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 ONLINE Classes 2020 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 1 (absolute beginners) (A1 CEFR)
- for people with no knowledge of the language or some basic sentences
By the end of the course, students will know
- how to give simple information about themselves: i.e. name, origin, where they live, hobbies
- how to ask other people simple information about name, origin, where they live and hobbies
- the alphabet and can spell
- the numbers and are able to give and ask for phone numbers,
- how to order beverages and ask/pay the bill
- the nominative and accusative cases
- the definite, indefinite and negative articles
- the singular and plural forms of nouns
- the present tense conjugation of regular and irregular verbs
- the simple past tense (preterite tense) of “sein“ (to be)

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