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German Courses with optional Internship in Vienna

Learn German & Experience Vienna!

German language courses are available for different interest and ability levels, from beginner to advanced courses. Our German classes are held with a variety of teaching methods to provide you with all necessary skills such as writing, speaking, listening and reading. They are taught exclusively by German native speakers at various course levels in small groups. Whether participants learn German as expats or combine the course with a vacation in Vienna - We have the perfect course for YOU!

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Course Types, Dates & Prices 2017

To book your place on a program, the non-refundable application fee of 40 EUR must be paid. Fees can be paid in USD or by credit card in any currency upon request.

Find the course that meets your interests:

Standard Courses, 25 lessons per week

German course (20) + cultural/special interest programme (5). The main emphasis is placed on improving your general German and your communication skills. Lessons in grammar and conversation help you with syntax and vocabulary building. Duration 1-11 weeks 

Intensive Course, 35 lessons per week

Standard Course (20) + minigroup (10) + cultural/special interest programme (5). The course is suitable for anybody wanting to make quick progress in short time. Duration 1-11 weeks 

Super-Intensive Course, 35 lessons per week

Standard Course (20) + individual tuition (10) + cultural/special interest programme (5). Combination of group tuition (Standard Course) and individual tuition. Individual tuition caters to special learning needs and takes your vocational interests into account. Duration 1-11 weeks 

Individual Tuition, 15-45 lessons per week

Individual language training in one-to-one sessions, 1-12 weeks 

Long-Term Standard Course, 25 lessons

Learn German in small international study groups, 12-52 weeks 

Long-Term Intensive Course, 35 lessons

Standard Course and 10 extra lessons in minigroups, 12-52 weeks 

University Preparation and Enrolment Guidance, 25 -35 lessons

The programme is directed at high school graduates who would like to study in Austria. We advise you on the right choice of university and the enrolment process. Duration 6-52 weeks  

German and Music, 36 lessons per week

German course and music studies at the conservatory, 4-52 weeks

Certificate Preparation Course, 4-8 lessons per week

Preparation for int. recognized certificates (OSD), 2 weeks

German Teachers' Course, 25 lessons per week

Training for non-native German teachers.  If you teach German in your home country and want to improve your German and teaching skills and also get cultural knowledge, this course is perfect for you, 2 weeks

Business German, 35 lessons per week

Standard Course (20) + Business German (10) + cultural programme (5). It is the right course for you, if you want to improve your German skills for meeting, presentations and negotiations at work. Duration: 2 weeks

Family Programme, 25 -35 lessons per week

Parents and youths live together in Vienna, take part in German courses and explore the cultural and leisure programme during summer,1-6 weeks  German and Wintersports, 25 -35 lessons

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to combine a German course with a day's skiing or snowboarding on weekends in your winter holidays (Dec-March). 

German and Work Experience

  • Preferably between 16-30 years old
  • Duration: 8 weeks German course + 4/8 weeks internship
  • Good command of German (min. 2-3 years at school)
  • Good command of English
  • Minimum stay in Austria: 3-4 months
  • Health and liability insurance documents necessary on arrival
  • Employment location: Most of the job placements offered in Vienna, Salzburg or tourist resorts in the Alps
  • Placement at an Austrian company, in various sectors
COURSE DATES AND PRICES 2017

Reasons to learn German in Vienna with us

Our language school is the perfect place to learn German and discover the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria. Explore the different courses and lessons we have to offer and learn to speak German in no time!

Attractive school building
  • Modern school with bright, tastefully furnished modern classrooms 
  • Centrally located in Vienna's embassy district; opposite "Schloss Belvedere" 
  • City centre 15 minutes by public transport 
  • Student lounge with coffee, cold beverages and snacks, 20 computer work spaces, free WiFi, newspapers, books and DVDs for rent
  • Partly air conditioned, non-smoking
Tuition
  • Year-round German courses for all levels (A1-C2) 
  • Small international study groups
  • Courses start every Monday, for beginners once a month 
  • Highly qualified teachers who are German native speakers 
  • Special courses: Business German, University Preparation & Enrolment Guidance, German and Music, German and Work Experience, German and Wintersports
OSD Language Diploma
  • Official examination centre for the Austrian Language Diploma OSD 
  • Exams for 6 course levels from A1-C2 
  • Exams consisting of 4 proficiencies: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing 
  • Recognised by all Austrian, as well as many German (27), Swiss (4) and Italian (1) universities
Accreditations
  • Member of IALC (International Association of Language Centers) 
  • Member of Campus Austria 
  • CSN accredited by the Swedish Ministry of Education 
  • ÖSD examination centre
Methods
We believe it is important to vary teaching methods as much as possible in our German courses. The basic programme provides intensive coaching in grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary. Reading and listening comprehension as well as written exercises are important components of our German courses. One of our basic principles is to ensure a maximum of oral communication. You are encouraged to practice your spoken German with your teacher and with the other participants of your German course

Included in the price
  • Selected German course
  • 5 lessons cultural/special interest programme per week, e.g. Vienna guided tours; talks and videos about Austrian music, art, history, literature; Viennese Waltz course; party; sports
  • Certificate
  • Vocabulary book
  • Course books may be borrowed for the whole course. Books can be bought at a 50% discount from the school office
  • Use of computers, books, videos and magazines in the library
  • Student service at the school office, Monday-Friday
  • Free internet access (WLAN/Wi-Fi)
  • Student manual with interesting tips on Vienna
  • School's Card entitling holder to discounts at a number of museums, theatres, restaurants, shops
Extras
  • Application fee - 40 EUR
  • Transfer (from airport/station to accommodation) , one way - 40 EUR
  • Public transport: 16.20 EUR/week
  • Pocket money: min. 70 EUR/week
  • Visa support fee for declaration of guarantee  (e.g. Russia, Ukraine, GUS, China): 100 RUR
  • Express letter (DHL): 75 EUR
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Optional accommodation during your German Course in Vienna

The school offers to its students optional accommodation in a school's owned 
Residence, Host-Family, Student Hourse or Flat share.

