Here at Apple Languages, we understand that choosing the right location, school, course and accommodation can be a difficult, yet vitally important decision when arranging a language course abroad. Being able to speak to someone that has first-hand experience of both the location and the school will really help you to make an informed choice as to where to take your German course. We visit our schools regularly, so that we can provide you with this expert advice. We love talking about our trips, so please do contact us and ask to speak to someone who has visited the location you are interested in!
German is an extremely important language, especially in European terms. One of the most widely spoken languages in the European Union, German is, of course, the official language in Germany and Austria, but is also one of the three official languages in Switzerland. Germany is also spoken in Liechtenstein and Luxembourg, as well as in some regions of Italy and Belgium. Historically too, German has been an influential language in Europe. As the language of the Habsburg Empire, German was spoken throughout large areas of Central and Eastern Europe.
Our German courses are offered in many locations throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Our wide range of high-quality courses offer total immersion in the German language, ensuring that you make as much progress as possible during the time you have available. Most courses start every Monday, and you can choose to study from 1-36 weeks or more!
Our courses run at a wide range of levels, so we will certainly have a course which is the correct level for you. If you are just looking to improve your overall level, then one of our group courses (called ‘Semi-Intensive’, ‘Intensive’ or ‘Super-Intensive’ depending on the number of lessons per week) should be sufficient. We also offer private lessons, which can be taken by themselves, or in addition to a group course. Private lessons are usually very flexible, and should allow you to tailor the course to meet your specific requirements.
We also offer a range of ‘special interest’ courses, which combine German lessons with a particular activity, such as skiing or dance lessons. The vast majority of our schools also offer fantastic optional activities for all students, which usually include trips to local museums and other places of interest. You will be informed on arrival at the school as to the exact activities offered whilst you are there, and you can choose which, if any, you wish to take part in. Some activities may be included in the course price, although others may incur a small charge payable directly to the school (usually for entrance fees, transport etc.). These activities provide you with further opportunity to practice speaking German outside of the classroom, to experience the local culture, and also to meet your fellow students and make friends from all over the world!
All of our schools offer accommodation for students whilst taking their course. The accommodation types offered varies from school to school, but typically includes host family accommodation with meals, and more independent self-catering options. Of course, we would always recommend staying with a host family as the best option linguistically! Your host family will encourage you to speak German with them as much as possible, and this option also gives you a wonderful insight into the local culture!
Please contact us with any questions that you might have regarding our German language courses, the different types of accommodation that our schools provide or any special interest German language programmes that we offer. One of our experienced language travel advisers will be happy to help with your enquiry regarding our German language schools in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.