You will not be charged straight away - you will have a 7 day free trial. You will be charged after your 7 day trial ends. That is when your billing period will begin. For example, if you purchase a Monthly plan on May 2nd, you will be charged on May 9th and again on June 9th. The same goes for the Quarterly (you will be charged every 3 months) and Yearly plans.
Yes, there is a 7-day free trial with all plans. You can join the community and attend as many meetups as you like within the 7 days. You will only be charged at the end of the 7 days.
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 send me an email on ronan at deutschgym.com and I will pause your payments.
No - you will never be double-charged. If you switch to a Yearly Plan while you have time left on a Quarterly Plan, you will be charged a pro-rated amount to compensate for the time you have left on your Quarterly Plan - you will not pay the full Yearly Plan price.
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 Discord.
Yes, as long as you have the appropriate speaking level for the higher group. For example, if you are in C1, you can join that group and you can also join the B1/B2 group at no extra cost. Just message or email Rónán once you have joined to do so.
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.
Yes, we have separate groups for A2, B1, B2 and C1.
If you are in doubt, ask your the leader of the group. There will be time to do so at the start of the meetup. They will be able to advise you on whether you should move up or stay where you are for a little while longer.
If you have time, this blog post explains how a meetup works. The leader breaks everyone up into groups of 3 people per group. There is an different conversation theme consisting of 10 questions provided for every meetup. Everyone takes turns and answers every question of the theme - this is how the meetup is structured. The leader of the group will join your group for a while to check in on you and give you feedback - they will do this for every group and for every meetup. At the end of the hour, you can say goodbye to your partners and log off!
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 meetups are 1 hour long.
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.
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.
You will be in a group of 3 with other members. There is a tutor who checks in on the progress of each group. So if there are 3 groups of 3 people per group for the session, the tutor will be with you and give you feedback on your German for 20 minutes. They will do this for every meetup.
No - there is no need once you are a member. You can simply show up and take part whenever you want!
Firstly, sign up through this website. You will then receive an invite link to the Discord group. You must also download Discord for free. You will receive an email with instructions on how to download Discord and use the invite link to join the group, and how to use the group itself, and the structure of the group.
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.
Yes, email email@example.com for details.
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.