Semi-intensive course (part-time)

Out of all our German courses, the hybrid semi-intensive course is the most flexible for everyday life and allows the students more time for revision between classes. We offer these two options:


  • Afternoon course (8 lessons per week)
  • Evening course (6 lessons per week)
Learning in homogeneous groups

Target audience

Fast-learning and motivated adults worldwide

Student profile

Education: 83% with university level (40% Bachelor, 43% Master, PhD or higher)
Age: 75% of participants are between 25 and 40 years old (median: 30 years)
Origin: 46% Europe, 16% Far East, 15% Latin America, 11% North America, 5% Middle East, 7% other

Group size

1 to 9 students

Days and times

Afternoon classes: Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu, 13.30 to 16.40

Evening classes: Mo/Wed or Tue/Thu, 18.00 to 20.10

Lessons per week

Afternoon classes: 8 lessons of 40 minutes

Evening classes: 6 lessons of 40 minutes

If there are less than 4 students registered, our courses go into semi-private mode. The reduced times are listed in the terms and conditions. Lesson content and prices remain unchanged.

Course starts

After taking the assessment test, people with an existing knowledge of German can begin a suitable course every other week, depending on places being available in the class.

Course starts for beginners with no prior knowledge of German

Next course start afternoon Weekdays
22. July 2024 Monday and Wednesday

Next course start evening Weekdays
8. July 2024 Monday and Wednesday

All other course start dates can be found on our course start page.

Additional effort

2 to 4 hours per week
(1 to 2 hours per course day for preparation and homework)

Course length

You can choose any course length. A language level (A1, A2, B1, B1+, B2, C1) takes in average 20 weeks to complete in a semi-intensive course.

Course location

Zurich or via video link (depending on your preference)

Notice period

1 week to the end of a calendar week

Goethe certificate, course confirmation

Goethe or telc certificate examinations (B1, B2, C1) can be taken after completion of the corresponding level without further preparation. We guarantee that you will pass the examination.

The Bellingua course confirmation can be issued on demand after completing the course.

Money back guarantee

Valid during the first two weeks of the course.

If the student decides to cancel the course at the end of the second week, the course fees will be fully refunded.

Price & additional costs for the semi-intensive course (afternoon and evening)

Course fee
CHF 150 per week (afternoon: CHF 18.75 per lesson | late afternoon & evening: CHF 25 per lesson). Course books are not included.

Approx. CHF 45 per 10 modules (corresponds to 20 weeks semi-intensive course). Books can be purchased at our office.

Other costs
There are no additional costs.

Goethe Certificates
Taking a certificate exam is voluntary, the fees vary depending on the certificate.

Personal consultation

Before you register for a German course, there is a free consultation meeting (in German or English) in order to find out more about your individual needs and goals. Our customer advisors are available during our opening hours – in person at our school office, by phone or via video call. Just drop in or give us a call (++41 44 250 20 00). For a video call please set up an appointment.


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