Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Transportation/driving  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30.03.2015, 10:21
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: inZug
Posts: 79
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 23 Times in 13 Posts
inZug has no particular reputation at present
Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

Hello,

I've searched the forum, but I only saw one recommendation and it was from a few years ago, so I am taking the liberty to inquiry again and see if I can get a few more suggestions to compare:

I need to exchange my Brazilian driving license for a Swiss one. I understand I have one year to do that, and now that I have been here for a while and driving, I would like to take a few classes with a local instructor, in order to feel more confident about how the actual "test" I will have to take will be.

Thus, I need an English speaking instructor.

Can someone, please, recommend one place/instructor?

Any other tips?

I wish I could just exchange my license, but I guess being from Brazil it means I will have to take the road test...

Thanks,
awaiting....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30.03.2015, 10:49
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Zug
Posts: 16
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 18 Times in 11 Posts
Yellowsisi has slipped a little
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

Hello and good morning,

I reccomend Pernilla Genhart at in Zug.

http://www.verkehrsschule.ch/teamdet...illa%20Genhart

With her help i passed my test in November. Mind you, i had already had a driving license for 17 years from the UK ( don't ask).

I found her to be very informative and understanding, i.e not trying to teach an old dog new tricks but showing it the tricks lol.

Good luck.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Yellowsisi for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 30.03.2015, 11:10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: inZug
Posts: 79
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 23 Times in 13 Posts
inZug has no particular reputation at present
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

Thank you. This is tye sort of info I am looking for... BTW, did you drive your own car, or hers for the lessons, and for the test? (does it make a difference?) ... how many classes did you have? (I also have a long time license.... so feel good about driving... and have not killed anyone yet while at it! ;-) )
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 30.03.2015, 12:32
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Zug
Posts: 16
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 18 Times in 11 Posts
Yellowsisi has slipped a little
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

Hahahahhahahaha you are funny about not killing anyone yet, i guess there is still time.
I did not have a car at the time and used hers for the lessons and for the test i am sure for a small fee, but i think it was tacked on to the lessons so it was not enough for me to notice, i guess.
I had eight classes of an hour but we always went over. She booked my test after the third lesson. I think it also helped that she knew the Test guys. I speak very little German but i managed the instructions well on the test day.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 30.03.2015, 12:51
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: inZug
Posts: 79
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 23 Times in 13 Posts
inZug has no particular reputation at present
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

Quote:
View Post
She booked my test after the third lesson. I think it also helped that she knew the Test guys. I speak very little German but i managed the instructions well on the test day.
Thanks again for the reply.

Did she go with you on the actual test? (how long was it... and was it tricky?)

Is it possible to have the actual test in English? That part is freaking me out...

Thanks again...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 30.03.2015, 13:32
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Zug
Posts: 16
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 18 Times in 11 Posts
Yellowsisi has slipped a little
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

I can tell you are freaked out and i was too.
She went with me to the test center and sorted everything out.
The tester will know you don't speak German. It will help to know things like , left,right and stop as that is all he will say. He will also use his hands and gesture to make sure you understand.
It took half an hour but it felt like two days. I was so nervous i could i lost my vision lol.
I suddenly could not reverse park ( a skill which ordinarily i am most proud of) and tried to mow down a few pedestrians. Stalled the car and became lead footed on the motorway.
When he said i had passed, which my tutor translated, i asked if he was drunk.
He said I could clearly drive and was just nervous and he didn't see the point of wasting every ones time with another test. You cannot have the test in english however, you might be lucky and get a tester who speaks a little english and is "WILLING" to help.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Yellowsisi for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 30.03.2015, 15:42
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: inZug
Posts: 79
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 23 Times in 13 Posts
inZug has no particular reputation at present
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

Quote:
View Post
I can tell you are freaked out and i was too.
ahhaahah now is my turn, I was LOL with your post. thanks for sharing your experience and now I feel more ready to pursue this "roadblock".

Will report back in a few months, after I go thru it. thank you.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank inZug for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 30.03.2015, 21:58
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Zug
Posts: 327
Groaned at 5 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 178 Times in 104 Posts
Sophie76 is considered knowledgeableSophie76 is considered knowledgeableSophie76 is considered knowledgeable
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 30.03.2015, 22:10
eddiejc1's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Derwood, MD USA
Posts: 1,005
Groaned at 22 Times in 20 Posts
Thanked 684 Times in 372 Posts
eddiejc1 has an excellent reputationeddiejc1 has an excellent reputationeddiejc1 has an excellent reputationeddiejc1 has an excellent reputation
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

Does the Swiss driving test offer a written exam? If so, I assume that it will be in German since the OP lives in Zug. Does he know enough German to pass the written section of the test?

Anyway, I wish him the best of luck in getting a Swiss driver's license!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 30.03.2015, 22:21
nigelr's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Aargau
Posts: 1,714
Groaned at 118 Times in 59 Posts
Thanked 2,140 Times in 942 Posts
nigelr has a reputation beyond reputenigelr has a reputation beyond reputenigelr has a reputation beyond reputenigelr has a reputation beyond reputenigelr has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

Quote:
View Post
Does the Swiss driving test offer a written exam? If so, I assume that it will be in German since the OP lives in Zug. Does he know enough German to pass the written section of the test?

Anyway, I wish him the best of luck in getting a Swiss driver's license!
It's not the full test, just a kontrollfahrt. You only need the theory test if you fail the kontrollfahrt.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 31.03.2015, 09:50
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Zug
Posts: 16
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 18 Times in 11 Posts
Yellowsisi has slipped a little
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

There is a multi choice theory test which you can take in English, I did.
I got permission from the Zug STVA to do it in Zurich. They are used to receiving these requests and i got a response within 48 hours.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 31.03.2015, 21:34
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: inZug
Posts: 79
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 23 Times in 13 Posts
inZug has no particular reputation at present
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

Whoooaaa... multi-choice theory test? where did that come from?.. this is just in case it's a new license, right? not for the conversion??? Now you got me worried again...
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01.04.2015, 17:07
SA33's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Zug
Posts: 19
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 3 Posts
SA33 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

I also live in Zug and started taking lessons with Peter Zwyer (http://www.aegerital-fahrschule.ch/page11/index.html ) in Feb (he speaks English). I booked for the test in March and was given test date for today, 1 April.

It was all of 30 minutes and I was done (and passed). The lady that tested me spoke English too.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank SA33 for this useful post:
  #14  
Old 01.04.2015, 17:29
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 13
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Asia07 has earned some respectAsia07 has earned some respect
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

Pernilla Genhart in Zug
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Asia07 for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 03.06.2015, 17:14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: inZug
Posts: 79
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 23 Times in 13 Posts
inZug has no particular reputation at present
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

Drum roll....

And I passed!

Thank you everyone for the help and referral! It was really worth it and I am very happy that I passed.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02.06.2017, 12:55
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: zug
Posts: 10
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
hatty has no particular reputation at present
Re: Driving Lessons in English (in Zug)

Hi, everyone, can someone share what did Kontrolfahrt tested in Zug? I heard Metalli is a hot spot.

Just get nervous for the test.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
driving lessons english, zug




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Driving lessons in English (Zurich) tasha09876 Transportation/driving 1 15.07.2013 12:41
English Driving lessons in Basel Angela-74 Transportation/driving 4 11.02.2010 11:46
Advanced driving lessons (in English) Francko Transportation/driving 5 10.08.2007 13:14
Driving Lessons VW-in English IainR Transportation/driving 4 27.04.2007 00:59
Where can I get Driving Lessons in English so I can take my driving test? Guest Transportation/driving 0 17.04.2007 23:31


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 13:50.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0