To assist you and your students with your decision, we offer an Espresso Discount for our Online Course
- 10% off from tuitions online
- Valid for adults and U20
Online Program Guide
Study languages effectively, with real teachers and the well-known Sprachcaffe quality.
Benefits Sprachcaffe Online Programs?
》Guaranteed quality: All teachers are highly qualified and have years of experience in teaching their mother tongue.
》Real teachers: 100% real experienced teachers, 100% live. No robots, no boring multiple choice.
》With certificate: Upon completion of the language course you will receive the Sprachcaffe certificate.
》Tailor-made and effective: Learning content can be discussed individually and adapted on a daily basis.
》Group experience: In our small learning groups (max 7-12 students) you will meet like-minded people from all over the world & apply what you have learned in direct exchange. No MOOC's (Massive Open Online Course)!
》Smart technologies: Our virtual classroom is based on easy-to-use technology, even on the smartphone.
》Personal timetable: You determine the number of hours and the time of the lessons, so that the online course easily fits into your everyday life.
》Also for juniors: Benefit from our years of experience in language teaching to young people (over 12 years).
》Real contact person: Local contact persons, our experienced staff is at your disposal.
7 languages and more
Please choose the language to learn. English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Arabic + Other languages are available.
- Group Course (G2): min. 12 weeks
- Group Courses (G10) (G20) (G30): min. 1 week
- Weekend Course (GWE): min. 4 weekends
- One-to-One Course: min. 10 lessons
- One-to-Two Course: min. 10 lessons
Group or Private?
Please choose from Group Lessons and Private Lessons.
- 7-12 students with the same level of language skills (A1-C2)
- Meet like-minded people from all over the world in the virtual classroom
- Interaction in the group, experiencing and directly using the language
- From 2 to 20 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 min)
- Many time models available
- Special course focus also possible; e.g. Business English or language exam preparation
- for 1 person or 2 persons with the same language level
- individual course focus possible; e.g. job/ school specific courses & language exam preparation (TOEFL, TOEIC, FCE, IELTS, DELE, DELF, CILS etc.)
- personalised curriculum & intensive support
- flexible dates & times
- 1 lesson = 45 min., at least 2 lessons are given per appointment
- up to 6 lessons per day possible
How many lessons per week/ Price?
1 lesson = 45 mins
Tuition prices in EUR
Group Course (G 2), once per week (CET), 2 lessons per week (min. 12 weeks) / 4 - 7 students
Group Course (G 10), 5 days, Mon - Fri (CET) week, 10 lessons per week / 7 - 12 students
Group Course (G 20), 5 days, Mon - Fri (CET) week, 20 lessons per week / 7 - 12 students
Group Course (G 30), 5 days, Mon - Fri (CET) week, 30lessons per week / 7 - 12 students
Weekend Courses (G WE), Sat - Sun (CET) weekend, 8 lessons per weekend, 4 lessons per day (min. 4 weeks) / 7 - 12 students
68 per weekend
One to One Course flexible, 10 lessons package
One to One Course flexible, 20 lessons package
One to One Course flexible, 100 lessons package
One to Two Course flexible 10 lessons package
One to Two Course flexible 20 lessons package
One to Two Course flexible 100 lessons package
- Group Courses (G2): It is getting updated on a regular basis.
- Group Courses (G10), (G20): A0 every first Monday of the month. Every other level: Every Monday
- One-to-One Courses: Flexible
- One-to-Two Courses: Flexible
You can book any number of weeks. The minimum duration is 1 week. Except for the group course (G2) that has a minimum duration of 12 weeks. The group course (G2) is extended automatically after 12 weeks. If students do not want to extend, the group course (G2) has to be cancelled 4 weeks before the end of the course.
After having received your application, we will send the confirmation of enrolment and the invoice. The invoice must be paid in full four weeks before the course starts. You can make a payment via credit card or bank transfer.
Online Courses Syllabus
Below is a sample course outline. Please note that this is intended to give a general overview.
