Not always can German courses be organized in a classroom setting. There are many alternatives online, which have become available to au pairs and those, which want to apply for the au pair visa in a German speaking country.
Why German courses online? Maybe local courses aren’t available, or start at a later point in time, or are very expensive, or they don’t match the free time slots, or maybe they are just booked solid.
There is a solution for everything.
Online German courses for au pairs are a great alternative and being booked by more and more students around the world.
Below you will find a list of online German courses we recommend.
Eloqua is a private language school in Munich which offers local language courses in major cities around Germany at different levels.
EloquaMUC also offers online courses. Their online classes include a mixture of app, virtual classroom sessions and homework.
In two 90-minute live online sessions per week, au pairs can interact with a teacher. The learning platform with additional educational material and homework offers further possibilities to learn according to your personal schedule. The assignments can also be completed through an app.
The offer is set up to accomodate the needs of the au pairs financially,
The offer is financially and time-wise designed to give au pairs the opportunity to successfully complete 2 levels in one au pair year. Eloqua offers au pairs an attractive discount.
You can find the offer here: https://eloquamuc.de/deutsch-lernen-online/
It is not enough to know – one must also apply.
It is not enough to want – one must also do.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
BerlinoSchulen is a language school in Berlin, which offers classes in a classroom setting as well as online. Lessons take place in German in small groups of a maximum of 10 students.
BerlinoSchule offers intensive courses in the mornings and afternoons, from Monday through Friday, from 9:30 to 12:10 or from 14:30 to 17:10. Each course takes 3 weeks and should ensure fast progress. The courses are 192€, but au pairs get a reduction of 20€ when the course is booked through us.
Available courses can be booked here: https://en.berlinoschule.com/german-group-classes-on-skype-zoom-calendar/#calendar
A new language opens your eyes, not just doors.
The Munich Volkshochschule offers German courses for au pairs. The courses aren’t cheap, but they are good. They offer all levels during different times of the days. Generally the course availability matches the Bavarian school calendar. The courses are recognized throughout Germany, so there is no reason why someone living in Hamburg should not take a course with the Munich Volkshochschule.
Intensiv courses usually last 24 days, from Monday through Friday. With over 300€ they are more expensive than what an au pair can usually afford. Their effectiveness generally justifies the price though if someone is looking to pick up the language quickly.
You can find the courses online here: https://www.mvhs.de/programm/deutsch-integration/online-deutsch.19727
Captain Language is another language school. The school is used by many au pairs because the courses are very affordable. The courses are offered in packages, each package can be used to learn up to 5 languages at the same time and the provider is very affordable. However, the offer does not include virtual classrooms and is based solely on self-learning.
You can find out more about their offer here: https://www.captain-language.com/
With Groupon, Captain Language offers price reductions:
Pro Au Pairs 24
Pro Au Pairs 24 offers language courses on a monthly subscription basis. The offer is directed towards host families: the au pair can start with the courses before coming to Germany and continue learning German for the duration of 12 months. Should the au pair terminate the contract prematurely, the host family can pause the subscription until the next au pair comes.
The courses are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, either in the mornings or afternoons. The courses are usually double-lessons in skype or zoom calls. The classroom material is made available online. No further costs will be incurred.
The classes are tought by experienced teachers, which can speak English or Spanish to explain concepts if needed.
The option to double the number of lessons a week also exists. This way, levels can be completed more quickly.
At currently €77 per month, the offer is definitely very affordable. Since the host family does not have to pay for the transportation to and from the language course, it is suggested that the host family should pay the entire course fees.
You can find out more about the courses offered here: www.proaupairs24.com
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When a German dives into a sentence, you won’t see him again until he emerges at the other end with the verb between his teeth.
– Marc Twain
The Deutsche Welle offers free courses and resources here: https://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/deutschkurse/s-2068
The Volkshochschulen have a portal for German language students: https://portal-deutsch.de/lernen/deutschlernen/
You are looking for even more information?
We have compiled a list of what courses in a classroom setting cost in Germany on average. You can find out more in this blog article: https://www.myfamilyaupair.com/infos-fuer-familien/was-kostet-ein-deutschkurs/
*We would like to point out that the information and links to online German courses for au pairs mentioned here are interpreted as advertising in accordance with the Telemedia Act §6 Para. 1 No. 1.