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General and Intensive German courses in Germany

If you do not know what type of German course in Germany to choose, then take a look at General German. This is the most common course offered by the most language schools. The curriculum is built around the development of four key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking.

You choose between 20 lessons or 30 lessons per week. Different number of lessons is possible - 15, 25 or 35 lessons depending on the school. Remember: if you are determined to seriously study German, then choose an intensive course - from 30 lessons per week. Howewer, this choice has downsides: higher cost and less free time.

The main difference between 20 lessons and 30 lessons is the amount of conversational practice: an intensive course focuses on active training in speaking.

One lesson usually lasts 45 minutes - an academic hour. That is, 20 lessons per week means 4 lessons per day from Monday to Friday - two lessons of 1.5 hours each.

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