How are the courses organized?
Except for Latin courses, all our courses are modular in design.
Each module consists of 10 class units (10 UE) and - if applicable - 2 test units (TE).
A class unit may vary in time from 45 to 60 minutes depending on the type of module and number of participants.
Test units are not of any minimum duration, but solely at the teacher's or consultant's discretion.
How do one-to-one modules differ from course modules?
One-to-one modules can and will of course be arranged to suit the student's special and individual needs (grammar, syntax, translation, idioms, pronunciation etc).
Course modules with 2 or more participants usually follow a pre-defined or prescribed curriculum and differ from one-to-one modules in that individual needs cannot be given an equally broad scope.
When and how often are classes?
As modern life makes for irregular work and study patterns, clients' wishes as to hours and frequency of sessions often differ a lot. That is why we prefer small, but homogeneous groups of two or more students.
One-to-one classes are quite flexible timewise as well. Hours can be agreed with your teacher-trainer on an individual basis.
Courses with 2 or more participants either have to follow a set timetable ("special offers") or have to fix a class schedule as soon as possible, preferably at the first meeting.
Which and how many levels of competence are there?
If reasonably applicable, we follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and gear courses and modules to it.
The following levels are commonly distinguished:
C1 (Effective Operational Proficiency),
How can I find out if I like the course?
For free assessments, sitting in on courses ("Schnuppern") or further options like tuition via skype do not hesitate to contact us.
Which language courses are currently on offer?
English, Latin, Italian, Russian, French, German.