The content of online courses varies according to the duration and type of programme chosen.
OVERVIEW OF THE LANGUAGE
Objective: To develop students’ linguistic competency
Technique: Warm-up exercises, short dialogues, exercises for listening comprehension, grammar, lexis.
Objective: To understand different types of texts such as letters, notes, newspaper and magazine articles and short stories. Strategies for becoming a more competent reader
Technique: Reading texts and group discussion, comprehension activities such as multiple choice and true/false exercises, comprehension and summary questions
Objectives: Working through everyday situations of interaction, conversation and exposure in a classroom setting. All comprehensions are conducted in standard language at a moderate pace and with native and non-native speakers. Students should be able to:
1. Understand day to day situations
2. Understand descriptions and explanations of things and events in the past, present and future
3.Understand the basic points of a conversation
Technique: Listening to texts of news, conversations, interviews, directive texts, correlating visual images to oral directions, posing multiple-choice and true/false questions.
Objectives: The ability to write short, simple texts of different types
Technique: Drafting personal letters about the general themes, writing
descriptions, narratives and compositions on various issues discussed in class
Objective: The ability to cope with various real-life situations
Technique: Visual aids, interactive speaking exercises, role-playing of various situations, debates about relevant real-life issues, games
Objective: Improved pronunciation of individual sounds and sounds in connected speech, stress and intonation
Technique: Introduction to the IP phonemic chart, drilling of pronunciations, focus on the most problematic sounds in English for foreign speakers.
Objectives: Knowledge and production of verb tenses, syntax, parts of speech, conjunctions, etc. and gradual development of complex sentences.
Technique: Presentation of grammar in context through skill work, elicitation of the aspect to be focussed on and production through controlled and less controlled exercises and activities, drills, conversations, etc.
Objective: To increase students’ active and passive vocabularies including appropriacy, formality and collocation.
Technique: Presentation of lexis in context and developing lexis through lexical sets, collocations, word formation, topics and notions.
CULTURE OF THE COUNTRY
Objective: To have a basic knowledge of the history and present reality of the country (emphasizing the region/city where the program is situated). The political, cultural and economic situations in the country
Technique: Newspaper and magazine articles, television news, videos, documentaries, movies and visits to places of historical or current interest.
The syllabus plan and topics for a 4 weeks’ language course:
Week 1: Topic – Things you need
Grammar: explaining the purpose, using ‘should’ and ‘should have’ to express criticisms and regrets, complex uncountable nouns, vocabulary to express problems. Writing: Letters of Complaint. Reading, listening and speaking tasks included throughout the language program.
Week 2: Topic – The government, economy and society/Future world issues
Grammar: so and such, comparatives to describe personal opinion, determiners; vocabulary to discuss societal issues. Reading, listening and speaking tasks included throughout the language program.
Week 3: Topic – Sports & Interests
Grammar: the present perfect simple and continuous, using ‘be always’, ‘constantly’ and ‘wish/would’ to discuss feelings and habits; vocabulary: health & fitness, injuries & accidents. Writing: A leaflet or poster. Reading, listening and speaking tasks included throughout the language program.
Week 4: Topic – Travel and Going Places
Grammar – adding/modifying descriptions, using a wish; vocabulary: describing places, discussing opinion about places, discussing culture. Reading, listening and speaking tasks included throughout.
Please note that the above is a rough plan. Commonly, teachers might add or substitute tasks as necessary. Lessons may also include using video material.
How to Start and Join the Program?
- After payment, you will get a Link and credentials. And you will be able to access your personal Sprachcaffe log-in.
- There you will take an online language test so that we can determine your language level.
- We will find the right language course for you based on your level and your special needs.
- You will then be sent a link which will allow you to access the online classroom. The classroom will become active as soon as your teacher is ready.
