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[Swiss German] Courses in Basel - any feedback?

Hi all,
So I'm now living in Baselland and working in Basel-Stadt, and looking for Swiss German courses. My high German is C2 or native, depending on the time of day.


From a couple of searches, I've found two courses near my work, at the Volkshochschule beider Basel (https://www.vhsbb.ch/kursprogramm/de...rstehen-279663) and the ubiquitous Migros Klubschule (https://www.klubschule.ch/Kurs/Schwe...E_1405867_1152).


Feedback on the Migros offering is generally good, though I've found nothing specific to Basel.
Any experience of either of these two institutions?


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Migros taught the Bern dialect when my wife did the course. I'm learning the Basel dialect at the GGG. It's fun, with an interesting mix of people. I find it quite hard as my German is only B1/B2 level, but there are several native Germans in my class.
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Migros taught the Bern dialect when my wife did the course. I'm learning the Basel dialect at the GGG. It's fun, with an interesting mix of people. I find it quite hard as my German is only B1/B2 level, but there are several native Germans in my class.

Thanks for the response. I'm surprised they teach Bern dialect at Migros, but maybe that works better for me as a lot of people I interact with are from Zurich, Thurgau and Bern. Anyone from Basel is from Baselland, which I understand speaks something between Basel and Zurich dialect. I'm used to hearing Zurich dialect and understand it quite well.
Aside from the not-so-local dialect, what did your wife think about the course/teaching?
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