Gap Year - Winter in Tyrol , Austria: Program Info

German and Austrian ski/snowboard instructor's exam preparation program includes the following:

  1. 8 weeks intensive German tuition (09:00 to 12:15 Monday to Thursday) including all lesson materials, at the school, plus the free time programme on Mondays and Wednesdays, the social program on Sundays and Wednesdays, and an evening class on Tuesdays (see timetable below). Although voluntary, these parts of the programme are important for your total immersion experience, as you have to use the German you've learned, in authentic situations.

  2. All accommodation from end of September to end of December, in shared rooms with corridor showers, plus breakfast and dinner (except dinner on Sunday evenings).

  3. 8 weekends glacier skiing/snowboarding (Friday to Sunday). Weeks 1-4 and weeks 6 to 9, will follow the pattern of the "German and Glacier Skiing/snowboarding" timetable (see below). These weekends include three half days' training on the glacier by qualified instructors who've passed the exam themselves. They will speak only German to you (except to beginners) and assess your current standard and design a training programme suited to your particular needs, to bring you up to standard in time for the exam.

  4. In week 5, 1 week travelling around Eastern Europe, tour to include Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Budweis, Bratislava and Salzburg. The total price includes coach transport plus a native German speaking guide, hotel accommodation including breakfast. Not included are the entrance fees to whichever museums you may choose to visit during the free days, or lunch and dinner.

  5. In week 10, 1 whole week skiing/snowboarding in Kitzbühel. (If there's not enough snow, then a week on the glacier).

  6. In week 11, instruction and preparation for the ski instructors course (5 days). For snowboarders, the beginning of a 10 day preparation and exam.

  7. In week 12, the compulsory part of the ski instructors' course and the ski instructors exam (1 day).

  8. All lift passes are included in the price.

  9. Transport from Kitzbühel to and from the glacier village (Kaprun). There may be small bus fares between the lodgings in Kaprun and the ski lifts.

Gap Year Program Timetable

Week 1 German & Glacier skiing/snowboarding
Week 2 German & Glacier skiing/snowboarding
Week 3 German & Glacier skiing/snowboarding
Week 4 German & Glacier skiing/snowboarding
Week 5 Eastern Europe week
Week 6 German & Glacier skiing/snowboarding
Week 7 German & Glacier skiing/snowboarding
Week 8 German & Glacier skiing/snowboarding
Week 9 German & Glacier skiing/snowboarding
Week 10 Whole week skiing/snowboarding in Kitzbühel/glacier
Week 11 Instructors' course preparation week
Week 12 Instructors' course and exam

German Language Courses in Tyrol, Austria: Course Guide.

German Language Courses in Austria You will speak German in the very first hour. We want you to be able to speak, read, understand and write in German as quickly as possible, which is important for you. Our trainers understand various teaching methods which are used to insure your utmost success.

You will study German in small groups: on average our German group courses only have 3 - 4 students, so you can learn German more intensively.

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German & Ski / Snowboard Instructors' Exam Preparation Winter Program


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