General information on language courses

We have developed the ideal learning system for our customers. You can get started at any time.

After a detailed placement test and the informational talk, we are more than happy to discuss with you which of our standard or special courses is most suitable for you.

We have designed our learning contents in a way that makes it possible for you to complete a module after either 24 or 48 lessons.

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You can participate in a standard course on all levels (A1-C2) for 4, 8 or 12 weeks.

Literacy courses

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The aim of this course is to ensure basic literacy and to teach fundamental German skills both orally and in writing. The materials we use are simple, structured clearly, supported visually and strongly related to everyday life.

Pre-courses in elementary education allow our customers to acquaint themselves with frequently used tasks and exercises, teach basic language structures and provide the perfect basis for successfully mastering the German language.

sprache & kultur takes into account all different learning styles and incorporates listening texts, phonetic differentiation, dictations and learning videos into the classes.

German phonetics

Our phonetics course aims at being able to understand and intelligibly speak German. Using games, we practice lexical stress, speech tempo, rhythm, speech melody and individual sounds. This training increases the communicative competence and reduces inhibitions to speak German.

In this course, learning involves all senses and pronunciation is connected to vocabulary and grammar. Mixed groups make it possible to benefit from each other and to make learning a fun experience.

Writing workshop

This training introduces you to different writing occasions and allows practicing strategies for writing the most important text types.

Tasks strongly related to everyday life guide you from a single word to a text, all the while practicing specific sentence structures and stylistic features of the different text types using a range of different topics.

Conversation courses

This very active training aims to prepare you for different everyday situations and perfectly prepares you for the oral part of your German exam.

Be it small talk with a colleague, apartment hunting or a conversation with an insurance agent – you will be able to master all these situations with ease!

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German for professional groups

These courses are targeted at customers who specifically want to increase their language competence for the career they aspire after. We develop individual solutions for all our customers, taking into consideration their specific requirements.

Our courses focus on being able to express yourself in German. We teach our customers the most important technical terms for being able to communicate in the respective profession, focussing on the reading, listening, speaking and writing strategies needed to communicate appropriately in work life.

The participants learn to understand intercultural differences at the work or training place and acquire relevant qualifications for the desired profession.

Advantages

We offer classes in small groups in and around Graz (i.e. Graz Umgebung). Upon request, we can also organise in-house courses.

This communicative and activity-oriented training aims to prepare our customers for work life in Austria and to improve their oral and written language competence in a lasting way. We teach work-related knowledge of the German language on levels A1/B1+ as well as vocabulary needed to carry out the specific job and a range of useful phrases. Using specific examples related to practice and communicative role plays, our customers are prepared for the most important everyday situations.

Teaching and learning contents:

  • Requirements for starting a career

  • application guide

  • preparing for a job interview

  • communicating at the workplace: body language and clothes

  • processing orders: enquiry, offer, order

  • complaints

  • appointments and punctuality at the workplace

  • work contracts and sick notes

  • taxes and social security contributions

  • phone calls

  • computer applications and social media

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Special language courses for passing all kinds of examinations

Language is not the aim, but a means to an end!

This is why we prepare you for all kinds of examinations (entrance examinations, final apprenticeship examinations, school leaving examination). You will learn to understand tasks and to complete them appropriately.

You will be prepared for the respective test format (multiple choice, team work …). You can practice how to communicate with examiners and familiarise yourself with a typical exam situation. This reduces nervousness, increases your self-confidence and will make you more convinced of your own speaking skills.

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Possible options:

  • final apprenticeship examination

  • school leaving examination

  • entrance examination for BORG, university, universities of applied sciences

  • nursing school

  • care assistance

  • driver licence

  • taxi driver licence, forklift licence

  • different types of trainings and further trainings

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Language courses for apprentices and apprenticeship graduates

You want to improve your writing skills? Not worry about spelling when writing an email? Say everything you want to say and convince others with your words?

Book the language training that you need for your career. Our individual support guarantees success.

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Funds are available for people younger than 25. For further information, please go to: www.kursförderung.at or come by our institute.

Language courses for job seekers

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You want to apply for a job and win the interviewer over in a job interview?

You want to increase your job-related vocabulary and improve your communication skills?

English and other languages

Besides German, we also offer numerous other language courses. Our courses are customized and perfect for all those who want to learn a language quickly and effectively. We work with native speakers and a range of trainers.

We offer all languages you might want to learn. Just contact us, we will gladly provide you with an overview of all the languages we offer.

Our specialty:
You will learn a lot more than just a language. The cultural background and the respective mind-set are part of our courses as well.

Just give it a try!

