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Anyone been to "Flying Teachers" in Zurich?

Found an ad in the Blick am abend for Flying Teachers. They do a one month intensive course for 400CHF + course material, Mon-Fri, 60 x 45 min lessons in all.

I thought this was a great deal, compared to Migros for example, but I'm well aware of the adage, you get what you pay for, so I was wondering if anyone had any experience with them. How big were the groups? Were the teachers any good? etc etc

Any help would be greatly appreciated...
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Re: Anyone been to "Flying Teachers" in Zurich?

Best thing to do is call them up and ask to sit in on the class (or one like it) that you would be taking. That way you can see for yourself what the school is like and how the classes are. You will also be able to talk to current students and find out first hand if it is worth your money.
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Old 30.11.2011, 15:34
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Best thing to do is call them up and ask to sit in on the class (or one like it) that you would be taking. That way you can see for yourself what the school is like and how the classes are. You will also be able to talk to current students and find out first hand if it is worth your money.
Completely agreed.

Im currently taking classes with the flying teachers school and so far it has been great, mostly due the fact that my teacher is really good. Other people i have meet in the school had not been so lucky and changed to another one, the reason the price is low is because some teacher are students and they are doing their practices in this school... so there is a chance you can get a good teacher or a bad one.

However you will found out that no matter where you take classes the quality always comes to the teacher, you can find bad teachers everywhere. I been hearing also from another schools that the quality was not the best and they ended up in my school and they are happy there.

The best course of action as Ziger said is to go to school and ask for more information and find out if you the like the course, teacher, size group etc..

From my personal experience i will recommend it.

Good luck with your language learning
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Re: Anyone been to "Flying Teachers" in Zurich?

Thanks for your help folks. I'll go along today, see if they'll let me sit in.
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Re: Anyone been to "Flying Teachers" in Zurich?

Good luck, I tried to work with them but it didn't get sorted out. They had great intentions, but I definitely got the impression that they had young, inexperienced teachers and in the end I went with a private instructor who is very experienced and has her ducks all in a row as they say! There are lots of options if that one does not work out. I think it does depend on if you get lucky with your assigned teacher.
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Re: Anyone been to "Flying Teachers" in Zurich?

Just an update to this thread.

I've now completed my B1/1 with flying teachers. It was a three week course (normally four but shorter because of Christmas thus 45x45 min lessons and 300 CHF instead of 400 CHF). There were only 6 of us in the group, all of a similar level so we progressed nicely. Because of the room sizes there I get the impression that there would never be normally more than 10 students per class.

The teacher was great, although it was her first teaching experience (excluding her training). Very patient and professional and if I hadn't known I would have guessed she been teaching a while. Perhaps I was lucky to get such a good teacher because it does seem that for most it is their first teaching job, but then shouldn't they be more enthusiastic than those who've been teaching the same thing for years?

The course followed a book - Schritte 5, published by Hueber - cost 30CHF, if you buy your own make sure you get the correct edition.

We're due to get a certificate of completion posted which is not official apparently but who would know/care (ok teaching jobs etc)

All in all from my experience I would recommend them but I guess, like anywhere, a lot depends on which teacher you get.
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Old 23.12.2011, 16:21
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If anyone wants a discount, let me know - I have a 1 month credit that I wont be using.
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Re: Anyone been to "Flying Teachers" in Zurich?

I want to take a class in August. I would appreciate a discount...
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I will start next 2 weeks..., I'm interested on your discount. Cheers
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We're due to get a certificate of completion posted which is not official apparently but who would know/care (ok teaching jobs etc)

All in all from my experience I would recommend them but I guess, like anywhere, a lot depends on which teacher you get.
If it's not an official certification that you've reached a certain standard it doesn't sound like it's any good when you come to renew a B permit and need to show you've reached a certain level of language skills. If that's case, I'd go someplace where I'd get proper accreditation. Just saying.
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OMG! To renew the B Permit you must have an official deutsch certificate... Thanks for your advice! Anyway I got now the L permit and I had enought xenophobic experiences in Zürich, I think even me I'm not interested to stay for a long period.
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Found an ad in the Blick am abend for Flying Teachers. They do a one month intensive course for 400CHF + course material, Mon-Fri, 60 x 45 min lessons in all.

I thought this was a great deal, compared to Migros for example, but I'm well aware of the adage, you get what you pay for, so I was wondering if anyone had any experience with them. How big were the groups? Were the teachers any good? etc etc

Any help would be greatly appreciated...
Studied there for 5 months. It's very good, especially at the price. One word of advice- you can get the books cheaper at Orell Fussli.
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Studied there for 5 months. It's very good, especially at the price. One word of advice- you can get the books cheaper at Orell Fussli.
Anyone have an Aspekte 3/1 for sale?
Otherwise I will head to Orell Fussli.
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Re: Anyone been to "Flying Teachers" in Zurich?

Thanks for the comments on this thread, very useful.

I am also considering starting a course at Flying Teachers, I am a beginner. can anyone recommend a good teacher there please? It would be really helpful, as i think the quality of the teaching is the most important thing.

Thanks! also interested in the discount if this is still available!!
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Re: Anyone been to "Flying Teachers" in Zurich?

Emilia Kowalska is my tutor at Flying Teachers, so far she has been really good and *very* patient with me, which is probably the most important virtue required to teach me language.
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Emilia Kowalska is my tutor at Flying Teachers, so far she has been really good and *very* patient with me, which is probably the most important virtue required to teach me language.
Thanks so much! Much appreciated
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Re: Anyone been to "Flying Teachers" in Zurich?

I have a B1 TELC certificate and I was wondering if this would be a good choice to follow up with my German there. Wasn't happy at Migros.
I am happier in a group, would I have to set up a group myself or how does it work? Any teachers recommendations for B2 level highly appreciated.
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