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"This is Liliana from Hungary. She almost has the complete C1 level in her pocket. At the end of July, she will take the C1 ÖSD exam at our institute. She speaks excellent German with a lot of feeling for the language. Her plan: to start studying Physics at the University of Vienna in October. Remember her story; she will be one of the next Nobel Prize winners! And the guy next to her? That’s her INNES shadow, our Learning Progress Coach, Georg. Learning Progress Coach? Never heard of it? Of course not. That’s because only here at INNES do we monitor our course participants’ learning progress systematically and consequently over the whole training period. Why? A 60% learning success doesn´t make us happy; we strive for 100%. Remember: If you are not first, you are last."

Liliana

”This is our friend Barbara. She wants to live in a world filled with smart grid technologies, progressive innovation, and carbon-free solutions. She’s been an electrical engineer since 2008 (with a MSc since 2010) and was born and raised in wonderful South Africa. Her engineering journey has taken her from the depths of a coal fired power station to discovering solutions to improve the performance of electrical networks. While quenching her thirst for adventure and searching for new challenges, she relocated to Austria where she is now a research engineer. In her opinion, the best part about being an engineer is the opportunity to discover and learn something new every day. When she is not performing network simulations, coding in Python, or researching smart grid technologies, you can find her chasing the sun, travelling the world, or training for her next cycling race. Barbara took several German courses.”

Barbara

“Michael Holton Jr. Height: 190cm | Basketball position: Guard | Birthplace: Portland, USA. Currently playing basketball in Lille (France). ÖSD Exam result: excellent | His German: wonderful. Michael graduated in Psychology with an MBA. His passion, and profession, is basketball. A few days ago, he came to our institute and now he is the proud owner of an ÖSD certificate confirming his excellent level of German. It is exciting to meet so many wonderful, open-minded, and interesting people at INNES every day. We love listening to their stories, finding out about their plans, their hopes, and their challenges. We are privileged to support them and share our good energy, advice, and expertise with them. This kind of thing makes us happy.“

Michael Holton

”Adilson defended his Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Zaragoza University today. This is a big step in his life, and we are happy to share it with him and celebrate with a bottle of an incredible French wine. He is just completing his C1 German language Course at INNES and is ready to go for his dream: living in Vienna for a while, enjoying the country and culture, and gaining professional experience. The most important tool for him 'to belong' is almost in his pocket: high German level proficiency. We wish him a lot of luck on his way.”

Adilson Alberto Moyses

"My wife has been to 3 different institutions, and it seems like she fell in love with INNES. The pace and the approach to studying can be quite challenging, but the classes are clearly structured. Hence, it is possible to accomplish the levels in a fast manner and to improve your German skills with huge progress in a relatively short time. Thank you, INNES, for this wonderful experience!"

Borislav

"Ich habe den A2.2 und B1.1 Kurs besucht. Meine Meinung über INNES Institute Vienna ist sehr positiv. Ich danke vor allem Frau Astrid für die Organisation und ihre Professionalität. Sie ist sehr freundlich, hilfsbereit und sie hat unsere Notwendigkeiten verstanden. Das Unterrichten war immer anregend (nicht stressig oder langweilig). Sie hat uns Hausaufgaben gegeben, so, dass wir auch zu Hause den Unterricht noch einmal durchgehen konnten. Ich habe auch viel Spaß gehabt."

Laura

“I took the B2.1 evening course and it was truly the best course I took in Wien. It was also the best language course I have ever taken. The hospitality and happiness you feel just by entering INNES, is unlike anything else. I have made friends for life here and learnt so much German. My best and dear teacher Nikola encouraged us all to learn, adapt to Viennese culture and understand the German language.”

Emma

“I chose to do both a German B2.2 course and the ÖSD B2.2 exam at INNES and am really happy with my decision. The school has a modern approach, the staff members are helpful and friendly, and the atmosphere is professional yet relaxed. It really feels different to other language schools I've attended, partly due to the familiar feeling you get from the staff and just the atmosphere of the space, but also because of the lessons, which are captivating and useful.”

Harriet

“Mein herzlicher Dank geht an das INNES Institute Vienna. Dank ihrer Methoden und Fähigkeiten lernte ich während 2 Monaten (Level A2.2 und B1.1.) Grammatikregeln, bereicherte mein Vokabular und begann fließender zu sprechen. Jetzt kann ich mit meinen Freunden und Kollegen auf Deutsch sprechen. Ich bin glücklich, weil ich mich für INNES entschieden habe und ich kann es jedem empfehlen, der Deutsch lernen möchte oder bereits einige Kenntnisse besitzt.”

Elena

“I have taken A2.2 and B1.1 course at INNES and was extremely satisfied with the delivery of the course. What I liked the most is that we were forced to talk all the time. We were given some practical tasks as well, for example, asking people for directions, which made us interact with the locals and experience the language. Both my groups were small, and we were mainly using German during the breaks.”

Zorana

“Sophie joined INNES (online) after moving to Zell am See. Living in Austria offers her all the aspects of life that she most enjoys and allows her to fulfil her passion: skiing and ski instruction. The main issue working in a predominantly tourist town is that everyone happily reverts to English when foreigners’ German runs out. Frustrated by this and having some basic grasp after working in Austria, she started with A1.2 at INNES with Tatyana. She absolutely loved the classes and really felt that, with Tatyana’s guidance (and lots of homework to practice!) she improved a lot. A1.2 gave her the foundations that she was lacking before and really boosted her confidence when talking to locals (despite trying to navigate their tricky dialect!). Sophie cannot imagine living anywhere else and in these tough times and with the job market ever changing, having the local language has never been more important. Sophie chose to continue with her language learning and progress to A2.1.”

Sophie Wardle

“Vlad came to Vienna one year ago, in order to do his Master’s in Marketing. As a fresh member of INNES since spring, he is currently completing his C1.1 course. It has always been his dream to live and work in Vienna. Therefore, he is highly ambitious to improve his German skills, which is definitely noticeable due to his improvements compared to spring. Moreover, Vlad is now starting to understand his friends from Salzburg reasonably well, although they sometimes speak with a dialect. But nowadays, this dialect could not be called a language barrier anymore. To achieve his goals, Vlad has worked with a lot of vengeance and had therefore designed his own learning strategies, which include a lot of little sub-goals like reading Austrian newspapers or getting better in grammar issues. He can imagine living in Vienna very well. There are a lot of appealing arguments to him, such as sitting by the Danube or visiting Schönbrunn, which make him feel very comfortable.”

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