In language classes with communicative teaching and individual support, you’ll practice the four language skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading) based on current topics and authentic texts. In addition to lexicology and grammar, phonetics lessons are held to the extent of at least 2 teaching units per week and are carried out by our team of specially trained speech trainers. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, afternoon classes are project-oriented at certain levels. The current language level of our participants is of course constantly checked.
An additional content of the integration courses is the imparting of values and orientation knowledge. This knowledge encompasses the following subject areas: general knowledge of Austria, education and language, the world of work and economy, health, housing and neighborhood, principles of living together (legal integration) and diversity of living together (cultural integration).
A word about the teaching and working language German: multilingualism and linguistic diversity is becoming increasingly important and is of course of great importance to us. Imagine taking a German course in Italy as an Italian: the teacher will explain to you and your colleagues every now and then in your mother tongue and that’s perfectly fine. The participants in our classes, on the other hand, are multinational. It is not uncommon for up to 10 different languages to meet in a class. The use of e.g. English as lingua franca might help some, but wouldn’t be helpful for others who don’t speak Italian. The students’ native tongue as a “bridge language” is only used (if at all) in exceptional cases.