Evening German

Have you just started learning German? Do you want to improve your German? Have you found a job and want to broaden your German skills? Then Evening German is the right course for you. This course meets two evenings a week and is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced students or fast learners.

Course: Evening German
Course length: 8 weeks, 40 lessons
Course times: Monday and Wednesday, 6.30–8.30 p.m.
Level: A1–B2 based on the CEFR
Registration deadline: 1 week before the course begins; later registrations will be added to the waiting list
Childcare: no

Fees (depending on income):
Course: 
For Basel-Stadt residents: CHF 60.– to CHF 420.– 
For Baselland residents: CHF 300.– to 480.– (from course level B2 onwards CHF 600.–)
For Solothurn residents: CHF 280.– (from course level B2 onwards CHF 600.–)
For residents of other cantons and referring agencies: CHF 600.– 

Specifics: We are taking safeguards related to the corona pandemic. If social distance rules and/or maximum number of participants per course room remain defined at the course start, the course may take place in divided groups. A course instructor will teach half-groups (probably in separate course rooms). Please note the relevant additions to our general terms and conditions.

FAQ: Here you find the most frequently asked questions to the corona pandemic and our courses.

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Why is Evening German the right course for you?
> You prefer a German course with a fast learning rate.
> You will improve your language skills for work and gain the speaking and writing skills you need to better handle everyday situations.
> You will become more familiar with Swiss society.
> You will develop your personal and social skills.

What exactly do you learn in this course?
> Strategies for building up and expanding your everyday vocabulary
> How to improve your pronunciation and speaking skills using conversation and phonetic exercises
> Grammar and structure, writing skills
> Listening and reading skills
> Learning and study techniques

What sets our courses apart?
> Practical lessons: you learn through real-life examples.
> Interaction: we emphasize communication and student involvement.
> Need-orientation: you determine your learning process. We support you.
> Variety: you learn alone, in pairs and in groups with various media.
> Flexibility: we offer individual tutoring on request.

More valuable information
> On the first course day we clarify your existing language abilities and course placement.
> You learn together with a maximum of 13 other course participants.
> We recommend 3-5 hours of independent study a week.
> At the end of the course you receive a confirmation of participation indicating your language reference level and attendance.
> After the course you can opt for a telc language test (A1, A2, B1, B2) or a proof of language competency fide(A1, A2, B1). We will be happy to inform you.

K5 helps you successfully learn German–customized to your Needs.

Information on the price reduction

We offer various fee reductions for our courses and the childcare
Our course and childcare fees vary because donations and cantonal contributions allow us to offer fee reductions based on your canton of residence. You too can take advantage of these reductions!

Please note the following important information:

Basel-Stadt
In order to receive a reduction, you must be registered for a health insurance premium reduction from the canton.
> If you do not yet receive a health insurance premium reduction, you can contact the canton's benefits office ASB (Amt für Sozialbeiträge): www.asb.bs.ch/krankenversicherung/praemienverbilligung.html.
> The ASB will assign you a reduction category based on your income and family situation. You will receive a fee reduction from K5 according to this category.

We offer courses that are free with the Basel-Stadt voucher.

The K5 playgroup accepts children who are required by the canton Basel-Stadt to attend a playgroup in order to learn German (Obligatorium BS).

Baselland
If you live in canton Baselland, we can then give you a fee reduction based on your income for specific courses up to Niveau B1. In order to receive a fee reduction, you must provide K5 with your salary statements from the past three months. According to the regulations of the canton Basel-Landschaft, a reduction is only granted to persons with a regular long-term residency (residency permits B, C, or the Swiss passport).

Solothurn
If you live in the Dorneck-Thierstein district of canton Solothurn, you can take advantage of fixed reduced fees for certain courses. The fees for Solothurn residents are written on K5's course descriptions.

Other cantons
We also offer reductions on a few courses (including childcare) for people living in other cantons. In order to receive a fee reduction, you must provide K5 with your salary statements from the past three months.

Please stop by or call us. We would be happy to assist you in your language of choice.

General terms and conditions course

A written confirmation of participation will be issued at the end of a course if a participant has finished the course. This confirmation includes course content, course dates, course level(s) and number of lessons.

For private payers the possibility of a course and childcare fee reduction will be reviewed at the time of registration. A fee reduction is based on a family’s income, which must be shown in writing when registering for a course. Residents of Basel-Stadt must provide verification that they receive a health insurance premium fee reduction; residents of Baselland must provide a salary statement.

Course fees may be paid in instalments. The first instalment is due when the course begins. Course fees must be paid in full before the end of the course.

Course registration may be cancelled at no cost up until one week before the course begins. If course registration is cancelled within two weeks after the course begins, a fee of CHF 75.– will be charged. As of the third course week, the full course fees will be billed.

The general terms and conditions of the canton of Solothurn apply for Solothurn residents who attend a course subsidised by the canton of Solothurn.

Due to the current corona pandemic, K5 Basler Kurszentrum is obliged to implement protective measures (e.g. keep distance). By registering for the course, the course participant confirms that the K5 Basler Kurszentrum is authorized to undertake/ adapt appropriate measures in the course structure if necessary. Examples include: 

  • Conducting lessons in divided courses:
    • one course instructor teaches two semigroups in parallel in different course rooms
    • division of the course groups into two half groups, which alternate in terms of "attendance on site" and "guided learning at home"
  • Conversion of classroom instruction into other suitable forms of "guided learning"
  • Conversion of classroom instruction to "distance learning" with video conferences
  • etc.

In order for the participants to be able to participate in distance learning and/ or guided learning, they must have appropriate digital devices (computer, tablet) and an Internet connection and be able to use them (including downloading, for example Video conference apps etc.). Responsibility in this regard rests with the participant. Loan devices are available in limited numbers from the K5. 

The course costs remain owed in full in the aforementioned measures. Lessons in "distance learning" and "guided learning" are rated as class attendance. 

In addition, K5 Basler Kurszentrum is authorized to exclude participants from the course if thereby official instructions are implemented. Examples include: 

  • Participants who show signs of illness and /or who dod not or only insufficiently implement the official hygiene measures
  • Participants who belong to a risk group according to the Federal Office of Public Health
  • Participants who have to isolate themselves according to  the Federal Office of Public Health or a medical prescription
  • etc.

The course costs remain owed in full in the aforementioned measures.

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