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General

  • What is special about Linguru?
  • Linguru helps you take your German to the next level. We offer you live online lessons with experienced German teachers as well as a unique learning platform with access to many other helpful resources to support your learning progress in the best way possible. In the live online lessons you will learn in small groups, typically consisting of 6-8 participants (max. 10), ensuring an engaging atmosphere. In between sessions, the Linguru Learning Platform offers you the opportunity to continue developing your skills through interactive tests, additional material, a variety of free workshops and much more.

    Furthermore, Linguru can act as a bridge to Germany. Regardless of whether you require assistance with a visa, moving to Germany, or studying in Germany – Linguru will help you so that you can fully focus on your learning.
  • What is Linguru’s teaching method?
  • At Linguru, the live German lessons are varied, interactive and engaging. The live lessons at Linguru follow a clear structure and cover all the topics you need to successfully learn the German language. At the same time, you will be given plenty of opportunities to discuss your own topics and questions to tailor the lessons to your needs. The digital course book and exercise book (purchased separately) will be the focus of your lessons, but your teacher will also prepare additional interactive exercises, videos, games and discussions to keep the lessons varied and engaging.
  • How long does it take to complete a language level?
  • It depends on which type of course you choose. With the Linguru Intensive Course you complete a level (e.g. A1.1, A1.2 etc.) within one course month (usually 4 weeks).
    With the Linguru Semi-Intensive Course you complete a level (e.g. A1.1, A1.2 etc.) within two course months (usually 8 weeks).
    If you want to go at your own pace, you can opt for our Private Lessons, where you and your teacher can determine the perfect learning speed and personalised course content for you.

    With the Linguru Conversation course, you train your speaking skills in a targeted manner and decide for yourself how long you would like to participate in this.
  • Which course format is right for me?
  • Whether the Intensive Course, the Semi-Intensive Course, the Private Lessons or the Conversation Course are right for you depends on your situation.

    If learning German is your main focus and you want to achieve your goal as quickly as possible, the Intensive Course is perfect for you.

    If you want to learn German alongside your work or studies and need a little more time between lessons, then sign up to the Semi-Intensive Course.

    If you want an individual study plan and more flexibility (e.g. to prepare for an exam, a specific work matter, or trip abroad), then opt for the Linguru Private Lessons. The teacher adapts completely to your needs and creates a personalised schedule and study plan with you.

    If you just want to practise your communication skills and apply your existing language skills, book the Linguru Conversation Course. This can also be a great addition to the other courses.
  • How do I choose the right language level for me?
  • If you are usnsure about the level of your German language skills, take the Linguru placement test here.


Technical requirements

  • Which technical requirements do I have to meet?
  • To use the Linguru learning platform and live lessons you will need the following:
    • Desktop, computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone for live online teaching
    • Desktop, computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone for using the learning platform
    • Webcam/li>
    • Microphone
    • An up-to-date browser (e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge).
  • Do I have to install software?
  • No, you do not need to install additional software to use the Linguru Learning Platform or to take part in live online lessons. You just need an up-to-date browser (e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge).


Course booking

  • How can I book a course?
  • You can easily book your course in just a few short steps. Simply click on “Book Your Course” at the top of the website, then select your desired course format, level and time. Once you have booked, you will have immediate access to the Linguru Learning Platform.
  • Are there any additional costs after booking the course?
  • Don’t worry, at Linguru you will not incur any additional costs after booking, apart from the costs for the digital course and exercise books. The price for both books is between 20.50 EUR and 23 EUR per level.
    You only pay for the course period which you have selected, there are no automatic debits to your account.
  • Will my amount be debited in monthly installments?
  • No, Linguru is not a subscription. You pay the full sum for your booked course once before the start of the course, so that you do not incur any unexpected additional costs.
  • What payment options are there?
  • Linguru offers various convenient payment options that allow you to pay for your course easily. These include credit card (Visa, Mastercard) and PayPal.
  • Does Linguru offer any discounts?
  • Yes, you can save money with Linguru depending on the course package. If you book at least 3 months, you will receive an exclusive discount on the course you have booked. The more additional months you book, the higher a discount you get.
  • Can I book a trial lesson?
  • Booking with Linguru is completely risk-free. If, against expectations, you are not fully convinced by Linguru after the first live lesson, you will be reimbursed 100% of the course costs.
  • Can I later change the course time?
  • Should your schedule change, you can change the lesson time at any point in the course month, provided that there are still places available in the respective course.
  • What can I do if the level doesn’t suit me?
  • If you find that your course is too difficult or too easy for you, you can change the level at any time, provided that there are still places available in the respective course.
  • Who are the teachers?
  • All of our teachers are qualified and highly experienced German as a Foreign Language teachers. They work with modern methods and above all, with enthusiasm and passion. If you have any questions or problems, you can always contact them.
  • Can I start immediately after booking?
  • As soon as the booking is complete, you will have direct access to your personal study space on the Linguru Learning Platform, including all self-study materials. So you can already familiarize yourself with all the useful functions. Live lessons will take place at the booked time. You can easily start these at the start of the course via the learning platform.


Still have further questions? Just write us an email and we will be happy to help.