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Looking for a German course in Bern

hi everyone!!! im in highschool and as soon as i graduate i want to go and study german in switzerland, and im trying to look information about the courses in Migros...if anyone has any information i would be very happy!! thank you!! bye!
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Re: Hi!. im new and i need some information

Hello, Migros is a slow moving but cheap course. I did it myself and found out that it really didnt go fast enough. It may be worthwhile checking out some other schools, depending on which city you go to, I am sure there will be one of better quality. Only problem with quality however, is the price.

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does anybody know an institute to study german in bern, but that is not so expensive, and not so slow or cheap
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Re: Looking for a German course in Bern

Your last question should have been your first, but I've edited the title of the thread so hopefully you'll get a few more responses.

Myself, I took courses at Klubschule Migros in Basel. I thought they were pretty good. However, you'll find that the instructor to a large part and the class member dynamics are the important parts of learning language here.

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Re: Looking for a German course in Bern

but..know what??..i've heard that the migros courses are not so good because they're too slow...hope i`ll find a good institute where the course are more.."intensive"..because i only have 6 months to learn the language......and also not so expensive
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Re: Looking for a German course in Bern

I didn't find that the courses at Klubschule Migros were too slow at all. Unless you've taken German before, I doubt you'll find the classes to slow. They give you a placement test before you enroll if you've got knowledge of German. None of my classmates ever complained that the course was going too slow.

German is found by many to be a painfully difficult language to learn. Do a search of this forum and you'll see a good deal of discussion on this. It is even worse here in Switzerland to learn German as the Swiss actually speak a language that isn't exactly like the High German that you will learn in class. Alemannic is closer to what the Swiss speak.

Sit in on a class if at all possible. Klubschule Migros allowed me to do this, and I thought the teacher and class were pretty good, so I stayed with the class. Again, I can't stress enough that it is more important to have a good instructor that you like than a good school.
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Re: Looking for a German course in Bern

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but..know what??..i've heard that the migros courses are not so good because they're too slow...hope i`ll find a good institute where the course are more.."intensive"..because i only have 6 months to learn the language......and also not so expensive
Natalie,

I tried the Migros lessons in Bern & yes they were very slow. I missed a couple of weeks due to work commitments & did home study, only to find that after three weeks, the class was still chucking a ball around & saying " ich heisse Manuel".

Try the Volkshochschule, which is just off of Zytglogge / Kornhausplatz, they are very good & move things along quickly. Emphasis is on grammar & you are expected to work on vocab yourself.

Good luck.
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Re: Looking for a German course in Bern

I second Polorise's advice. I think Volkhochschule is very good option. I really liked my instructor. It looks like they are starting intensive courses on the 21st of January: http://www.seminare.ch/extern/vhsbe/...ction=delsuche
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Re: Looking for a German course in Bern

Is there any reason you need to be in Switzerland to learn German? I think you would be much better off learning German in Germany. I know one guy who had his wife go off to a class in Germany for awhile (a couple of weeks or a month or something like that) and she came back speaking pretty good German.

Here in Switzerland, it will be very hard to practice the German you are learning when you are not in class, simply because the Swiss don't speak exactly the same language.

However, do you self a huge favor if you can and study the basics of German before you leave, if you can. There are some decent CD and online courses. Search the forum for these.
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Re: Looking for a German course in Bern

I work for Berlitz Language School and I am also taking German lessons from them now. They have intensive courses (2 hours a day, 5 days a week) for 3 months.
www.berlitz.ch

They take you from level 0 to 4-5 within that time. I took German lessons through the University before and this is so much better! I have already learned more in the past week than I did over 2 months with Uni. Berlitz could be a bit spendy but well worth it. The class sizes are small and you really will get a great start to speaking German.

Good luck!
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Re: Looking for a German course in Bern

Would anyone recommend the Inlingua Deutsch courses available in Bern? Has anyone attended them? From the information on this thread I think I'm leaning away from the Migros Klubschule since they seem to be too slow.


I went down to the VhsBe school Zytglogge / Kornhausplatz, but I couldnt find the office for it.

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Try the Volkshochschule, which is just off of Zytglogge / Kornhausplatz, they are very good & move things along quickly. Emphasis is on grammar & you are expected to work on vocab yourself.
Also, the information about the classes are all auf Deutsch - is this to force one to read up on their German so they can read it? Or is there any info in English?
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Re: Looking for a German course in Bern

Hello,

I would try Alemania http://www.alemania.ch/index_be.html. I am currently on their Luzern course and really really happy!

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Re: Looking for a German course in Bern

If you could travel a little further, this is highly recommended.
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Re: Looking for a German course in Bern

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Natalie,

I tried the Migros lessons in Bern & yes they were very slow. I missed a couple of weeks due to work commitments & did home study, only to find that after three weeks, the class was still chucking a ball around & saying " ich heisse Manuel".

Try the Volkshochschule, which is just off of Zytglogge / Kornhausplatz, they are very good & move things along quickly. Emphasis is on grammar & you are expected to work on vocab yourself.

Good luck.
The Volkshochschule have courses which are tailored to your needs - great if you need intensive lessons.
Can only recommend them. (Biased, as I work for them, too!!)
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http://www.vhsbe.ch/Kontakt.8.0.html
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Re: Looking for a German course in Bern

Volkshochschule is the probably cheaper than the others and IMO better. Ive done courses at both inlingua and VHS and found VHS better.

Migros, to me, is overpriced but I dont know what the classes are like.
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Re: Looking for a German course in Bern

Hi,

I am planning to move to Berne and study german there during the next spring. I was thinking to start at the Benedict school. I am a biginner and I would like at least to study in like an university program during on semester or twelves weeks.

Does any one have a point of view and suggestions about the Benedict school?

Thanīk you so much!
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