As soon as you receive the personal Sprachcaffe log-in information, please access our student's portal and take a placement test. You can log in with your booking ID and Name.You can do the test at any time up to 12.00 (CET) Friday before your course begins at which point the test will be switched off and you will no longer be able to access it. You will have 45 minutes to do the exam from the moment you enter the site. Please do not use a dictionary or any other aids when doing this exam as its purpose is to assess your language ability and place you in an appropriate class. It is better not to answer questions that you do not know, as guessing will affect your score and could result in your being placed in a class that is too difficult for you. Sprachcaffe offers A0 to C2 levels. See more details here.
The time needed to achieve your aims will also vary according to individual skills, age and prior language exposure, amongst other factors. Although it is normal to spend 12 weeks at a level if you take 20 lessons (15 hours) per week.
Preparation Before Class
We use “Cisco WebEx” for all of our Sprachcaffe Online Courses.
Please prepare your devices (PC, Tablet, iphone, Android Phone etc) for online courses, and to see the video guidance to set up.
Students can either buy the textbooks or the teachers will share the documents before or during the classes.
The students should kindly wait until the first lesson to buy the book.
- Outcomes 2nd Edition E-Books (A0-C1). Price: 22,50€. To be purchased here.
- National Geographic - PATHWAYS
- Shritte Plus Neu (A0-B1). Price: 18€.
- Erkundungen (B2-C1). Price 25€.
- Con Gusto (B1). Price 28€.
- Vocabulaire Progressif du Français (A0/A1). Price 22€.
- Grammair Profressive du Français (A0/A1). Price 22€.
- Vocabulaire Progressif du Français (A2/B1). Price 23€.
- Vocabulaire Progressif du Français (B2/C1). Price 23€.
- Level - Basic: <Conversational Chinese 301>I , <Travel for Chinese Study>, <Intensive Spoken Chinese> Basic
- Level - Elementary: <Conversational Chinese 301>II, < Chinese handbook> II/B, <Short-term Spoken Chinese>Elementary
- Level - Intermediate: < Functioning Chinese in Business>, < Chinese handbook> III, <Short-term Spoken Chinese>Intermediate
On the First Day of the Class
You can access the classroom as soon as the teacher is logged in. You will get an email notification 15 minutes before the lesson starts.Three ways to access the classroom:1. In the Browser via a link that will be provided. They will have to download a file to access the classroom. 2. The webex android and iOS App. They will have to enter the credentials they received.3. Phone: There is a toll free phone number to access a meeting. After calling the number you will have to enter a pin to access the meeting.
We should mention that we are using “Cisco WebEx”, a well established tool from Cisco.
On the Last Day of the Class
If you attend more than 80%, Sprachcaffe Certificate will be provided.
We always recommend you to review what you have learnt after classes, and to prepare for your next lessons.
How to Book our Online Programs?
Use this link to access the online program introduction page.
Use this link to access the booking request form.
1. Choose the course that suits you best, fill out the registration form on the link.
2. We will send you a personalized offer according to your preferences.
3. If you like our offer, you can register for your online language course and pay conveniently online or bank transfer. And then?
4. You will get access to your personal Sprachcaffe log-in. There you will take an online language test so that we can determine your language level.
5. We will find the right language course for you based on your level and your special needs.You will then be sent a link which will allow you to access the online classroom. The classroom will become active as soon as your teacher is ready.
Check our Online course flyer
What do I need to prepare for the online classes?
Please prepare a microphone and camera and test if your device works properly with Cisco Webex.
Can I try to access online classes before classes?
Yes, Webex system can be tested at this link and to see if it works with your devices.
If I meet the system troubles, what should I do?
We base on a well established Software from Cisco. Please test the meetings beforehand. Also, if you have troubles, please go to Cisco help centre.
We will not provide support directly on the Students device. And we will not be responsible and provide any make-up lessons for any system troubles occuring on your device.
Terms & Conditions
With your application, you commit yourself to the services requested and booking conditions. After having received your application, we will send the confirmation of enrolment and the invoice. The welcome pack with extra information will be sent after you have settled the remaining balance. The invoice must be paid in full four weeks before the beginning of the course.
