- How did 2014 go for you, and how did it compare to previous years?
2014 was – as the two previous years, another successful year at our
school. With an increase of 7 % student numbers and turn over we can
look back to a good time an look hopeful to the future.
- What developments do you expect in 2015?
As we are also a licensed center for “Integration German courses” funded by the German ministry (BAMF) we expect – which is sad enough for it´s reasons – a clear increase of students who escaped from circumstances where they feared live danger. So there will be many more refugees and asylum seeker “knocking at our door” this year.
- Anything new this year?
Our teachers and staff is taking a course in Arabic language and culture
– in order to gain understanding of our students cultural background.
- Where do the majority of your students come from?
Asia, Eastern Europe, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Western Europe.
- What are your most popular student activities at your school?
Meet at the “Stammtisch” for laid back conversations in nice locations
in the area, Excursions to other cities, BBQs.
- What makes your destination special for your students?
Dresden as a city is not too small and neither too big. It is situated
in a beautiful landscape with lots of green. It has culturally a lot to
offer and is an important hightech, research and university location
in Germany. Also it´s close to Berlin, Leipzig, Prague and Wroclaw.
The Neustadt quarter where our school is situated in, is an energetic, vibrant and cosmopolitan place where young people just love to stay – as least for a while. And although the PEGIDA misery it is very save and peaceful.
- 3 things that make your German language school special for your students?
Our school situated in a great living area and with a nice green
environment around is a middle size school. That means with it´s around
70 students learning German at the time and throughout the year, students can meet a lot of interesting people, can easily make friends and still
have the “family feeling” with personal attention.
Apart from that, our school puts a lot of effort in the demand to keep up
with highest standards in teaching and service – just as a “TANDEM
Uwe Kästner from Kästner Kolleg – TANDEM Dresden: