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Sprachcaffe Düsseldorf FAQ

FAQ´s

Questions and answers

Question

How long do the
language course?

Answer

It depends on which of the five courses you choose.

  1. The evening courses take a minimum of 3 months. You can register for 6 to 9 months and this way you pay less for each monthly payment. (see the evening courses price list)

    Notice: You have a four week cancellation period. You are required to send written notice four weeks before your contract ends. If not, your contract will be extended for a further four weeks.

  2. The intensive courses last a minimum of one week (Mon-Fri.) and comprise of 30 lessons. The lessons take place from 9:00 am and 2 pm. in Sprachcaffe.

  3. The German intensive courses take a minimum of two weeks and comprise of either 20 standard lessons or 30 lessons of intensive courses.

    Standard: The standard courses take place from 9.00 am and 12:15 pm, with 4 lessons per day (breaks included).

    Intensive: The Intensive course takes place from 9.00 am and 2pm with 6 lessons per day (breaks included).

  4. The One to one courses are booked in a package. You can choose to book, 10, 20 or 50 Lessons with your personal language trainer. The big advantage of the One to one lesson is flexibility in terms of duration and the type of lesson according to each booked appointment which can be arranged with the personal language trainer. The One to one lessons can be extended as many times as you please. Should you need to, you can cancel 48 hrs before the lesson begins with no cancellation fees.

  5. The Latin Intensive courses take 4 weeks. The lesson will take place Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5 pm. (breaks included) Extra classes are possible on Saturday.

Question

How is long does a lesson last?

Answer

A lesson lasts 45 Minutes.

Question

Which Language skills are required?

Answer

A0 = absolute Beginner
A1 = Beginner with some knowledge
A2 = Beginner with good knowledge
B1 = Intermediate level
B2 = Intermediate plus
C1 = Advanced level
C2 = Advanced level plus

Question

How and where can I test my language skills?

Answer

You can take the online-test to evaluate your language skills
on our homepage for free.

You will find a multiple-choice test with a total of 40 questions and a text assignment. You will receive an automated reply with the results of the first part of the test immediately after your finish your test. To get the results of the written part of the test, you can contact us at anytime.

Of course you can also take a multiple –choice test with a total of 40 questions and the text assignment here at Sprachcaffe.

Question

Does Sprachcaffe offer different language levels?

Answer

A0 = absolute Beginner
A1 = Beginner with some knowledge
A2 = Beginner with good knowledge
B1 = Intermediate level
B2 = Intermediate plus
C1 = Advanced level
C2 = Advanced level plus

Question

How long will it take to move to the next language level?

Answer

For this question, there is no general answer. This is because the successful learning of a language is dependant on the individual and also the choice of the language course and course duration.

A motivated student will reach for greater chances of learning success.

Our evening courses take place once or twice per week and the foreign language is taught over a long period of time to help in grasping the language.

Intensive courses are taught within in a short period of time, enabling much faster progress. We advise you to keep on refreshing what you have learnt in, for example, evening courses and continue sharpening your language skills.

Our language trainers aim to meet the needs of our students on one to one courses. The course is individually arranged and with the right amount of motivation, you will be able to progress extremely quickly.

Question

How many students are in my class?

Answer

The size of the group depends on the chosen course type.

The evening classes have between 6 and 8 participants per class. The German evening classes can have up to 10 participants per class.

The intensive course has between 4 and 6 participants. If there are less than 4 participants registered for the class, the lesson hours will be reduced from 30 to 25 -20 hours a week.

The semi group course has between 4 and 6 participants. If there are less than 3 participants registered for the class, the tuition hours will be reduced from 30 to 25 -20 hours a week.

Sprachcaffe Düsseldorf offers one on one lessons as well as affordable lessons in twos. The only condition for this kind of lessons is that the second person has to be brought by another student. Sprachcaffe Düsseldorf will not be responsible for finding the second person to participate in this kind of course.

The Latin intensive course has a group size of 14 participants. The course can only take place when there are at least six registered participants.

Question

What is the minimum age required to attend the language course?

Answer

In Sprachcaffe there is no age restriction. Everyone who is interested in foreign languages is welcomed at all times.

Question

When can I start my Language course?

Answer

The start of the course depends on the type of course chosen.

We would advise you to take the free placement test on our homepage and on-site at the language course.

After you receive your placement test results, we can find the ideal course for you. On the course, you will be at the same level as the other students.

You can take part in evening courses as a beginner, without prior knowledge, and join in immediately with a free trial lesson on a course which has already started.

Intensive courses are fixed to set dates. Please contact us for further information. We will be delighted to help you.

A One on one can start as soon as we receive your written registration. You decide on the start date, lesson duration and how often and where the lesson with your personal trainer will take place.

The 4 week take place twice a year and in each Semester break. (February/March and July/August).Registration can only be done online on our homepage..

German Intensive courses start every Monday , except for A0 courses. These complete beginner courses are restricted to specific start dates. Please contact us for further information. We will be delighted to help you.

