German Classes

As a well known German school in Vancouver, the International House Vancouver Department of Modern Languages offers private and small group German courses in Vancouver, to both adults and children. International House Vancouver‘s German lessons aim to deliver practical knowledge and German speaking skills. Our German classes in Vancouver are taught with a communicative approach and offer unmatched learning and knowledge. IH’s German classes and other modern languages programs are of the highest quality that focus on all the primary language skills. Learn German in Vancouver at International House Vancouver.

Enrich Your Life, Learn German with Us!

Learn the language of one of Europe’s greatest cultures. German is a leading language for science, literature, art, philosophy and history. Classes are structured to progressively improve your skills.

International House Vancouver German courses will help you build a strong foundation and develop fluency so you can converse easily with native speakers in daily situations.

If you already know some German, our free language assessment will gauge your ability and place you in the right level. Contact us at 604-739-9836 or email for more information.  

All Courses Work on the Same Principles

  1. Small classes (maximum 10 students) led by instructors who are native speakers
  2. A communicative approach to instruction with an emphasis on practical language that you will be able to use from the very first day of your stay abroad
  3. Encouragement so that you can learn to speak in a variety of situations with ease and confidence
  4. Targeted practice to quickly improve your knowledge of grammar and structure

General Course

Topics are based on everyday and practical situations. You learn through interactive exercises and engaging discussions to help build a strong foundation. Approximately 60% – 70% is devoted to productive conversation skills and 30% – 40% on written skills. Classes include pronunciation rules and drills, vocabulary, verbs, useful phrases, sentence patterns, and grammar. Low cost course materials are purchased separately.

Conversation Course

The focus is on speaking and listening. You will learn vocabulary and sentences related to the topic of the day. (Recommended for students who already have a solid foundation. Beginners should take a General course first).

We have a great team of German teachers. Meet one of our teachers, Nadine!

Course Structure

Courses are 8 weeks long with the following exceptions:

  1. Statutory holidays – a make-up class will be scheduled on the first day
  2. Intensive courses
  3. November to December courses that are marked with an asterisk * are 7 weeks long due to Christmas.

Course Schedule

General (GEN): 4 skills integrated (listening, reading, writing, speaking)

Type Level Day Time Dates Price Enroll
GEN 1 Thu 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Jan 13 – Mar 3 $220
GEN 2 Tue 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Jan 11 – Mar 1 $220
GEN 4 Mon 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Jan 10 – Feb 28 $220
GEN 8 Thu 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Jan 13 – Mar 3 $220
GEN 16 Tue 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Jan 11 – Mar 1 $220
GEN 20 Wed 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Jan 12 – Mar 2 $220
GEN Upper intermediate Wed 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Jan 12 – Mar 2 $220



Due to COVID-19 all Modern Language classes transitioned to online learning as of March 16th 2020. The classes are being held live online via Zoom at their scheduled time and follow their original program. We will resume in-person classes at school as soon as the situation permits.

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