10 WEEK SNOWMINDS GERMAN COURSE

Get ready for your season in Austria!

About the German Course

 

Are you going to do a season in Austria but nervous about the German language?  Don’t worry, we have a tailor made German course which prepares you step by step for a season in as ski or snowboard instructor in the Austrian Alps – no matter what you level you are at! The courses extends over 10-weeks,  where you will be working weekly with various topics divided over 12 modules.

 

A season in Austria offers a lot of exciting experiences, and learning the German language is part of it.  Our team has jointly done more than 25 seasons in Austria and we know better than anyone what it is like to start working with the German language for the first time. Whilst is may seem confusing at first, we know that it is more than possible to pick up with a bit of practice! That’s why, in collaboration with former Snowminds instructors, we have developed a special German course focusing on the German that is actually needed when working as a ski or snowboard instructor. We believe that nobody should be prevented from doing a season in Austria due to their current level of German!

 

"At first I was not that excited to take the language course. But I was surprised. All the lessons and vocabulary are extremely relevant and useful to you as a ski or snowboard instructor. When I got to Austria, I actually sounded like I knew what I was talking about."

- Anouk, Snowminds instructor

 ANYWHERE and ANYTIME

The great advantage of the course is that it is online and thus flexible – anywhere, anytime. For all Snowminds instructors, the course will start during the summer, so you have plenty of time to practice German phrases. In this way you are prepared in the best possible way for your education and your subsequent season.

 

  • Start of course: flexible
  • Duration: 10 weeks (possibility to complete the course either faster or slower)
  • Easy Access: Sign in and use your computer, tablet or phone
  • Dictionary: download the most important words so you always have them in your back pocket

 

The course is divided into weekly modules so that you can learn the phrases and vocabulary over time and get the most out of the course. However, it is no problem to complete the course in less time if you wish!

DETAILS OF THE COURSE

12 ONLINE MODULES

The German course consists of 12 online modules. You start the first week with 3 modules where 2 of these are to refresh the basics of the German language, after which the next module immediately starts with the phrases that you will need as a ski and/or snowboard instructor. Each following week, you start with a new module, which focuses on a relevant topic for you as a ski instructor or snowboard instructor. For example,  you will get started with modules teaching both children and adults and being being introduced to the local Austrian dialect.

Ski & Snowboard Dictionary

In addition to the course itself, you will also receive a ski and snowboard specific digital dictionary that you can use during the training and during the season as a reference book. The dictionary can also be downloaded onto your phone, so you can easily take it with you.

LEARN WITH VIDEO & SOUND FILES

Each module consists of a wide range of tasks that, through videos, audio files and images, help you get the best learning experience. This way, you can actively work on phrases by listening to them repeatedly and having them visualised through videos and / or images. The course does not focus on your German language being grammatically correct, but on getting used to the language and  speaking, speaking, speaking. Therefore, it might be a good idea to try to repeat what was said with each audio file. After all, practice makes champion 😉

ANYWHERE, ANYTIME

The course is designed for you to practice anywhere, anytime. All it takes is an internet connection and  computer, tablet or smartphone. That way, everyone can participate regardless of study or work.

TAKE A TEST AFTER EACH MODULE

Each module concludes with a test. That way you can see after each module how much you have learned and whether you have learned enough to be able to continue to the next module.

CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUP

All Snowminders who enroll in our German course will be invited to a closed Facebook group during the summer. Every year the group has been incredibly appreciated by all our instructors, and the group’s primary purpose is to motivate each other to give the German language an extra focus and help each other with some of the more difficult tasks. In addition, the group consists of a lot of like-minded people, where ( if you wish ) you can find a German-buddy with whom you can then practice the German phrases.

Price

Course Icon 10 Week Online German Language Course

Course Icon Total Price: €259 for Snowminds instructors (Normal Price: €325)

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