are taught by experienced German teachers Jens, Katja, Anja, and Andreas. Find out more about us here.

Please note that all our intensive German courses are held remotely via Zoom until further notice. The app is free of charge to our clients. Just contact us if you have any questions.

A1.1 (Absolute beginner)

Sundays 11.30-1pm NEW Intensive German Course (start date 20th of June; first taught by my colleague Katja and then by Andreas. Sign up for this new beginner German course now)

 Sundays 1-2.30pm  NEW Intensive German Course (start date 4th of July; taught by my colleague Andreas. Sign up for this new A1.1 beginner German course now)

Mondays 6.30-8pm NEW  Intensive German Course (taught by my colleague Uta who previously taught at the Goethe Institut in London. Sign up for this new A1.1. German course now. Currently full)

Mondays 7-8.30pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date 14th of June; taught by my colleague Annika who previously taught at the Humboldt Institute and the Goethe Institute in Santiago de Chile. Join this new complete beginner German course now)

Mondays 7.40-9.10pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date 21st of June; taught by my colleague Anja who also teaches at the Goethe Institut in London. Sign up for this new A1.1 German course now. The class will be held in person, if it is safe to do so)

Tuesdays 12.30-2pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC. Book your spot in this new beginner German course now)

Spaces in the courses listed as "currently full" might become available and other courses might be added soon. Contact us to find out more.

If you are an absolute beginner, you can join any of our A1.1. or A1.2 intensive German courses after one or more revision lessons at £70 per hour. The cost of these could be split with other students or booked as one-to-one tutorials with us. Just email us to find out more.

A1.2 (Beginner with some prior knowledge)

Sundays 4-5.30pm NEW  Intensive German Course (taught by Jens. One spot left)

Mondays 7.40-9.10pm Intensive German Course (taught by my colleague Katja who also teaches at the Goethe  Institut in London. One spot left)

Tuesdays 6-7.30pm NEW  Intensive German Course (taught by Jens. One spot left)

Tuesdays 7.30-9pm NEW  Intensive German Course (taught by my colleague Annika who previously taught at the Humboldt Institute and the Goethe Institute in Santiago de Chile. Join this new complete beginner German course now. Only one spot left)

Wednesdays 7.30-9pm Intensive German Course (taught by Jens. One spot left)

A2.1. (Elementary)

Sundays 11.30-1pm NEW Intensive German Course (taught by Jens. Two spots left)

Mondays 7.40-9.10pm NEW  Intensive German Course (TBC; taught by my colleague Anja who also teaches at the Goethe Institut in London. Sign up for this new A2 German course now)

Tuesdays 12.30-2pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC; taught by Jens. Sign up for our new A2.1 German course now)

Thursdays 7.30-9pm Intensive German Course (taught by my colleague Andreas who also teaches at the Goethe-Institut in Hamburg. One spot left)

A2.2. (Elementary)

Mondays 6-7.30pm Intensive German Course (taught by my colleague Anja who also teaches at the Goethe Institut in London. Currently full)

Tuesdays 8-9.30am NEW  Intensive German Course (taught by Jens. Two spots left )

Tuesdays 6.30-8pm NEW  Intensive German Course (taught by Jens. One spot left)

B1.1 (Lower-Intermediate)

Sundays 2.30-4pm NEW Intensive German Course (taught by Jens. Sign up now for this weekend German course now as there are only two spots left)

Sundays 7-8.30pm NEW  Intensive German Course (taught by Jens. Two spots left)

Mondays 6-7.30pm Intensive German Course (taught by my colleague Katja who also teaches at the Goethe Institut in London. Currently full)

Mondays 7-8.30pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date 14th of June; taught by my colleague Annika who previously taught at the Humboldt Institute and the Goethe Institute in Santiago de Chile. Sign up for this evening German class now)

Tuesdays 7.30-9pm NEW Intensive German Course (taught by Jens. Currently full)

Wednesdays 7-8.30pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC. Sign up for our new B1.1 German course now)

B1.2 (Lower-Intermediate)

Sundays 7-8.30pm NEW  Intensive German Course (first taught by Jens and then by Annika. Two spots left)

Tuesdays 12.30-2pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC; taught by Jens. Sign up for this new B2 German course now)

B2.1 (Upper-Intermediate)

Sundays 1-2.30pm NEW Intensive German Course (taught by Jens. Two spots left)

Thursdays 7.15-8.45pm NEW Intensive German course (taught by Jens. Two spots left)

B2.2. (Upper-Intermediate)

Mondays 7.40-9.10pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date. Just email us if you're interested in this German course)

Tuesdays 7.30-9pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC. Just email us if you're interested in this German course)

Wednesdays 12.30-2pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC. Just email us if you're interested in this German course)

C1.1 (Advanced)

Mondays 7.40-9.10pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date 21st of June; taught by my colleague Anja who also teaches at the Goethe Institut in London)

Tuesdays 12.30-2pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC: taught by Jens. Sign up for this new C1 German course now)

C1.2. (Advanced)

Sundays 5.30-7pm NEW Intensive German Course (taught by Jens; Two spots left)

Mondays 7.40-9.10pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC. Just email us if you're interested in this German course)

Thursdays 7.30-9pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC. Just email us if you're interested in this German course)

C2 (Fluency)

Mondays 7.40-9.10pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC; taught by my colleague Anja who also teaches at the Goethe Institut in London. Sign up for this new C2 German course now)

Tuesdays 12.30-2pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC; taught by Jens. Sign up for this new C2 German course now)

Tuesdays 7.30-9pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC)

Wednesdays 6-7.30pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC)

Thursdays 6-7.30pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC)

Thursdays 6.30-8pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC; taught by my colleague Uta who previously taught at the Goethe Institut in London. Sign up for this new C2 German course now)

Thursdays 7.30-9pm NEW  Intensive German Course (start date TBC)

If you are unsure of your level or which class might be suitable for you, just send us an email and we are happy to advise. It's always possible to join courses later on, if we meet for a catch-up lesson or two (details of which you find below). New classes start regularly, so if none of these times work for you, drop us a message to get the latest update on my schedule.

 

Unsure which group is right

for you?

Then let's meet for an assessment and consultation session where I advise you on the various options I can offer you. My assessments include reading, comprehension, speaking and writing exercises, in order to determine your current level of German. These sessions are 15-25 minute lessons with me and the fee is £30. Contact me here and book your session now.

Are there certain grammar topics that you never learned properly? No problem. Join one of our classes on a one-off basis to learn about that topic. Email us and we'll tell you when our group classes cover the topic you want to revise or learn about.

Reviews intensive German courses London

Lucie D.

Jens is an amazing teacher, very passionate and enthusiastic, and always happy to answer your questions. I started the course 3 months before moving to Berlin and I am now using everything we have learned, it has been so useful!

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Laura K.

Attended the group classes for about a year before moving to Berlin and it was the best decision ever. I'm now able to find my way around and I can easily build on the knowledge I already have. Doing evening classes can be tough sometimes but it was always fun with Jens as he has a great attitude towards teaching and he always has his inventive ways how to exlain the grammar. Thanks, Jens!

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Rueben C.

Jens is a brilliant teacher. Knowledgable yet funny, professional yet easygoing. He actually makes learning German fun! I only had lessons for a few months before moving to Germany. However, in that time Jens helped me build a solid foundation in German. If my next tutor is half as good as Jens I'll be happy.

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