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We believe it is important to vary teaching methods as much as possible in our German courses. Since every group is different, our teachers take an individual approach to each group and flexibly adapt their teaching methods to students' respective learning needs.
The basic programme provides intensive coaching in grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary. Reading and listening comprehension as well as written exercises are important components of our German courses. One of our basic principles is to ensure a maximum of oral communication. You are encouraged to practice your spoken German with your teacher and with your classmates. Another course aim is enabling you to self-study after finishing your course.
We use textbooks by the publishers Hueber and Langenscheidt and complement them with our own authentic material. Our courses follow accepted curricula, from Beginners to Advanced. ActiLingua boasts modern teaching materials and equipment. Computers, DVDs and CDs are among the aids used in tuition and sessions devoted to culture, regional studies, literature and business. The use of our multimedia library and computer facilities is a good way of adding to and reinforcing the skills acquired in class.
Each group is taught by two (Standard Course) or three (Intensive Course, Super-Intensive Course, Business German) teachers a day in order to ensure more varied and stimulating instruction. Participants are made familiar with different styles of teaching, teacher personalities and variations in pronunciation of modern German.
Our teachers see themselves as your friends and partners. They are native speakers of standard German, and they take genuine pleasure in working with you. They are highly qualified and regularly attend training courses held by ActiLingua.