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More than a language school – a new approach to integration

Founded in 2009, Marathon Sprachen has developed from a language school into a gateway for integration and cultural understanding in the Greater Zurich Area.

Integration starts with language, but quickly works its way into cuisine, hobbies, events, and entrepreneurship. Our language and intercultural training courses embody more than just in-class learning, they place participants into Swiss life so that they can use their language and develop personally and professionally.

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

Looking for an answer to your German question? Search our blog with its over 120 articles. Looking to improve your spoken German? Take a course with us. Just want to practise? Come to our Stammtisch.

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Watch the first episode of our interview series with people in Switzerland. Discover personal stories of difficulties, successes and integration in Switzerland with Marathon Gespräche.

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In The Spotlight

Is it “in Zürich” or “im Zürich?”

Is it “in Zürich” or “im Zürich?”

Sunday, Jul 27 2014

Almost all German learners will get to a point where they...

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Swearing and Words of Aggression in German

Swearing and Words of Aggression in German

Wednesday, Jul 23 2014

The other day I went to watch Monty Python Live (mostly) in...

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Seven German words that sound bad, but aren’t

Seven German words that sound bad, but aren’t

Monday, Jul 14 2014

German and English derive from the same base language so...

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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 learn and practise your German with us at our weekly Stammtisch

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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

Is it “in Zürich” or “im Zürich?”

Is it “in Zürich” or “im Zürich?”

Sunday, Jul 27 2014

Almost all German learners will get to...

Swearing and Words of Aggression in German

Swearing and Words of Aggression in German

Wednesday, Jul 23 2014

The other day I went to watch Monty...

Seven German words that sound bad, but aren’t

Seven German words that sound bad, but aren’t

Monday, Jul 14 2014

German and English derive from the same...

  • Christian and AnneMarie have been brilliant at helping me find my feet upon arrival in Switzerland.  Not only did they help me get to grips immediately with the language, they were invaluable in helping me negotiate through some of the other...
  • Thanks to Marathon Sprachen Languages I have learnt so much in such a short time,  the effort my teacher Christian put into this period of time to help me was amazing.  I have many many hours/days of learning to go to get this hard language, But I...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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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).

Start a German course today by contacting us.

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).

Start a German course today by contacting us.

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.

Book a session of intercultrual training with Marathon Sprachen for your employees or company today by by contacting us.

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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