How good should my German be?
All ski instructor training and snowboard instructor training courses are provided by Austrian instructors. In Austria they speak German with a dialect, so basic knowledge of the German language is needed. Luckily you can prepare well for this with Snowsports. The most important thing is that you can understand the language, you can prepare for this by following the German news or watching a German cartoon. Besides listening, you also need to be able to speak, introduce yourself and what ‘small talk’ is enough. You have to stand in front of the group and then give a lesson as an exam assignment. During the theory, you will deal with material from a textbook, so you will also have to read and write down the answers to the exam in German. This will be judged on content, so a grammatical error is not a problem at all.
Snowsports has a Online German course in which we discuss professional terms and the basic knowledge of understanding, speaking, reading and writing in German. Everyone who would like to improve his or her German language skills is advised to follow this language course!