Acquire foreign languages - but how?
Not only in large companies is emphasis placed on foreign languages, but also in small and medium-sized businesses. This is why they maintain in-depth contact with customers and suppliers abroad and therefore require competent employees who are familiar with the current foreign languages.
In addition, foreign languages are of course also useful during leisure time and on vacation, because in this way new contacts can be made quickly. Not only already learned languages can be improved, but also new ones can be learned. And best it learns on site, yes Stiftung Warentest called in the context of a provider test "language trip even the best way to dive into a language and get to know the country and people."
Find the perfect language trip: tips and tricks
Before you book a language course, however, you should consider various funding and financing options. Language trips are usually recognized as an educational holiday, so you can get yourself off the job. In addition, a professionally motivated language trip can be claimed for tax purposes.
Individuals and employees who work at least 15 hours per week and earn no more than 20.000 Euro per year can also obtain an education bonus apply, in which training costs are taken up to 500 Euro.
There are also so-called educational checks in some Länder, which reduce the costs for a language trip. In addition, there are various EU offers promoting language travel. The Fachverband Deutscher Sprachreiseveranstalter eV provides an overview
Checklist to select the right offer
When choosing the appropriate language course, you should consider the following points:
- Take the time to deal with the multitude of language travel providers.
- Choose a reputable supplier who will provide all the necessary information openly.
- Let us advise you individually and compare the courses. Often, the number of students and the number of students vary, some of them quite considerably.
- Pay attention to the costs, because there are big differences in the overall costs.
- Make an on-site placement test so you can be grouped in the right voice level.
Accommodation during the language course
We recommend that you stay with a host family for your language course. Not only do you get to know the language, but also the culture and lifestyle of a normal, traditional family.
In addition, the quality of the accommodation should be checked in advance: Smaller language travel providers like the family business Matthes maintain personal contact with the host families and thus ensure a certain quality.
The quality of teaching
The language courses focus on the learning or deepening of a foreign language. In small groups the respective language is taught in a language school - usually by a native speaker.
The other participants in the course are also eager to learn, so that in most cases great successes can be achieved in a relatively short time. Usually, in addition to the standard courses, special business courses are offered. These focus on business dialogues and business correspondence. The practical thing here: On site, this knowledge can be applied directly - such as at the dinner in the restaurant, during sightseeing or in the evening in the disco - and deepen so much faster and better.
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