German and English Courses
High Quality Standard
High quality is not just a phrase to us; it is both a statement of our commitment and responsibility.
It starts with our qualified, motivated and excellent teachers who are able to respond to individual needs, and at the same time to guide learners to the targeted goals, combining hard work with a relaxing atmosphere.
A good course book and materials are also very important. We keep up- to-date with the course book market in order to choose the best option for you. In our German courses we are currently using the course book Menschen (Hueber), and in our courses for special purposes we use carefully selected and prepared materials.
We have had excellent feedback from participants who have already studied with us.
Good and fair conditions: there are many factors influencing the course price, and we have tried to combine the best quality for the best possible price for the participants in addition to the best possible conditions for our teachers
The classrooms are clean and pleasant, and there is a coffee machine for use at break times.
And last but not least, it is also you who contributes to the high course quality, since all of our participants are students, academics and people used to intensive learning.
We are convinced that once you have taken one of our courses, you will want to return again and again throughout the language learning process.
Learning Foreign Language
Learning a foreign language means plunging into a new cultural dimension and perspective. It is a complex process of many steps and phases over a longer period of time. We want to support you on this journey. Our language courses teach contemporary language, and guide our participants from beginner to advanced level. All four skills are taught equally: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Our trainers are very committed and highly qualified. They are all native speakers, have an academic degree in teaching German or English as a foreign language and enjoy working with international learners. They provide professional, interactive classes with state-of-the-art teaching methods and individual support.
You will study authentic texts that prepare you for real language use outside the classroom. Quick and lasting successes will continue to motivate you to further advance your spoken and written language skills in areas such as vocabulary and grammar in authentic situations.
Courses have approximately 6-10 participants (max. 16) who need to have advanced study skills. This allows fast learning progress. One of the keys to our course is the group dynamic. Communicative activities help connect the participants and create real situations that need real-time language application. Our experience shows that a comfortable classroom atmosphere helps to make learning much more effective and enjoyable.
We offer an exciting social program with site visits and excursions to complement the academic program. Other organized social events include welcome and farewell receptions, sightseeing tours, and visits to museums and historical places of interest. This will still leave you enough time to explore Vienna on your own or with your new friends.
Welcome PackageYou will receive your own INNES Institute Vienna bag containing some goodies and important information to help you get you off to a smooth start in Vienna.
Welcome EventWe would like to wish you a warm welcome to your INNES international school. Each school has its own its own welcome dinner where you will be able to meet your new colleagues and lecturers in a relaxed atmosphere, while sampling some tasty local food. Vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options are always available on request.
Public TransportBuses, trains, trams and underground lines will take you anywhere in the city in no time at all. On weekends and public holidays the underground runs all night, on weekdays the public transport stops just after midnight. To increase your freedom during your stay in Vienna we offer all participants under 27 a special public transport deal for one, two or three weeks. This option has to be booked during the registration process, as we have to order these special passes in advance. The quickest way to get to INNES is by underground (U1, U2 or U4), but also by tram or bus. Have fun exploring!
Waltz WorkshopIn this 2-hour dance workshop you will learn the basics of dancing waltz. Put your best foot forward and feel the famous 3/4 time rythm. An experienced dance instructor will teach you all you need to know to shine at your next social dance event.
Bus City TourFrom your comfortable seat in the bus you will get a good overview of the fascinating metropole that is contemporary Vienna: Albertinaplatz – State Opera house – Ringstraße – Mozart Monument – Hofburg - Museum of Fine Arts and Natural History – Parliament – City Hall – Burgtheater – Universität – Vienna Stock Exchange – Schwedenplatz - Hundertwasser house – Krawina Haus – Prater – Donauinsel – UNO City – Johann Strauss Museum – Urania – Ring – Stadtpark – Johann Strauss Denkmal – Beethoven Monument – Karlsplatz - Musikverien – Naschmarkt – Schönbrunn Palace – Belvedere Palace – Schwarzenbergplatz – Albertinaplatz Duration: approx. 2h
Guided Tour around Schönbrunn PalaceSchönbrunn Palace is one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria and since the 1960s has also been one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna. Soon after the end of the monarchy, the population of Vienna discovered the park as an attractive recreational area. The park at Schönbrunn Palace was opened to the public around 1779 and since then has provided a popular recreational area for the Viennese population and international visitors alike.
Ottakringer BreweryThe Ottakringer Brewery, which opened in 1837, is the last large brewery remaining in Vienna and is located in Ottakring, the 16th district of Vienna. During the guided tour you will be introduced into the process of beer production and you will have the opportunity to sample some of Austria’s most tasty and traditional types of beer.
