Language teaching at school is often not well suited to learning a language - especially not with fun and without frustration. In class there is often no time to apply what you have learnt and to talk freely in the new language. Learning correctly means having fun and listening to the language, speaking and writing and combining it with positive experiences.
A well-structured language course does just that. It's less about vocal or grammar exercises - and focuses on using more to talk, read and understand. With a small elementary framework, speaking with other students will give you access to more terms and the right sentence structure. In language schools, your teachers are native speakers who tailor their units to your needs.
Whether you're doing a semester abroad, gap-year or want to prepare for the future in your working life, a language course will quickly take you a good step forward.
Different language levels, goals and groups also have different needs:
There are different language courses for different target groups, depending on language level, available time and goal. If you just want to refresh your language a little, e.g. before a Work'n'Travel, a weekend language course is a good start. A summer course also helps you to have the most important basics before you go on your journey. A free language course for beginners and basics is also possible. More about language course offers from universities, institutes, adult education centres
However, if you are preparing for a professional career in Germany, or are starting your studies, or doctorate here a course specifically for your field of study with a professional orientation is recommended. A summer course or a language trip is also helpful as it will familiarize you with German culture.
Or maybe you just want to learn German because you are curious about the culture and the country. Then sign up for an intensive course which, unlike the usual language courses, does not only last 2-6 weeks but lasts about 6 or 12 months every day.
Language courses often prepare you for language tests vthat have been developed by institutes and non-profit organizations and whose certificates you can enclose with your CV.
Some language tests you can take directly at the language school, others you must take in a special test center. Although your language course may even be offered free of charge by a university or foundation, test organisers charge an examination fee. More about language tests. .
If you are attending a language course in Germany, regardless of whether it is a language trip or a longer language course, you need health insurance cover that is on hand in an emergency. Care Concept AG offers very good, flexible and inexpensive health insurance cover for this from as little as EUR 28 per month.