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Re: New Swiss law - downgrade in residence permit question

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The Deutsche Welle website has some tests you can try to find your current level: https://learngerman.dw.com/en/placementDashboard
If you want to practice or get an idea of the oral part of the test, just look for YouTube videos. I'm doing that as part of prep for the DELF (French) test. It's very helpful to watch two people having a conversation at the level you need to reach.
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Residence permits are a cantonal thing and so whatever gossip there may be in the village should be taken with a grain of salt. It's not unlike Gemeinde/Kreisbüro clerks being clueless about permit questions which happens quite often
Speaking of a clerk's competence: a person in charge of residence permits in my municipality (suburb of Bern) has had no idea about language requirements for a C-permit (at least for EU citizens). I was checking it to get a clarity before applying for C-permit soon.

It might be indeed the case that a)the canton Bern didn't establish the rules, b)EU citizens are exempt or c)this person ignorance.
I am not taking chances and have signed up for B1 Goethe in June. Just in case.
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OH needs a course.

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Scheduling a course simply does not work with the demands of his job; OH works round the clock, travels frequently, at short notice. In the beginning he tried to take courses twice, each time work responsibilities meant he had to miss lectures, in the end he was simply flushing money down the drain.

Now is certainly not the time to ease up on the workload, a course would have to wait.
I am in a similar situation, when a regular course is not an option due to the working schedule. What I have found as a good alternative: private lessons via www.italki.com. The prices are 3-4 lower than the private lessons via local Swiss language schools, but the quality is comparable (though need to try few teachers to find "the one"). The greatest benefits: 1)flexible schedule ( for example, I have lessons at 6 am in the morning and 9 pm in the evening- with different teachers, living in different time zones) and 2) possibility to cancel the lesson without any hassle and payment up to 24 hours before the lesson, or even later, if the teacher agrees).

For me it was a solution to combine demanding job and language learning, maybe it will be helpful for your family situation too.
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