Online German Courses: Definition

An online German class typically includes live virtual sessions with our experienced instructors, interactive lessons, multimedia resources, and opportunities for discussions with other students. You’ll have access to a user-friendly online platform, making learning convenient and flexible to fit your schedule and needs.

Online German lessons at ILI – how it works (so well!)

At ILI, our online German classes are designed to make you feel like you’re right in the classroom with us!

Our live online German lessons are just like in-person classes, with both group and private options available. ILI’s small online groups ensure plenty of speaking opportunities, and our teachers bring energy and expertise to every lesson, creating a positive learning experience for you!

Benefits of online German lessons

There are some clear advantages of learning German online:

  • Flexibility – learn at your own pace, accommodating busy schedules and allowing for a better work-life-study balance.
  • Accessibility – learn German from anywhere in the world.
  • Convenience – save time and money on transportation while still accessing high quality education.

Online German Course Options

All of the following German course formats are available as an online option. You’ll be able to specify when you book!

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.

Our German Teachers

German teacher, Linda Sileniece, with 3 students at a free outdoor concert in Northampton,MA.
Linda Sileniece (3rd from left) with students at an outdoor concert in Northampton, MA.

ILI’s German instructor is skilled teaching dynamic, creative lessons, drawing inspiration from student input and objectives as well as from her 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.

ILI has been teaching languages and training teachers since 1984, bringing students the best learning experiences.

“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.

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 generally use Zoom for our online language classes, as it is widely available and the functionality works well for the way we teach. If you are booking language classes online for your company, and you use a different platform (e.g. Google Meet, Microsoft Teams), we will be able to adjust our delivery to fit in with you.

You will meet people from around the world with a variety of backgrounds in your online class. You will practice everything you would in an in-person class: speaking, listening, reading, grammar, pronunciation, and writing. If you are in a group language class, you will have many opportunities to practice speaking with your classmates one-on-one and in small groups.

  • 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.
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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.