Literacy and Conversation
This course is aimed at immigrants with minimal reading and writing skills and those who are not literate in the Latin alphabet. The focus of this course is on learning to speak German; reading and speaking skills will be developed to the extent that they enable basic everyday communication.
Course: Literacy and Conversation
Course length: 10 weeks, 40 lessons
Course times: Tuesday and Thursday, 2.30 - 4.00 p.m.
Class size: 6 – 10 participants
For residents of canton Solothurn: CHF 120.–
For residents of other cantons and referring agencies: CHF 480.–
Per child: CHF 140.– to 320.–
[Vollpreis: CHF 580.–]
For residents of canton Solothurn: CHF 80.–
Why attend the Literacy and Conversation course?
> You will improve your spoken language competence for simple every-day situations.
> Participants will learn basic German language skills.
> Participants will develop confidence in their spoken language skills.
What exactly do participants learn in this course?
> Improved speaking skills
> Listening and comprehension skills
> Communication strategies for real-life situations
What sets our courses apart?
> Practical lessons: participants learn through real-life examples.
> Interaction: we emphasize communication and student involvement.
> Student-focus: we adapt to participants’ learning pace–from the first day to the last.
> Need-orientation: you determine your learning process. We support you.
> Variety: participants learn alone, in pairs and in groups with various media.
More valuable information
> On the first course day we clarify your existing language abilities and course placement.
> You learn together with a maximum of 15 other course participants.
> We recommend 3-5 hours of independent study a week.
> At the end of the course you receive a confirmation of participation indicating your language reference level and attendance.
> After the course you can opt for a telc language test (A1, A2, B1, B2) or a proof of language competency fide (A1 to B1). We will be happy to inform you.
K5 helps you successfully learn German–customized to your needs.
A written confirmation of participation will be issued at the end of a course if a participant has finished the course. This confirmation includes course content, course dates, course level(s) and number of lessons.
Course fees may be paid in instalments. The first instalment is due when the course begins. Course fees must be paid in full before the end of the course.
Course registration may be cancelled at no cost up until one week before the course begins. If course registration is cancelled within two weeks after the course begins, a fee of CHF 75.– will be charged. As of the third course week, the full course fees will be billed.
The general terms and conditions of the canton of Solothurn apply for Solothurn residents who attend a course subsidised by the canton of Solothurn.
The possibility of a childcare fee reduction will be reviewed at the time of registration. A fee reduction is based on a family’s income, which must be shown in writing when registering for a course. Residents of Basel-Stadt must provide verification that they receive a health insurance premium fee reduction; residents of Baselland must provide a salary statement.
The fees can be paid in instalments and must be paid in full by the end of the day care period booked.
Childcare registration may be cancelled at no cost up until two weeks before the course begins. As of the third course week, the full course fees will be billed.