Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Learn German
at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Did you know? Scheduling a meeting between 12 and 1 pm is a sure-fire way to anger a German office. The act of going to lunch together is extremely important in German working culture. Staff often greet each other with 'Mahlzeit,' a composite of the German words for 'meal' and 'time' and loosely translated to 'lunchtime.'

Guten Tag! English and German are sister languages, which come from closely related Germanic dialects of fifteen centuries ago (about the time that the earliest known examples of written German appeared). Today, 'standard' German (Hoch Deutsch) has around ninety million native speakers; and other varieties of German, some thirty miillion. Roughly eighty million people speak German as a second language.

Your best choice to learn German in Los Angeles is the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute. Our faculty and courses are proven, effective, and extremely popular with residents of the Los Angeles area.

Meet Your German Teachers

Daniel | German teacher

Daniel

German teacher
@ BH Lingual
for 5 years

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
I have been teaching German Linguistics for almost 2 decades in different countries across Europe, Asia and Russia. Although students came often from different backgrounds and varied from undergraduates to postgraduates, they always faced the same obstacle: They learned German in the classroom while they had difficulty to practice it in a society, which is not German speaking. Yet Los Angeles represents an ethnically and culturally diverse society and has – among other language 'colonies' – a vibrant German community, German restaurants, German cafeterias and even German 'Biergarten' which would facilitate implementing your theoretical knowledge into praxis. People in Los Angeles are particularly friendly compare to other places across the nation. If you are a newcomer and walking in the street, you might be surprised that people you've never met smile at you and say 'hi' to you. Weather in LA is nice and sunny. This is a crucial factor for many who like outdoor activities. You don't need to drive far if you like hiking, surfing, enjoying beaches or walking in the nature.

Recommend a place to visit where German is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
Outside of United States, I warmly recommend Berlin, the German capital. This city is a marvelous one in many aspects. It is overwhelmingly multi-culturally inclined, they generally speak a clear German with a quite neutral ad less-dialectically colored accent, the accommodations, food, drinks etc. are very reasonable and for those who would like to visit cultural centers, museums, exhibitions and artistic locals Belin is definitely the best destination. Berlin is also geographically centered in heart of Germany and Europe; hence, with the extremely functional infrastructure and efficient transport system the visitors could easily travel across Germany and even Europe within hours.

What German film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
I personally recommend Babylon Berlin available via Netflix as well as German Podcasts and homepages such as Slow German, German News slowly read, German Songs.

What most surprises your students about German?
The astonishing similarity of German grammar, syntax, and vocabulary to English based on common ground of Indo-European linguistics, mutual influences on these two languages on each other, and nonetheless the logicality and precision of German have been always a matter of attrition to learn this beautifully well-structured language. Not to forget, that German migrants along other early Europeans belong to the initial cultural founders of the New World.

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
I would warmly suggest all potential learners of any possible language to snoop in my German classes; particularly at the beginning of each season in order to experience the mazing world of linguistics. I am teaching as a professional linguist languages and cultures of Europe, Middle East and Northern Africa for more than 25 years and you will be surprised to see what the acquisition of a foreign language could mean to widening our cultural horizon.

Learn [LANGUAGE] in Los Angeles

Learn German in Los Angeles

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute is the premier German language school in Los Angeles, fostering a dedicated student body and a rich, supportive atmosphere for learning German.

We offer German classes for all levels of students, and take pride in providing L.A.'s premier German instruction, with highly educated, native-speaking German teachers and university texts.

German language tutors are also available for private instruction and corporate programs.

Schedule | German Language Classes

We offer a comprehensive schedule of German language classes in Los Angeles. The classes scheduled reflect our current students' needs and the anticipated requirements of new students.

Current Term
Fall II 2018
Next Term
New Year 2019
Mon 29 Oct
Sat 22 Dec
Mon 07 Jan
Sat 02 Mar
Beg I
Sat 12:00 PM
$295 / term
Beg I
Wed 6:00 PM
Beg II
Thu 6:00 PM
$295 / term
Beg II
Sat 12:00 PM
Beg II+
Sat 10:30 AM
$295 / term
Beg II+
Thu 6:00 PM
Adv - 0
Wed 4:30 PM
$295 / term
Int I
Sat 10:30 AM
Adv - 0
Wed 4:30 PM

All regularly scheduled classes meet once a week for 80 minutes during each eight-week term.

If your level and preferred time is not shown, please call.

We often add Beginner's classes after the schedule is published in order to accommodate demand.

Private classes

We also offer semi-private German classes or private German lessons for any level of German. Please write us or call (323) 651-5000 to schedule your private class.

Why Learn German?

Learn [LANGUAGE] in Los Angeles

As the world's second-largest exporter, the German economy ranks #1 in Europe and #4 worldwide. It is comparable to the economies of all the world's Spanish-speaking countries - combined. Knowing German can be the key to success in business.

The German capital Berlin has a particular reputation among people who travel – firstly, that it is a must-go destination, and secondly, that people don't just like Berlin; they fall in love with Berlin. Knowing at least a few words of German can make your visit even more memorable.

Learning a language can change your life.

Knowing how to say at least a few words in another language will break the ice at any business meeting, and will certainly make your vacation more pleasant.

You may also want to get in touch with your heritage by learning some of the language that your ancestors spoke. Language is a particularly good bridge in this regard, as it can often be a guide to the ways in which different cultures express not only ideas, but emotions. By exposing you to every aspect of the human condition, language allows you to study the past, understand the present, and ponder the future.

