Adult Classes

Summer 2024

June 3 – June 26, 2024 Register now
The Sacramento Turn Verein (STV) opens to students 15 minutes prior to class. Students must leave the STV at the end of each class, no later than the teacher. For hybrid classes the teacher will send a Zoom link, so students can log on to the class from their home computer/ phone. Please contact the teachers for Zoom links.

Levels of Language Proficiency

Our classes follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – a universal framework to gauge language proficiency. This allows you to take German classes at other language schools that follow the same framework, no matter if you’re learning German here in Sacramento or in Germany, for example.

About the CEFR

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries. It was put together by the Council of Europe as the main part of the project “Language Learning for European Citizenship” between 1989 and 1996. Its main aim is to provide a method of learning, teaching and assessing which applies to all languages in Europe. In November 2001 a European Union Council Resolution recommended using the CEFR to set up systems of validation of language ability. The six reference levels (see left) are becoming widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual’s language proficiency. 🔗 Learn more about CEFR

How to sign up

Adult classes are 1½-hour night classes (12 hours of instruction total). Please register for classes through our shop. Adult textbooks can be purchased separately through the shop and are not included in the class price. Books can picked up in school on the first day of instruction. The Sacramento Turn Verein (STV) opens to students 15 minutes prior to class. Students must leave the STV at the end of each class, no later than the teacher. The classes will be in person but, if necessary, Zoom access will be available. For online participants the teacher will send a Zoom link so you can log on to the class from your home computer or phone. Please contact the corresponding teacher to receive a Zoom link – if needed. If students join on Zoom only, textbooks may be shipped to them. Fees are due on enrollment and are non-refundable. If enrollment does not meet the minimum number of four students per class, we will attempt to consolidate classes on a single day, change the class time, or – as a last resort – we may be forced to cancel the class for the session. Students can register online with a credit card approximately two weeks before classes start. If you are unsure which class to take, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the directors at director@stv-germanlanguageschool.org. We make every effort to enroll all who come, but we cannot guarantee that your first choice of class, date, and time is still available. This applies especially to the beginning classes.