All of our courses follow the CEFR

For more information please contact our German Coordinator: Shane Zerbe by email to or phone 01-2601296.

The Sandford Language Institute has been running German courses / classes in Dublin 2 & 6 since 1989. Our tutors are native speakers and qualified teachers, teaching the communicative use of the language making it as relevant as possible to every day situations. All of the main language skills of Reading, Writing, Listening, speaking and Use of language (Grammar) are developed in classes.

Enrollment for the upcoming term is now possible. If you are not a total beginner, you can join a course at any time and you will not be charged for any weeks that you have missed or your free trial class. If you join a class and the level proves too high or low, switching level is no problem. Should you have any queries, please contact Shane Zerbe on 01 2601296 or


Beginners 2 (A1 CEFR)
- for people with little knowledge of the language, or those who attended Beginners 1
By the end of the course, students will know
- how to tell the time and understand someone giving the time
- how to make appointments
- how to say and understand where they work and how they get there
- how to talk about daily routines
- how to ask for and give directions
- the days, months, seasons
- professions
- places of interest in town
- possessive articles in nominative and accusative cases
- separable prefix verbs in present tense
- the modal verbs “müssen“ (to must/have to) and “können“ (to can/be able to) in present
- the structure of sentences (main clauses) and the verb brackets
- simple past tense (preterite tense) of “sein“ (to be) and “haben“ (to have)
- local prepositions (an, auf, hinter, in , neben, über, unter, vor, zwischen) and dative case

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