Lessons

Language lessons during the language holiday are different than lessons in school at home. The class consists of students with the same level of performance in order to ensure everybody can follow the lessons effectively. On the first day of school, you take a placement exam. This test checks your vocabulary, grammar and comprehension. But don’t be scared, it is all doable and cannot be compared to typical school work. In many cases, you take another test at the end of the first week to check whether you need to change classes for the second week, in order to ensure best possible participation and learning achievement.

The classes are not only formed by performance level but are also much smaller than in a normal school. Additionally, native speakers, who are especially trained to teach their own language as a foreign language, teach you. Hence, you can only ask questions in the language you are trying to improve. But you’ll soon notice that this is helpful and supports the learning process. The lessons during a language holiday are practical, lively and diverse. Besides vocabulary and grammar, the lesson focus is on communicational teaching strategies.

You need to bring a dictionary, a note pad and pens/ pencils. All other materials are provided. The used teaching materials are very diverse, many of which you will collect in a folder and take home. Books, CDs, etc. will be lent to you for the duration of the lessons.

On the last day of school, you are awarded a certificate. The certificate shows your performance, the course and the time and location of the programme. Take good care of it, as participating in a language holiday look good on applications for apprenticeships, university or internships. But the experiences you will make cannot easily be summarised on a sheet of paper!

Our concept:

  • our own language schools
  • small classes with a maximum of 15 students
  • placement test on the first day of school
  • performance based classes
  • test at the end of week one, moving classes if necessary
  • trained teachers at native speaker standard
  • teaching materials, course book and workbook
  • participation certificate incl. language level
  • leisure time activities

The Courses

 Basic CourseStandard CourseIntensive CourseMini group CourseFit for AbiCombination Course
Lessons15x45 min per week (11h 15min)20x45 min per week (15h)30x45 min per week (22h 30min)20x45 min per week (15h)30x45 min per week (22h 30min)24x45 min per week (18h)
Class SizeMax. 15 sutdentsMax. 15 sutdentsMax. 15 sutdents5x45 min (3h 45min) with max. 5 sutdentsMax. 15 sutdents4x45 min individual lessons (3h)
Language LevelA1-C1A1-C1A1-C1A1-C1B1-C1A1-C2
DurationMin. 1 weekMin. 1 weekMin. 1 weekMin. 1 weekMin. 1 weekMin. 1 week

Level 0: You have no prior knowledge of the language

Beginners with prior knowledge (elementary):
Level A1: You have limited prior knowledge, a basic vocabulary and few expressions.

Lower to upper intermediate:
Level A2: You are able to have basic conversation in everyday situations.
Level B1: Your grammar knowledge is good and you have profound vocabulary. You still make pronunciation mistakes or struggle speaking fluently.
Level B2: You use the language appropriately and comprehensibly in most contests. You still make errors in regards to accuracy in flow of language and sentence structure. Your technical vocabulary needs expanding.

Advanced:
Level C1: You can appropriately use the language even in difficult situations. You still make minor errors in choice of words, grammar or characteristic features of the language.
Level C2: You can react appropriate in all situations and use the language similar to a native speaker.

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