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 the other participants of your German course.
Apart from authentic teaching materials prepared by our teachers, we use textbooks from the publisher Hueber and Klett. Our courses follow accepted curricula, from A1 to C2. Modern teaching materials and equipment are used. We have modern computers, TV screens, CD and DVD players, together with a large collection of CDs and DVDs for language teaching purposes, on topics including arts, Austria, literature and business. Use of the multimedia library is a good way of adding to and reinforcing the skills acquired in class work. Additionally, our teachers make use of the free WIFI in the school building to show up-to-date Youtube videos and make use of online teaching material.
Our teachers see themselves as your friends and partners. They are native speakers of standard German, and take genuine pleasure in working with you. They are highly qualified and regularly attend training courses held by ActiLingua.
Each group is taught by two (Standard Course) or three (Intensive Course) teachers a day in order to ensure more varied and stimulating instruction. Participants profit from different styles of teaching, teacher personalities and variations in pronunciation of modern German.