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Welcome To Your German Breakthrough


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Welcome To Your German Breakthrough


 

Imagine a journey to an ancient German valley, sipping wine in the sunshine, chatting to the locals with confidence..

The German Language is Important to You

German is a part of your life. You want to travel and experience Germany. You are learning the language to chat freely with friends and colleagues in their own language.

You want to become a fluent, confident German speaker.

In your-German learning journey, you’ve tried many tools. Studying a language at home with books and courses, practicing everything from vocabulary to pronunciation. 

You’ve probably worked with teachers, too, experiencing meet-ups with native speakers and world class tutors without even leaving the couch.

But you know there is still something missing. You’re ready to take it to the next level.

What if you could break out from behind the computer screen and experience language in the wild?

 
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Fluent German Retreat


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Fluent German Retreat


Imagine travelling to the Mosel valley, an ancient region that has charmed those who visit with its beauty and tranquil atmosphere for thousands of years. This place is a part of Germany where life is relaxed and we work in unity with nature on the hills that rise from the river.

This stunning landscape sets the stage for your Fluent German Retreat, a week of language immersion and experiences that will give you a real breakthrough. If you have been dreaming of spending time in Germany where you can learn the language from native speakers, you can now experience real Germany, make incredible language progress and enjoy a week focusing on what really matters.

Imagine overcoming shyness, connecting with native speakers and finally having a full conversations in German. This is not about lessons or tests. The Fluent German Retreat puts you in touch with living language, so you finally start using everything you know.

Never say “Sorry, I don’t speak German" again.

From the moment you arrive at our retreat location, you’ll be welcomed and looked after. You’ll be meeting a small group of highly motivated learners just like you. From breakfast to dinner, you are going to be surrounded by sounds and conversations in German.

There will be no formal lessons, no grammar tests. Instead, you’re going to navigate new conversations and new environments. If you forget a word, you’ll have to be resourceful: mime it, describe it, use another. The learning in this experience comes from living the language and discovering the real people of Germany.

It's You, But in German Mode!

The amazing environment of the Mosel valley will do its own part in creating an experience that you’re never going to forget. This place is majestic in its beauty, world famous for its wines and highly sought after as one of Germany’s most amazing destinations.

We’ll go on trips and discover dizzying vineyard slopes, Roman heritage and fairytale castles on and off the tourist trail. You’ll break out of the classroom, out of the learner battle and start meeting and pushing your limits with every sentence you say.

And since you’re in one of the world’s greatest wine regions, we may just find the time to test the theory that a glass of great wine is the secret to speaking other languages!

As you relax with new friends and reflect on your day, you won’t believe that a German language course can be this magical.

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16-21 October 2016


 

Grape Harvest Retreat

 

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16-21 October 2016


 

Grape Harvest Retreat

 

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Our Amazing Destination


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Our Amazing Destination


Our amazing location, the Mosel valley, deserves its own moment of attention on our blog, considering it must be one of Germany's most thrilling landscapes. It's truly special, and it's also my own home which I cannot wait to share with you.

Allow me to tell you more about what makes this place the best location for you to learn German:

  • This region is hot in traveller circles right now. It is high on The New York Times's list of 52 Places to Go in 2016. Imagine telling your friends about how you learnt German on a wild stretch of German river, sipping the wine that was grown there..
  • This is fairytale Germany. You'll get lost in the charming medieval Gassen of Bernkastel, admiring the adorable decorated houses that have graced these lanes for centuries. Chat to winemakers at a wine tasting and discover ancient Roman amphitheatres in Trier, this experience will stay with you for a while.
  • The city of Luxembourg - a Unesco heritage city and polyglot paradise speaking 3 official languages - is only 20 minutes away.
  • If you're the active type, I'll have some amazing hiking trails to recommend to you. And if you not, you'll love kicking back on a relaxing boat tour.
  • The Mosel has been renowned for the quality of its wines for thousands of years. It is wine heaven. And we've all heard that language learner's wisdom about speaking more easily with a glass of wine in your hand. Ready to put the theory to the test in our exclusive wine tasting, held right at the heart of German viticulture?
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About Kerstin


Your Retreat Leader

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About Kerstin


Your Retreat Leader

 

My name is Kerstin Cable, and I have been a German language tutor for many years. I have worked with students from all over the world, and created several German language courses online. I love language in all its guises, and have established a teaching style that helps my students learn a lot while having fun and relaxing at the same time.

In my years of teaching German to smart people from all around the globe, there is one realization I had that truly changed everything about how I work with German learners.

This one revelation lies at the heart of your Retreat experience.

Here is what I learnt: It is impossible for a teacher to put the German language into your brain. All the learning process, all the success - it is yours! Language learning is at its easiest and most effective when you are relaxed, supported and motivated by your own curiosity. I’ll be your tutor during this event, guiding and prompting, and armed with some solid grammar knowledge in case you need it.

The Mosel is my home and I cannot wait to share its beauty and magic with you on the first Fluent German Retreat.

 
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Details At A Glance


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Details At A Glance


 

Details At A Glance

Where Will The Retreat Take Place?

Our base for the Fluent German Retreat is Mülheim, a gorgeous village in Germany's beautiful Moselle Valley. It's about 35 miles East of the Luxembourg border.

The nearest airports are:

  • Frankfurt/Main (FRA)
  • Frankfurt Hahn (HHN)
  • Luxembourg (LUX)
  • Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN)

Check out the FAQ for detailed travel directions by car & train.

This location is so idyllic, beautiful and quiet, with the impressive Mosel right on the doorstep. Sitting in the sunny courtyard with a glass of wine, in the location where the grapes were grown...it can’t be beat! We left totally unwound!
— Marie & James visited Mülheim in 2015

The Fluent German Retreat offers you the opportunity to focus intensively on improving your German language skills, allowing to leap ahead with a real German Breakthrough. 

Fully catered language immersion retreats like this are extremely rare, so you are truly joining an event like no other.

This Ticket Price includes

  • 5 nights in a fab en-suite room in a brand new hotel in the heart of Mülheim - free wifi, breakfast buffet and water included
  • Over 40 hours of language immersion in a small and intimate group environment (no more than 5 participants), 
  • All lunches and dinners during the Retreat
  • Guided tours and excursions to the best places in the Mosel valley, for example the Roman city of Trier and the wine cellar underworld of Traben-Trarbach
  • All language learning materials created especially for the Fluent German Retreat
  • Retreat Activities: German language workshops, challenges and Filmabend, challenging you to use your language consistently in this small, supportive group environment

Apply For Your Ticket Now

Full Option. The full ticket price is $3000 for the full experience including full accommodation and all meals. You'll be fully taken care of so you can focus exclusively on your progress and make a real leap in your German.

Part Option. For those who are looking for a lower-priced option, you can secure your place a reduced Retreat rate of $1800 which will not include your accommodation or meals, but will still give you the benefit of a full immersion in the German language. Simply contact me for further information, or send your application today to get started.

Not included in the price

  • Your flights and travel to the Retreat location

  • Your insurance

  • Drinks and incidental purchases throughout the Retreat

  • Tips

Ready to make your ideal week in Germany a reality?

Then don't hesitate and take the next step now.

Applications are no-obligation and take just 5 minutes.

 Click here to skip to the FAQ and see pricing in other currencies.