By bank transfer: The relevant account number will be on the invoice. Please send us a copy of the transfer order. All bank charges will be incurred by you.
By credit card: Upon your notification, the appropriate form will be sent. It will need to be completed with the name of the credit card issuer, card number, expiry date and signature. An additional 2% credit card fee will be charged.
SPRACHCAFFE is entitled to exchange the announced trainer for an equivalent trainer if there is an important reason, especially in the event of illness of the trainer.
In the unlikely event the school is unable to create a group course due to an insufficient number of students of the same level, smaller classes for a reduced number of lessons will be provided instead (standard = 12 lessons / intensive = 18 lessons, i.e. standard + 6 one to one lessons). The minimum number of participants is 4. Under the rare circumstances of our being forced to cancel, all fees paid for SPRACHCAFFE services will be refunded.
Changes and deviations of individual services from the agreed content which become necessary after conclusion of the contract and which were not caused by us contrary to good faith are permitted. Provided that the changes or deviations are not substantial and do not impair the overall design of the service.
Complaints regarding the contractually agreed services must be reported so that remedial action can be taken immediately. If the participant culpably fails to report a defect and if SPRACHCAFFE is not given the opportunity to remedy the defect, a reduction of the price is excluded.
Interruptions due to illness and/or holidays in a continuous course (such as evening classes) are possible after arrangement. There is no substitute for missed lessons. Appointments for individual lessons must be cancelled 48 hours in advance!
The participant enters the virtual training room on the specified date according to the information in the registration confirmation or in the login area. Any technical requirements necessary for the training are also specified there. In any case, the participant needs a stable internet access, a common browser or an Android or iOS mobile phone. The installation of an additional plug-in or app may be necessary.
In the run-up to an online language course, the participant must check his computer system with the help of the Cisco Test Meetings (https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html). If the check shows that the system is insufficient, the participant must ensure that the technical requirements are met.
SPRACHCAFFE does not accept any liability for the accuracy or topicality of the lectures and training documents.
You can resign at any time. In your own interest and to avoid misunderstandings, we strongly recommend that you declare your withdrawal in writing. Decisive for the calculation of the cancellation costs is the time of receipt of the cancellation notice by SPRACHCAFFE:
- up to 15 days before the start of the course: 50 % of the course costs max. 500 EUR
- up to 3 days before the start of the course: 90 % of the course costs max. 1000 EUR
- After course start: 100%
SPRACHCAFFE expects the participant to respect the customs, traditions and laws of the host country. If, despite a warning, a participant disrupts the course or behaves in gross violation of the contract, SPRACHCAFFE has the right to cancel without notice. The organizer retains the right to full payment; any expenses saved will be credited to the participant.
The parties agree not to headhunt or employ, directly or indirectly, any permanent or freelance employees of each other. In the event of a violation of the prohibition of poaching, the party in violation of the contract is obliged to pay a contractual penalty of up to EUR 10,000.
Claims arising from the contract become time-barred within two years. This limitation period begins on the day on which the language course was to end. The claiming of other entitlements remains unaffected by this regulation.
Occasionally meetings are recorded for quality assurance purposes. By agreeing to our general terms and conditions, you are accepting that SPRACHCAFFE has the right to use any photos, video and sound recordings, which may be produced in the course of a language programme. These materials may be used by us for promotional purposes without cost implication or the need for a separate authorization from you. You can always retract your agreement to let us process your data as well as your agreement to let us use your personally identifying data. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to do this.
While all information in this is accurate at the time of publication, the content may be subject to updates. We reserve the right to refuse admission or to dismiss any student from school/accommodation without any refund in the event of misconduct or unsatisfactory attendance. The school expects students to adhere to the rules set. Errors and changes are reserved.
The place of jurisdiction for legal action by registered traders against SPRACHCAFFE is exclusively in Malta. Otherwise, the statutory regulations apply.