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German Language Courses

Learn German with our German language courses, which are delivered using a proven learning method. Our German lessons will give you the confidence to write and speak German from day one. You will learn German with a continued sense of progression and achievement.

  • Learn to speak and write in German
  • Experienced and qualified teachers
  • Choose a course that suits you

Learn German your way


Learn from anywhere in the world

Class size: average 6, maximum 10

10-week & conversation courses

Taught by qualified German teachers


Located in central London

Class size: average 6, maximum 12

10-week courses available

Taught by qualified German teachers


Located in central Brighton

Class size: average 6, maximum 12

10-week courses available

Taught by qualified German teachers


Located in central Cambridge

Class size: average 6, maximum 12

10-week courses available

Taught by qualified German teachers


Located in central Edinburgh

Class size: average 6, maximum 12

11-week courses available

Taught by qualified German teachers


Located in central Leeds

Class size: average 6, maximum 12

10-week courses available

Taught by qualified German teachers


Located in central Manchester

Class size: average 6, maximum 12

10-week courses available

Taught by qualified German teachers

Private Classes

Learn anywhere in the world

Face-to-face and online classes

Corporate and professional lessons

For individuals and companies

About our German courses


General Courses

  20 hours in total
  1h 50 min / 2 hour classes
  1 lesson per week (6:00-7:50pm or 6:30-8:30pm)
  Start dates: Every month
  10-week or 11-week courses
  In-person or online German lessons

Conversation Courses

  8 hours in total
  1 hour classes
  2 classes per week (8:00-9:00am or 5:00-6:00pm)
  Start dates: Every month
  4-week conversational courses
  Live online German classes

Learning German with Cactus

Cactus group German language courses will help you learn through small group classes. Native-speaking, experienced and qualified German teachers use the communicative approach. Students will be focusing on developing speaking and listening German skills. Your writing and reading German skills will be stimulated as well.

You will engage in pair-work and group-work during the course. This will support you to maximise your opportunities to use German during class time.

Cactus also offers you the opportunity to keep up the momentum by progressing through the levels. Lessons are offered from Beginners (A1) through to Advanced (C1).

How to Learn German

If you are looking to learn German, Cactus is the place to start. With Cactus you can study face-to-face or online with the help of a native-speaking teacher.

There are many levels but if you have no knowledge you can join our beginners lessons. Teachers will be able to support you on your language journey.

The first step is to understand if you prefer to join an online group language class or prefer to attend a face-to-face course.

German Classes Levels

If you are not at beginner levels you can study German from elementary through to proficient. At lower level such as elementary German you will cover the basics. A great option if you have basic knowledge.

At mid levels as intermediate and upper-intermediate German, you will gain a solid understanding. If you are looking to progress to a higher level it’s the perfect option. You must have completed A2 or B1 level (CEFR levels) to attend these levels.

At advanced and proficient German level you will be able to express yourself fluently. Enhance your German pronunciation and conversation skills. Your knowledge of the language will reach a new height.

You can take our level test and check the course content before taking a German class with Cactus.

Conversational German Classes

Are you looking to improve your German conversation skills? Join our online German conversation classes. You will be practicing your pronunciation and a range of topics so you can become fluent in German.

Learn new German phrases, greetings and vocabulary whilst improving your German speaking skills. Get more confident at speaking German with our affordable online German conversation practice.

Meet our German teachers

Our experienced native-speaking German teachers are carefully assessed. Teachers can guide you to speak the language from the very beginning. Find out more about a few of our German teachers.


Language:Arabic, German
Originally from:Cairo, Egypt
Teaching experience:15 Years
Years with Cactus:3+ Years
Education:PhD, Comparative German-Arabic Linguistics


Originally from:Bavaria
Teaching experience:5+ years
Years with Cactus:7 years
Education:Studied German Language & Literature


Originally from:Berlin
Teaching experience:38 years
Years with Cactus:7 years
Education:MA in Anglo/German Literary Relations

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How to book with Cactus

Select language

Simply select which language you would like to learn and from the box below and click lets go.

Take level test

This is a quick test to help you find the right course for your current level of knowledge.

Book your course

Use our simple online booking system to select your course.

Frequently asked questions

What will I learn?

Our Course Outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus courses. Includes themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only. Language teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.

How do I know what level I am?

Are you unsure where to start or progress to? Then take our level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.

Do I receive a qualification or certificate?

At the end of your course you receive a certificate of participation. You will be able to be download it from your MyCactus account. This confirms the language and level of course you have taken. Our course levels are based on two internationally recognised systems. You will have a universally accepted reference for your studies. (Important: Please note that you must complete the end of course questionnaire sent to you to be able to get your certificate! You will receive the course questionnaire by e-mail at the end of your course.)

Do I need a course book?

You will need a course book to attend your course. Course books are not included in the course fees. We recommend that you buy your own course book separately before your course starts. We will let you know which course book you will require and advise where you can purchase this. Please note that a course book often covers more than one level. So if you progress to the next course, you may not necessarily need to buy a new book. Again, we will advise you of this at the time. The course book is chosen by our teachers and academic team. This is based on which book is most suitable for the level of the class whilst offering the most communicative approach.

Still have questions?

Start Learning German

German is the most significant language in Central Europe, and as such is very popular. Spoken in Germany, it is also official language in may countries such as Austria and Switzerland. Germany with it’s thriving economy and bustling urban life are appealing to many language learners. German language skills are coveted by many international companies.

With so many learning options available ranging it is often difficult to know where to start. From German intensive classes to online lessons there are many options. It’s important to assess which type of language course or combination is the most appropriate for you.

You should also take into account different aspects when learning the language. Studying standardised German will enable you to speak with people from everywhere. Attending German speaking lessons will help develop your conversation skills. You will improve your vocabulary, accent and pronunciation in German.

The easiest way to learn German is to speak it from day one. You can learn it faster by full immersion. You will study in a classroom environment and practise everything in the real world.

So what are the best ways to start learning German?

Why Learn German?

German is a language of global importance and the mother tongue of one of the world’s richest economies, Germany. It is also one of the most widely learnt foreign languages. It is also the official language of Austria and a few other European countries.

Why do you want to learn German? It could be so you can do business in one of the German-speaking countries. Will also give you the skills so you can travel and immerse in the rich culture of the countries. Whatever the reason why you want to take a German language course, our classes will help you connect with German speakers.

There are many benefits of learning German. Not only you will be able to communicate with native speakers you will also be able to immerse in the culture. You will also enhance your business German skills for work purposes. Ultimately, you can move abroad to a German-speaking country.

German can be considered hard to learn but for many English speakers it can be fairly easy. You will need to cover the basics first to take your German to the next level.

Learning German will equip you with the skills you need to get by, have a conversation or become proficient.

Beginners German Lessons

Are you a beginner? If so, we have a comprehensive range of German language lessons for beginners. Whether you are a complete beginner or a false beginner. Find out which level to choose and what to expect with our beginner level language learner page.

Other German Course Options

For those who prefer individual tuition we offer one-to-one German classes. More information on our Private German Classes division. Cactus also offers German language holidays in Germany.

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