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Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

I am considering their intensive German course. Are any of you familiar with the school? The price is almost too good to be true, which is what concerns me. Thank-you! Have a nice day.
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Old 12.01.2012, 15:46
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Re: Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

I don't know about advanced but i did a beginner course and did not learn much, there were too many in the class and the teacher translated everything into 10 langauges. The price is good but the value for money was not.
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Re: Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

From what I heard: lots of grammar and little speaking.
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Re: Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

I've got a friend who goes there who finds the intermediate level work difficult, but their German has improved quite quickly as a result of their lessons. The prices are very good for Switzerland.
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Re: Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

They are very cheap, it's more of a cooperative arrangement than a commercial school AFAIK.

In that case, it would really depend on the teacher. I did a few semesters of Russian there and I enjoyed it, but the class sizes were small and because I was doing the course in German, I was kind of learning two languages at once.

The way it works though is you can turn up for the first 2 classes and then decide whether to continue or not. Just do that and then you can check out the teacher and the other students. As usual for language classes, expect a fair amount of dropouts after the first 6 weeks or so.
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Re: Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

Any updates on this? My wife is thinking to starting an intermediate German course there in January.

Does anyone have experience with the "Conversation Classes"?
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Re: Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

I'm on the same situation...

I think I will try, any more opinions?
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Re: Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

I took my german classes there and LOVED it! But I think mostly I had a great teacher. His name was Adrian Jecker. Lots of conversation, not too much homework, he also did alot of Basel information. We often did activities where we would bring in a Basel Newspaper or a 20 Minutes and learn some current-event type of words. We made a grocery list once in german and learned how to ask for cuts of meat. he was really great!
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Re: Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

Like I wrote in another post...it all depends on the teacher.
My wife will most likely give it a try. Will post feedback in the new year.
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Re: Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

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Like I wrote in another post...it all depends on the teacher.
My wife will most likely give it a try. Will post feedback in the new year.
How did she find it ? I would be glad to hear about
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Re: Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

Well she did give it a try. She tried the two times a week course at level A2.


The feedback is mixed. The teacher was good. But since the class size is rather large (12) you don't get many chances to talk. It also all depends on how fast you want to learn German. If you need it fast, then this course is definitely not for you. If you are more interested in German as a "hobby" then this is a good low-price option.


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Re: Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

Thank you for feedback.

More question here. Who was her german teacher ? Does she also mean that the only problem is count of participants ? If it had had less attendants, would it have been perfect or even so it would have been slow ?

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Re: Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

She had a Mr. Goldschmidt. He was a good teacher.


It would have definitely been better with fewer participants.


But like I said before 2 times a wekk is not for someone who wants to learn to speak German quickly.
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Re: Any knowledge or experience with the GGG Kurse Language School in Basel?

I actually will do it seriously but 5 times a week would be a bit extreme for me as an employee. BTW, thank you for your help.
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