The ideal supplement to your classes at a language school
Train your conversation skills with a native German teacher while you explore Basel on foot. Putting into practice what you’ve learnt in school is the perfect combination to boost your learning progress. Moreover, being on your feet and out and about is proven to improve both learning ability and memory retention.
Depending on the weather, GERMAN CONVERSATION walks cover Basel and its surroundings or we practice in locations where you need to use your German: in the supermarket, in a furniture store, at the library, in the pharmacy and others.
As we walk, I engage you in natural conversation, no pre-set textbook dialogues. We focus on topics relevant to your everyday life, be it small talk, family, work, health, food, shopping or travel – you name it.
GET TO KNOW BASEL LIKE A LOCAL GERMAN CONVERSATION walks cover various city quarters as well as Basel’s natural surroundings. Get a glimpse of the busy Rhine ports in Kleinhüningen, enjoy a leisurely stroll in medieval St Alban or venture through vineyards across the German border, just to name a few of our destinations.
Suitable for learners from level A1 and above who like to walk for 1.5 hours regardless of the weather. During most walks there is an option to include a short coffee break in a café. 3-5 students per group.
custom-tailored to your goals Fast & Flexible
WALK & TALK GERMAN PRIVATE LESSONS in Basel with individual tutoring are the fastest and most efficient way to learn your new language. With the teacher’s undivided attention, you can improve your German at maximum speed and benefit from the highest proportion of speaking time.
FREE TRIAL LESSON Which programme matches your individual study needs? How does my teaching method work? How to prepare so you get the most out of your WALK & TALK GERMAN CONVERSATION or GERMAN PRIVATE LESSONS ? For these and other questions, feel free to contact me or schedule a free trial lesson.
The course concept follows the GERMAN CONVERSATION class. Moreover, we can address your specific needs concerning German grammar and pronunciation, prepare upcoming telephone calls, meetings or doctor’s appointments – you name it.
GERMAN PRIVATE LESSONS take place in and around Basel as well as in public places or cafés. Real life speaking opportunities are guaranteed! If you wish, I can also meet you at your workplace.
Suitable for learners of all levels who like to walk for one hour regardsless of the weather. 1-2 students per group.
Treat yourself to a mind-calming hike in nature
Enjoy the outdoors and develop your German skills with HIKE & TALK GERMAN. Hiking is said to be the Swiss national sport and combines the benefits of physical exercise with the pleasure of being outdoors.
Join us and experience how the beautiful scenery around Basel changes with the seasons. HIKE & TALK GERMAN provides you with insider’s knowledge of our trinational region as well as inspiration for planning your own family outings. As we hike along, you have the opportunity to apply your German skills chatting with and listening to a German native speaker – without pressure and in a relaxed atmoshpere.
PRIVATE HIKES Do you have relatives or friends visiting? Would you like to treat your visitors or your family to a hike in our beautiful Swiss outdoors, without having to worry about finding the way or researching a location? You can book me as your private hiking guide for CHF 250.-/day (plus transport cost), inclusive of advance preparations related to the hike.
How about enjoying ⇒ The cherry blossoming in the German Markgräflerland? ⇒ Fresh spring green and steep limestone gorges in the forest? => Winding paths along the Rhine in summer? => Morning mist and autumn colours in the wild Jura hills? => The crisp winter air with the splendid views of the alpine peaks? Minimum of 4 participants per hike.