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Our program 2015 / 2016 - Intensive German and in small groups -

Small groups are the key to efficient learning. That's why we exclusively offer these types of courses. In these courses you are guaranteed a maximum learning success, an intensive learning experience but also fun during your stay in Germany.
Our courses: Intensive German in small groups
A small group ensures that YOUR language
needs are well looked after!

You can choose between 11 types of course programs and supplementary seminars — it is the optimal starting point for goal-oriented learning.

Either you learn in a group, on a one-to-one basis or a combination of both (Intensive Plus course). Your focus can be on general German and / or business German.

Types of German courses

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Intensive

Group tuition: 20 lessons per week ...more details
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Intensive Plus

20 group lessons
Plus
2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or more one-to-one lessons per week ... more details
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Business German

Exclusively one-to-one tuition or group sessions in the morning followed by one-to-one tuition in the afternoon ... more details
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One-to-one Courses

2 to 8
lessons daily also possible on the weekends ...more details
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Exam Preparation

for the Goethe exams Zertifikat A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.1, C2.2, C2+,and the university entrance exam DSH in an Intensive Plus course 20 group lessons Plus 4, 6, 8, 10 or more one-to-one lessons per week ...more details
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German Home Tuition

Learning and living in your private teacher’s home ... more details on our separate page Learn German Home Tuition.com
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One-to-One Courses via Skype

We designed this online training as an alternative and also a perfect complement to traditional face-to-face lessons. Find all information below www.learn-german-via-skype.com
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TestDaF

We offer preparation for TestDaF, the official university entrance exam ... more details
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Academic credit course
This study abroad programme enables students to earn credits for their German language courses at their regular university. ... more details
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Additional programme: Seminars
subject related seminars in addition to the language courses offered ... more details

Courses differ from each other with regard to...

  1. Number of lessons and intensity:
    From 20 to 28 lessons per week in a group
    or from 2 to 52 lessons per week one-to-one training
    or a combination of both
  2. Teaching contents:
    Even distribution of grammar, speaking, listening, reading comprehension and writing skills in the levels A1 to B2. However, stronger focus on vocabulary extension and conversation with less grammar from level C1 onwards.
  3. The more lessons you book, the more homework you will have. So when choosing a course, please consider the amount of lessons and note that you will have to spend about 2 to 3 hours on homework on average every day. Please also read our general course information.

Courses are comparable to each with regard to...

  1. Teaching level:
    - from complete beginners to participants with a high proficiency in Germany
    - 6 course levels based on the Common European Framework from A1 to C2

  2. Teaching material:
    At level A1 textbooks: Aussichten A1.1link - support learning german und A1.2link - support learning german by Klett  supplemented by our own material.
    At level A2 textbooks A1: Aussichten A2.1link - support learning german and A2.2 by Klett  supplemented by our own material.
    At level B1 textbooks: Aussichten B1.1link - support learning german and B1.2link - support learning german by Klett  supplemented by our own material.
    At level B2 textbook  Mittelpunkt B2link - support learning german by Klett, supplemented by our own material.
    At level C1 textbooks emlink - support learning german Abschlusskurs by Hueber and Mittelpunkt C1link - support learning german by Klett  and our own material.
    At level C2 we use very advanced grammar exercises, our own material and newspapers.
    From level A2 to B2 we include texts / article  from the magazine Deutsch Perfektlink - support learning german.

  3. Teaching contents:
    In all one-to-one lessons and during the afternoon lessons for the super Intensive course time can be allocated to subject related topics, e.g. office German, business German, engineering vocabulary, literature, art, politics, geography and medical German. Exercises to improve phonetics, write essays, give presentations and other individual objectives are also possible.

Intensive course

  • 20 group lessons per week
  • Description of course:
    Opt for this course if you would like a balance between intensive instruction in the morning and free time in the afternoon. This course will allow you enough time to participate in all our afternoon and evening activities. Allow 2 hours selfstudy for course preparation and homework.
    The following are skill focus areas of the course which may vary according to course level:
    • training and development of communicative abilities
    • development of listening and reading skills
    • solid grammar
    • improvement of pronunciation
    • improving your writing
    • geography and social science skills
    According to your individual wishes, this course can be extended to one-to-one tuitionlink - support learning german.
  • Instruction materials are included in the course fees. Please do not forget to bring a good dictionary (at least 70,000 references).
  • Course schedule: Monday through Friday: 9 am to 12:30 pm
  • Length of course: You may register for a minimum of 1, and a maximum of 52 weeks. Please note that if you choose to stay for one week you can only do so in a hotel or private holiday apartment. Long-term students may also take advantage of a course break to travel around.
  • The courses begin for all levels on the following dates or you can refer to our overview of dateslink - support learning german. The start of the course is indicated below, the duration of the course is determined by you:
    2015
     
