As an innovation regarding our German language programme at the AIC, we decided to give the opportunity to 11 students to spend a week in the Bavarian city Lindau at our partner language school Dialoge. The students stayed with specially selected German host families. We took an ÖBB train from the Keleti Train Station and entered Germany through the Austrian city Salzburg. The Austrian Alpine scenery, watched from the train, was just simply ‘wunderschön’. We changed trains in Munich and continued with the DB down to the Swiss border to reach our destination Lindau.
The teachers are real-life professionals, native speakers with a lot of experience, enthusiasm and dedication serving all levels from A1 to C1 in a very interactive and many times playful manner. Our students improved their German skills, especially their vocabulary, conversation and listening skills. They also got books and materials free, to take home to practice. In the afternoon our Avicenna students took part in various cultural activities. On the first day, we had a guided tour of the beautiful Lindau Island ( Lindau Insel). On the third day, we went to the Austrian Alpine city Bregenz and took a chairlift to reach a mountain peak called Pfänder with a mesmerising view to the Alps and the Bodensee. We were then hiking our
way back to the city to spend some time at the Austrian shores of the Bodensee. The following day we visited the picturesque Swiss town Sankt Gallen to get an authentic Swiss feeling and a taste of the Swiss dialect (Switzerdütsch). On the last day, we took a two-hour long panorama boat tour on lake Boden to revisit these sights, the Austrian towns and the Swiss Alps from a boat on the water.