Learning German in Germany

Learning German in Germany

German classes in Germany   Shortly after arriving in Esslingen in September 2016, I signed up for a B2 level German class at the Hochschule Esslingen. I had earlier finished my B2.1 level at The Languedge and wanted to further advance my German language skills. The course was arranged by the Hochschule free of charge with a private instructor. Course fee and structure Unpaid courses are not common in Germany, since taking up a course outside at a Sprachschule (Language Institute) usually costs 180-220 Euros/course (average) with around 50-60 learning units (All classes in Germany are mentioned as number of Learning Units (UE), each UE being 45 minutes). Few private tutors also offer classes that are charged on an hourly basis. Another important point to bear in mind is, unlike in India, courses in Germany are not structured as A1, A2, etc. Instead each level is split into 2 courses and this means an A1 level comprises of a course in A1.1 and then an...
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Testimonial  – Get more than you pay for

Testimonial – Get more than you pay for

Hello All, I am Gayathri, a practicing doctor of Homeopathy. I have chosen to learn German - The source language of Homoeopathy, in order to decipher lots of texts regarding the subject in the source language itself.  Besides this, I love learning new languages. I have been with LANGUEDGE for past 8 months.I have done 2 intermediate levels with The Languedge.It helped me in developing confidence about the language.I  got oppurtunities to interact with students of various levels,which supported me in improving the oral communication and to overcome my initial hesitation. I feel I have got a better hold in German because of LANGUEDGE. With regard to the the classroom,it is with proper lighting and ventilation.The seating arrangements are also good and comfortable. Several displays hang in the classroom walls,which provide various important information about the language and keep you enganged.Enough handouts are given to workout and to practice at home. The tutor finds the weakest area or the part where a student is unable...
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Learn German – The  “Appy” way

Learn German – The “Appy” way

Smartphones are in. Apps are in. Foreign languages are in.How about making a combination of all of the above? Let us pick some that would help us practice and improve our German skills. There are usually many apps that are present for the benefit of the beginner – teaching you Pronouns, sein, haben, time, days of the week, etc. Those do help for sure - but they can never entirely substitute a real language learning experience.  Apps are usually a fantastic supplementary practice. Sadly most of them are targeted at the amateurs. But are there Apps for the intermediate user to get some practice? We have listed out some of them below : [These are all free apps. We are not promoting or vouching for them. These are apps that are useful and supplement those who are already learning German] Artikeltrainer and Der Die Das  – the articles pose a problem for all, irrespective of the level you are studying at. The article trainer keeps...
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The translated Testimonial

The translated Testimonial

When we have a strong unshakeable belief that something should happen, then it will. Definitely. The entire universe conspires in our favour.It is only a matter of time and sincerity to see it come true. My desire to learn a foreign language came into being even as I entered college. As I was a soon-to-be Automobile Engineer, Deutsch was my first choice. I began my Language classes in 2010 in my second year. During this A1 course, I learnt the language from and got to know my Deutsch teacher Ms. Mathangi.And the Rest is History! During these classes (which took place after college hours), we wrote letters in German and did many group activities. With a so-creative teacher and an interesting peer group, the sessions were definitely great fun (even after 8 hours of college lectures). I was also the Class rep (as it always turns out to be. I don’t know why!). During the certificate distribution ceremony, I also delivered on...
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Testimonial – entirely in German

Testimonial – entirely in German

Wann wir einen starken Glaube dafuer haben, dass etwas passieren soll, wird es immer bestimmt passieren. Es ist nur eine Sache der Zeit und der Ehrlichkeit ! Ich habe mich dafuer interessiert, eine Fremdsprache zu lernen, wann ich schon an der Uni war. Weil ich einen Auto-Ingenieurwissenschaft student war, waehle ich Deutsch aus. Ich habe meinen Sprachkurs schon in 2010 begonnen, wann ich in meinem zweiten Jahr war. Waehrend meinen A1 Kurs, habe ich meine Lehrerin Frau Mathangi kennengelernt. Und der Rest ist bekannt ! Wir haben viele Briefe geschrieben und Aktivitaeten gemacht. Ich war auch den Klassensprecher (wie immer) waehrend dem Kurs. Wann wir unsere Zeugnisse bekommen, habe ich schon meine erste Rede (bestimmt mit Hilfe meiner Lehrerin) in Deutsch in einen grossen Hoersaal gegeben . Nach dem Kurs auch, gibt meine Lehrerin mir Tipps und hilft mir Deutsch weiterzulernen. Leider konnte ich nicht weiter nach A2 in 2011 studieren. Aber alles zu seiner Zeit ! Um meine A2 Unterrichten teilzunehmen, musste ich viel...
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New beginnings are tough -Testimonial

New beginnings are tough -Testimonial

It’s true that all the beginnings are difficult, but if you have the correct guidance paired with articulate teaching, you will surely have an EDGE in the German language at Languedge. It has been an eventful and an amazing year with Languedge – the everyday classes, Rollenspiels and Sprechen at weekends, the perfect guidance for the exams, the insightful thoughts about German culture, the numerous creative works auf Deutsch, and the unforgettable Stadtreise……. Hat’s off to you ma’am for putting in all the effort and hard work for making Deutsch such an interesting language for me. The energy and the enthusiasm that you displayed inspired me to challenge myself. Der Ton macht die Musik- The way of teaching at Languedge is something I had never experienced before. The numerous activities and games in German made me so engrossed in the language that I started to think in Deutsch. The entire coursework transformed me and has changed my thinking, thanks to the numerous...
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Overcoming your inhibitions – Testimonial

Overcoming your inhibitions – Testimonial

Studying at The Languedge has been a tremendous experience. The interactive atmosphere of the classes made even a shy person like me ,talk out loud and express myself, that too in German. The friendly environment of the class combined with an incredible teacher made me want to improve myself and study more. Individual attention is tailored towards each student during the exam preparation so that they can work at their weaknesses and score better marks. The availability of lot of test material also helps too. Even though I couldn't make it to the Stadtreise, from what I heard, it was definitely fun and interactive to spend a day among friends trying to speak in German in various spots around Chennai. The Weekends sprechen and other fun group activities made us learn German without even realizing that we were actually working. In my experience, the Seniors students are extremely helpful to the new students and they make them feel at ease. The Languedge...
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