Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about German language courses
Our teachers and lecturers are highly qualified, And have obtained postgraduate studies in the German language and have long experience and high competence in the field of teaching German as a foreign language and have obtained teacher preparation courses from the Goethe Institute, in addition to that A. Hossam Amin is a certified examiner from the Goethe-Institut (German Cultural Center).
Our institute is open from Saturday to Thursday from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm.
The Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning divides German language levels into 6 levels:
The learner is able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very simple sentences aimed at meeting concrete needs. He can introduce himself and introduce others to others, and ask others questions about their person - such as: where they live, what people they know, or what things they own - and he can answer questions of this kind. The learner can communicate with his speakers in a simple way, if they speak clearly and calmly and are ready to help..
The learner can understand commonly used phrases and expressions related to areas of life of direct importance (eg: personal and family information, shopping, work, close surroundings). Can understand in simple, routine situations, those related to a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and common topics. He can, using simple methods, describe his home, his education, his immediate surroundings, and the things related to his immediate needs.
The learner can understand the main points, when using clear standard language, as well as when the topic revolves around familiar things from work, school, leisure, etc. He can overcome most situations, which one encounters during his travels in the area of the language under study. In a simple and coherent manner, he can express his opinion on many familiar topics and areas of personal interest. Can tell about experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and goals, as well as provide evidence or brief explanations about plans and different points of view.
Can understand the main contents of complex texts on topics of an abstract or concrete nature, as well as understand specialized discussions within a specific field. He can also communicate spontaneously and fluently, so that he can have a conversation in a natural context with native German speakers without much effort on both sides of the conversation. He can also express his opinion clearly and in detail about a wide range of topics, and clarify a point of view towards a contemporary issue, explaining the advantages and disadvantages of the different possibilities..
The student is able to understand a wide range of relatively long and difficult texts, and perceive the implicit meanings within them. He can also express his opinion spontaneously and smoothly, without significantly having to search for words he uses. Can effectively and flexibly use the language in meetings and in professional life, or in the context of education and group study. He can express himself at length and in clear sentences about complex topics, using various methods to create the required connection in the text in an appropriate manner.
The learner can simply understand everything he reads or hears. Can summarize information from various written and oral sources, supporting this with evidence and explanations in a coherent presentation. He can express his opinion spontaneously, smoothly and accurately, and clarify the nuances of meanings in complex and overlapping situations.
To reach the first level to the fifth level, you need approximately a full year and three months, divided as follows:
Two months and two weeks (No. of hours: 130 lessons at least. The duration of the lesson is 45 minutes)
Two months and two weeks (number of hours: at least 140 lessons, the duration of the lesson is 45 minutes)
Three months (number of hours: at least 160 lessons)
Three months (number of hours: at least 190 lessons)
Three months (number of hours: at least 220 lessons)
Our German courses run throughout the year, as we offer a level one courseA1 every month, after which we stop for a week and then continue to provide courses for the rest of the levels.
Our courses are held most of the time during the evening period from six o'clock until nine thirty in the evening.
Yes, it is possible to offer morning courses whenever the number required to start the course becomes available.
Yes, we are preparing to offer courses for children soon.
Language courses are held at the InstituteTDI in Hawalli. Sometimes individual lessons can be given in your home
(Fees and times are determined by Mr. Hossam Amin and Mr. Ahmed Waheed)
No, our courses are only offered at the institute's headquarters in Hawally.
Yes, online courses will be offered very soon, but we recommend participating in the in-person courses because the participant in the course will get a much greater benefit that is not collected during the online courses.
Our courses are specially designed for adults and are designed to suit the age groupA from the age of 14 years and over. For young people between the ages of 8 and 13, we recommend engaging them in language courses for children/youth.
We advise our sons and daughters at the secondary level who wish to start their university studies in Germany to start early to learn German (preferably starting from the tenth grade or earlier if possible) so that they can reach the language level required to study in Germany, which isB2
You can book your course either using the online booking form or contacting the registration team. We recommend that you start booking your course approximately two weeks prior to your course start date. We also recommend that summer courses be booked several weeks in advance due to the lack of places.
It is preferable that the person interested in registering come to the Institute’s headquarters to fill out the registration form, view the terms and conditions, and pay the fees.
We welcome you, and invite you to visit our institute in Hawally in order to fill out the registration form and pay the course fees in casha
or byK-NET. ً
The price includes:
- Placement test by the lecturer.
- Books, worksheets and other materials such as educational videos used by teachers.
