Within the framework of our diverse and performance-oriented course structure, our course participants are systematically prepared for the learning objectives of their individual course levels and the official language examination requirements.
The course objectives go hand in hand with a learning objective-oriented course progression, whereby each of the course levels is defined in regard to content and progression by precise learning objectives as set forth in the Common European Framework of Refrence for Languages.
These objectives are also found in the 'studio d' teaching packet, which is our teaching material of choice. It features clearly arranged and visually appealing lessons as well as a clear structure and leads in three volumes to the B1-level. Here the language abilities that are to be learned are trained with the help of good reading materials, conversational situations that are relevant to everyday life, and motivating exercises in speaking and writing. Additionally, many country and culture-related topics are covered. The wide-ranging vocabulary is likewise geared toward the requirements of the European Framework of Reference for Languages. To this end audio-visual material and electronic media are integrated in the textbooks so that students have many opportunities to independently review and reinforce what was covered in class. Having a steep, linear grammatical progression results in a clear distribution of material and a high degree of learning objectives transparency for the course participants.
Building on that, the 'studio d B2' covers in three volumes up to course level C1. Reaching this level means that the learner has the ability to understand complex language procedures, situations and logically connected thoughts. The learner at this level also understands points of view and intentions, is able to deal with them and able to appropriately express his or her own point of view and intentions. Furthermore the learner at this level will have an adequate command of pronunciation, vocabulary, morphology, syntax and text structure for pursuing studies in Germany, as well as a linguistic command of the prevalent scholarly work methods at German universities.
The special conditions of an intensive course call for a teaching method that is rich in variation. Which is why our courses feature a frequent change in exercises and working methods with individual work, work in pairs and group work. Thus a student-centered teaching process enables the participants to have many opportunities to speak, which makes the students the focal point of the class.
To add more methodological diversity and for added instructional support, many different types of working materials and sound materials as well as visual media are regularly used. Of course new working formats are also used by integrating the Internet into class.
This is supplemented with language learning games, simulations, course projects or incorporating the German world surrounding us in the form of walking tours in the city. And of course the press, radio and television are, as informational media, likewise practice and course material.