How to make the most of your study holiday
- 10 ideas on how to spend the time after your language course abroad -
course participants at Sprachinstitut TREFFPUNKT during a city walk Bamberg
To secure and expand your newly acquired language knowledge you should consider the following points: (Note*):
- Make sure all your notes from
the passed language course are well organized
for future use.
- Keep in with German through online learning.
The Sprachinstitut TREFFPUNKT offers all learners the opportunity to continue learning after the language course at school in Bamberg with a private teacher by an e-learning course as a German course via Skype or an English course via Skype.
- Keep writing to your friends and colleagues
from your class in the foreign language. If you joined a German course, write letters and e-mails in German. Write about your experiences, e.g. on the TREFF PUNKT school page in Facebook, and comment on photos and reports.
- Try to read German
books and magazines,
to remain in close contact with the foreign language. For low language levels illustrated children's books, written in a simpler language, are also recommendable.
- Spend some time every day / week watching German
films or videos.
For the students' favourites at the Sprachinstitut TREFFPUNKT have a look at our page German cinema.
- Buy some CD's of your favourite German music.
Pay attention to an attached booklet with all song texts. Listen also to German radio.
- Study at home using course books, potcasts, audio streams, videos and CDs.
We will support you with tips for appropriate material.
Apropos: Caroline from England, a former student from TREFFPUNKT has tested various self-study programs. Here are her experiences.
- Find different ways of practicing
German in your own country.
- Join or start a weekly gathering (>"Stammtisch"<) of kindred spirits in order to chat in the foreign language and spend leisure time together during weekends.
- Get in touch with a German club in your neighbourhood or
contact the Goethe-Institute,
*German clubs in the USA can be found at e.g. www.magazinusa.com or www.german-world.com. Well known German clubs in the USA include www.americangermanclub.org, in Australia www.germanclub.com.au
- Find a partner for "language exchange" (also called Sprachduo or Sprachtandem)
If you are looking for German, Austrians
or Swiss in your home town, it is a good
idea to put a notice on a bulletin where
German-speaking people often passing by.
This can also be a a subsidiary of a German
/ Austrian / Swiss company. Or a language
school where foreigners are learning your
language in your home town.
In Germany the " Volkshochschulen (VHS) ", are a good address www.vhs.de. "
- Subscribe to an online newsletter.
- Plan your next language course
We will be pleased to welcome your to learn German with TREFF PUNKT Sprachinstitut-Ttreffpunkt.com
Further tipps you will find...
- in the comments of our former participants learning German below www.german-language-school-review.com (multi-lingual page).
- as suggestions of Michael Chtcherbitski as tips and advices on German conversation and vocabulary learning.
* These notes are based on our experience,
and discussions with students and teachers
of the TREFF PUNKT Language Institute - the Intensive German Course specialist for adults and executives.
The main aim is to give practical guidance for our future students learning German. But these tips are valid for all those planning a language course abroad.
Do you have further tips worth mentioning?
We would be grateful if you write to: firstname.lastname@example.org