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Intensive courses

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We offer intensive courses at all levels—from absolute beginner to almost perfect German knowledge—at all times of the year for everyday needs, for business, for studies, for further education, or simply so. Our courses are a melting pot of cultures, and the course language is German. That enables you to begin natural communication in your new language from the very first day.
German is considered difficult to learn. We ease you into the language by giving various assignments and exercises and using authentic and modern language, which can then be directly applied outside of class.
You will learn vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a communicative context. Success usually comes quickly and inspires further learning.
The content of our courses is based on the European reference framework for learning and teaching foreign languages. We use only current teaching and learning materials that correlate to international standards.

Course times
Our intensive courses at all levels normally last eight weeks. Courses run Monday through Friday, and depending on level and date, either from 8.30 to 12.30 or from 13.30 to 17.30.

Course pace
For those who prefer a fast pace and a small group, or for those with no or minimal reading and writing skills, special courses are provided.

Internationally recognized language examinations
Do you need or would you like documentation of your knowledge of German? At vhs international, you can take, or at least prepare for, the following examinations:

Our courses prepare individuals for the according examination. Taking the exam is voluntary.

Pleasant atmosphere, manageable groups
Our intensive courses have manageable group sizes (usually max. 18 people), consisting of students with similar German ability. We try to create groups that have a similar level of proficiency and will stay together. In this way, you can apply what you learn and quickly make contact with others.
If you prefer private lessons or would like to supplement your group coursework by adding on a few hours of private lessons, we can make you an offer given some notice.
Our classes take place in the city center on a quiet side street. They are equipped with all the media expected in a modern learning atmosphere. Popular meeting points are our schoolyard (weather permitting) and our cafeteria (any time!), in which you can purchase inexpensive drinks and small meals.
Babysitting services are provided during the morning courses and cost only a small fee. Our course leaders are happy to give you tips on how and where to continue learning outside of the course, borrow books, or get to know Braunschweig and its region.
We are happy to provide you with extensive information and consultation regarding our offerings and can recommend a course that best corresponds to your qualifications and goals.

If something isn’t going as it should, please let us know. We would like for you to be able to learn well and feel good in our courses.

Qualified Teachers
Each course has two teachers, who alternate teaching and complement each other. In this way, you will be exposed to different speaking patterns and become familiar with different teaching styles. All of our teachers have appropriate training and most have many years of experience in teaching foreign language to adults. Through regular advanced training sessions, our teachers stay on top of current teaching trends.

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