Online Intermediate German Class (B1+)

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This Class Is a B1+ German Class for Germanophiles, Swissophiles, Austrophiles, Book Lovers, (over)Thinkers, Word Collectors, Geeks, Knowledge Seekers, and (Recovering) Perfectionists.

Who is a B1+ class right for?

It's right for you if you:

  • excelled at completing the A2 level and actually speak more German than that,
  • if you've completed some or all of the B1 level and want to deepen your knowledge, or
  • you simply know this is the right work for you.

(If you're not sure, please read on and then contact Frau Warner for a free, no-strings-attached consultation.) This is an ongoing class which meets in 6-week sessions with one week off between sessions.

Das können Sie erwarten:

What to expect:

Live Zoom classes with Frau Warner

We'll meet on Monday evenings from 6-7.30 pm Central time. It's on Zoom, but not like that. We'll interact and converse, and we'll use the whiteboard.

You will have weekly speaking practice.

Download and keep the whiteboards

The whiteboards will also be stored in the private class forum so you can refer back to them at any time.

Access to online courses and activities

Your tuition includes all of the online courses and activities Frau Warner has created for other clients.

Your Deutsch B1+ Class Schedule

This class meets in 6-week sessions on Mondays from 6-7.30 pm Central US time. (That's 4 pm Pacific/5 pm Mountain/6 pm Central/7 pm Eastern.)

For this session we'll meet on:

  • June 24
  • No class July 1
  • July 8
  • July 15
  • July 22
  • July 29
  • August 5

When you register for this session, you will automatically receive electronic calendar events via email.

Future session dates will be made available as we progress through the year.

Who else is in this B1+ class?

This class is for adults 18 and up who have completed the B1 level/some of the B1-level and love German.

Your fellow German learners are Germanophiles, Austrophiles, and Swissophiles, perfectionists, geeks, bookworms, and thinkers from different careers and walks of life. Some learn German as a hobby, while others travel in, live in, or want to work in a German-speaking country. Everyone is interested in the same thing: speaking German.

We work through 1-2 chapters per 6-week session, so it's enough to be a good challenge without overwhelming you. We speak as much German as possible in-class, and dialect is welcome.

“You really put so much work into making this an amazing learning environment.”


“Frau Warner knows how to engage everyone at their level of knowledge and bring them along to better understanding of the German language.”


“Frau Warner is patient but thorough, which is necessary for adults learning a foreign language.”


Which materials will we use?

We will use a combination of these:

Really German Books

We use German language learning books from Germany.

The books we will use are B1+ books which are readily available in the US from or your preferred bookseller:

Sicher! B1+Kursbuch ISBN 978-3-19-001206-0 Link

Sicher! B1+ Arbeitsbuch ISBN 978-3-19-011206-7 Link

Materials made by Frau Warner

We will also use worksheets and reference materials that I have personally crafted for German learners to help you learn to speak German.

Sometimes we use real-life materials from German-language websites, brochures, and advertisements, too.

What we won't use...

No grades.

No tests.

No finals.

I promise.

So who are you, Frau Warner?

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I first learned German when I was in my early 20’s. I had tried taking German in college and it was a DISASTER. I was constantly worried about the grade, the book we used was ridiculously confusing, and my teacher just couldn’t explain the concepts clearly.

Then in 2003 I moved to Germany and took a different kind of German course, one without a final grade, with books for learning German (not textbooks). I learned to speak German so well that when I speak German with native speakers, they think that I'm German. I'm not, although I do love a good bike commute. I now speak German at a near-native level and I've received the Zertifikat C2, the highest level of German speaking certification available. I’ve been teaching German in-person and online since 2010. I’m also certified to teach German as a Foreign Language and I teach it the way I was taught to speak it.

Oft gestellte Fragen

Lesen Sie die folgenden Informationen sorgfältig durch.

Please read the following information thoroughly.

This class is for you if you've been working on topics in the B1 level and/or have completed an initial B1 class. People who have learned a lot of German with accelerated self-study have found this class to be great practice.

If you are unsure, please contact Frau Warner for a free, no-strings-attached assessment.

Sicher! B1+ Kursbuch ISBN 978-3-19-001206-0 Link

Sicher! B1+ Arbeitsbuch ISBN 978-3-19-011206-7 Link

Books are not included in your tuition.

You'll need the books, of course (see above), a pencil/pen, a notebook, and potentially a 3-ring binder.

If you have a printer, great, if not, you can use the PDFs as digital documents or you can write the page(s) out by hand.

Once your tuition is paid, you will have immediate access to the online courses and activities Frau Warner has made, zum Beispiel:

  • German Vocabulary Masterclass
  • Lernen lernen - Learning how to learn and homework skills
  • Stube Radio - Listening exercises for German learners. Genuine news articles, but only pleasant topics.

You do NOT need a Zoom account. Everything for this class runs via the Zoom account.

On a laptop or desktop computer (PC or Mac) you can simply enter the full URL link for this class into your browser and that way you don't have to download Zoom.

If you are on an iPad, iPhone, SmartPhone or Android tablet, you do need to download the Zoom app. I do NOT recommend using Zoom on Chrome, as it historically it has functioned poorly.

Yes! We work on authentic pronunciation regularly so you can grow confidently in your speaking.

There are no refunds should you quit the class. If you should quit the class, I reserve the right to bring another student into the class.

Höchstens 12 Teilnehmer. (Class size is capped at 12.)

If there is more interest in this class than that, I reserve the right to add additional students or to open another section on a different day.

If it's uncomfortable for you to talk about yourself, you are welcome to make up answers. The goal is to speak in German, so say what you can say. Das ist gut genug.

Das wäre schade. You'll still be able to download the whiteboards and use the group forum to ask questions. If you ask nicely, another student will likely meet with you to bring you up to speed. :)

Some of my (Frau Warner's) speaking might be recorded and made available, but not the class itself. If I record anything, I will make it abundantly clear when I begin and end recording. If you ask a question your voice will be recorded, or if you'd prefer you can type your question into the chat. You will not be recorded.

If you are of legal drinking age in the jurisdiction where you are when class is in session, then it's OK by me. We'll stick to the German maxim Alles in Maßen. - everything in moderation.

Registration runs June 13 to 21, 2024!

Registration June 22 or later qualifies as late registration and costs $345.

If you'd like to receive an email with the class registration information in it, please sign up for the E-Post here.

 Deutsch B1+ Montagabends

Wir lieben die deutsche Sprache!


6 live classes with Frau Warner

Calendar files will automatically be sent to you via email

Download and keep the whiteboards

Dedicated, private class forum

Includes online courses and activities


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