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Pre-course German
4th grade

Does your child have gaps in German? Do you perhaps speak another language at home or is German generally a subject that your child finds difficult? We help your child to close such gaps in German grammar and spelling at an early stage and to develop an interest in reading and writing.
Course overview
  • Pre-course German in 4th grade
  • Close gaps in German grammar / spelling, reading and essay training
  • Saturdays or Wednesdays from March to July 2025
  • Individual and targeted support in small groups: 3 to max. 6 students
  • Course location: directly at Stadelhofen train station or Zurich HB
  • Participation fee: 2450 CHF


Course Structure

Does your child not speak German as a native language? Has your child lived abroad for a long time and only recently moved to Switzerland? Or does your child have major gaps in German? This course helps your child to recognize and close such gaps at an early stage. In this way, a stable foundation in German can be created at an early stage with regard to a possible Gymnasium entrance exam in the 6th grade.

For this purpose, we work with the official DUDEN teaching materials for 4th grade German. These provide an optimal basis for targeted linguistic training:
  • 1
    • Word types:
      - Nouns
      - Pronouns
      - adjectives
      - verbs
    • Word structure
    • Building blocks of a sentence
    • Connecting sentences
    • 2
      • Upper and lower case
      • Difficult vowels
      • Long and short vowel
      • Separation and combination
      • Punctuation
      • 3
        Essay (writing)
        • Narrative
        • Picture story
        • Stimulus word story
        • Describing animals and objects
        • Writing reports
        • Forming one's own opinion (incl. writing conference)
      • 4
        Reading (train and use strategies)
        • Use prior knowledge
        • Read purposefully
        • Find out action steps
        • Writing down keywords
        • Compare texts
        • Research a topic
        • Form your own opinion

      Course dates

      The pre-course German in 4th grade takes place on Saturdays or Wednesdays on the following dates:

      Course A: Saturdays, at Zurich Main Station, 08:45 to 10:15
      Course B: Saturdays, at Stadelhofen station, 08:45 to 10:15
      Course C: Saturdays, at Stadelhofen station, 13:15 to 14:45
      • 08.03.2025
      • 15.03.2025
      • 22.03.2025
      • 29.03.2025
      • 05.04.2025
      • 12.04.2025
      • 10.05.2025
      • 17.05.2025
      • 24.05.2025
      • 14.06.2025
      • 21.06.2025
      • 28.06.2025
      • 05.07.2025
      • 12.07.2025

      Course D: Wednesdays, at Zurich Main Station, 13:45 to 15:15
      Course E: Wednesdays, at Stadelhofen station, 15:45 to 17:15
      • 12.03.2025
      • 19.03.2025
      • 26.03.2025
      • 02.04.2025
      • 09.04.2025
      • 16.04.2025
      • 14.05.2025
      • 21.05.2025
      • 04.06.2025
      • 11.06.2025
      • 18.06.2025
      • 25.06.2025
      • 02.07.2025
      • 09.07.2025
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        Quality courses and individual support for your child
        • Qualified and trained teachers with a high level of professional expertise
          We specialize in supporting students on their way to Gymnasium. Our teachers are highly motivated and qualified in the latest teaching materials and curricula. We set high quality standards and we only employ a select group of teachers who fully meet our standards.
        • Individual support and personal coaching
          Personal support and an individual focus is very important to us. Our teachers identify the respective gaps of the individual students and help them to close them through individual coaching. For questions outside of course hours, the teacher can be reached via chat.
        • Comprehensive training materials
          For an optimal training during and outside of the course hours.
        • Specific essay training
          Writing essays is a core component of our courses. We will show your child step by step which types of text he or she needs to master and how to best plan, phrase and revise them. Writing essays is a process that we coach individually and specifically. For that reason, your child will write essays on a regular basis – with the aim of imparting the joy of writing. After class hours, your child is always welcome to write additional essays on a voluntary basis. Naturally, we will provide feedback and valuable suggestions for improvement for those essays as well.
        About us
        • GVZH is an independent and private competence center for Gymnasium preparation.
        • Only qualified teachers with several years of experience in exam preparation teach at our school.
        • We are a small team and focus on highest quality and individual support.
        • Our teachers are competent and committed. They are constantly expanding their knowledge and education.
        • We value fun and enthusiasm.
        • We practice open, clear and transparent communication.
        • Our lessons are highly differentiated. We support each child individually and according to his or her abilities.
        • We promote your child's independence and personal responsibility.
        Our course locations
        Our course rooms are situated in central locations, which you can easily get to via public transport. Our students can expect modern rooms, equipped with the latest media.
        Our course location directly at
        Stadelhofen Station
        Falkenstrasse 28A
        8008 Zurich
        Our course location directly at
        Zurich Main Station
        Lagerstrasse 2
        8090 Zurich