Fast track German
In our most intensive German course, you will develop not only your social, professional and language skills but also your personal skills as you learn German for work and everyday life. This course’s main objective is to help you become integrated into the Swiss job market. To that end, we offer an examination for the internationally recognized telc certificate at the end of the course.
Course: Fast-track German
Course length: 10 weeks, 200 lessons
Course times: Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m.– 11.50 a.m.
Level: A1–B2 based on the CEFR
Registration deadline: 1 week before the course begins (later registration possible depending on availability)
Childcare: yes, only in the morning
Face-to-face classes: Level A1.1 / possibly A1.2
Distance learning / online: possibly level A1.2 / from level A2
Fees (depending on income):
For Basel-Stadt residents: CHF 300.–/600.- to CHF 2,800.–
For Baselland residents: CHF 1,550.– to CHF 2,430.– (from course level B2 onwards CHF 3,110.–)
For Solothurn residents: CHF 1,400.– (from course level B2 onwards CHF 3,110.–)
For residents of other cantons and referring agencies: CHF 3,110.–
Per child: CHF 300.– to 2,900.– (children under 18 months: +CHF 6.–/h)
For Solothurn residents: CHF 400.– (from course level B2 onwards CHF 1,590.–)
Boost your skills by combining this course with a Basic Skills Module. Interested? Then click on additional course information.
Specifics: Until further notice, the Covid-19 certificate requirement 3G applies to the course. You can find more information in our FAQ. However, the requirements of the authorities (federal government, canton Basel-Stadt) can change at any time. Please inform yourself again on our website before the course begin.
Why is Fast-track German the right course for you?
> You will improve your language skills for every-day life and work and gain the speaking and writing skills you need to better handle everyday situations..
> You will develop personal tools for your first steps into the Swiss job market.
> You will develop your personal and social skills.
> You will prepare for the telc examination.
What exactly do you learn in this course?
> Strategies for building up and expanding your vocabulary for every-day life and work
> 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
> Job application strategies
> How to use computer learning programmes
> How to prepare for the telc examination
What sets our courses apart?
> Practical lessons: you learn through real-life examples.
> Interaction: we emphasize communication and student involvement.
> Student focus: we adapt to your learning pace–from the first day to the last.
> Need-orientation: you determine your learning process. We support you.
> Variety: you learn alone, in pairs and in groups with various media.
> Technology: you become familiar with and use digital media and e-learning tools.
> 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 15 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 to B1). We will be happy to inform you.
K5 helps you successfully learn German – customized to your needs.
Improve your basic skills by combining this course with one or more Basic Skills Modules: Understanding Swiss German in every-day life and at work, Computer Skills in German, Pronunciation, Finding a Job in German, Reading and Writing (literacy) and Conversation. See afternoon courses for more information.
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.
The possibility of a course and childcare fee reduction for private payers from Basel-Stadt and Baselland 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. Verification of a health insurance premium fee reduction (BS) or a payment slip (BL) must be provided when registering for a course.
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 one week after the course begins, a fee of CHF 75.– will be charged. As of the second 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, for example the rearrangement of face-to-face lessons to distance learning.
In order for the participants to be able to participate in distance 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 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
The course costs remain owed in full in the aforementioned measures.
Furthermore, the K5 Basler Kurszentrum is entitled to pass on contact details of participants to cantonal authorities in connection with the corona pandemic (e.g. for contact tracing).
The possibility of a 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.
The fees can be paid in instalments and must be paid in full by the end of the day care period booked.
Childcare registration may be cancelled at no cost up until two weeks before the course begins. As of the third course week, the full course fees will be billed.
Due to the current corona pandemic, K5 Basler Kurszentrum is obliged to implement protective measures. In this context, K5 Basler Kurszentrum, is entitled to exclude children, in whole or in part, from the after-school care center if official instructions are thereby implemented.