How do you like to live?

A relaxed atmosphere is conducive to learn and speak German! We organize accommodation such as apartments and rooms at our school-owned Residence, at carefully selected Austrian host families, in basic student apartments or at international student houses. Accommodation standards are checked by us regularly to ensure that you enjoy the time you live in Vienna!

Host-Family, from 130 to 378 EUR a week:

Accommodation in a host family is definitely the best way for practising your German and getting to know Austria and its people outside the classroom. You stay with a host family in their own home. Host families can be childless couples, parents with schoolchildren or older people whose grown-up children have already left home.   

  • Meals: You may choose from use of the kitchen, substantial breakfast only or half-board with a three-course lunch or evening meal
  • Facilities: You have your own single or twin room. You share the bathroom and the kitchen with your host family

Shared Flat, from 130 to 247 EUR a week:

You are accommodated in a well maintained shared flat, shared with other students. 

  • Meals: The use of the kitchen is included in the price. The flat contains all the usual utensils and crockery
  • Facilities: Single or twin room with shared bathroom and kitchen. Most flats are also equipped with their own washing machine and TV

Student House, from 179 to 378 EUR a week:

Students have their own single or twin room in a modern, urban and favourably located Student House with a very nice in-house restaurant. School and city centre are accessible in 15-25 minutes by public transport.

  •  Availability: July, August   
  • Meals: Breakfast or half-board. Additional use of hot plates and refrigerator free of charge in a kitchen on each floor – students must provide their own crockery and utensils
  • Facilities: Twin or single rooms. Twin rooms with shower and toilet. Three single rooms share a shower and toilet

Our Residence - Feel at home in Vienna

  • Close to school and city centre (10-15 minutes by public transport)
  • Quiet apartments located next to underground station
  • Art Nouveau building. The apartments are modern and comfortably furnished
  • All apartments are equipped with telephone, radio, SAT-TV and free WLAN/Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchen
  • Meal options for both categories: Use of kitchen, breakfast or half-board

1.Choice of Standard Category, from 151 to 240 EUR  -  apartments are shared with other students, 2-5 students share kitchen and bathroom.

2. Superior Category, from 271 to 375 EUR -  own apartment for 1-2  persons, with shower/toilet and kitchen. 

Activities: Learn to speak German and have fun!

CULTURE, SPORTS, SIGHTSEEING

Our school stands for much more than simply learning to speak German. The packed activity programme and special interest classes will present a diverse view of Vienna, Austrian culture and German language. Learn new and exciting things about the daily life of the locals, their culture and the city with the highest quality of living in the world! (5 lessons per week are included in the price).

Cultural/Special Interest Programme 

  • Vienna city walks guided by our teachers  
  • Special interest classes: language immersion, job, career, art & creativity 
  • Talks on Austrian, music, art, history, culture  
  • Fun & adventure in the evening: Waltz course, parties, torchlight walk  
  • Excursions on weekends e.g. to Salzburg at cost price

Excursions and leisure

Learning a new language isn't just about studying German phrases and grammar. Free evenings are perfect for discovering Vienna on your own. Our students often opt for visits to the opera, concerts, theatre or cinema. We are happy to assist you with ticket reservations and hot tips from locals on Vienna's night life.  

Discover Austrian culture and nature on the weekends. We organise trips and excursions to Salzburg (“Mozart city”), Graz (capital of Styria) and its Southern flair, Klosterneuburg (famous for its Babenberg heritage) and to “Wachau” region and Danube valley, among other desinations. We also visit the Kreuzenstein castle and Seegrotte Hinterbrühl. In summer, we swim at Lake Neusiedl and savour Austrian wine taverns (“Heuriger”).  

You can swim, cycle, sail, surf and waterski to your heart’s content at Vienna’s “Donauinsel” (Danube Island). Sporty students and teachers can also get together for soccer and volleyball. In winter, we organise skiing and snowboarding days. Excursions are booked and paid directly in Vienna.

Examples of Activities

  • from Baroque to the Modern Age - from imperial splendour to modern functionality 
  • Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) in Vienna - the art of being practical 
  • In Hundertwasser's footsteps - Vienna vibrantly varied 
  • Around the Ring Boulevard - history, architecture and anecdotes 
  • Blutgasse district - legends about old Vienna 
  • Tracking Roman Vienna: Frontier fortress Vindobona 
  • The Vienna Prater - from the Giant Ferris Wheel to the Lusthaus 
  • Coffee houses in Vienna - introduction to a Viennese institution 
  • Parks in Vienna - green Vienna and its monuments and many more!

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