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December  17, 2009
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Alexandra von Rohr       Alexandra von Rohr, Principal of Sprachinstitut
      TREFFPUNKT in Bamberg / Germany


Advent in Germany
Christmas markets, gingerbread, "Glühwein" (malted wine) and the advent calendar are an essential part of the Christmas time in Germany. This year we have made a TREFFPUNKT advent calendar. Every day you will find a little surprise, enjoy and learn some new German expressions!
PS. Before Christmas Eve you will find here a small surprise here. Furthermore we raffle off 3x 45 minutes German lessons via Skype.
we wish you Merry Christmas
Santa Claus at TREFFPUNKT



language course & university study

German course options
Gain credits for your German course - Academic credits

If you attend a German course at Sprachinstitut TREFFPUNKT you can get academic credits for it. Many universities will grant credit to students based on our classroom curriculum (syllabus). But there is another way, too. You can also join the study abroad program of the renowned Samford University, USA who will come for a 5th time from June 28th to July 30th, 2010. You can register with them to get your credits. You will find more details on our website or you write us and email referring to the ”Academic Credit Program”

German learner comments

student comments
Benefit from the experiences of former students

The systematic quality control system at TREFFPUNKT – with oral and written feedbacks every week, assure that teachers, the staff and the director can react immediately to any concerns students might have regarding the course, the accommodation, the town, the recreational program, just everything to make sure students feel alright. Thanks to all the students who took the time after returning home to write their impressions about Bamberg and TREFFPUNKT for other students interest in the courses. You will find their thoughts and impressions in different languages on:

Free chapter from our new book release: Business Etiquette

Women in the German workplace
Women in the German workplace

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Years ago, the German woman’s duties were defined by the 3 Ks: “Kinder, Küche, und Kirche” (Children, Kitchen, and Church). Today, the first two, while no longer considered “duties”, still continue to play an important role in the lives of many German women. How to behave or more precisely how to dress in a German working environment is now available as a free chapter from the book German Business Etiquette:
Two ideal X-Mas presents for all who are learning German

Success with manners
Two ideal X-Mas presents for all who are learning German
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Give 2 German online lessons with a personal tutor as a present for only 60 EUR (2x45 minutes). Skype lessons are particularly well suited for those German learners who want to improve their oral and listening comprehension. German learners are fascinated by this individual way of studyingGerman and the fact that it is independent of time and place.
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Another idea is to give the monthly magazine " Deutsch perfekt " as a present with short and most of all topical articles marked in different colours referring to the level you need to have to read the respective article plus a word list. If you subscribe to it via the website of TREFFPUNKT you will get one magazine for free:
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D-96047 Bamberg

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Principal: Alexandra von Rohr
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