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ENGLISH:

The English language is used as the main means of communication by people in Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and many other countries. In many Commonwealth countries, English is the official language and is understood and used by almost everyone. English is spoken in more parts of the world than any other language and is the language with the largest number of speakers after Chinese. It is also the most widely spoken second language or foreign language.

FRENCH:

French is spoken by about 80 million people as their mother tongue and is considered a world language, as it is spoken by about 274 million speakers on all continents in over 50 countries and is often learned as a foreign language worldwide. French is the official language in France, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Haiti and numerous countries in West and Central Africa, among others, while it is widely spoken as a secondary language in Arab-speaking North Africa and Southeast Asia.

French is also an official language of the African Union and the Organisation of American States, one of the official languages of the European Union and one of the six official languages and, in addition to English, a working language of the United Nations.

SPANISH:

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world after Chinese and is becoming more important every day. It is the official language in 21 countries and there are about 320 to 400 million native Spanish speakers worldwide. Spanish is mainly spoken in Spain and Latin America and is becoming more and more influential in the United States due to strong immigration. With Spanish you have the opportunity to communicate with millions of people, travel freely, improve your resume and open yourself to a new market in the economy.

ITALIAN:

Italian (ital.: italiano) is a language from the Romance language family, belonging to the Indo-European language group.

Italian is spoken as a mother tongue by about 65 million people today. Italian is also the official language of the Order of Malta and has the status of official language in Slovenia and Croatia. As a Romance language, Italian is derived from Latin. Italian words have been used mainly in various artistic, but also in practical areas, such as music, painting, architecture, fashion design, kitchen, engineering or banking.

PERSIAN:

Persian belongs to the Indo-European languages. It is spoken as FARSI in Iran and besides Pashto as DARI in Afghanistan. Persian is spoken by a total of about 60 million people in the world as their mother tongue and another 60 million as a second language, mainly in Iran and in neighbouring areas. About 15 million speak it in Afghanistan. Other speakers live in Tajikistan and parts of Uzbekistan, Pakistan and India.

SLOVENIAN:

Slovenian belongs to the Slavic languages. Slovenian (Slovenščina) is currently spoken as a mother tongue by around 2.4 million people, the majority (1.8 million) of whom live in the Republic of Slovenia, where it is also an official language. There it is spoken as a mother tongue by around 91% of the population. In addition to Slovene, Serbian and Croatian are spoken by just under 5% of the population.

There are larger Slovenian-speaking minorities in Austria, Italy, Hungary and in the states of former Yugoslavia.
The number of Slovenes living abroad is estimated at up to half a million, mainly in Western Europe (especially Germany and France) and America (Argentina, Canada and the USA).
Since 1 May 2004 (the beginning of Slovenia’s EU membership) Slovene has been one of the official languages of the European Union.

CROATIAN:

Croatian belongs to the South Slavic branch of Slavic languages and, like Bosnian and Serbian, is based on a Shtokavian dialect. More than 21 million people worldwide speak BCS (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian). The advantage of learning one Slavic language is that all Slavic languages become understandable to some extent.

RUSSIAN:

Russian belongs to the East Slavic branch of Slavic languages, is one of the most widespread languages of Europe and is considered one of the world languages. More than 210 million people across the globe speak Russian, which makes it the most frequently spoken Slavic language worldwide.

It is used as a lingua franca in the post-Soviet region and has the status of an official language in several states within this area. The advantage of learning one Slavic language is that all Slavic languages become understandable to some extent.

ARABIC:

Arabic is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Officially, there are 27 Arabic-language countries worldwide (with Arabic as their official language). Nowadays, Arabic is the native language of roughly 206 million people. When those are included who speak Arabic as a second language, the number of Arabic speaking people rises to close to 500 million.

We make an effort to explain Arabic grammar and its characteristics as simply and clearly as possible with the help of numerous understandable examples. Especially at the beginning, it is very helpful to learn words, including verbs, by heart in order to continuously build and expand the basic range of vocabulary. Likewise, learning individual short phrases for the use in everyday situations may be helpful as well. Our online courses were purposefully designed to support you while learning this necessary vocabulary. When studying Arabic, it is particularly useful to not simply mindlessly learn words and verbs by heart, but to train listening skills as well.

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Our courses are therefore taught by excellently trained teachers, who also pronounce the individual phrases and words correctly for you. Learning Arabic, like everything else too, works best when all of your senses are involved! To achieve progress as soon as possible, we recommend repeatedly reading through the previously learned Arabic vocabulary, writing the words down, listening to them and visualising them. Our lessons were designed by experienced language teachers and are suitable for Arabic learners on beginner and advanced levels.