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Old 26.08.2011, 19:17
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Is the Intensive Migros German course good?

Has anyone done the intensive beginners course at Migros like this one?

Is it any good?

http://www.klubschule.ch/de/sparten/...36936&cid=1152

3 lessons a day for 18 days over 4.5 weeks?

Looks pretty good value at 670 CHF and I have mornings (or afternoons) free until I find a job (which probably won't be before I learn German anyway...)
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Old 26.08.2011, 19:41
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Re: Is the Intensive Migros German course good?

It all depends on the teacher. I found that made more difference than the school for the most part.

In any case, I learned German at Klubschule Migros, and when I took the B1 test, I passed it with a decent score. I thought they were decent.
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Re: Is the Intensive Migros German course good?

I was for 6 months ther until B2 level. I was lucky and I got a great teacher. The only problem might be that sometimes their groups are up to 16 people and the teacher cannot really check on everybody so well as if you woul be in a small group of 5 or 6. I think they also have a smaller classes . The other things is that it really depends on what is the level of the other students and how eager are they to learn. I had some ' classmates ' that make almost zero progress. Another recommendation for you do not buy the books from the school.I bought all of them and I was so disappointet to see they are half prize on amazon.de
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Re: Is the Intensive Migros German course good?

personally I did a migros course but dropped out soon after. Found that we were too many people and the teacher was not that good. I attended then 2 courses with K5 Kurszentrum in Gundeli for 6 months and found them really good. I went from total beginner to B1 standard which I am happy with. Course price varies depending on income. I think you should definitely check it out.
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Re: Is the Intensive Migros German course good?

I went to Migrosklubschule until B2 and was very satisfied with them... but I took a course which was 3 times a week.

I know of several people that were not as happy with the intense course (everyday).

You should be aware that the difference between the courses is very big. They use different materials, and also a different method. In the semi-intense courses you move through themes faster, genereally one chapter at a time. Whereas the intense course can have an entire book on one theme. So if you later choose to go from an intensive course to a semi-intensive course, you can feel behind the progress of others.

I agree with others that is really does depend on the teacher, though.

A positive note about Migros is that if you feel you don't belong in the particular class you are in, they allow you to test out other classes to help you figure out if you would be better at a different level.
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Re: Is the Intensive Migros German course good?

Personally, I didnít have a good experience with them.

I had very very basic knowledge of German (little to nothing), so I signed up for this class at Migro. Firstly, there was about 15 people in the class and only 3 of us spoke no German; the rest all spoke German but with poor grammar etc. Therefore us 3 were already at a distinct disadvantage, this therefore led the teacher to work at different speeds and favoured the German speaking students more.

That put me off learning German..and I quit the course. I will try one to one lessons or try a different course provider.
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