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute invites you to learn German at our award-winning school, where we are proud to offer German and more than 35 other languages.

Our language school hires and retains exceptional German teachers, eager to share their knowledge and love for their native land and the German language.

Our attractive location, on-site parking and schedule all combine to facilitate your German courses.

Read what our students say about us - and come experience the best German courses in Los Angeles.

Why a Classroom Instead of an On-Line Course?

Clearly there are those who have been successful using on-line courses.

However, we have found that most students who are serious about learning German do better in a classroom setting with native-speaking teachers, using college-level texts.

The best way to discover a new language is to immerse yourself in it. Listen to the way it sounds, concentrate on the pronunciation, and look at how it is written. Above all, speak it. By listening and repeating, you'll enter a new world of ideas and peoples. A word spoken between ten and twenty times is remembered more readily than a word seeen fifty to one hundred times.

Being surrounded by others who are interested in the German language and culture will reinforce your interest and motivation. Learning together, with shared commitment, creates a pleasant and exciting education experience. As we're often told, acquiring a language through immersion really does feel like magic!

Research has shown time and time again that motivation is a crucial part of learner progress, and that the establishment of clear goals from the beginning will contribute to your success.

  • Regularly scheduled German classes

  • Accountability from your teacher and the class

  • Individual attention to your learning style

  • Interaction with teacher and classmates

  • Continuity of teaching method at all levels

  • Stay with your classmates as you progress

More About German

Der Winter ist kalt.

Das Haus ist neu.

Die Mutter singt.

Der Vater sitzt auf dem Sofa und trinkt Kaffee.

Chances are, you understood those four phrases. Fifteen centuries have gone by, but English and German retain common roots. And despite its three genders and four noun cases, even German grammar is not as tricky as you might think (although the unendingly descriptive, dependent adjectival clauses can be tough).

Language Classes at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute offers the most comprehensive selection of language classes in the Los Angeles area.

Classes are held at our facility located at 8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 250 in Beverly Hills, California.

Most of our 80-minute classes are scheduled during the evening with the first session running from 6:00 to 7:20 pm, and the second session running from 7:35 to 8:55 pm.

Some classes are also offered during the day. See the schedule for a complete list of all classes.

We all speak one.
Some of us speak several.
A few of us know dozens.

Languages are a staple of everyday life, a necessity for getting by in the world and communicating with each other. They can help you get jobs, help you enjoy another country and culture - and even get you out of trouble.

Choose a language and begin to enjoy the extraordinary benefit of being bilingual or multilingual.

Private Classes

Some students prefer private lessons instead of a scheduled class, or occasionally take private classes to augment their existing, scheduled group course. Private classes are tailored to specific needs, and can be useful if a student's language knowledge is uneven, if a more intensified study program is needed, or if scheduling and privacy is a concern.

With our large staff of native speakers, we can schedule private lessons in most languages.

Private lessons are available in packages of eight, 80-minute sessions; or, if you are enrolled in a group class, your private lesson can be scheduled individually.

Alternative Programs

The majority of our scheduled language classes are designed for adult students who want to learn another language. We also offer the following alternative programs.

English | Accent Reduction

Classes evaluate the student's problem areas and focus on exercises designed to target and remedy those areas. Our Accent Reduction course focuses on pronunciation, stress, enunciation, diction, tonality, musicality, syntax, and articulation, through vowel and consonant exercises, work chants, tongue twisters, and readings. Individual attention is given to each student's area of difficulty.

English | Native Speaker

These classes are for those who grew up speaking English but want to improve and refine their English. Designed to give you the critical edge in English communication, they target grammar, spelling, and pronunciation.

Little Linguals

Designed for children aged 6 – 11, our "Little Lingual" classes meet once a week during the afternoon for one hour. Class content includes Alphabet, Songs, Games, Practical Words and Phrases, and Basic Dialogue. Children aged 12 and above can join our regularly scheduled adult classes.

These exciting classes are geared to get an early start on language learning while helping children enjoy and appreciate a different culture. This is the best time for them to learn a foreign language. The younger the learner, the better they are at mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation. The brain is open to new sounds and patterns in preadolescence.

Young children have the luxury of taking in a new language naturally. A child's brain is like a sponge, soaking up new vocabulary, sentence structure, words stress, pronunciation, and everything that makes up language quickly, easily - and, most importantly, without explicit grammatical instruction.

When you're an adult, learning a new language takes a bit more effort!

Young children have time to learn through play-like activities. Language lessons can be informal. Children's minds are not yet cluttered with facts to be stored and tested. Before children become self-conscious, they can try out their newly acquired languages without fear of embarrassment.

Children who grow up learning about languages develop empathy for others and a curiosity for different cultures and ideas. They're better prepared to take their place in a global society. In later years, career opportunities increase for those with additional languages to offer.

Studies by Harvard University confirm that learning additional languages increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind in young children. Moreover, pupils who learn a foreign language outscore their non-foreign-language-learning peers in standardized verbal and math tests, indicating that learning additional language is a cognitive - and not just linguistic - activity. The brain, like any muscle, functions better with exercise. Learning a language involves memorizing rules and vocabulary, which helps strengthen that mental muscle.

Travel Classes

Our Travel Classes are designed for those who are planning a trip and want to get more out of their travel experience. These classes are held twice a week for one month. They are language classes focused on travel conversation, pronunciation, and culture.

Translating and Interpreting

With a roster of over eighty native-speaking teachers in over 30 different languages, the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute has the expertise to address many translating and interpreting challenges. This is a highly customized service. Please contact us to discuss your translating or interpreting requirements.