All the courses (except Testdaf Preparation) are available throughout the year.
General Language Course 20 classes per week (à 45 minutes) The main goal of this course (all levels throughout the year) is to improve your communication skills; this means that we will give you many opportunities to speak in class. We train your listening comprehension skills with special exercises and you will have the chance to improve your powers of expression in written German. Working in small groups (average 8, max. 10 people, July & August 12), you will quickly make progress in German.
For the purposes of the visa, our standard course is treated as an intensive course as the extra afternoon classes (on phonetics,history etc.) are counted as an integral part of the course.
Intensive Course 30 classes per week We recommend this course for those who want to learn very quickly. It includes the Standard/General language course in the morning plus 10 lessons in a mini-group (2 - 4 people). If you are the only student of your level to take an intensive course, you will get 5 individual lessons per week instead. In the afternoon classes you decide on the contents, topics and exercises and the teacher will be able to help you individually. Afternoon classes are so arranged (10 classes on 4 afternoons or 5 classes on 3 afternoons) that you can participate in the leisure programme.
Intensive Course Plus 25 or 30 classes per week (20 classes in the General Language Course and 5 or 10 individual classes specialised language in the afternoon); Translation, Business German, German for toursim, other specialised languages: flight attendants, secretary, …)
Business German (Intensive Course Plus) 25 or 30 classes per week (20 classes in the General Language Course and 5 or 10 individualclasses specialised language in the afternoon);
German for Tourism (Intensive Course Plus) 25 or 30 classes per week (20 classes in the General Language Course and 5 or 10 individualclasses specialised language in the afternoon);
Translation Course (Intensive Course Plus)
25 or 30 classes per week As examination preparation for students of German, trainee-translators and other interested parties. Students of the same native language work in small groups on the translation into German of newspaper articles, literary and other texts. The teachers' mother tongue is of course German with an extensive knowledge of the foreign language in question. Languages normally offered are: English, French, Spanish, Italian. Other languages by arrangement. If requested, this course includes translations from the target language into the mother tongue and dictation. We offer the translation course in combination with a General Language Course. After the morning classes you have 5 or 10 classes per week translation exercises in the afternoon.
One-to-one Courses Times, number of lessons, duration of the course and its contents are designed according to your wishes. This is certainly the most effective way of learning a language. The teacher considers your specific needs and wishes (grammar, conversation, phonetics, correspondence, telephone calls, discussions, …).
TestDaF - Preparation Course 2 weeks, 20 classes per week, required level: intermediate. This course is offered 4 or 5 times a year in the weeks preceding the test. Dates and more information: www.testdaf.de. We are a Testdaf-Centre. All foreign students who wish to study in Germany must take the TestDaF in a Testdaf-Centre (or the DSH at a university), and this course specifically targets Testdaf. The topics and exercises are geared to the particular style of question in this exam.