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Migros Klubschule ? Was it any good for you ?

Thanks for the welcome,,,what do you think about MIGROS SCHULE and German language course???is it good???
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Old 26.10.2011, 22:25
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Re: Migros Klubschule ? Was it any good for you ?

Welcome Anita

Have a look at threads from this search to get some general first impressions - http://www.englishforum.ch/search2.p...hule&logic=and

Good luck!
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Thank you very much Isha,,,xxx
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Re: Migros Klubschule ? Was it any good for you ?

I have been doing a Swiss German course with them for the last couple of months.

The main issue I have seen - and this may be specific to the Neuchâtel school - is that in addition to the three regular members of the class, there is an endless stream of people who come for one week "to give it a try" and are then never seen again. This means that the first 20 minutes of each lesson is lost on introductions and summarising everything that we have been doing in previous lessons.

If you don't mind half an hour on the train, I would recommend the Volkshochschule in Bern (about 10 minutes' walk from the station). I did an intensive German B1/B2 course there last year and was totally satisfied with it. They are considerably cheaper than the Migros school as well.

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I've done Migros Klubschule in Italian and Geman, and the one thing I do dislike is they make you buy a huge book, and by the end of the year you never get to finish the book, you have to pay for another 6 months or so and if you're lucky you can finish the book.
Maybe it's just me but I find is so disappointing when you pay for a course book and you aren't able to finish it!
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Re: Migros Klubschule ? Was it any good for you ?

i am going to the migro schule in kalkebreit (for german lessons) and was not happy with it at all, but then our regular teacher was away for 3 weeks and the replacement teacher was excellent, so i guess my point is, its not just the school but the teacher you get that's important
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Re: Migros Klubschule ? Was it any good for you ?

Hi there,

I did Migros Klubschule (for German) about 4 years ago in Zurich. It was 5 days a week I think and went from 8am-12pm with a 15min break in between. It was pretty relaxed with about 10-15 students around the ages of 20-40 from mixed backgrounds. The teacher usually speaks enough English but encourages you to try German even if yours is terrible.

We used one big book that you write in and it lasts for about a few months but like one person said you don't fill it in 100%. The teachers expect you to fill in the rest during your own time. You also get homework each day like filling in a comprehension, grammar lists, etc. At the end of each term there's like a little party but I think that was just because we had a relaxed teacher.

I think it really paid off. I learned a lot, my conversation abilities grew because of the relaxed atmosphere, it was a nice place to study. I'd do it again. The text book we used was actually the same I used again when I took German language in university in South Africa.
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Re: Migros Klubschule ? Was it any good for you ?

I personally didnt like too much Migros klubschule. I did 6 months there for the A1 course.
If you are motivated and you want to learn fast I would check other options ...
I was going twice per week and many times I was going back home under the impression "today I didnt learn anything new".
The teacher was excelent but I think the Curriculum is not flexible and sometimes we were spending way too much time in a lessons that honestly it could be done in really short time.
Also too many students in the classroom which it didnt help to advance at faster.
I think it is a good value for money if you want to learn german at a pace which I think is very relaxed.
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Re: Migros Klubschule ? Was it any good for you ?

Am considering a similar course in Winterthur. A1/A2, 4 weeks, 8-12noon, intensive and not cheap. So if anyone's got any thoughts on this or can recommend a better place in Winterthur to get my german up to conversational level. Would be appreciated!
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Re: Migros Klubschule ? Was it any good for you ?

Hi!

I do not know your location, but this Alemania was recommended for me by three different people. The group sizes seem to be smaller than Migros and it should be a bit cheaper too. They have locations in Zurich, Luzern and Bern. I am going to enroll to one of their intensive courses in January.

So, I do not have personal experience yet, but worth a look if you are nearby.

http://www.alemania.ch/index_en.html
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Am considering a similar course in Winterthur. A1/A2, 4 weeks, 8-12noon, intensive and not cheap. So if anyone's got any thoughts on this or can recommend a better place in Winterthur to get my german up to conversational level. Would be appreciated!

hey! i am also studying there, have i seen you in the cafe i wonder! I am currently in the first a2 class. do you still attend?

ill be there tomorrow, jeans, yellow shirt, blue jumper, fuzzy hair (male) come say hi
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hey! i am also studying there, have i seen you in the cafe i wonder! I am currently in the first a2 class. do you still attend?

ill be there tomorrow, jeans, yellow shirt, blue jumper, fuzzy hair (male) come say hi
Hey,

Can you give feedback on how is this school? do you like it and are your improving your german ?

please advice
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Re: Migros Klubschule ? Was it any good for you ?

it is working well for me although if you are used to a more intensive study mode you will find it quite slow initially. home work is light, that is why. they have some really good teachers, i have experienced 3 of them and your peers are good. they offer a free trial day so come in and check it out :-) class sizes are quite small too.

drawback, total german class environment. everything is explained in german which sometimes makes it hard (often clarified in english) when learning grammar rules.
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i am going to the migro schule in kalkebreit (for german lessons) and was not happy with it at all, but then our regular teacher was away for 3 weeks and the replacement teacher was excellent, so i guess my point is, its not just the school but the teacher you get that's important
I attended the same place long time ago.

The teacher didnt let us talk at all.
We didnt finish the book, hardly moved from the first page as every weekend there was a new person and we had to repeat everything from the first page.
I didnt learn anything new.
She loved to talk about everything else but german language.

And I could always smell vodka when she was really close. Not only me noticed that.

People from my group were not happy either.

Well I think its the only one bad experience with language school, because later Ive attended another school and it was great.
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Re: Migros Klubschule ? Was it any good for you ?

I attended B2 level (before I started I had an exam and they told me my german is on A1 level).

Some people in my class were much better than the others.
Some couldnt even introduce themselves properly...
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Re: Migros Klubschule ? Was it any good for you ?

hi anita, welcome!

if you don't mind coming to zurich (about a 30 min train ride from you), i would highly recommend attending belingua. i am currently taking their intensive level A1 class and couldn't be happier! you can check out a level and class time for yourself: http://www.belingua.ch/
the lesson plans are organized, the teacher is entertaining and well-informed, the class size is small (no greater than 9 students), and the textbooks are well written. i only signed up for A2, but will try to stay longer if i can!
i highly recommend you to consider it! best of luck!
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Hi there!

I'm attending migros since a year ago almost, did A2 and now B1 and I'm so happy with the teacher, not leaving the school because of her!
there are a couple of people in my class a bit stupid, but I think you can find these anywhere.

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Re: Migros Klubschule ? Was it any good for you ?

Hi everyone,
I''ve started Al class a few weeks ago at Migros Klubschule, but found it very frustrating as there are more than 10 students in our class, and everyone else seems to speak basic German or Swiss German already, I'm a complete beginner, it's a 100% German class so most of the time I'm just lost & confused and have no clues what the teacher tries to explain when it comes to grammar. Don't think they do a very good job at putting people on the suitable levels, and that cause students like me to slow down the speed of the class, it's becoming a burden to me as well. Learning a new language should be fun, therefore I'm gonna check out another school with smaller class that provides German/English for beginners.

Best of luck.
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Re: Migros Klubschule ? Was it any good for you ?

Hello Everyone

I have recently joined the Deutsche beginners course in Migros Klubschule, Oerlikon.
I am quite happy with the class and especially the teacher. In general, there are more than 12 students in the class but usually 6 or 7 bother to come.
As per me, it all depends on the teacher, if you get the right one, you will enjoy the your course and will learn faster.
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