Learning German can be fun - professional and communicative teaching in welcoming and personal ambience

Our classes...

Our professional team, trained either at the International House (IH) or the Goethe Institute and then introduced to the highlyGerman teachers at IH Insula Cologne communicative teaching approach of IH  in our house, guarantees the commitment to the highest standards of language education. Our classes are dynamic, challenging and above all filled with communicative exercises as of the first lesson. We teach in small groups consisting of up a maximum of 10 students - this helps our students to develop their skills early on and allows students to gain confidence and efficacy from the very beginning, which we both consider very important. As of the second week of our courses we plan excursions so that our students can put their knowledge to the test outside the classroom.  Our main premise is not to bring as many students as possible and take them through a standard textbook; it is rather to design our courses in a way that yields the most success for each individual student.

Our flexibility...

We start with a one on one interview in which we figure out the student´s current level and aim to learn more about them, such as the type of learning ability they have and which course model would fit best with their needs and their current life situation. Sometimes we even create a new course model, adressing the specific needs of our students.

The atmosphere...

German classes at IH Insula CologneA welcoming atmosphere of respect towards our students is important for us as we know that the atmosphere is an important factor of a succesful learning experience. The teaching rooms are different from what one might expect from a language school and allow students to feel more at home and comfortable.

The b-sides...

With the Insula Cafeteria, the library, our filmnights and other events like our legendary parties we encourage our students to stay in touch with the German language outside the classroom and give them a room to meet and get to know other people who are new in Cologne and are learning German.