Re: Basel motorcycle school? looking for an English-speaking course/instructor
Like you I had never also ridden a motorcycle when I started. I got one in 2009 and passed my test here last year.
I don't know an English speaking instructor but in my opinion you don't need to know much German to learn, and also bear in mind that the test is done in German including instructions from your examiner when he sits on the pillion. So you need to know enough anyway.
I do recommend the Lerncenter Dreispitz both for being a big school with several instructors, one of them should know English to get you started, and also because they gave me excellent tuition.
Also of course if you want to know anything about learning and passing just get in touch with me, I'd be glad to help.