Question

When and how do I pay my language course fees?

Answer

Normally the course payments should be made before the course begins. You will receive a bill and the amount can be paid via bank transfer, debit authorization or cash on site.

Question

Can I take a trial lesson?

Answer

You can only take a trial lesson in one of the evening classes. Other course types are excluded from this. In order to take a trial lesson, you are required to take the placement test online and afterwards get in contact with us. You can reach us via telephone or personally at our offices to make an appointment..

Question

Can I change my course after the course starting date?

Answer

First and foremost you take the free placement test to find your language competence level. After that you can choose the ideal course for you (evening course, intensive course, one to one courses).

Once the courses commence, it is not possible to change the Latin intensive course.

It is possible to change courses in all German intensive courses, while the courses carry on for many weeks.

In One to one courses there is no need to change courses. It is however possible to change language trainers at all times.

It is also possible to change classes in the evening course. There are many reasons why you can not attend classes, for example a sudden change in your schedule, or the course is too difficult or too easy for you. You can try by taking another trial class to get the ideal course for you.

Question

How can I register?

Answer

Registration is done only in writing. You can either come to our office or on our website www.sprachcaffe-duesseldorf.de or personally on site at Sprachcaffe Düsseldorf.

Question

When are the holidays and breaks?

Answer

The Sprachcaffe is open all year round. The school is closed during the Christmas holidays and all public holidays.

In case of illness the following rules apply: Should you miss one or two course dates the lessons will be cancelled. If you miss a third appointment, in a row, you will get credits for your missed lessons. If you miss four appointments, you be refunded at the end with two extra appointments.

In case you go on holiday, you should inform us before. You can let us know about your planned holiday or planned short breaks during your registration, to help us in planning the course appointments for you.

Question

What course materials are used?

How much do they cost?

Answer

It always depends on the given trainer. Sprachcaffe Düsseldorf has a large collection of teaching books for all languages. The materials are handed out in form of free copies in each lesson.

Question

Is the lesson only taught in the chosen foreign langauge?

Answer

All our Trainers are, without exception, native speakers. The lessons only take place in each of the given foreign Languages.

Question

How do I get to Sprachcaffe Düsseldorf?

Answer

There are several possibilities:

German Railways:
You can reach us with one of the commuter railway systems: (S6, S7, S1 and S11): From the "am Wehrhahn" stop you can walk down the Grafeneberger Allee till you reach the corner of Uhlandstrasse and Grafenberger Allee.
Sprachcaffe Düsseldorf is on the left side of the street. You can use the tram (703, 708, 712, 713) or the bus 737 to get off at the "Uhlandstraße" stop.

By car:

From the North, drive on the A52 until Morsenbroicher, then to Brehmstrasse as far as Lindemannstrasse – Grafenberger Allee crossroads. Turn right. Sprachcaffe is on the right hand side, only a minute down Grafenberger Allee.

From the east and south: Follow the A46 to the Düsseldorf center exit and drive straight on to Eramusstrasse, corneliusstraße and the Oststraße up to schadowstrasse. You drive right on to Wehrhahn to Grafenberger Allee. You will find us on Grafenberger allee 78- 80.

From the west: you will drive on the motorway junction Kaarst (near IKEA) and the Theodor-Heuss Brücke after Düsseldorf. You will drive in the Oldtown direction over the kenneydamm and Fischerstrasse and turn left. You will drive through Venoloer strasse, Duisburger Straße, Vagedesstraße and Adlerstraße till you reach the Wehrhahn corner of Grafenberger Allee.

Question

Does Sprachcaffe work with native speakers?

Answer

Yes. Sprachcaffe Düsseldorf works only with trained native speakers.

Question

What is included in the price?

Answer

Included in the course fee is the lesson with the trainer, the complete lesson materials needed, the use of PCs (as long as the room is not occupied) etc. In Sprachcaffe Düsseldorf we do not charge registration fees or any extra costs for lesson materials.

Question

Are there any discount possibilities available?

Answer

Yes. For the evening classes, pupils, students and those seeking employment receive a 10% discount.

Apart from that all course participants receive a 10% discount on the evening course; on the condition that they have attended a minimum of one week intensive course at our school.

In the case of the intensive courses, there is a early booking discount if you book 8 weeks before the course starts.( 185€ instead of 215€ for Business courses, and exam preparation courses cost 265€ instead of 295€).

For intensive Latin courses, it is possible to attend a 1 to 2 week crash course right before the Latin exam at a special price; on the condition that you have attended a 4 week intensive Latin course.

Question

Which of the official language certificates can be obtained at the Sprachcaffe Düsseldorf?

Answer

Sprachcaffe Düsseldorf gives certificates of attendance and certified Certificates.

We will prepare you for the following Language test: TELC, TOEIC, LCCI, TOEFL, Cambridge ESOL, Latium, Test-DaF, and DSH

Most of the examinations are taken at Sprachcaffe.