03 | Silver Schnupperkurs
Once we receive your order, you will be sent an order confirmation email with a .pdf file of your certificate. You can then either forward the digital certificate to the recipient or print it off and have them open it on your holiday of celebration.
This gift certificate option is for one (1) Silver Schnupperkurs for a total price of $150. The gift certificate expires 5 years after the date of purchase. Instructions for redeeming the gift certificate will be printed on the certificate itself.
Our Silver Schnupperkurs is designed for students whose hair color matches the course title. Whether they are looking to start their German language learning journey, or pick back up after a break from speaking the language, we curate a safe and light-hearted individual setting with one of our dedicated instructors as an introduction to our language courses. The course offers three, 1.5-hour sessions with a private instructor via Zoom. After the Schnupperkurs, the student will be prepared to jump into the second half of the recommended regular course or continue with private lessons if they prefer.
Catherine Snow, PhD, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, explained that learning a language can be done at any age:
“The evidence clearly demonstrates that there is no critical period for second-language learning, no biologically determined constraint on language-learning capacity that emerges at a particular age, nor any maturational process which requires that older language learners function differently than younger language learners...Older learners have advantages. They already know one language (and sometimes more than one) quite well and have practiced with the linguistic capacities that speed language acquisition. They are typically better at intentional learning: They have study strategies, mnemonic devices, literacy skills, and other resources.”
* Membership requirements are waived for this course, however, they are required to participate in our other courses at the member-rate.