    2016
    Jan.
    - -
      July
    06 + 20 + 27
      Jan.
    25
      July
    04 + 18*
    Feb.
    02 + 16*
    Aug.
    03 + 17 + 31*
      Feb.
    01 + 15* + 29*
    Aug.
    01 + 08* + 22*
    Mar.
    02 + 16 + 30*
    Sept.
    07 + 21*
      Mar.
    14 + 29*
    Sept.
    05 + 19*
    April
    13 + 27*
    Oct.
    05 + 19*
      April
    04 + 18*
    Oct.
    03 + 17* + 31*
    May
    04 + 18*
    Nov.
    02 + 16 + 30*
      May
    02 + 16* + 30*
    Nov.
    14 + 28*
    June
    01 + 15 + 29
    Dec.
    07 + 14*
      June
    13 + 27*
    Dec.
    12*

    Please note:

    • * On dates marked with an asterisk* complete beginners (level A0) cannot start a course. Two asterisk**: only 1-to-1 lessons
    • School building is closed
      • 2014/15: Dec. 22, 2014 until Jan. 23, 2015
      • 2015/16: Dec. 19, 2015 until Jan. 16, 2016
    • alternatively online courses 1-to-1 www.Germancourses-via-Skype.comEmpfehlung  Deutsch online are possible any time and schedule.
  • Course participants
    On average there are only 4 to 6 participants in one group. The maximum is 8 (in exceptional circumstances this may be raised to 10 in June, July and August).
  • Accommodation: Choose between 4 possibilities.
  • Course fees
    • 1 week: € 250
    • 2 weeks: € 440
    • 3 weeks: € 660
    • 4 weeks: € 880
    • from the 5th week onwards € 200, from 9th onwards € 180 per week.
    • For further prices and a price comparison, please refer to our course fee overviewlink - support learning german or you will get an instant online quote with our German-Course-Calculator.comlink - support learning german.
  • Enrol online using our enrolment formlink - support learning german
  • Further questions? Click on the enquiry formlink - support learning german
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Intensive Plus course

  • 20 lessons per week in a group Plus 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or more one-to-one lessons.
    Choose this course if you would like intensive group instruction in the morning but would also like to take advantage of individual training. Your course instructor can address your individual needs, questions and difficulties in the 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or more additional individual lessons per week. You choose the topics of your specially tailored course from pronunciation training to reading specific professional texts. This course also allows you to take part in several afternoon and evening activities.
    Allow up to 2 hours for course preparation and homework for your group course in the morning and about 1 hour for every 2 one-to-one lessons you take.
    The following are course skill focus areas which may vary according to the course level...
    • training and development of communicative abilities
    • development of listening and reading skills
    • solid grammar
    • improvement of pronunciation
    • improving your writing
    • geography and social science skills
  • Instruction materials are included in the course fees. Please do not forget to bring a good dictionary (at least 70,000 references).
  • Course schedule: Monday through Friday: 9 am to 12:30 pm Plus in the afternoon from 2:30 to 4:00 or 4:15 to 5:45 pm.
  • Length of course: You may register for a minimum of 1, and a maximum of 52 weeks. Please note that if you choose to stay for one week you can only do so in a hotel or private apartment. Long-term students may also take advantage of a course break to travel around.
  • Courses begin for all levels on the following dates or you can refer to our Overview of dateslink - support learning german. The start of the courses is indicated below, the duration of the course is determined by you:

    2015
     
    2016
    Jan.
    - -
      July
    06 + 20 + 27
      Jan.
    25
      July
    04 + 18*
    Feb.
    02 + 16*
    Aug.
    03 + 17 + 31*
      Feb.
    01 + 15* + 29*
    Aug.
    01 + 08* + 22*
    Mar.
    02 + 16 + 30*
    Sept.
    07 + 21*
      Mar.
    14 + 29*
    Sept.
    05 + 19*
    April
    13 + 27*
    Oct.
    05 + 19*
      April
    04 + 18*
    Oct.
    03 + 17* + 31*
    May
    04 + 18*
    Nov.
    02 + 16 + 30*
      May
    02 + 16* + 30*
    Nov.
    14 + 28*
    June
    01 + 15 + 29
    Dec.
    07 + 14*
      June
    13 + 27*
    Dec.
    12*

    Please note:

