Because your time is important and it won't be invested this wisely on other courses.
A common problem with the immersion technique of language study, is that it requires the investment of a great deal of time as well as money. Students at Englischhausen dedicate just six days, and in exchange, are guaranteed a minimum of 70 hours of English interaction (between 12 and 15 hours per day), at a one-to-one ratio, with 20+native English speakers. This intensity of exposure cannot be matched by other courses that promote English immersion abroad, many of which require significant planning and travel time, and fail to guarantee more than two or three hours' of interaction per day. Furthemore, most other course models do not provide enough diversity to keep students tuned-in over long periods of time. What we offer is not only a huge serving of English in short space of time, but also a course model that will keep you switched-on, stimulated and learning, for every hour of the day.
There are no hidden costs.
Unlike with many courses, the Englishhausen course price is fully inclusive and covers all activities, accommodation, food, transport, materials and mealtime drinks. As a student you will have your own en-suite room and full access to the hotel facilities, including a spa and seperate sports-and-fitness area. Our bus transfer from central Munich provides a convenient transport option. The only other costs incurred will be for supplementary refreshments and/or use of the hotel's laundy service.
Everything is taken care of so that you can concentrate on what matters.
A priority for us will be to ensure that you are feeling happy, comfortable and relaxed within the framework of the daily itinerary. This will allow you to whole-heartedly focus on your English, and will stand you in good stead to achieve the best possible results. So while the timetable is stringent and varied, it's never troublesome or complicated. All activities are introduced and explained by our two course managers, who are constantly present to offer guidance and support. Students are very quick to slip into the rhythm of the course and generally find that there is no need to plan much further ahead than the upcoming one-hour activity.
To choose one foreign destination is to sacrifice several others.
Let's imagine for a moment that you've found a course in Oxford, England, that appears to meet your requirements, a respected institute, a nice location, a diverse timetable, and a good teacher-student ratio. Well okay, that's all well and good, but ask yourself the following. Would it not be useful to understand a broad variety of English styles: American, Canadian, Irish, Scottish and Australian. Can one really get the necessary diversity of exposure in Oxford, or any other one single place?
Assuming that your goal is to understand more than one English dialect - and that you are not in a position to take a few months' holiday to travel around the world - then Englishhausen is definitely among the best options available to you. Here you can tune-in to at least 11 distinct accents, in the form of 20-25 native English speakers, who are here to converse with you about hundreds of different topics. Not only will you become familiarised with the 'Anglos' distinct styles of English, you will also make inroads into understanding their different lifestyles and cultures.
Other so-called 'immersion' courses often fail in their fundamental objectives.
An extended stay in an English-speaking country with a few daily hours in the classroom, and then an endless supply of native speakers, with whom one is able to put theory into practice...an effective-sounding approach for linguistic immersion? Well yes, it sounds good but there's one major drawback; these types of courses very rarely provide as much exposure to the target language as we would hope for. Our classes are full of other foreign students and we listen to just one or two different teachers. In our breaks and free-time, we talk to the other students, but rarely to other native English speakers. Starting conversations with strangers is much harder than we expect, so our opportunities to interact in English are severly limited. We may hear the rumblings of English around us, but rarely can we enjoy dialogues that go beyond routine exchanges or general pleasantries. Students at Englischhausen do not face the risk of these same disappointments. All our courses guarantee rich conversation with diverse people, about a huge array of topics, all day, ever day. A total of 70 hours, in only six days. Consider how long that would take you with any other course.