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Cassandra Ferguson, Doctor from UK

Hi, my name is Cassandra and I’m a doctor from Great Britain. I highly recommend The LanguageCenter in Erlangen for anyone coming to the local area who wants to learn German for personal or professional reasons. I arrived in Germany in October 2012, having never learned German before in my life. I had previously been in touch with Rosie and Christel to find out if I could take an intensive course at the school to prepare me to take up work in a local hospital. They couldn’t have been more helpful and welcoming, so when I arrived on my first day of class I was filled with optimism. I have been extremely happy with the learning experience: the lessons are very thorough and give you a really good base of the German grammar and sentence structure, right from the beginning.

The methods of teaching are dynamic and fun and keep you engaged and interested throughout the class. The teachers are friendly and approachable, and are always happy to take a little extra time to explain. Class size in the intensive course is small (no more than 12 pupils) so there is plenty of time and opportunity for conversation practice and more individualised attention. Progress is very quick and obvious on the intensive course: in only 6 months I was able to go from having no German at all, to being comfortable conversationally and ready to start the

B2 course, completion of which is necessary for me to work in Germany. The classes are also a really great way to meet other people who are new to the area, and make friends in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

I’m really thankful to the Language Center and its teachers and management for enabling me to learn German so quickly and efficiently, and also for making it fun!

Cassandra Ferguson, from Great Britain, Level B2