May 1 - Survival German beginners' classes resume

Our Survival German beginners classes resume on Monday, May 1st! Now offering FREE childcare for parents during the course.

Stefanie Busse-Dickinson, a qualified German teacher with more than 20 years teaching experience, is offering a continuation of her crash course at the LiLi Centre for newcomers who not only want to learn some basic German, but also who need some help navigating daily life here in Switzerland.

In this course, you will learn the most important basic phrases and expressions in German. Our German survival kit includes common conversational words and phrases, strategies to cope in German, and a basic understanding of Swiss German. 

Date: Mondays from May, 1st - July, 3rd (8 sessions)
When: 9:30-10:30
Where: LiLi Centre, Alpenquai 40a, 6005 Luzern (directions)
Cost: CHF 135 for members; CHF 240 for non-members per class

Stefanie, who also runs Living Switzerland, an education and orientation consultancy for international residents, will also cover essential information about aspects of Swiss life—filling out official forms, Switzerland with children, cultural norms, and more. 

Some of the topics that will be covered in this course:

  • Decoding Swiss German
  • All around housing
  • My weekend: Talking about past events
  • Leisure activities/hobbies/sports in Switzerland
  • Switzerland with children
  • Spielgruppe, Kindergarten and school vocab
  • Admin and filling in forms

Free daycare for parents

As this course is officially sponsored by the city of Luzern, the LiLi Centre will be providing free childcare during the course for parents attending the class. For additional information, please contact Charlie Hartmann at


To register, please fill out the form below with your name and contact information.

Name *
Date of First Class *
Date of First Class
Please tell us the date of the first class you would like to attend. Classes are on Mondays starting May 1.
Put your language level (A1, A2, etc.) or years of German studied. Complete beginners welcome!