- Certificate of participation that you get at the end of the course.
We use the latest books and educational curricula in the field of teaching German as a foreign language.. Our books are modern and developed and have been selected to suit all interests, whether those wishing to study and work in Germany or those who are learning the language because of their constant travel to Germany. We choose books that help the learner to master the language quickly and effectively.
Yes, we have lecturers who speak Arabic and are fluent in English.
From the first day, we are keen to use the German language as a language for communication and explanation, and we sometimes use the language that suits the participant to overcome some obstacles and clarify some grammatical rules. In advanced levels, only the language of explanation is German.
Yes, we welcome you to take a placement test online or at our Hawally headquarters. In addition, you have the opportunity to attend a free trial lesson where the language teacher can test and assess your level by engaging you in the lecture and measuring your language abilities.
We make sure that we keep the groups as small as possible, so that our teachers have time to deal individually with each participant. Even for the participants themselves, small groups are more interesting, as the learning is more effective which helps the participants to progress in the course faster and achieve the desired level of learning in a short time. Depending on the type of language course, the maximum number of students per course ranges from 6 to 13 participants.
Is your time limited? there is no problem! We offer regular courses every month. We will surely find a course that fits your time. Even if your course times change on an ongoing course, you can easily switch to another course depending on the availability of seats at your level.
At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of participation at the language level you are atI completed it and You will only get this certificate if you participate in at least 75% of the total duration of the level.
Yes, the participation certificate is accepted if it is not possible to take the Goethe-Institut exams in Kuwait, but the German authorities and public universities always require a certificate of proof of an approved language obtained after passing the Goethe-Institut exam.
Yes, you can withdraw, but 10% of the course fee will be deducted if the withdrawal is after the start of the course. If you decide to withdraw before the start of the course, you will get the full amount you paid back.
You have the right to be absent 5 times only.
team LGK, in consultation and coordination with the Goethe-Institut, holds exams in Kuwait four times during the year.
You do not have to take an exam at the end of each level, you can take exams for the language level you want to reach. A level certificate exampleB2 means that you have passed levels A1, A2, B1, B2
What distinguishes a teamLGK is for the lecturer to prepare the course participants and prepare them to pass all German language exams, introduce them to the parts of the exam, and develop the skills necessary to pass it.
The Goethe-Institut exams are available to anyone wishing to take them, and they can be taken without the condition of holding German citizenship. They are intended to prove proficiency in German as a foreign language and as a second language.
The examination centers of the Goethe-Institut strive to the best of their ability to respond to the specific needs and individual requirements of the examinee (eg chronic illness, hearing or visual impairment). The type and degree of special need must be specified when registering to take the exam, as well as a medical certificate proving the disability, and the examination center is committed in this case to the principle of trust.
Please contact us by phone or e-mail for all the details.
CertificatesGoethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom, Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung, Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom und Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom are all approved for admission to university and exempt their holder from obtaining a TestDaF-Prüfung certificate or any other certificate for university study (such as an admission-related certificate).
And please inquire with the university directly about the requirements it imposes to study in its various academic tracks and specializations, or search in person under the linkwww.sprachnachweis.de
The exam can be repeated in all its sections as many times as you wish. You will find in the Executive Regulations for Examinations the details of organizing this matter, especially with regard to the possibility of repeating only sections of the exam.
Certificates of success in the Goethe-Institut exams fromA1 to C2 is valid without limit. However, many authorities and employers require recent certificates that are no more than two years old.
It is absolutely not possible to obtain another original certificate. If the exam is less than ten years old, a replacement extract can be requested from the center where you took the exam for a fee.
When changing the name (such as in cases of marriage, adoption, divorce or the like) it is not possible to issue an original certificate or an alternative extract. The name change is proven by an appropriate official document (such as a birth certificate, marriage document, or the like) or by a certified certified copy. At the examination center, the name and its spelling is recorded upon registration to take the exam, in accordance with what is stated in the identity document, and the issuance of the certificate is based on the data contained therein.
Exam performance is not conditional on joining language courses or exam preparation courses, nor on obtaining a certificate of passing the previous level. However, we recommend joining the preparation course organized by a teamLGK, here you will learn the necessary language skills and those specific to the exam situation, so that you will be able to pass the exam.
We invite all those interested in the German language in Kuwait to attend a cultural event every 3-4 weeks.
You can park in the public car park in front of the institute headquarters only 20 meters away and other nearby parking spaces can be found in the lower car park.