German Now (with voucher BS)
Have you been living in Basel-Stadt or Baselland for less than two years? Then German Now is just the right course for you. In this course you will start learning or continue improving your German and you will practice using your language skills in everyday situations. At the same time, you will learn everything necessary to find your way around the area and use the infrastructure where you live.
Course: Intensive German Plus
Course length: 7 weeks, 80 lessons
Course times: Mond. to Thursday, 9.00–11.30 a.m.
Level: A1–B1 based on the CEFR
Registration deadline: 1 week before the course begins (later registration possible depending on availability)
Fees (depending on income):
With Basel-Stadt voucher: CHF 0.–
For Basel-Stadt residents: CHF 120.– to 1,080.–
For Baselland residents: CHF 400.–
For residents of other cantons and referring agencies: CHF 1,200.–
Per child: CHF 100.– to 1,160.– (children under 18 months: +CHF 6.–/h)
Specifics: We are taking safeguards related to the corona pandemic. Please note the relevant additions to our general terms and conditions and the FAQ.
Why is Intensive German Plus the right course for you?
> You will gain the speaking and writing skills you need to better handle everyday situations.
> You will learn the basics of German vocabulary and grammar.
> You will get to know people and organisations in your own neighbourhood and in Basel.
> You will learn how to get around Basel and the surrounding area.
What exactly do you learn in this course?
> Speaking and listening skills
> Grammar, reading and writing skills
What sets our courses apart?
> Practical lessons: you learn through real-life examples.
> Interaction: we emphasize communication and student involvement.
> Student-focus: we adapt to your learning pace–from the first day to the last.
> Need-orientation: you determine your learning process. We support you.
> Variety: you learn alone, in pairs and in groups with various media.
> Flexibility: we offer individual tutoring on request.
> Outdoor activities: we take you on educational excursions (topics include: health, safety, the environment, leisure activities and life in Switzerland)
More valuable information
> On the first course day we clarify your existing language abilities and course placement.
> You learn together with a maximum of 13 other course participants.
> We recommend 3-5 hours of independent study a week.
> At the end of the course you receive a confirmation of participation indicating your language reference level and attendance.
> After the course you can opt for a telc language test (A1, A2, B1, B2) or a proof of language competency fide (A1 to B1). We will be happy to inform you.
K5 helps you successfully learn German–customized to your needs.
A written confirmation of participation will be issued at the end of a course if a participant has finished the course. This confirmation includes course content, course dates, course level(s) and number of lessons.
The possibility of a course and childcare fee reduction for private payers from Basel-Stadt and Baselland will be reviewed at the time of registration. A fee reduction is based on a family’s income, which must be shown in writing when registering for a course. Verification of a health insurance premium fee reduction (BS) or a payment slip (BL) must be provided when registering for a course.
Residents of Basel-Stadt with a valid Basel-Stadt voucher can attend courses free of charge. If course registration is cancelled within two weeks after the course begins, the voucher can be recalled for a fee of CHF 75.–. As of the third course week, the voucher loses validity.
Course fees may be paid in instalments. The first instalment is due when the course begins. Course fees must be paid in full before the end of the course.
Course registration may be cancelled at no cost up until one week before the course begins. If course registration is cancelled within two weeks after the course begins, a fee of CHF 75.– will be charged. As of the third course week, the full course fees will be billed.
Due to the current corona pandemic, K5 Basler Kurszentrum is obliged to implement protective measures (e.g. keep distance). By registering for the course, the course participant confirms that the K5 Basler Kurszentrum is authorized to undertake/ adapt appropriate measures in the course structure if necessary, for example the rearrangement of face-to-face lessons to distance learning.
In order for the participants to be able to participate in distance learning, they must have appropriate digital devices (computer, tablet) and an Internet connection and be able to use them (including downloading, for example Video conference apps etc.). Responsibility in this regard rests with the participant. Loan devices are available in limited numbers from the K5.
The course costs remain owed in full in the aforementioned measures. Lessons in "distance learning" are rated as class attendance.
In addition, K5 Basler Kurszentrum is authorized to exclude participants from the course if thereby official instructions are implemented. Examples include:
- Participants who show signs of illness and /or who dod not or only insufficiently implement the official hygiene measures
- Participants who belong to a risk group according to the Federal Office of Public Health
- Participants who have to isolate themselves according to the Federal Office of Public Health or a medical prescription
The course costs remain owed in full in the aforementioned measures.
The possibility of a childcare fee reduction will be reviewed at the time of registration. A fee reduction is based on a family’s income, which must be shown in writing when registering for a course. Residents of Basel-Stadt must provide verification that they receive a health insurance premium fee reduction; residents of Baselland must provide a salary statement.
The fees can be paid in instalments and must be paid in full by the end of the day care period booked.
Childcare registration may be cancelled at no cost up until two weeks before the course begins. As of the third course week, the full course fees will be billed.
Due to the current corona pandemic, K5 Basler Kurszentrum is obliged to implement protective measures. In this context, K5 Basler Kurszentrum, is entitled to exclude children, un whole or in part, from the after-school care center if official instructions are thereby implemented.