Online German language course

Improve and develop your German before departure!

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 online German course that prepares you to step by step for a season as ski or snowboard instructor in the Austrian Alps – no matter what you level you are at! The courses extend over 10 weeks, where you will work 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 it may seem confusing at first, we see 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 online 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!

We also provide other language courses so our instructors are prepared for the winter season and teach guests worldwide. Read more about what courses we offer: Online language courses for ski & snowboard instructors.

"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


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
  • You can repeat the course as many times as you want!


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!



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.


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 😉


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.


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.


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.


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Course Icon Total Price: €299 for Snowminds instructors (Normal Price: €325)

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