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General Course Information

Program Fundamentals
The language program is based on total immersion. Students speak German from the first lesson. Teachers are well-trained, native speakers of standard German.

To ensure maximum spoken communication, the classroom activities include intensive coaching in grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary. Reading, listening, and writing form the basis for courses.
To enable the school to tailor their teaching to each student's language level, an assessment test is given to each student before course commencement. The written assessment test takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and covers grammar, reading comprehension and writing skills.

Apart from authentic teaching materials prepared by the teachers, textbooks by the following publishers are used: Hueber, Verlag für Deutsch and Langenscheidt. The courses follow accepted curricula, from beginners to advanced. Modern teaching materials and equipment are used, such as cd and video recorders, together with a large collection of cds and video tapes for language teaching purposes, on topics including the 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.

Day At A Glance
A breakdown of the daily activites for group and intensive courses.
The school offers seven course levels, each with a 4-8 week syllabus. Levels start at absolute beginner and progress to advanced.

Beyond The Classroom
Course books are supplemented by various authentic teaching materials, such as: newspaper and magazine articles, audio-visual materials, and activities inside and outside the classroom. Students are encouraged to practice spoken German in real-life situations, with the teacher, and with other participants, in pairs and groups.

Students age 16 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. Students enrolled in the Summer Teen Program must be between the ages of 12 and 18. No previous knowledge of German is required except where otherwise indicated.


Program Information


Group Program
Students are placed in small group classes, averaging 6 students, with a maximum of 12, allowing for individual attention and interaction. Each lesson is 45 minutes in duration.

Standard Group
20 Group German maximum 12 students/class + 5 cultural program. The main emphasis is placed on improving communication skills. Lessons in grammar and conversation help with syntax and vocabulary building. Practice formal and informal letter writing, and work on listening and reading comprehension.

Intensive Group
35 hours per week-20 Group German maximum 12 students/class + 10 mini-group maximum 8 students/class + 5 cultural program. Students study four lessons general German (Standard Course) and are involved an additional two lessons a day in small groups whereby the teacher can specifically focus on individual needs and problem areas.

Group + Tutorial
35 hours per week: 20 hours Group German maximum 12 students/class + 10 hours private Tutor + 5 culture program. Combination of group tuition (Standard Course) and individual tuition. Individual tuition caters for special learning needs and takes account of vocational interests.

Business German
The Business German course consists of 4 lessons of standard German per day in the morning, plus 2 hours per day in the afternoon in mini-groups specifically focusing on business German plus 5 lessons of cultural program per week.

Private Classes
You define the content of your German language course yourself, resulting in a maximization of input in the one-to-one sessions with your own teacher for 20 lessons per week

German for Language Teachers
25 hours per week.

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Study & Internship Program

This Study & Internship program in Vienna combines a minimum 4 week Standard Group German Study program followed up with a minimum 4 week Internship Work Experience placement in the community.

All internship opportunities will work in partnership with local people in a variety of community-based projects.

This unique program offers exciting hands-on work opportunities, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.

Internship placements in businesses and organizations are available in the following fields:
-Computing: CNC, CAD/CAM, software development.
-Tourism & marketing: Austrian Airlines (ground staff), travel agencies.
-Hotel Management in Vienna: reception, kitchen help
-Commerce: import/export firms, environmental consulting.
-Research: university institutes.
-Manual and art trades: carpenter, car mechanic.
-Sales: art galleries, souvenir shops, retails stores
-Others may be available upon request

For more information about this program, contact us!

Teen Summer School Program Summer School Vienna Centre, 12-15 years & 16-18 years.

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Certificates & Exams

Students who regularly attend courses and pass the weekly tests will receive a certificate indicating the lessons covered and level of proficiency attained. The school gives certificates upon student request for the following levels:
  •   Certificate: "Österreichisches Sprachdiplom 1" - Successful completion of Elementary 2.
  •   Certificate: "Zertifikat Deutsch" - Successful completion of Elementary 3.
  •   Certificate: "Österreichisches Sprachdiplom – Mittelstufe" - Successful completion of Intermediate 1.
  •   Certificate: "Diplom Wirtschaftssprache Deutsch" (DWD) of the Austrian German Language Diploma OSD in cooperation with the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. - Successful completion of Advanced.


Academic Credit

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