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anyone know of any german classes caters to foreigners in zurich? what are the pricing? And for me as a foreigner which level cert i need to obtain in order to prove to employer that i know german?
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Hi Viktoria,
Pretty much every German course here caters to foreigners. Depending on your budget there are German classes ranging from low end such as Stadt classes run by the Gemeinde, Migros klubschule, and middle end like Alpha Sprachstudio, and higher end like Bellingua and Sprachwelten. There are a few threads here on EF that would be good for you to read.
About the level, I would say a B2 is good enough (most doctors and therapists need to reach this level to be able to practise) although I am personally C1 and still crap at the language. You can get the certificate but would need to speak fluently and confidently enough yourself to get through the interviews.
Hope it helps.
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Hi Viktoria,
Pretty much every German course here caters to foreigners. Depending on your budget there are German classes ranging from low end such as Stadt classes run by the Gemeinde, Migros klubschule, and middle end like Alpha Sprachstudio, and higher end like Bellingua and Sprachwelten. There are a few threads here on EF that would be good for you to read.
About the level, I would say a B2 is good enough (most doctors and therapists need to reach this level to be able to practise) although I am personally C1 and still crap at the language. You can get the certificate but would need to speak fluently and confidently enough yourself to get through the interviews.
Hope it helps.
Hi Cherie,

You are foreigner too? How long you been here? I have tried to find job in zurich but was not easy. Could you advise me on how you got a job in zurich. Although I been there last month but Im planning to go back there soon.
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Hi Viktoria, yea, I am a foreigner, but I was in a luckier situation because I was working in an international company that was headquartered in Zurich, so I got transferred here and did not even need German. So for yourself, depending on your field, I would suggest you try for a job in large international companies too unless you are very motivated about your german.
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Hi Viktoria, yea, I am a foreigner, but I was in a luckier situation because I was working in an international company that was headquartered in Zurich, so I got transferred here and did not even need German. So for yourself, depending on your field, I would suggest you try for a job in large international companies too unless you are very motivated about your german.
Yea.. u r really lucky. Its not easy to get in international company thou. thank you for your advise
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anyone know of any german classes caters to foreigners in zurich? what are the pricing? And for me as a foreigner which level cert i need to obtain in order to prove to employer that i know german?
Hi viktoria.p,

There are many German Schools available in Zürich, some information of them as follows:


I. EB Zürich
Kantonale Berufsschule für Weiterbildung
EB Zürich
Bildungszentrum für Erwachsene BiZE

Riesbachstrasse 11

8090 Zürich

Telefon 0842 843 844

Fax 044 385 83 29

E-Mail lernen@eb-zuerich.ch
Website: www.eb-zuerich.ch

Courses available;
- Alphabetisierung – und Basiskurse
(Basic Course, alphabet kearning), the course will start in March and May, the cost is about CHF 390 – 780.- Depending on which course you select.
More information here http://www.eb-zuerich.ch/kursprogram...-zweitsprache/

- Standard Course (Standardkurse for the beginner) for A1 1/3, 2/3, and 3/3 will start soon next Monday, February 18 Feb. 2013. Here’s the detail http://www.eb-zuerich.ch/kursprogram...-zweitsprache/

<I have no idea about this school how it is, but a friend of mine told me that it was good for her.>

II. KV Zürich Business School
Limmatstrasse 310,
Postfach - CH-8037 Zürich
Tel: +41 44 444 66 00
Fax: +41 44 444 66 90
http://www.kvz-weiterbildung.ch/seme...uebersicht.asp


<I used to attend the zertifikat class here, it was good and the course fee was reasonable as well (from my opinion).>

III. ALEMANIA School Zürich
http://www.alemania.ch/en/auf_einen_blick.html


And another German School, which very expensive;

IV. Bellingua Lanquage School
Löwenstrasse 14
8001 Zürich
Phone +41 44 250 20 00
Fax +41 44 250 20 07
Email info@bellingua.ch
Opening hours Mon - Fri
08.30 - 12.15 am
01.15 - 05.30 pm

http://www.bellingua.ch/en/starts/in...course-morning

Good luck!
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Re: german courses in zurich

will lookinto these as I have started working in Zurich for at least 9 months so need an evening course to try to speak some of the language rather than rely on everyone speaking english
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Thanks everyone for helping me with all the possible solutions.
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anyone know of any german classes caters to foreigners in zurich? what are the pricing? And for me as a foreigner which level cert i need to obtain in order to prove to employer that i know german?
B2 is the minimum you should have
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It is german very difficult to learn or it is a myth?
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Hi there,
Just done B1 at the Migros Klubschule and very happy with the speed of lessons and level of teacher. Not just reading and doing the book, also a lot of interaction with the other students
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Re: german courses in zurich

how long it is the course?
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If you do the B1 course yourself at the Migros Klubschule is two months, if you do it via the RAV it's three months
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Re: german courses in zurich

Flying Teachers offers German courses on a good rate.
1 month, classes every day cost 410 CHF
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I heard Migros they provide this course in a reasonable price
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Re: german courses in zurich

There is also language courses in UZH language center, but I dont know it is only for the students or not.
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Hey ,
I am Swiss and at SAL (professional linguistics school) doing my studies as a German teacher. I offer private German lessons for 50.- an hour.
The Location: could be at my place in Wiedikon (Stadt Zürich) or at your place
Material: Hueber Lagune "Deutsch als Fremdsprache" or if u wish another one it's possible to check
If you'r not sure of your level it's possible to make and placement test.
Jeannine.
Dear Jeannine,

I am interested in taking private German lessons. Could you please give me your contacts so that we could get in touch to discuss the details?

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Re: german courses in zurich

Hi -

I've a time sensitive dilemma and would really appreciate some advice:

My partner is keen to start an intensive basic German course and we've found two and they both begin on Monday morning - our dilemma is, if both would accept her at such late notice, which one to choose?

1st course is Alemania x 1 month = CHF 580
2nd course is Flying Teachers x 1 month = CHF 415

Can anyone shed light on their typical availability (seeing as we can't call them now it's the weekend) and the quality of the course (given there doesn't seem to much difference in the syllabus and a lack of feedback online)...??

Again, any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Hi -

I've a time sensitive dilemma and would really appreciate some advice:

My partner is keen to start an intensive basic German course and we've found two and they both begin on Monday morning - our dilemma is, if both would accept her at such late notice, which one to choose?

1st course is Alemania x 1 month = CHF 580
2nd course is Flying Teachers x 1 month = CHF 415

Can anyone shed light on their typical availability (seeing as we can't call them now it's the weekend) and the quality of the course (given there doesn't seem to much difference in the syllabus and a lack of feedback online)...??

Again, any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
I am taking intensive classes at Bellingua and it is great, most teachers are very good, and they focus a lot on grammar. However maybe the starting date doesn't work with you plan.

As to more feedbacks to the two schools you are considering, maybe try the forum Search function on top right corner rather than waiting on this one single post, especially if you are under time pressure?
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