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  1. You improve your communication with a German course. This can have a positive impact on your business relations in German-speaking countries.
  2. Increase your career opportunities at home and abroad with good German language skills.
  3. Use your language skills in tourism. German-speaking tourists travel a lot and like to be served and pampered by staff who speak German.
  4. The German language also plays a major role in research and science, as Germany ranks third in the world for its contributions to development and research. Research scholarships are awarded to foreign scientists.
  5. German is being used more and more in the media and in information/communication technology.
  6. Learning German promotes cultural understanding and integration. Foreign speakers gain a better insight into the habits, ideas, wishes and dreams of fellow German speakers.
  7. When travelling, you can use your German skills not only in German-speaking countries, but also in some Eastern European countries.
  8. Music, literature as well as philosophy and art from Germany is very well known.
  9. Find a course of study or a job in Switzerland/Germany - With a good knowledge of German, you will be offered various opportunities.
  10. An agreement between Switzerland/Germany and many other countries in the world enables students and pupils to complete an exchange year.

With a Goethe certificate, you demonstrate German language skills at the appropriate level. You have the option of obtaining a Goethe Language Certificate at levels A1 to C2.

The Goethe Certificate is proof that you have successfully passed the German examination at one of the levels from A1 to C2.

The Goethe-Institut offers German courses as well as German examinations in more than 90 countries. The Goethe-Institut is registered as an association.

In addition to German courses, English courses, French courses, Italian courses and Spanish courses are also offered.

Find out about the language courses offered by the Benedict School in Zurich, Bern, Lucerne and St. Gallen.

Upon successful completion of a diploma language course in German, participants receive the Benedict language certificate and the Goethe certificate of the corresponding level.

For German, these are the Goethe certificates at levels B1 to C2.

Learning languages in the Free System means that you can attend a language course with free scheduling. You come when and as often as you like or as your situation allows. You agree on an individual curriculum with a teacher from the Benedict school. In this way, your personal ideas about the learning objectives can be taken into account. The Free System consists of 4 phases:

  1. Phase: One-to-one tuition
  2. Phase: Language learning centre
  3. Phase. Conversation
  4. Phase: E-learning

The tailor-made language course offers the following advantages:

  • You can start the course at any time
  • You come as often as you like and when you like
  • The course content is individually tailored to your personal learning goals
  • Flexible time management
  • Permanent teacher support during all learning phases
  • No geographical restrictions thanks to e-learning
  • Fun factor

You will find the Benedict schools in Zurich, Bern, Lucerne and St. Gallen. The schools are each very centrally located and easily accessible by public transport or car.

Benedict-Schule Zurich

Monday till Thursday 08.00 to 19.30
Friday 08.00 to 18.00
Saturday 08.00 to 13.15


Benedict-Schule Bern

Monday till Thursday 08.00 to 19.30
Friday 08.00 tol 17.30
Saturday 08.00 to 12.00


Benedict-Schule Lucerne

Monday till Thursday 08.00 to 19.30
Friday 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday 08.00 to 12.00


Benedict-Schule St. Gallen

Monday till Thursday 08.00 to 19.30
Friday 08.00 to 18.00
Saturday 08.00 to 12.00

No, the Benedict School offers training and further education in the fields of commerce, management, medicine and IT.

Possible training and further education:

  • Kaufmann / Kauffrau EFZ
  • Bürofachdiplom
  • Handelsdiplom
  • Informatiker / Informatikerin EFZ
  • Informatiker / Informatikerin EFZ für Berufsumsteiger
  • Technischer Kaufmann / Technische Kauffrau eidg. FA
  • Arzt- und Spitalsekretärin
  • Medizinische Praxisassistentin MPA
  • Fitnessberater / Fitnessberaterin
  • Fitness-Instruktor / Fitness-Instruktorin
  • Ernährungsberater / Ernährungsberaterin
  • Betriebswirtschafter VSK / Betriebswirtschafterin VSK
  • Kaderjahreskurs / Höheres Wirtschaftsdiplom VSK
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

New courses:

  • ICT Fachmann/-frau EFZ (Informatikausbildung für Schulabgänger)
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Digital Markteting Manager
  • Professional in Digital Business
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Business Administration Digital Plus / Fast Track
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Business Administration Medizin Plus / Fast Track
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Business Administration / Fast Track
  • Betriebswirtschafter/in HF inkl. Bachelor Degree
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