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Learning German on weekends

Dear all,
Another learning German thread. After 3 years it's really bothering me that I can't speak or read German (at work we use English). I tried Bellingua for a while but the schedules were gruesome and once travel requirements increased I started missing classes - given the Bellingua speed this was a killer. Looking back I recognize how much I learned there but given my travel schedule I would definitely prefer weekend classes this time around.
I saw three schools that offer Saturday classes: Migros, Alemania and Academia. I've seen quite a lot of feedback on the first two here, but not so much on Academia.
Is anyone having weekend classes on either of the schools? What's your experience? And have I missed any other school?
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Learning German on weekends

I am currently learning on Saturdays from 9-12:30 at Alpha Sprachwelt, located at Bahnhof Stadelhofen. (http://www.alphasprachwelt.ch/)

Class size is small (almost too small), but the instruction seems good.
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Well, my first german book was named Lehren und sprechen from Bonn or Sttugart University. I´ve a doubt about the verb and noun, I don´t know anymore to make difference to both of them.
German verb is Lehren (to read)?am I right?
and the noun? is that Lernt (student)? am I wrong?
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Well, my first german book was named Lehren und sprechen from Bonn or Sttugart University. I´ve a doubt about the verb and noun, I don´t know anymore to make difference to both of them.
German verb is Lehren (to read)?am I right?
and the noun? is that Lernt (student)? am I wrong?
Lernen is to Learn.
Student is Student, Pupil is Schüler.
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Re: Learning German on weekends

Lehren (verb) means to teach.
Lehrer (noun) means teacher.
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Lernen is to Learn.
Student is Student, Pupil is Schüler.
to read - lesen
to teach - lehren, to learn - lernen
die Lehre - the teaching/theory or apprenticeship
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to read - lesen
to teach - lehren, to learn - lernen
die Lehre - the teaching/theory or apprenticeship
.. and leeren - to empty sth
die Leere - the emptiness
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Re: Learning German on weekends

Get a German speaking boyfriend/girlfriend who doesn't speak English, and doesn't want to.

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Re: Learning German on weekends

Thanks all. So that´s it. My german book named To read and to speak, of course in german.

Other thing, I´m a girl, I´m 45 years old, I love to laugh on intelligent jokes, but I´m a serious woman. I´m not looking for a girlfriend neither boyfriend.
But, I know, unfortunately, that bad people took my photos and my personal data (academic and professional data) to replace me, it could be woman or man. I know that. I saw this in Switzerland and France. Even such my ex-husband uses my personal data, he is Swiss. I´ve already called the local police to expose the facts.

Thanks for the tips.
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Thanks all. So that´s it. My german book named To read and to speak, of course in german.

Other thing, I´m a girl, I´m 45 years old, I love to laugh on intelligent jokes, but I´m a serious woman. I´m not looking for a girlfriend neither boyfriend.
But, I know, unfortunately, that bad people took my photos and my personal data (academic and professional data) to replace me, it could be woman or man. I know that. I saw this in Switzerland and France. Even such my ex-husband uses my personal data, he is Swiss. I´ve already called the local police to expose the facts.

Thanks for the tips.
Sorry, everybody to complaint it in this thread. It could be posted it in another one. Well, I´m ok. I prefer it in "excellent hands" - Higher graduation team - and I make all my efforts to solve this problem, so I work so hard for it,´cause the academic situation is a big problem for them (my ex-husband, my relatives and others from Brazil that I see who stole my data). The big problem is the official exams to work to government, ´cause it´s a crime and consequently imprisonment due the local laws.
I´ve been trying to observe them with my schooling material prepared by me. They can´t get to solve it and they don´t want to do it!!! it´s a kind of cognition exams in which involves English, French and Portuguese languages to textual production that offers an enormous linguistics knowledge and another areas like administration, politics, sociology, philosophy, education, and others.
I don´t know anymore if I am a victim, but I have to do something, ´cause it let me sick.
I´m not a policewoman, just a normal person to make many efforts to solve this in legal via.

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Re: Learning German on weekends

Hi, I thought I comment on my experience. I am taking classes in ENAIP thats close by to Stauffacher. I have been doing Saturday morning classes from 9am to 12.40pm. It just means that, its harder to get away from Zurich in weekends but its the only ever time ive found free since I am working daily till 8pm! Ive enjoyed so far my time ENAIP and usually I look forward to the classes even though I am not a fan of German!!
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Re: Learning German on weekends

Thanks for the replies guys. I looked into several alternatives and ended up going for private classes which give me more flexibility in scheduling and a shorter commute time. Now I just need to study and practice... and see if I can make myself understood in German. Not an easy task
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Dear all,
Another learning German thread. After 3 years it's really bothering me that I can't speak or read German (at work we use English). I tried Bellingua for a while but the schedules were gruesome and once travel requirements increased I started missing classes - given the Bellingua speed this was a killer. Looking back I recognize how much I learned there but given my travel schedule I would definitely prefer weekend classes this time around.
I saw three schools that offer Saturday classes: Migros, Alemania and Academia. I've seen quite a lot of feedback on the first two here, but not so much on Academia.
Is anyone having weekend classes on either of the schools? What's your experience? And have I missed any other school?
Thanks in advance!



Migros is great ,you can get the groceries at the same time :-)
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