A German course at Regina Coeli
Regina Coeli offers German courses which are fully tailored to your needs. Furthermore, your training is completely individual. You work on the skills which are important to you, practising conversations with your trainers which mirror those you (would) have in real life. The course is ideal, whether you already speak German well and would like to come across more professionally, or would like to finally be able to speak German instead of only rattling off cases and prepositions.
Read more about what you can expect from us.
Why Regina Coeli
- Lessons based on real-life situations
- Well-educated native speakers who delve into your situation
- Attention to your personal communication style
- Boost your self-confidence
Before starting a German course which is fine-tuned to your needs, we need to get a solid idea of who you are and what your goals are. For this reason, you always have an in-depth intake interview with a German trainer beforehand. In it, you will be asked to explain as well as you can:
- what you need German for,
- what exactly you do for a living,
- what kind of organisation you work for,
- who you (need to) speak with, etc.
In addition, the trainer also assesses your skill levels at that time.
Private lessons from native speakers
During your German course, a team of trainers supports you in reaching your goals. Many students have daily private lessons from four different trainers. If you have a very specialised goal or already have excellent skills and want to work on numerous competences, you might have two trainers. That way, you can be coached in a highly-focused manner.
Practical approach to the language
Regina Coeli does not take a theoretical approach to the language: you apply German grammar and vocabulary directly to your own real-life situations. Of course, you do focus on grammar at times, but only to be able to put it to immediate use.
Your own communication style
The trainers help you develop your own German communication style in the lessons. There is no way round it—you do have to adjust your style somewhat to be effective in another language. How do you bring across your expertise in a way that Germans will appreciate? In your private German lessons, you learn about both the cultural aspects of the language and the influence they have on communication.
Regina Coeli’s German trainers come from all over Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They have varying backgrounds and communication styles. As a student, you benefit from this broad range of German linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Your German course is an individually-tailored programme. It is based on your goals, skills, what you need it for, your preferred learning style(s), the desired intensity of the programme and any other wishes. Your programme can be a combination of private lessons, independent study, multimedia exercises and practical assignments.
Private lessons from native speakers
While with us, you have private lessons from well-educated German speakers. They work on things such as your pronunciation, enriching your vocabulary and improving your grammar, and do role plays and give you tips for writing correctly and convincingly. It all depends on what your goals are.
You have time to study and process new information in your independent study hours.
Sophisticated multimedia programme
During your German course, you have access to our multimedia programme, e-Regina. Here you can practise grammar on your own as well as do speaking exercises and compare your answers and pronunciation to that of native speakers.
Work on one of your own presentations, sales pitches or documents that you (can) use in real life.
Your personal learning goals
The simplest way to measure the results of your course is to determine whether you have met your personal learning goals. If it was your goal to be able to present in German and you can do that by the end of your course, you have succeeded!
Score based on the CEF
At the end of the course, your team of trainers assesses your skills based on the CEF. This is the European norm for assessing skill levels in foreign languages. You receive a score for each specific applicable skill, such as speaking and writing.
An unforgettable experience
A course at Regina Coeli is an experience that stays with you long after you walk out our doors. Feel how wonderful it is to withdraw from the commotion of everyday life and fully concentrate on learning German. You are completely cared for and your team of trainers gives you their time and undivided attention. Besides improving your self-confidence in a foreign language, your network grows when you meet all the other people on their courses here.
Our institute is well-known for its intensive language courses, also known as a ‘week with the Nuns’. Yet much more is possible! Below you can learn more about our most popular types or courses. If you would like something else, that is also often possible!
Intensive individual courses
Spend five days intensively learning German. You can do this from Monday through Friday, or spread it out over multiple weeks. You can also add days to it or make it shorter.
You can also take a short course focused on what you do in your daily business. Work on your German sales pitch for a day or spend a couple of days preparing for an upcoming trade fair.
We can also deliver in-company courses for you. A trainer comes to your chosen location to train one or more employees. If you want your employees to have an intensive group programme, we can design a programme for them that takes place at our institute in Vught.
Every language course at Regina Coeli is tailor-made for you. Following your personal intake interview, you will receive a detailed, non-binding proposal for the most effective language programme for you.
You can of course consult the list with our fees.
A student about her German course
'The institute is extraordinarily professional; it’s all in the details. This course was a gift to myself and it truly feels like one!’
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The Regina Coeli Method
The secret to the effectiveness of our courses lies in our time-tested method. The core of the method is a personal programme which involves and inspires you. Moreover, you are coached by native speakers and stay in surroundings which allow you to get centred and completely focus on learning a language.
Native German language trainers
The German language courses are given by a team of language trainers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. One of them is Nora Gerritzen. She studied political science, German, Italian and music. Nora worked for a company in Brussels, a publisher and a private technical school in Luxembourg.More German language trainers
Learn German during the weekend
Take a weekend-long, tailor-made intensive individual language course, complete with an active social programme in your target language, while being pampered in our luxurious accommodation. Return home on Sunday evening with renewed energy and armed with new insights and knowledge.
Available from September. Book in advance to be sure of a place.