Learning a language

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world”
L. Wittgenstein

The command of foreign languages is extremely important for the different structures and for developing branches of industry and economy in the European Union. In many countries the ability to speak at least three languages is a norm rather than exception. For instance, nearly all citizens of Luxemburg know some foreign language so that they can use it fluently. Eight in ten Dutch, Danish or Swedish people do so either.

At Ananda House, you can learn all the European languages. The classes are offered in small intimate groups or on one-to-one basis.

We work in line with Einstein’s recommendation that “teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty”.

The teaching methods we use are carefully matched to personal needs and level of every student. Lessons are set to develop all five language skills (speaking, writing, reading, listening and the practical use of grammatically accurate language) needed to use language proficiently both in everyday life and professional settings.

The aim of learning at Ananda House is the acquisition of great linguistic skills and also familiarising students with the culture and customs of the countries in which the target language is used. We conduct classes at various levels of proficiency in language (A1 to B2 according to Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

The syllabi for lessons are based on the proficiency level, allowing for any idiosyncratic requests of learners. Language skills acquired in class can be further mastered on specialist preparatory courses for taking exams, allowing to obtain language certificates.

We offer courses at each level of proficiency. The main emphasis is put on communicative flow, fluency of speech and grammatical accuracy.

Classes are conducted individually or in small groups of 2-4 people and they last 60 minutes. The teaching materials are taken not only from a variety of language textbooks but also from authentic texts from the press or multimedia resources.