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Ze Germans are coming!

The Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival kicks off in germany in two months! Till then, you can learn German at these places...

art and culture Updated: Aug 18, 2011 01:19 IST
Kripi Jain

The Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival kicks off in germany in two months! Till then, you can learn German at these places:

Goethe-Institut
This is a very popular centre in the city for German courses and internationally recognised examinations with a batch of 20-25 students. Group activities are also held during the classes. The examination is conducted at the end of the semester. The institute’s canteen is also quite famous for its Cheese Macaroni and the Chinese menu.

Where: Max Mueller Bhavan 3 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
Tel: 011-2332 9506
Timings: 7:30am - 9:15pm
Cost: R11,300 - R13,000 (standard course)
For weekend courses — R11,600 - R13,300
Website: www.goethe.de

Inlingua
This institute is known to teach German through the skill of listening and speaking. It has a limited batch size of 10-12 students only. The course is divided into seven levels, where each level is two months long. An examination is conducted after every level. The school also has grammar and pronunciation clubs.

Where: N - 12, First Floor, South Extension - I
Tel: 011-24646265, 24694198
Cost: R10,900 (including the study material) for one level (two months)
Website: www.inlinguanewdelhi.com

Lingvopedia School of Languages
This institute was established in the year 2005. It provides linguistic services in all major languages in the areas of translation and interpretation. It has started its German language course around six months ago. They conduct classes on the basis of one-to-one interaction with a batch of 8-10 students. They also hold private tuitions.

Where: Near Central Market Lajpat Nagar 2
Tel: 8802020044, 011-29841099
Cost: R8,500
Web: www.lingvopedia.in

Swiss School of Language
This 10-year-old school of language facilitates proficiency in speaking the German language with the help of a highly skilled faculty with a batch of five to six students. They also offer crash courses in German. They have trained students going to Germany for higher education, people migrating to the country and working professionals. They have other centers in Laxmi Nagar, District Centers and Preet Vihar.

Where: N-27 South Extension part 1, New Delhi - 110049
Tel: 09811296073, 01142420726
Days: Monday - Sunday
Timings: 9am - 7pm
Fee Structure: R6,100 for the basic level (three months) and R7,400 for the advanced level (three months)
Website: www.swissschooloflanguage.net

School of International Languages
This institute was established in 1982. It offers two types of courses for German language: a regular course with three classes per week on alternative days and a contract course with six classes per week with a batch size of 8-10 students. They have trained doctors, engineers, advocates and other working professionals and housewives as their students.

Where: 306, Vikas Surya Tower, D.C.Chowk, Sector-9, Rohini, New Delhi - 110085.
Tel: 011-27550826 / 9891146093
Fee Structure: Certification course (six months) - R12,700, Diploma course (one year) - R20,000, Advance Diploma course (two years) - R40,000
Website: www.sil.org.in

Learn some quick German
Hello- Hallo
Good morning - Guten Morgen
How much? - Wie viel?
How are you? - Wie geht es ihnenr?
Sorry - Traurig
Please - bitte
Bye - bye
What is your name? - Wie ist Ihr name?
I am fine - Mir geht es gut
Help - Hilfe
Happy Birthday - Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag
Run – laufen
Merry Christmas - Frohe Weihnachten