We offer you out of the ordinary German lessons. Whether you want to learn the language from scratch or you intend to freshen up your acquired skills, we will adapt our teaching to your level and individual needs.
We offer you out of the ordinary French lessons. Whether you want to learn the language from scratch, or you intend to freshen up your already acquired skills, we will adapt our teaching to your current level and individual needs.
We believe in elaborating on connections, similarities and systematic differences and contrasts between the languages we already know and the language we are learning. This is namely experiencing it and understanding its nature. This is a key to give a meaning to grammar, to make it interesting and to simplify it’s learning process, instead of memorizing an abstract structure. We call this method of studying languages a comparative and contrastive approach.
We do not promise that you will develop language skills for daily conversations within a few days or weeks as often promised elsewhere. We consider this concept an outdated approach. These simple steps in a foreign language might as well be taken care of by the benefits of today’s technology. To be honest, no one really needs to be fluent or advanced in a foreign language to get around.
For us it is the feeling of the language which matters. It is an art of living rather than Google Translate. A language has it’s own soul, temper and temperature. Ordering a beer can easily and efficiently be translated into hundreds of languages, but whether it will sound offensive or charming, is not that easy to depict. In order to be able to communicate these feelings, there needs to be more ; the intonation, the ductus, the nuances. Mit Freude! By comparing consciously, the skills we acquire are anchored more solidly into our memory, just because it now makes sense to us.