20 11, 2015

Meet German student Michael

Michael is a student I could easily award the ‘German student of the year trophy’ – if there was an accolade of achievement of this kind at Language Hub. I can hear some of my students sighing right now, thinking ‘Hey, what about me?’ and I can assure you, it is a pleasure to teach you, too. You rock! Seriously, I have and have had some very good students in my classes and my fellow German teacher Angela would certainly say the same thing about her students. However, we are dealing with an extraordinary species of student here who puts an enormous amount of work not only in his language learning. Michael is currently studying to obtain his Cisco Network Professional Certificate, he also works as a web developer from home and says that – on average – he studies about three to four hours of German a day if his other commitments don’t get in his way. Michael started taking foundation classes in July this year – mainly to impress his German girlfriend who lives in Germany. From the very beginning, he has been very inquisitive, completed his homework reliably and with a high standard and participated actively in class. A model student! At home, he says, he usually starts by reading through a Grammar section of ‘lingolia’, an online tool he’s a big fan of. He also considers conjugating verbs as being an important part of his studies. Aside from this rather austere matter, he’s trying to keep it fun through YouTube videos, Duolingo, audio books on Spotify, watching German TV series online and challenging himself by doing lots of reading and listening comprehension tests. It is now common knowledge that students who [...]

8 09, 2014

Don’t miss out on your chance to shine

Language exams are coming up for Chinese, French and German. Make sure you don't miss the registration deadline and miss out. Here's what you need to know: Chinese HSK exam: Register by: 14th September Exam: 11th October Cost: HSK 1 and 2: $50, HSK 3 and 4: $70 French DELF exam: Register by: 18th October Exam: 1st November Cost: A1 and A2: $95 German Start Deutsch exam: Exam is in November: date to be confirmed If you ware interested let your teacher know by end of October Cost: $140 (approx)