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Testimonials

Learn German at the German Language Centre! After starting my German language studies in Germany, I was pleased to begin classes again at the East Melbourne Language Centre, with its highly experienced and effective teachers, and its fun classes.
My teacher, Katharina, is brilliant in how she explains the complicated German language, and this is greatly helped by her deep knowledge of English as well as several other languages. Classes are very thought-provoking, and offer me an ideal level of challenge, and a supportive environment in which I can improve my language skills. In class, we don’t just learn just language, but we very much engage with German culture and history through media including film, TV and print.
I am grateful for the experiences I have had at the East Melbourne Language Centre, and very much recommend the school to others.

Robin Henry
Musician and Music teacher

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Have your sights set on Germany? Great! This European country is a beautiful destination for rolling mountains, lush green forests, and some pretty great locals. However, there may be a few cultural points to know before you encounter them. Check out this list of 10 quirks to know before visiting Germany:

10 quirks to know before visiting Germany
10 quirks to know before visiting Germany - https://languagecentre.net.au/10-quirks-to-know-before-visiting-germany/

There are numerous dimensions which learning a second language opens you up to. Although some people restrict themselves to their native language due to some mystical interventions and misconceptions, it does not change the fact that the changing trends in the world demand more than just a native language. Global minds prepare themselves in all ramifications, including necessary language areas. Here are some interesting reasons why learning a second language is perfect for you!

Why learning a language is good for you
Why learning a language is good for you - https://languagecentre.net.au/why-learning-a-language-is-good-for-you/

With languages, you are at home anywhere. – Edmund de Waal

It has just been about three weeks, when our new German volunteers Stephanie and Ann-Sophie left their home in Germany to work at the East Melbourne & German Language Centre for one year. Nevertheless, it seems as if they have already settled in.

Meet our new volunteers Stephanie and Ann-Sophie!
Meet our new volunteers Stephanie and Ann-Sophie! - http://languagecentre.net.au/meet-our-new-volunteers-stephanie-and-ann-sophie/

Why are you learning German?

I started learning German because my boyfriend’s family are from Germany and he speaks German at home. Naturally, I wanted to have some sort of understanding of what’s going on and to be able to understand the culture that is such a big part of his life, so I decided I’d take up German classes! While I now already know the basics of German and have an insight into the culture, I’ve continued learning the language because I find it genuinely enjoyable and challenging.

Interview with Grace – German language learner
Interview with Grace – German language learner - http://languagecentre.net.au/interview-mit-grace-german-language-learner/

Why would you start learning a new language and how would you decide which new language that would be? These are two questions I asked one of our new students who very enthusiastically came into the East Melbourne Language Centre as a student for the first time. Susan had decided that she wanted to start learning French! We are always interested in everyone’s motivations for learning a new language and why in particular they chose the language they did. So, I asked her why she chose French, especially having straight away confessed, nervously, to knowing no words in French aside …

Reasons to learn a new language
Reasons to learn a new language - http://languagecentre.net.au/reasons-to-learn-a-new-language/

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” The snow is falling, there is a fire in the fireplace which warms the house, the family is sitting on the couch, drinking hot chocolate and decorating the Christmas tree.  That’s Christmas for me. With minus 5 degrees and a real Christmas tree, that was chop off in the forest. But that must seem odd for most of the Australians. As odd as it is for me to celebrate Christmas with 36 degrees. So, I guess, it’s not that big of a surprise that I almost forgot about Christmas. But no …

Christmas Party at the East Melbourne Language Centre
Christmas Party at the East Melbourne Language Centre - http://languagecentre.net.au/christmas-party-east-melbourne-language-centre/

What is the easiest language to learn for an English speakers? Many students want to enrol into a language course in Melbourne but can’t decide which language to learn. I have been asked many times “What is the easiest language to learn for an English speaker?” and expect to get one clear answer to this question. They hope to get an answer such as Spanish, French or German is the easiest language to learn. But I had to disappoint them as it depends on lots of different factors. So instead of giving you one answer to this question, I want …

Language Course Melbourne
Language Course Melbourne - http://languagecentre.net.au/language-course-melbourne/