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The Lifestyle Language School in Zurich

Marathon Sprachen was started by two language teachers passionate about teaching German and English and helping their students to communicate in the target language. We believe that having a knowledge of German will help you enjoy your time in Zurich more and make you feel more at home. We want you to be as passionate about German and Swiss culture as we are.

At Marathon Sprachen instruction revolves around your needs. Courses are custom-tailored so you can achieve your language goals as quickly as possible.

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In The Spotlight

Whether you're learning German or English, watch this creative TEDEd video to get a better understanding of the similarities between these languages.

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English Plurals and the German Connection

In The Spotlight

Talking about the past in the future in German – das Futur II

Talking about the past in the future in German – das Futur II

Tuesday, Apr 15 2014

When it comes to talking about the future in German, the...

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Supergeiler Artikel – Expressing enthusiasm and admiration in German

Supergeiler Artikel – Expressing enthusiasm and admiration in German

Sunday, Mar 2 2014

The other day my friend was walking her dog in Zurich when...

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Hin und Her – here and there, and the importance of direction in German

Hin und Her – here and there, and the importance of direction in German

Sunday, Feb 9 2014

When people first start learning German, one of the basic...

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Language Courses

Learn a new language with us! In order to meet our objective of offering the best possible service...

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Stammtisch

Come practise your German with us! For over a year we’ve been holding a weekly Stammtisch at...

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Pricing

The numbers Our pricing structure is simple. Bookings are done with the pre-payment of at least 10...

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Press

We’ve been making the news! When we started Marathon Sprachen in 2009, we had no idea what we...

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Recent Articles

Talking about the past in the future in German – das Futur II

Talking about the past in the future in German – das Futur II

Tuesday, Apr 15 2014

When it comes to talking about the...

Supergeiler Artikel – Expressing enthusiasm and admiration in German

Supergeiler Artikel – Expressing enthusiasm and admiration in German

Sunday, Mar 2 2014

The other day my friend was walking her...

Hin und Her – here and there, and the importance of direction in German

Hin und Her – here and there, and the importance of direction in German

Sunday, Feb 9 2014

When people first start learning...

  • When I first moved to Zurich last year I didn’t speak a single word of German. 9 months after starting lessons with AnneMarie, my comprehension of German impresses my German and Swiss colleagues in my office.
  • Ich hasse auswendig lernen, ich hasse die Angst etwas Falsches zu sagen, ich hasse Schule. Darum war der letzte Englisch-Kurs, den ich besucht habe so ein einzigartiges Erlebnis für mich. Herr Christian Langenegger gestaltete den Unterricht so, als würden wir einen entspannten Smalltalk (aber, eben auf Englisch) halten. Somit war jede Stunde unbeschreiblich lehrreich in mehrfacher Hinsicht. Bei...
  • Marathon Sprachen has been providing German lessons for BlueSky clients and personal friends of mine since 2010 and everyone always gives very positive feedback about their lessons and the results they achieved.
  • Christian proofread my master thesis, and did not only correct wording and grammar mistakes, but provided valuable feedback from “outside” and thus encouraged me to critically revisit some paragraphs and chapters. Essentially, all his effort contributed to a great piece of academic work that has been awarded the highest grade from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.
  • Thanks to Marathon Sprachen’s English language instruction, our daughter is at the top of her class.
  • Christian and AnneMarie at Marathon Sprachen are fantastic teachers and do a great job of supporting our business with ongoing language services. From language lessons to translations and interpretation, If you need a dynamic and flexible team of teachers – then I can tell you that there’s no one better for the job.
  • For more than a year I have used Christian’s services as a German teacher. Christian is a delightful teacher. His methods are creative and effective. My German language skills improved as did my understanding of the nuances in Swiss German.
  • Christian is the only German Teacher I hired when I moved to Switzerland and he was very, dedicated and well organized. His worksheets were tailor made for me and my interests and I was always amazed at his inventiveness and professionalism. My German notebook is very comprehensive and I am lucky to have it to take back with me to the US where hopefully my children will benefit from his hard...

Recent News

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    16

    German or English with a Lunch Run

    Get smart and fit at lunch Improve your language skills and do something good for your health over lunch. Sign up for...
  • Apr
    15

    Learn German with Videos

    Improve your German comprehension now! For a while now, we’ve been featuring YouTube videos into our Blog posts...
  • Feb
    18

    Hilfe für Mütter, Väter und Co.

    Eltern aufgepasst!   Kinder heutzutage lieben elektronische Spielgeräte darunter sind natürlich auch Tablets und...

Our Services

German Instruction

We make learning German fun and interesting. Learning German with us will expand your world, give you insights into German-speaking culture, and help you feel more at home here in Switzerland.

Whether you're improving your German skills for workplace promotion, to change jobs, or for integration, you're sure to find that we're the right school for you.

Our students value our flexibility and openness. Thanks to our custom-tailored courses, our students have had a 100% pass rate on indepently administered German Exams (Goethe).

English Instruction

English is not just the language of business, but the language of the world. No matter where you might find yourself, chances are that someone will speak some English. Mastering this ever evolving language takes time, effort and practice, but it can be done.

Whether you're improving your English skills for workplace promotion, to change jobs, to help your children or to travel, you're sure to find that we're the right school for you.

Our students value our flexibility and openness. Thanks to our custom-tailored courses, our students have had a 100% pass rate on indepently administered English Exams (Cambridge).

Intercultural Training

Switzerland is not that different from the rest of the developed world, but it does have its own character and so do the Swiss.

Understanding Swiss culture, and regional traits and customs will help keep you from making faux pas.

Our intercultural training sessions can be done one-on-one or in small groups. We teach through example, activities and with humour, making the matter both interesting and fun.

We also offer intercultural training for companies that have recently been acquired by American, Canadian, British and Irish firms.

Interpretation

Important business meetings often need a neutral interpreter to stand in and do simultaneous translation and interpretation and help clients and business partners clearly understand everything that is being said.

We have experience interpreting for major accounting firms and international hotel groups.

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