    • * On dates marked with an asterisk* complete beginners (level A0) cannot start a course. Two asterisk**: only 1-to-1 lessons
    • School building is closed
      • 2014/15: Dec. 22, 2014 until Jan. 23, 2015
      • 2015/16: Dec. 19, 2015 until Jan. 16, 2016
    • alternatively online courses 1-to-1 www.Germancourses-via-Skype.comEmpfehlung  Deutsch online are possible any time and schedule.
  • Course participants
    On average there are only 4 to 6 participants in one group. The maximum is 8 (in exceptional circumstances this may be raised to 10 in June, July and August).
  • Accommodationlink - support learning german: Choose between 4 possibilities.
  • Course fees: We take 20 group lessons and 4 lessons of One-to-one, i.e. 24 lessons, as an example. It is possible to choose more (26, 28, 30) or less (22).
    • 1 week: € 394
    • 2 weeks: € 728
    • 3 weeks: € 1,092
    • 4 weeks: € 1,456
    • from week 5th onwards € 316, from week 9th onwards € 296 per week.
    • For further prices and a price comparison, please refer to our course fee overviewlink - support learning german or get an instant online quote with our German-Course-Calculator.comlink - support learning german.
  • Enrol online using our enrolment formlink - support learning german
  • Further questions? Click on the enquiry formlink - support learning german
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Exam preparatory course

  • Preparation for the following exams
    • Goethe Zertifikat A1 and telc A1
    • Goethe Zertifikat A2 and telc A2
    • Goethe Zertifikat B1 and telc B1
    • Goethe Zertifikat B2 and telc B2
    • Goethe Zertifikat C1 and telc C1
    • Goethe Zertifikat C2
    • DSH = Niveaustufe C1
    • TestDaF = Niveaustufe C1
  • 24 to 30 or more lessons per week,
    20
    group lessons Plus 4, 6, 8, 10 more one-to-one lessons
  • Course description:
    Content and skills focus in this course are adapted to the exam content and correspond to the morning class of the Intensive Plus course. You can expect effective preparation for all parts of the exam i.e. grammar, expression, writing skills, listening and reading comprehension. In the additional one-to-one lessons you will be able to focus on your weaker areas.
  • Exam schedule for the following exams:
    • Goethe:
      Exam dates: about every 4 weeks for the level A to C2.1 - we will give exact dates on enquiry. The Goethe Institute exam fees vary according to exam and range from € 80 to € 220. The exam will be taken at a Goethe Institute of your choice.
    • DSH = Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber twice per year, March and September at the Otto-Friedrich Universität in Bamberg
    • TestDaF: Detailed information can be found on our website www.testdaf-exam-center.com. Exam registration please perform directly at the TestDaF Institute online: www.testdaf.de.
  • Instruction material is included in the course fee.
  • Course schedule: Monday through Friday from 9 am to 12:30 pm plus in the afternoon - from 2:30 to 4:00 or 4:15 to 5:45 pm depending on the number of one-to-one lessons booked.
  • Length of course: You may register for a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 52 weeks.
  • Courses begin for all levels on the following dates or you can refer to our overview of dateslink - support learning german. The start of the courses is indicated below, the duration of the course is determined by you:

    2015
     
    2016
    Jan.
    - -
      July
    06 + 20 + 27
      Jan.
    25
      July
    04 + 18*
    Feb.
    02 + 16*
    Aug.
    03 + 17 + 31*
      Feb.
    01 + 15* + 29*
    Aug.
    01 + 08* + 22*
    Mar.
    02 + 16 + 30*
    Sept.
    07 + 21*
      Mar.
    14 + 29*
    Sept.
    05 + 19*
    April
    13 + 27*
    Oct.
    05 + 19*
      April
    04 + 18*
    Oct.
    03 + 17* + 31*
    May
    04 + 18*
    Nov.
    02 + 16 + 30*
      May
    02 + 16* + 30*
    Nov.
    14 + 28*
    June
    01 + 15 + 29
    Dec.
    07 + 14*
      June
    13 + 27*
    Dec.
    12*

    Please note:

    • * On dates marked with an asterisk* complete beginners (level A0) cannot start a course. Two asterisk**: only 1-to-1 lessons
    • School building is closed
      • 2014/15: Dec. 22, 2014 until Jan. 23, 2015
      • 2015/16: Dec. 19, 2015 until Jan. 16, 2016
    • alternatively online courses 1-to-1 www.Germancourses-via-Skype.comEmpfehlung  Deutsch online are possible any time and schedule.
  • Course participants
    On average there are only 4 to 6 participants in one group. The maximum is 8 (in exceptional circumstances this may be raised to 10 in June, July and August).
  • Accommodationlink - support learning german: Choose between 4 possibilities.
  • Course fee: We take 20 group lessons and 4 lessons of One-to-one, i.e. 24 lessons, as an example. It is possible to choose more (26, 28, 30) or less (22).
    • 1 week: € 394
    • 2 weeks: € 728
    • 3 weeks: € 1,092
    • 4 weeks: € 1,456
    • from week 5 onwards € 316, from week 9th onwards € 296 per week.
    • For further prices and a price comparison, please refer to our course fee overviewlink - support learning german or get an instant online quote with our German-Course-Calculator.comlink - support learning german.
  • Enrol online using our enrolment formlink - support learning german
  • Further questions? Click on the enquiry formlink - support learning german
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  • TestDaF

