Alpadia as part of the Kaplan International Languages Group
Alpadia has over 20 years of experience in providing Swiss-quality language tuition mixed with a healthy dose of adventure and entertainment. Our effective and dynamic teaching methods allow our French and German schools in Berlin, Lyon, Freiburg, Montreux and Zurich to boast an average exam success rate of 97%.
NEW PRODUCT OPPORTUNITIES
With the addition of Alpadia to the Kaplan family, now our partners have the possibility to add these to their portfolio of products they can offer to their students:
FLEXIBLE FRENCH AND GERMAN COURSES (Online, in Germany, in France and in Switzerland)
Alpadia’s flexible French and German courses are suitable for students of all levels. With a range of course types and intensity levels, they can choose the one which best suits their personal needs and goals.
WORK AND STUDY
Your students can take their education further with our internship, employment and volunteer programs. Whether they're interested in tourism or accounting, sports or design, we have connections with local businesses that can offer them exciting opportunities to develop both professionally and personally.
FRENCH AND GERMAN EXAM PREPARATION COURSES
We offer a wide range of course types and intensity level, so your students can choose the one which best suits their specific language needs and goals. We can prepare for DELF/DALF, Goethe-Institut exams, TestDaF and Telc exams.
ACADEMIC PATHWAY PROGRAM
Alpadia provides international students with a smooth pathway to a wide range of public and private universities. Our academic pathway program will guide your students through applying to university - we’ll help them with visa applications, the university admissions process, and of course, language learning.
CAREER PATHWAY PROGRAM IN GERMANY
Germany facilitates the migration of skilled workers and specialists by opening up the German labour market to international professionals. While the transition to the dynamic German working environment appeals to many, the process can be complex and intimidating for non-native speakers. We’ve designed our Career Pathway Program to help your students enter the German job market with ease. We’ll help you with securing your visa, arranging accommodation, completing necessary paperwork and of course, learning German.
HOW WE TEACH
Our approach to teaching languages is based on achieving fluency for the real world – not on simply completing exercises and recalling vocabulary in class. Following the CEFR levels (Common European Framework of References for Languages), we use various recognized FLE (French as a Foreign Language) and DaF (German as a Foreign Language) methods in our lessons, as well as referring to real-world resources like the news, films and local festivals
Learning a language happens as much outside of the classroom as it does inside it. Our wide variety of afterclass activities and trips to nearby cities, museums and attractions provide the perfect opportunity for you to apply what you’ve learned to real-life situations, all while making new friends and exploring an exciting destination.
HOW WE TRACK PROGRESS
Our pre-arrival online language placement test allows you to begin your French or German course at the level that’s right for you. Once you’ve started your course, you’ll complete a test every Friday to check your progress. You’ll also fill in a weekly feedback form which will include your teacher’s comments about your work so far and potential areas for development. When either you or your teacher feel you’re ready to move up a level, you’ll talk about it together and decide on the best way to move forward with your learning
WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES
To help you adjust to living abroad and prepare you for what you might encounter after you’ve finished studying with us, we hold weekly workshops and masterclasses on how to:
- Open a bank account
- Set-up insurance policies
- Write a CV
- Prepare for a job interview
- Fill in a tax declaration form
- Give an oral presentation
- Prepare for an academic exam