Professional, native German teachers
DSLC was founded and is run by Dr. Robin Sackmann, a renowned German linguist with more than 15 years experience in German language teaching to Hongkongers, and widely acclaimed as the best German teacher in Hong Kong. Having served as Honorary Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong from 2012 till 2018, Dr. Sackmann speaks fluently Mandarin and English and also some Cantonese, and can therefore well understand the linguistic needs of Hong Kong learners. All of our courses are taught either by Dr. Sackmann or another member of our professional, experienced and highly motivated DSLC team. As a matter of principle, all of our teachers are native speakers of German — differently from most other institutions, we do not employ local Hong Kong teachers, as our Hong Kong students prefer to learn with professional native speakers.
While our classes teach you all four language skills —speaking, listening, reading, and writing—, the focus is clearly on real-life communication with people in and from Germany.
With frequent exercises in small groups of three or four people, you will have a lot of opportunity to actually use the German language in typical situations. This will help you to learn the language fast and easily!
The learning atmosphere in our classes is always concentrated and efficient, but at the same time relaxed, cheerful and friendly. Both aspects go hand in hand. You will see how much pleasure it can be to learn the German language!
Apart from frequent partner exercises and group discussions in German, we use original German videos, radio programs and magazine articles to let you get in as close contact with the German language as possible.
Clear course structure
Our course levels follow the CEFR* guidelines and the standard structure for German language classes. Each course level (A1, A2, B1, B2/1, B2/2, C1/1, C1/2, C2/1, C2/2) consists of four courses (e.g., A2-1 → A2-2 → A2-3 → A2-4), and each course lasts either 9 weeks (Regular Courses) or 4 weeks (Fast Track Courses). Click for an Overview
of our course structure.
*the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Complete range of courses
As the market leader for German language in Hong Kong, we are the only institution which offers you the complete spectrum of German language courses, covering all course levels from A1 up to C2 in a unified learning environment.
No exams needed
Don't worry about exams like "Start Deutsch 1", "Zertifikat B1" etc. No certificates are required to join our classes. Instead, we will give you an individual assessment of your current level of German in an informal placement interview and assign you to the right course level! Of course, you can take one of the official exams at the end of each course level if you like to, or if you need a certificate.
Convenient classroom location
All classes take place at Dr. Sackmann's Language Classes (DSLC) in Mongkok, only 5 minutes walk from the MTR Yaumatei, and 7 minutes from the MTR Mongkok and the MTR Mongkok East. The school's location is at 48 Kwong Wa Street, Mongkok. Click here
to see a map!
No change of dates and teachers
All your classes will be taught by the same teacher* on the same day of the week at the same time. No need to change times or weekdays.
*apart from teacher's holidays