German Courses

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Learn German in mini groups of max. 5 students per class

  • Small classes – max. 5 students

  • Strong focus on conversation - to improve your talking skills

  • Small family-run school - very personal service

German courses include:

  • 2 or 4 weeks of German tuition from Monday - Thursday, Premium: also Friday (individual tuition)
  • all learning materials, including Alingua Concordis booklets
  • homework from Monday – Thursday (voluntarily)
  • test on Thursday to check on your advancement (voluntarily)
  • a lot of useful information material about Vienna
  • Alingua Concordis Certificate
Course Duration Group Tuition Individual Tuition
Intensive Course 2 or 4 weeks Mon - Thurs -
Premium Course 2 or 4 weeks Mon - Thurs Fri

Our core is the Intensive Course of General German – that is available for all levels: from basic knowledge to advanced learner.

For those who want to intensify their German learning experience even more, we offer the Premium Course of General German: in addition to group tuition you will have individual tuition on Friday - meaning you will have one-to-one lessons with your teacher.

Dates Starts every two weeks - Please check the starting dates here!
Size of classes max. 5 students per class
Level of language knowledge from basic knowledge to advanced
Duration 2 or 4 weeks
Special Strong focus on improving talking skill
Units 3 units a day, 12 units a week from Mon-Thurs (Premium: +2 units a week of individual tuition on Friday), one 15-minute coffee break a day
Course times courses start at 9:00, 12:00 or 15:00. The start time of your course depends on your language level.
Teachers our teachers are all native speakers of German and are chosen to be of a very friendly, heartening character, so that our students feel welcomed and understood.
Methods of teaching/learning Communicative & intercultural approach, collective gathering of specialized terminology & important phrases, explanation and/or repetition of grammar & exercises, role-plays, discussions, listening comprehension, individual, partner & group work, reading texts, written & oral exercises, response to student questions
Class rooms Class rooms are rented according to bookings. Early bookings are therefore very important for us. Please register early and you'll get a 15% Early Bird discount!
1 Unit 45 minutes
Minimum age 16 years
Fees Please check our course fees here!
Miscellaneous  

Premium Course - Enjoy additional individual tuition

By booking the Premium course you'll get 2 units of individiual tuition every Friday - one-to-one lessons with only you and your teacher.

  • Deepen and use the German vocabulary and phrases that you've learned during the week in the Intensive course!

  • Choose any topic you want to talk about!

  • Or focus on another skill if you want to improve your German writing, listening or reading ability!

Advantages of mini groups

Our classes do not exceed 5 persons but may very well be even smaller. The fewer students per class the more intense the tuition will become.

  • You will be able to speak a lot more
  • The learning experience is much more intense than in a larger group
  • The fewer students, the more intense the tuition becomes.
  • We can focus better on the needs of everybody.

Strong focus on conversation

Our experience shows that students want and need to train their talking ability the most. Usually they are already very strong in grammar and their writing skills. The weakest point usually is the ability to express themselves orally in German properly and fluently. Therefor we decided to focus on improving your talking skill. Our small classes will give you the opportunity to talk a lot - everybody just gets to talk more as there are only a few students.

Your listening comprehension will also be trained at the same time - all teachers are native speakers of German. Short reviews and exercices of grammar or pronunciation and vocabulary build-up complement our classes.

Course Units of sole participants

Please consider that we are a very small language school. It can happen, that you are the only person of your language level. As we do not want to cancel courses, we decided to reduce the number of daily units by one.

In fact your course will turn into individual tuition at group rate. Should you be alone, you will receive only 2 units of tuition a day. Please consider, that your individual tuition will be much more intense and we can concentrate more on your needs!

Of course, individual lessons of the Premium course will not be reduced! If you decide for the Premium version, you will definitely have 2 units of individual tuition on Friday!

Contents of course

Group Tuition

We will cover various topics to help you build-up vocabulary, explain grammar and do exercises. Teachers will use different methods to exercise and help you use and remember the newly learned words and grammar matters like small role-plays, listening comprehensions, fill-in texts, writing exercises, etc.
We do not only teach German but we also want to share as much of our culture with you as possible. Therefor we often work with texts about Austrian and Viennese culture. This way you will get to know more about our traditions and people, our feasts, history and monuments.

Homework 

It is up to yourself how intense you want your German learning experience to be!
Our teachers will assign you homework from Monday to Thursday. This will give you the opportunity to practice grammar and new vocabulary all alone at home. It will help you remember the newly learned and give you the opportunity to ask questions the next day in class. 
The teacher will then either discuss the homework during class or take it home to correct it there. The more students take part in the homework the better the teacher can see if there are similar mistakes or what aspects should be explained better.
However, it is up to yourself! We are a language school but we are not like school. Our homework is voluntarily. If you do not want to do it, you don't have to. The teachers will not comment on this. 
Just please take into consideration that the discussion of the homework is part of the class, so please remain relaxed so others can discuss their homework.

Test on Thursday

Each Thursday you will have a small test. You will not receive grades. It is just for your own interest to see how well you feel when you have to practice the German language without the help of your notes. The teacher will correct the test and give it back to you the next day. You will be able to see where your strengths lies and where you still have to put some effort into.
However, the test is voluntarily, you do not have to take it. 

Placement Test

When you register for one of our courses of General German, you are asked to state your level of language knowledge. This is just a self-evaluation that we use for a preliminary class assignment.  After having received your deposit we will send you a placement test that you should take within a week. It is a written test, that checks on your grammar and vocabulary knowledge, reading comprehension and capability of written expression. This test will help us to place you in the right course. In some cases we might additionally have a short interview with you on your first day at school which corresponds to an “oral test” before definitely assigning you to a course checking on your oral expression and listening comprehension.

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