Learning the German language can seem complex for beginners, but also for people who want to take a language certification.
However, the Swiss German School method offers excellent results, thanks to its renowned quality infrastructure and an exclusive method that places great emphasis on the spoken word.
Regardless of your level, you will be able to make rapid progress and aim for exams that are recognised in the academic or professional world.
To better understand the advantages of École Suisse d'Allemand schools, here is a presentation of the proposed method and how the different existing German courses work.
German, a language you can't afford to miss
If you are staying in a German-speaking country for a longer period of time, speaking German is a great help to make yourself easily understood and to communicate with as many people as possible. On a professional level, learning German is also a strong point. Being able to demonstrate an excellent level in this area is the best way to work in the business world or to carry out internships abroad. Finally, students wishing to enter a university in a German-speaking country will be required to prove their ability to understand German.
The École Suisse d'Allemand method
The methodology implemented by the Swiss School of German consists of reproducing the learning techniques used for a mother tongue. It is a matter of listening attentively, before repeating and practicing. The knowledge of sounds is done first, followed by the study of grammar. There are four different ways of teaching.
Before your course with a teacher, you must follow lessons and exercises online. These teaching aids allow you to prepare each lesson, improve your pronunciation, enrich your vocabulary, and familiarize yourself with words, expressions, accents and grammar rules. Each online lesson ends with a series of exercises that will be corrected by your teacher before your "Austausch", i.e. your German course. The general courses are held in small groups of 2 to 5 students maximum. The teacher favours the speaking time of each student and corrects your accent. Finally, the Workshops are complementary courses on thematic subjects or offering an approach to a particular area (grammar, professional German, etc.).
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Our German courses
The German language courses offered at each of our schools in Switzerland take various forms. For example, you can attend standard German courses in a group of 2 to 5 students. Here you can practice your understanding and speaking skills through a variety of activities, discussions and online teaching materials.
Intensive courses are also offered using the Swiss German School method to make great progress in a short time. Flexible schedules are possible to make things easier for you. Private (or semi-private) courses can also be chosen to deepen certain notions. This is a good way to improve yourself quickly and perfect your skills in the areas of your choice. If you are unable to travel, most of the lessons can be followed online, with your teachers talking directly to you on Skype.
Depending on your objectives, you'll be able to choose the most suitable course for you. Do you need general lessons or business oriented lessons? Are you looking for targeted learning to prepare for a test or exam?
Would you like to learn German simply, working in a supervised and relaxed way? In this case, do not hesitate to contact the École Suisse d'Allemand centre nearest you to start a German course adapted to your needs.