    If you pass TestDaF then you can study at any German university. It is equivalent to the DSH, but has the advantage that it can be taken 6 times per year and you can re-sit the exam as often as you wish. For more details on the exam, our exam centre and preparatory courses please refer to website www.testdaf-exam-center.comlink - support learning german

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    Individual training / One-to-One tuition

    • Course description: This course offers the most intensive method of language training. Here you will learn German in a course tailored to your needs. You decide how fast, how intensive and how long the course will be. The course programme and materials are organized according to your wishes and prerequisites. In a personal interview we will decide on goals and method. You can decide for yourself how many hours per day/week the course should be. You may also choose evenings and weekends if that is your wish.
      Of course you may also receive individual training in addition to any other TREFFPUNKT course.
    • There are no set dates for booking individual training. You can enrol any time.
      Maybe you would like a crash or refresher course for an extended weekend? Get in touch with us — we can arrange something that will suit you.
    • Length of course: You choose according to your own individual needs.
      Please note, however, that if you choose to stay for less than one week you can only stay in a hotel or private apartment.
    • Please note, you booked one-to-one lesson you must take them within a certain time period. If you have booked 10 lessons within 15 weeks if you booked 20 lessons within 30 weeks, if you have booked 30 lessons within 45 weeks, if you booked 40 lessons within 60 weeks.
    • Accommodationlink - support learning german: Choose between 4 possibilities.
    • Course fees:
      1 lesson (45 minutes) = € 38,50
      For a price comparison please refer to our course fee overviewlink - support learning german or get an instant online quote with our German-Course-Calculator.comlink - support learning german.
    • Enrol online using our enrolment formlink - support learning german
    • Further questions? Click on the enquiry formlink - support learning german
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    Business German

    • You will find a detailed description of these courses at www.businessgerman.comlink - support learning german
    • Note for corporate clients: We would be glad to develop a course programme which is specifically tailored to the needs of your employees.
    • Course location: The course can take place according to your wishes, either at our school in Bamberg or on-site in your company or in a seminar hotel of your choice.
    • Length of course: You choose the duration according to your needs.
    • In order to deal with your specific wishes and goals, we would be glad to receive your enquirylink - support learning german
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    Home tuition programme

    • You will live and learn in your teacher's comfortable home. You will have individual teaching and total immersion in the German language. With our German home tuition course you will not only improve your language skills but also experience German social life.

    • Please see to a detailed description of this programmelink - support learning german

    Seminar

    • Every course can be extended to a Seminar. slink - support learning german are specially designed classes catering to those interested in a broad range of subjects. Experts will speak and discuss specific subjects with you and your mini group on 2 evenings. Each evening will comprise of 3 lessons, making 6 in total.
    • You will be familiarized with your chosen subject, local and national idiosyncrasies and the corresponding specialized vocabulary. Visits to relevant company sites are also an option.
    • To get the most out of the seminars you should have a fairly good command of German (from level B1link - support learning german).  
    • The fee per ranges from € 99 to € 399 per person.
    • The seminars are available as individual or group training. Adaptations with specific topics and course times are possible.
    • In the economically related seminars you will receive comprehensive documentation material which is included in the fee. Part of the material will also be provided on a disc.
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    General information about our course programme

    • Courses for all teaching levels will take place on the dates indicated. Complete beginners (level A0) cannot start on dates marked with an asterisk *.

    • The course level is being determined beforehand with the help of an online test, we will send to you together with our confirmation of enrolment.
    • General notes on our programme:
      • First day of course
        • from 09:00-09:45: introduction to our course and leisure programme
        • from 09:45-10:30: lessons
        • from 10:30-11:00: coffee break
        • from 11:00-12:30: lessons
        • from 13:00-13:30: walk through the city pointing out areas of interest
        • from 13:30-15:00: lunch together in town
        • End of the first day or individual clases
      • Second day of course: lessons start at 9 am.
    • Every second Wednesday there will be a test to review your progress from 9:00 to 10:30.
    • Last day of course: class as booked and at distribution of certificates of participation.

    • Weekly plan: Monday to Friday
    Time Activity
    09:00 - 10:30 classes - all courses
    10:30 - 11:00 coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30 classes - all courses
    12:30 - 14:15 lunch break
    14:15 - 15:45
    or 16:00 - 17:30
    classes: Intensive-Plus courses, Super-Intensive courses, One-to-One courses
       
    from 19:00 onwards s, lectures, films and other evening activities (see current recreational programmelink - support learning german)

    In addition to our language programme you will find an attractive contact and recreational programme during which you will get acquainted with locals in Bamberg. You will have many opportunities to speak German, opportunities which will convince you! Go top

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