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Hi there! How have you learned German? Or have you ever tried it? An intensive course (daily), once in a week (in the evening or Saturday) or even by other ways..?? Let me know your experiences / suggestions...Pascal

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Hi there! How have you learned German? Or have you ever tried it? An intensive course (daily), once in a week (in the evening or Saturday) or even by other ways..?? Let me know your experiences / suggestions...Pascal


Pascal BMar 12, 2012 @ 22:21
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Hi Pascal


I hope my answer help you and is not too late. I took intensive courses, 2 hours daily at NSH. You could also take some evening clases, usually german course takes place twice a week. I would recommend combining it with conversation sessions, like tandem. You might able to find someone to exchange english-german. If you need more information, just write me back. Good luck!


Soledad

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Hi Pascal


I hope my answer help you and is not too late. I took intensive courses, 2 hours daily at NSH. You could also take some evening clases, usually german course takes place twice a week. I would recommend combining it with conversation sessions, like tandem. You might able to find someone to exchange english-german. If you need more information, just write me back. Good luck!


Soledad


Soledad L, May 14, 2012 @ 22:34
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Hey Pascal, 


I had the same issue. German is no easy task! Have you thought of a full immersion? Personally the best way to learn. Nice combination between Holiday + new language + a great experience!


Check out EF, from my research, they're the best and their school in Munich was amazing for adults.


Goodluck!


http://www.efswiss.ch/fr/lsp/


 

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Hey Pascal, 


I had the same issue. German is no easy task! Have you thought of a full immersion? Personally the best way to learn. Nice combination between Holiday + new language + a great experience!


Check out EF, from my research, they're the best and their school in Munich was amazing for adults.


Goodluck!


http://www.efswiss.ch/fr/lsp/


 


Carlos S, Dec 23, 2014 @ 11:20
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Try Oregon State University distance learning


 


you may be surprised at what you find

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Try Oregon State University distance learning


 


you may be surprised at what you find


Luke H, Dec 30, 2014 @ 07:25
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Hi Pascal


Become a member of centrepoint (www.centrepoint.ch). Memberfee is 95,- CHF per year and family/partner. We offer conversation classes, not only for Germany. I invite you to come and to attend one the German conversation classes. It is really fun. In addition, we have also other conversation classses of a number of other languages. Each Wednesday morning (from 10:30 to 12:00) we have an open Coffee Morning for German speakers ("Kaffee auf Deutsch"). In addition to the conversation classes you can come and chat with the others. It is really fun to get in touch with other internationals. 


Hope to meet you there.


 


Best regards,


Ilona

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Hi Pascal


Become a member of centrepoint (www.centrepoint.ch). Memberfee is 95,- CHF per year and family/partner. We offer conversation classes, not only for Germany. I invite you to come and to attend one the German conversation classes. It is really fun. In addition, we have also other conversation classses of a number of other languages. Each Wednesday morning (from 10:30 to 12:00) we have an open Coffee Morning for German speakers ("Kaffee auf Deutsch"). In addition to the conversation classes you can come and chat with the others. It is really fun to get in touch with other internationals. 


Hope to meet you there.


 


Best regards,


Ilona


Ilona A, Jan 19, 2015 @ 12:14
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Bad time. Have you thought that people might have jobs?

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Bad time. Have you thought that people might have jobs?


Luke H, Jan 19, 2015 @ 17:37
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Hi Pascal


You should not hit a hand which likes to help. The writing in your reply sounds a bit agressiv. It was just a suggestion. Did you take a look a the schedule of conversations classes? If yes, then you would have seen that theres is maybe a possiblity for you to attend a German conversation group. 


A nice way of your response could have been to write: "many thanks for this, but I have a full time job and would not be able to attend day time events." Sounds a little bit nicer, or?Wink


All the best,


Ilona

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Hi Pascal


You should not hit a hand which likes to help. The writing in your reply sounds a bit agressiv. It was just a suggestion. Did you take a look a the schedule of conversations classes? If yes, then you would have seen that theres is maybe a possiblity for you to attend a German conversation group. 


A nice way of your response could have been to write: "many thanks for this, but I have a full time job and would not be able to attend day time events." Sounds a little bit nicer, or?Wink


All the best,


Ilona


Ilona A, Jan 20, 2015 @ 11:10
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Poor Pascal...that reply was not from him, Ilona!

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Poor Pascal...that reply was not from him, Ilona!


Paul Rhys, Jan 20, 2015 @ 12:50
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You are right, IIona. I am sorry.


It is extremely frustrating to see a good opportunity to practice that is unavailable to me. I am studying German via distance with a University because none of the existing programs in Geneva suit my schedule.

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You are right, IIona. I am sorry.


It is extremely frustrating to see a good opportunity to practice that is unavailable to me. I am studying German via distance with a University because none of the existing programs in Geneva suit my schedule.


Luke H, Jan 20, 2015 @ 16:44
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Actually intensive or non-intensive classes in groups dont work for me. Plus, living in Switzerland and trying to learn Hochdeutsch is quite difficult, because you dont hear it on streets and noone really talks in it with you (unless you insist or some notice you dont understand swissdutch).I think the best choice is private courses and to find someone to speak with in German, consistently (like a colleague).

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Actually intensive or non-intensive classes in groups dont work for me. Plus, living in Switzerland and trying to learn Hochdeutsch is quite difficult, because you dont hear it on streets and noone really talks in it with you (unless you insist or some notice you dont understand swissdutch).I think the best choice is private courses and to find someone to speak with in German, consistently (like a colleague).


Elza S, Jan 20, 2015 @ 16:50
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Very good is Orsini, small group, not too expensiveCool

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Very good is Orsini, small group, not too expensiveCool


freedy, Mar 6, 2015 @ 14:48
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