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Jenny Linnel: German Course

I expected my spoken German to improve considerably. I also expected grammatical aspects to come more naturally by the end of the course. Generally I expected it to be a great way to meet people and become accustomed to the new environment with people in the same situation as myself. I expected my skiing to improve along with my knowledge of teaching methods.

My spoken German definitely improved and I became more confident using it. My grammar was reinforced but still didn’t come naturally. In general the course was definitely a great way of meeting people.

I think that the lessons were good for me. The language school in Kitzbuhel was great, and was in a good location. The staff and teachers were always friendly and approachable.

The best part of the language course was the moment when I could suddenly feel the language coming together and realised how much progress I’d made without even noticing it.

The travel arrangements worked really well. There was never a problem. I also felt the balance between free time and lessons were perfect. All of the eating arrangements worked really well. I really enjoyed our trip to Schwarz See, walks in the surrounding area and drinks in a quiet bar in town.”

Kitzbuhel is a great place. It has great facilities for communication: two Internet cafes, and Internet phones. It has great places to eat, both in the town and on the mountain, where you can find traditional Austrian dishes or more standard food. The people were great and I always felt safe, walking alone at night poses no problems. I would not call Kitzbuhel cheap but you can live cheaply there. Eating and drinking out can be expensive but it all depends on your lifestyle. There are several nice places to eat and drink that are reasonably priced or there are some more expensive places it all depends which you prefer.

CESA was great and all the information provided was very helpful.