Press Release

Press Release

Zurich, 18 November 2013

Sporty language learners profit twice in Zurich

Today’s society lives networked and is constantly on the go. This continuing trend is crying out for innovative products and services that allow us to optimize our spare time. Zurich’s Lifestyle Language School “Marathon Sprachen​​” has been offering these types of solution since 2009, allowing people to learn German or English while jogging.

Sporty language learning

Switzerland has four official languages. In the past few years though an additional language has been added to the milieu thanks to the numerous highly qualified immigrants. Today, it is quite easy for those living in Switzerland, especially the larger cities, to communicate in English. However, learning the local language is essential for successful integration.

Christian Langenegger spent his childhood and youth in Canada. After his return to Switzerland, he and his best friend, AnneMarie O’Neill, recognized this linguistic need and founded Marathon Sprachen​​. “AnneMarie and I always built up good relationships with our students, and we wanted to offer language learners something new. However, few schools are open to new ways of learning, so we decided to start our own school,” says Christian.

After four years, the sporty language school has become somewhat of an expat institution. Students of all ages and from countless nations choose to take language instruction with Marathon Sprachen. What unites them is a passion for learning in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere, which is aided by cultural exchanges and sports. Living the name of their school, both business partners, AnneMarie O’Neill and Christian Langenegger, are passionate marathon runners and have each completed more than 20 since 2009.

A new online presence for www.marathonsprachen.com

For several days now, Zurich’s Lifestyle Language School has presented itself online anew. The fresh look was made possible thanks to the collaboration with Habitusnet, Gsell Photography, and RTW Labs. The visuals are characterized by pictures taken in trendy Zurich West, from language lessons while jogging along the Limmat to teaching in the hip 25 Hours Hotel. The German grammar and learning blog written in English attracts more than 12,000 readers per month.

About Marathon Sprachen

Marathon Sprachen ​​is Zurich’s Lifestyle Language School for expats and Swiss alike. Since 2009, we have been offering custom-tailored language training for English and German. Special at Marathon Sprachen ​​is the option for language instruction while jogging. Our German instruction was supplemented in 2011 with our blog for German students, which explains German grammar in English. A Stammtisch group with over 550 participants today was initiated in 2012, and has received lots of media attention. We also organize various cultural events during the year to bring expats and Swiss closer together.

Contact

Christian Langenegger
Director, Marathon Sprachen

Am Wasser 44
CH-8049 Zurich
Phone: +41 (0)79 345 78 72
E-mail: christian@marathonsprachen.com

AnneMarie O’Neill
Director, Marathon Sprachen

Am Wasser 44
CH-8049 Zurich
Phone: +41 (0)76 773 83 54
E-mail: annemarie@marathonsprachen.com

Pictures

Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g6evcz18a245ylo/SijuRPx5tH

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