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[German] language courses?

Hello all. I'm new in Switzerland and need to learn German. I am hoping to find classes or schools that have small class sizes and that are twice a week or more often. I have checked out the Migros Klubschule and it will not work for me right now due to either location or class times. Any ideas or experiences people have had would be appreciated! Thanks in advance-
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Re: [German] language courses?

Welcome to EF!

If you are looking for a job, you might wish to register with your local RAV Swiss job service, which might then be able to support your job-searching efforts with a German course. RAV offers intensive courses which meet 1/2 days, Monday-Friday and would pay the cost of them.
- As a legal resident of Switzerland, you do not have to be eligible for unemployment compensation to obtain RAV support for German language courses.

The RAV office responsible for your location should be Thalwil:

http://www.awa.zh.ch/internet/volksw...v_thalwil.html
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Re: [German] language courses?

I started looking at online (skype) classes - works out to 20chf an hour, and I reckon I get more "talking time" in one hour of those classes than I did in my 3 hour, 6-person group classes
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Thanks, I'll check that out!
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Re: [German] language courses?

http://hallodeutschschule.ch/en/ worked for me. Good luck
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Re: [German] language courses?

I used Swissing

http://swissing.ch/

Very friendly and professional.

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Re: [German] language courses?

Try to find a school with intensive classes. 5 times a week in 3 hour sessions
Then you will rapidly progress
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Hello all. I'm new in Switzerland and need to learn German. I am hoping to find classes or schools that have small class sizes and that are twice a week or more often. I have checked out the Migros Klubschule and it will not work for me right now due to either location or class times. Any ideas or experiences people have had would be appreciated! Thanks in advance-
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Re: [German] language courses?

A joke! 5000 CHF a week!!
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http://swissing.ch/

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A joke! 5000 CHF a week!!
I was curious and so had to check. Inflation! It's now 5690 CHF a week! (In fairness, that's a deluxe offering. Their other courses are within the range I saw when I was pricing schools.)

The German Special is a clever idea in any event.
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Re: [German] language courses?

Hi
If you can make it to Lachen SZ then I really recommend Ueli Pauli who runs small groups from his home about 4 days a week and 3 times a day. He concentrates on getting you speaking and dealing with everyday things but also introduces the reading writing as you go. His approach is less formal than the schools but he can get you to B2 level if you want.

If you would like to know more I can PM you his details.
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Re: [German] language courses?

EB Zürich teaches really well and offer very good prices. Check them out. But they are having a one month summer break soon.
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Re: [German] language courses?

I have also used EB Zurich and really like the wide range of courses including "traditional" taught classes, speaking and writing.


I have used ECAP in Zurich, S&W Training in Meersburg and Deutsch im Quartier in Basel - all very good. Migros in Basel was not so good, however.


However, like everything, it comes down to teachers and your budget.
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It also largely comes to our own effort I think!
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