Although Switzerland is a country with three official languages (and four national languages), German is by far the most widely spoken. In fact, 19 of the 26 cantons are predominantly German speaking! Throughout the country, even in the areas where German is not the dominant language, it will appear on bilingual (and sometimes trilingual or quadrilingual!) signs and products. However, this is not the only reason that Switzerland makes a fantastic location in which to learn German! Its breath-taking beauty is juxtaposed with vibrant, cosmopolitan cities, and history co-exists comfortably with modernity. Tradition too survives alongside innovation, and this creates a wonderful environment for the study of the German language.
You can choose to take your German course in Switzerland at our school in Zurich. Located at the heart of Switzerland, Zurich is the country’s largest city and has often been voted the world’s most desirable city to live in. If you are looking for a truly cultural experience then Zurich is indeed a wonderful location. Home to a plethora of museums, art galleries, theatres and music venues, there is certainly plenty to see and do in Zurich!
We have many years’ experience in advising students on German language courses, and the feedback that we receive from students after taking one of our total immersion courses is generally very positive! If you are looking to progress as quickly as possible, this is certainly the best way to do so! We are always very pleased to help students with this decision making process, so if you have any questions at all, or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you wish to improve your overall level of German, then the ‘Semi-Intensive’, ‘Intensive’ or ‘Super-Intensive’ course would be the right choice for you. The difference between these options is just the number of lessons per week. If you wish to tailor the course to meet your specific requirements, and perhaps focus on a specific aspect or aspects of the language, then private lessons would certainly be the best option.
To complement your German course, and provide you with the opportunity to make the maximum progress possible during your stay, we offer host family accommodation in Switzerland. One of our carefully selected host families will welcome you into their home and will encourage you to practice speaking German with them!