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Old 26.06.2012, 11:28
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Sprachendienst Konstanz - any good?

Hi all!

I am currently at A2 level in German and want to go back to language school (intensivkurs) for the next few months until I'm at level C1 (preferably C2 - I want to continue my Uni studies in German). This will take a very long time, so I compared the prices between Bellingua in Zurich and Sprachendienst in Konstanz, and for 25 weeks or more, Bellingua is double the price. Not a surprise really.

Long story short, has anyone been to Sprachendienst? If so, how did you find the teaching style and level there in general?

I live in Frauenfeld, which is conveniently located between these two cities so it's not a matter of which is closer. And why Bellingua? After an absolutely awful time at Flying Teachers Zurich, I read everyone's reviews and in Zurich city Bellingua seems come out tops for "serious" study. However, if a school in Germany is comparable in quality but considerably cheaper, it would make life a lot easier by saving us quite a hefty amount of money.

Thanks for your input!
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Re: Sprachendienst Konstanz - any good?

Hi I was wondering if you actually got to try the Sprachdienst Konstanz? Same question: are they any good?
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Re: Sprachendienst Konstanz - any good?

Hello,

Same question! Does anyone have informations/feedback/reviews about this school?

Thank you in advance!
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Re: Sprachendienst Konstanz - any good?

One bloody full online review, that's it.

http://www.iagora.com/language-schoo...ienst_Konstanz
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Re: Sprachendienst Konstanz - any good?

Thank you Jacek..It's the only thing i was able to find too.
I'm still hoping that someone will be able to tell me something more about the school..
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Re: Sprachendienst Konstanz - any good?

I used to know people who worked there and I think some still do. As far as I know they were always really good. I wanted to teach there but didn't and as a teacher they were miles better than any other school, that is a fact. I assume this reflects on the teaching too and the student experience.

However, if you want to get to uni level, i.e TestDaF, then you need some intensive courses and exam preparation. The uni at Konstanz also does some pre-Uni courses for entrants. I did my uni prep at a different school though and trained solely for the TestDaF exam so that I could pass it! got me in and the rest fell in to place as soon as you use the language every day.

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