Click on the voice channel name to connect. You can switch between voice channels this way as well.
Click on the phone with a cross icon to disconnect from a voice channel
Use these to text-chat with the other members during the meetups. If you are in "Reden 3" Voice Channel, you can use "Reden 3" Text Channel
This is how to log out of Discord. You can then log in again anytime. This is different from the "Leave Server" - which will remove you from the group permanently, so beware!
If your screen looks like this, you do not have the group. There is no blue "Deutsch Gym" button on the left.
If you cannot see the blue button, you need to add the group to your Discord account.
Use the invite link in your welcome email here to add the group.
Click on the blue "Deutsch Gym" button on the left to enter the group
We use themes/topics for our meetups. Check the Themen channel to see the themes. You can read the theme during a meetup.
Check the meetup times for the month in the Zeitplan channel
If you are having audio problems, check your settings: Input Device, Output Device. Do a Mic Test. Try with and without headphones.
If your speaking partners are telling you your voice is being cut off, you can make your microphone more sensitive. Moving the slider to the left (increasing the amount of green) will make your microphone more sensitive.
You will be charged when you sign up, and then again on the date of your next billing period. If you purchase a Monthly plan on May 2nd, you will be charged on May 2nd and again on June 2nd. The same goes for the Quarterly (you will be charged every 3 months) and Yearly plans.
You can refund yourself within 7 days of initially signing up. You get refund yourself, you don't need to email anyone. Just log in and click on Refund, enter your email to confirm, and that is it. The funds will take a couple of days to deposit.
Yes, the monthly is billed once per month, the quarterly every 3 months, and the yearly once per year. You can cancel anytime and you will not be charged again. You will be an active member until the end of your billing period.
Absolutely. Just log into the website and click on cancel. You will then not be charged again. You will still have an active membership until the end of the billing period.
Yes. Just email me on email@example.com and I will pause your payments.
Yes, we have separate groups for A2, B1, B2 and C1.
Yes, e.g. if you join the A2 group and the level is not high enough, you can switch to the B1 group and keep the exact same subscription. Email or message Rónán on Discord if you would like to change.
A2 - Just after beginner level. You can have a basic conversation about everyday activities.
B1 - You can describe more experiences and give reasons and explanations for points made.
B2 - You can discuss more abstract concepts, and can give advantages/disadvantages on a variety of opinions.
C1 - Advanced - you can express yourself fluently and without much pause.
Absolutely. Please enter the main voice group, Allgemein Voice, 3 minutes before the start time.
No! It is a speaking group - that's how you improve! Luckily we have created a welcoming and encouraging environment for you to speak German.
Yes, we constantly accept members.
The schedule is here:
The groups are 3 people per group. The whole group meets together at the start, and then the groups split up into the smaller groups. There will always be space for you.
No, we use audio only. It's a bit strange at first, but once you get used to it you won't want to go back.
For the meetups, there are no lessons. We do offer intensive speaking courses, where there is an instructor teaching you.
You need to be at least 18 years old to join. The topics and all the discussions are about everyday themes, or are totally family friendly, but the group is all adults, so I'd prefer to keep it that way, and not mix adults and under 18 year-olds.
For most of the time, no. The meetups are to practice the German you have already learnt, and to use the opportunity to speak. Occasionally you will be in a group with a mother speaker, but the majority of the time you will be in groups with other members.
No - there is no need once you are a member. You can simply show up and take part whenever you want!
Yes - themes will be posted in the Discord group 1 week in advance. You can read the themes in advance an prepare for the meetup. There is no homework, however.
There are different topics, or themes, everyday for each level A2, B1/B2, C1. There are 10 questions in every theme to talk about, and you can stay on any answers as long as you like.
For A2, the topics are focused on everyday activities, such as Eating, Siblings, Hotels, and Fast Food. Read a real theme that we use in the A2 meetups here.
For B1/B2, the topics get a bit more difficult, with some examples being Globalisation, Long-Distance Relationships, and Creativity.
Read a real theme that we use in the B1/B2 meetups here.
For C1 the themes will test your German vocabulary and grammar even more, with themes such as Critics, Famine, and Mobility and Living Quality.
Read a real theme that we use in the C1 meetups here.
These are of course just a few examples of the themes in our meetups - the range of themes is quite varied and diverse, and there is always something interesting to talk about.
Download our free ebook of 25 B1 conversation themes here: https://deutschgym.com/ebook
Yes. The meetups are a mixture of you speaking with the other participants as well as the tutor - you will be put into groups of 3 people per group for the hour, and you will speak about the theme with them. The tutor rotates between the groups. The tutor will join you for 15 minutes per meetup to help you and give you feedback on your German.
Please click on the tap "How to Use" above for instructions.
No. Once you have joined the group on Discord with the invite link, you are in. You do not need to use the invite link again. The group will be added to your Discord. Simply open Discord and the group will be there.
No, to join a meetup just open up Discord that you have downloaded on your phone or computer. Logging into this website will allow you to see and adjust your membership details and other information about the group.
You need to register for a Discord account. deutschgym.com and Discord are separate platforms. After you sign up to deutschgym.com, you will be sent instructions on how to sign up to Discord. You need to create a new free account with Discord. You then click on the click we send you, which will add you to our Discord group.
Yes, please visit the corporate website here.
Yes, email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll set you up with invoices.
If your friend signs up with your unique signup link, you will get 33% of all future payments from the referee. You can register for it here. Then you will get a unique link that will link to this website. You can then share that unique link with your friends. If they sign up, you will get 33% of all their future payments. You will be paid through PayPal. You will have to wait 21 days after your friend signs up to receive payment. This is in case they are refunded. Your friend must sign up within 40 days of clicking on your link.