Our classes are designed to make language learning an exciting journey, utilizing interactive and communicative activities that empower you to speak and use German from day one.

German Language Lessons at ILI

We offer a few options to suit your preference and needs. Whether you prefer private classes or small group sessions, you can start learning German online from the comfort of your home or even immerse yourself in a German-speaking country abroad. Regardless of the format you choose, our dedicated teachers will guide you, ensuring that you receive personalized attention and support every step of the way.

German Course Options

Private German Lessons

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Our Private German lessons in-person or online allow you to shape your learning around your busy life. You choose the times, days and topics, we’ll do the rest!

Study German Abroad

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Consider a language immersion experience and study German in Germany! We can assist you in finding a location and program that’s right for you.

Online German courses

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Our online German courses are always live with an ILI teacher, in very small groups, meaning you can attend from anywhere you like.

Our German Teacher

German teacher, Linda Sileniece, with 3 students at a free outdoor concert in Northampton,MA.
German teacher, Linda Sileniece, with students at a free outdoor concert in Northampton,MA.

ILI’s German instructors are skilled teaching dynamic, creative lessons, drawing inspiration from student input and objectives as well as from their many years of experience. ILI’s teaching staff actively participate in professional development to design curriculum that engages students making the learning process fun and effective.

“I studied German with ILI via a live online german conversation class. The classes were great, and everyone was super friendly. Because they’re so interested in you as a person, it can’t help but boost your self-confidence, and that is critical when it comes to speaking a language. I’m hoping to join the next course and keep going. Thanks Linda and Heather.”

Richard Bradford

Check Your German Level

Unsure of the level you are at in the language you want to learn? Don’t worry, we are here to help.

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Ask Samira for an assessment in the language you are interested in. She will arrange an appropriate instructor to assess you in a 10 to 15-minute conversation, and then when you register for a course, we can place you in the class that will be best for you.

If you are a zero-level beginner, you’ll start in our Level 1 class, so need for an assessment.

Or if you are unsure about anything…

Got a Question?

See if our frequently asked questions answer what’s on your mind…

Selected FAQs

We assign optional homework as many of our students are working adults with very busy schedules. However, we encourage our students to practice outside of class as much as possible.

Our students in the World Language Program tend to be aged anywhere between 17 and 88 years old.

  • Having a hard copy of your class book can be a real help. You can pick one up at our school in Northampton. Just give us a heads up when you can drop by so that we have one ready for you.
  • Take a little time before class to get your online learning environment ready. We recommend having good lighting and being within 2-3 feet of your computer camera. This way the teacher and other students can have a more visual feel for how students are reacting to lessons and activities. Have a notebook and something to write with.
  • Read the 7 Strategies for Success in your ILI workbook.
  • We always recommend that students take a little time before and or after your class to review the lessons.

Yes, we are happy to help you to enroll in the class that’s best for your level. Assessment are painless and are done via phone and take about 10-15 minutes. Simply fill out the assessment request form and we will be in touch shortly.

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What to do next

  1. Explore our German program options and choose the one that suits you best
  2. Get a language level assessment if you need to
  3. Register for your chosen course!

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The ILI Promise

At ILI, we believe that all our actions should stem from grace and loving kindness.

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  • We operate as an equal opportunity organization.
  • We nurture relationships beyond the classroom.
  • We are committed to providing the highest quality language instruction and teacher training.
  • We promote intercultural understanding and celebrate the diversity in our local communities.
  • We work collaboratively to build and sustain the communities we serve.
  • We believe in life-changing teaching and learning.