United Nations Guided TourThe United Nations Office at Vienna was established as the third United Nations Headquarters after New York and Geneva (and before Nairobi). It is an extraterritorial area. Multilingual guides inform you about the United Nations in the field of drugs and crime, the peaceful uses of outer space, and refugees. Specialized agencies deal with industrial development, the peaceful use of nuclear energy and the banning of nuclear weapon testing. You will visit exhibitions and a conference room and get to know the fascinating world of the United Nations. The tour lasts approx. 1.5 hours.
*only available for some schools
Kunst Haus WienLocated in the 3rd district, not far from Hundertwasser House and Village is the KUNST HAUS WIEN. It is home to a permanent exhibition of works by the late Austrian architect and designer, Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The museum also presents work of many talented artists who care about ecology and sustainability. Hailed as the first "ecological museum", KUNST HAUS WIEN is a platform for globally discussed and topical issues.
Vienna Technical MuseumAs one of the oldest museums of its kind, the Vienna Technical Museum looks back on more than 100 years of history. At the interface between past and future the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum) invites visitors to discover, experience and reflect on different fields of technology and its history, catering to all ages and interests. Historical exhibits, many of them unique, are showcased in their cultural context, with fun ways of transferring knowledge, making it possible to get to grips with technology.
*only available for some schools
The MusikvereinThere are many music societies but only one Musikverein. Music lovers throughout the world know it as the centre of Viennese musical culture, as the focus of the international concert circuit and as the Eldorado of classical music.now it as the centre of Viennese musical culture, as the focus of the international concert circuit and as the Eldorado of classical music.
*only available for some schools
SecessionThe erection of its own exhibition building was one of the guiding principles of the "Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession" that was discussed in its foundation meeting. The Secession members commissioned the 30-year-old architect Joseph Maria Olbrich, who was at the time a member of Otto Wagner's atelier, to design the building, which was to become a key work of Viennese Art Nouveau.
*only available for some schools
Excursion to SalzburgSalzburg is a city full of history, cafés and world-class music, the birthplace of Mozart and venue for the Sound of Music. The surrounding region boasts majestic Alps, crystal-clear lakes, and rustic villages. Salzburg is also a great location if you want to ski, snowboard or try snow tubing. We help you organise your individual or group excursion to Salzburg including transport, accommodation and visiting program tailored to your interest.
Farewell DinnerIt’s the time when we say goodbye. The farewell dinner is a dinner on the last day of your stay in Vienna with your new friends. Vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options are always available on request. We hope we will keep in touch with you and meet you again.
Ice skating at Wiener EistraumLocated next to Vienna’s beautiful city hall, Rathaus. Make sure you wrap up warm and tighten your skates for a fun evening on the ice. Wiener Eistraum is stunning in the evening, skate with friends whilst admiring your surroundings – and try not to fall over! You can rent your own skates at a reasonable rate.
*only available for winter schools
If you are not sure about of your level you should read the information. Each level consists of 2 phases. In every course (Intensive Course and Semester Course) you proceed 1 phase.
Placement tests: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
A1/1 = A1 phase 1 A1/2 = A1 phase 2 (completion of A1) For participants with no or very little previous competence in the language. These courses lead up to Level A1. Content: reading and listening comprehension of simple texts; giving basic personal information; establishing contacts with others; taking part in simple conversations; acquiring fundamental vocabulary and learning basic grammar structures that enable unsophisticated spoken and written communication in everyday situations.
A2/1 = A2 phase 1 A2/2 = A2 phase 2 (completion of A2) These courses lead up to Level A2. Content: communication in familiar, everyday situations; reading and listening comprehension of the core message of texts involving topics and requirements of everyday life and familiar situations; writing simple texts about familiar topics and personal interests.
B1/1 = B1 phase 1 B1/2 = B1 phase 2 (completion of B1) These courses lead up to Level B1. Content: communication on general topics; means of verbal expression for more complex conversation; writing of unsophisticated official documents; comprehension of core statements of general interest radio or television broadcasts; command of basic vocabulary on general topics.
B2/1 = B2 phase 1 B2/2 = B2 phase 2 (completion of B2) These courses lead up to Level B2. Content: further development of reading and listening strategies for enhanced comprehension of complex texts on abstract and concrete topics; boosting vocabulary for clear and adequate action and reaction in written and spoken communication on a wide spectrum of subject matters.
C1/1 = C1 phase 1 C1/2 = C1 phase 2 (completion of C1) These courses lead up to Level C1. Content: enhancement of written and spoken instruments of communication, thus enabling effective and flexible use of the language within the realm of public/professional life and/or in education and studies. Work with demanding written and audio materials from different media, discussions, drafting detailed and explicit written statements and comments on complex topics.
C2/1 = C2 phase 1 C2/2 = C2 phase 2 (completion of C2) These courses lead up to Level C2. Content: honing of written and spoken expression for spontaneous, fluent and to a large extent correct enunciation in the context of discussions and presentations. Focus on complex literary, scientific and geo-political texts (both written and audio) for enhanced comprehension and expression of fine nuances.