Program Details

Small-Group German lessons in Northampton

At ILI, we’re all about learning in a fun and welcoming environment.

Our live online German group classes happen in real-time with a qualified German teacher.

At ILI, our online German courses are designed to make you feel like you’re right there with us! Classes are usually small, with an average of six students in each group.

Program Info

Tuition Fees $429
Language levels Beginners -Intermaediate
Location ?


Taking classes online means receiving live lessons with your ILI teacher via a video call at a pre-scheduled time.

Minimum age 17
Frequency Once/Twice per week

Group Size

Average 6
Maximum 12

Course Timings

Duration 6 and 12 weeks
Study time 18 hours


Our group online German classes run year round. The schedule varies depending on the season.

We have two options which run on different dates throughout the year.

  • 12-week program, with one class of 1.5 hours per week
  • 6-week intensive program, with two classes of 1.5 hours per week

Class times and days depend on your level of German. Your instructor with be doing an informal assessment to make sure everyone is in the right level on the first day of class. You will receive a confirmation email the week before class starts.

For details on start dates and cost, please click on the Schedule & Cost tab.


Group German classes are a great way to:

  • Learn together in a small group setting
  • Take risks speaking with other and try out your new skills
  • Experience a mix of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities
  • Make steady progress in German, with time for review and learning between lessons
  • Socialize and make new friends while working towards the common goal of learning German

Our teachers

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

ILI’s German instructors are skilled at 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.


“Excellent program. Teachers are very engaged and helpful.”


Program Info

Tuition Fees $429
Language levels Beginners -Intermaediate
Location ?


Taking classes online means receiving live lessons with your ILI teacher via a video call at a pre-scheduled time.

Minimum age 17
Frequency Once/Twice per week

Group Size

Average 6
Maximum 12

Course Timings

Duration 6 and 12 weeks
Study time 18 hours

Schedule & Cost

Course fees

We offer group German programs four times a year, ONLINE:

  • Winter Program
    Jan 22 – March 4, 2024
    $479Two classes per week, 6 week intensive Winter program
  • Spring Program
    March 26 – June 13, 2024
    $479One class per week, 12-week Spring program
  • Summer Program
    No classes this summer, private tutorials are available
    $479German classes will resume in the fall
  • Fall Program
    Sept. 19 – Dec 12, 2024
    $479One class per week, 12-week Fall program
A person with a laptop open with students on the screen having fun in an online class.

FALL German Program levels, days and times

Below you’ll find details of all the class times and days for our ONLINE German classes. The times and days of your German courses depend on your current level of German.

You can use our level descriptions to calculate your level and check what time your lessons will take place.

Don’t worry if you’re not 100% sure of your level, you can request a level assessment below.

Level 1Monday & Wednesday
5pm – 6:30pm
Level 2Monday & Wednesday
7pm – 8:30pm

Find out as soon as new dates are posted

More days, dates and class times will be published later in the year. Please sign up to our newsletter below or follow us on Instagram and we’ll update you as soon as the new dates are released.



Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Some of our teachers are native speakers and others have native and near native fluency.

Yes! ILI is an approved provider of Professional Development Points for Massachusetts.

We do not allow this as we have found that it is disruptive to the class as they build a trusting community that enables students to take risks in learning. It’s also difficult for teachers to have students come and go.

We do not currently offer scholarships in the World Language program.

No, there is no financial aid for language classes. However, Career counselors at MassHire Career Centers can help you apply for an Individual Training Account (ITA), which provides financial support to job seekers who need occupational skills training in order to successfully re-enter the workforce. Eligible individuals choose from a pre-approved list of training courses, which include English teacher training courses and TESOL course distance learning, and tuition costs are paid directly out of the ITA. To find out if you are eligible for an ITA for your TESOL Certificate cost, please contact a MassHire Career Center.

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.

View our Staff page to learn about our teachers.

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Refund Policy

Courses Refund Policy

Policy applies to classes that are paid in full. In case the class is cancelled a full refund will be issued within 30 days.

  • If you withdraw…Refund
  • Before class begins100%
  • Before midpoint of your class50%
  • After midpoint of your classno refund

Complaint Procedure

Students are encouraged to voice their opinions during feedback in class and directly to the instructor. If a student has further concerns about the class or program, World Language students should contact the World Language Coordinator, Heather Hall, by email.  Further concerns should be brought to the attention of the Executive Director, Caroline Gear. Contact information is below. Students will receive a confirmation of receipt of complaint within 7 days. The final step in resolving a complaint is to contact ACCET, the agency that accredits the school. You can find the ACCET complaint procedure here.

Heather Hall:

Caroline Gear:

ILI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical handicap, political belief or affiliation, membership or non-membership in any organization, or veteran status in any aspect of the administration or treatment of students or in employment. ILI is committed to ensure that all of its services are accessible to qualified persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

ILI is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training and the International Association of Language Centres and a member of the American Association on Intensive English Programs

Ready to get started with our Face-to-face German lessons?

Registering for face-to-face German lesson couldn’t be easier! Simply follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Complete the registration form
  2. We’ll pair you with your teacher and group
  3. We’ll confirm days, dates and times and get you started!

Still not sure?

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The ILI Promise

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

Portrait of Caroline Gear - Executive Director
  • 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.

Other ways to learn German

Private German Lessons

A picture of a Berlin Germany newspaper.

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

A medieval town in Germany.

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.