VITALIS Course:
Language Art Programme


Every year the World Economic Forum publishes a list of the skills that it believes are going to determine not only individual success, but also global economic, social and political success. All of these things will matter, but none of these is a subject that we teach in school.


Course Language Art Programme
UN Goals for Sustainable Development

 Who is this course for?

    This course is for students from G9 upwards who are learning German and/or English in schools. The course can be aligned with a school’s curriculum for History, Art, Business and Management, Geography or Social Studies to take advantage of what Leipzig and the region have to offer.


 What will you get from this course?

    This course will prepare individuals and groups to:

  • Gain confidence using their foreign language in an authentic setting.
  • Apply what they have been learning at school in a new environment.
  • Work together in a team to try new things and solve problems that they have not seen before.
  • Use their hands as well as their heads to work together and create solutions, prototypes and products that respond to a need.
  • Incorporate current and relevant examples and content into their courses and teaching. Approach unfamiliar situations with process and a tool box of skills.

 Some of the BIG questions that we will explore:


  • How do we go about making things happen in a way that will lead to positive outcomes?
  • What does it mean to communicate well when we cannot always express ourselves with words?
  • What skills and competencies do we need more practice with that are not assessed in school?

 How will the course be delivered?

    At VITALIS it is very important that we are always able to turn learning into action; our courses are no different. We use a variety of Workshops, Seminars, Case Studies, Activities and Visits in which participants will contribute to the content and create products that can be implemented when they return to their schools.

  • Mornings will focus on language acquisition through various activities and classroom based tasks, this can be in German and/or in English.
  • Afternoons will be the opportunity to incorporate other elements of the school’s curriculum into the programme, this will be planned by our director of education in consultation with the sending school. We will use Wednesdays and the weekends to make any visits and trips.

 Who will be delivering the course?

    VITALIS’s education team has years of experience in government, private and international schools in Europe and around the world. Their experience includes classroom teaching, department leadership, pastoral care, residential education and senior leadership as principal, head of school and CEO. Our professional educational courses are delivered by members of this team.

    Courses at VITALIS are delivered in a way that engages the participants in the practice and delivery of the Workshops, Seminars, Case Studies and Activities that we use as the vehicle for teaching and learning. Every participant will have the opportunity to grow in confidence and experience as a practitioner which will have a positive impact on their day-to-day work and on their learning.As with all of our professional courses, participants must be able to share their ideas and read in English.


 Example Programme of 14 days

  • Day:
  • Sunday - 1
  • Monday - 2
  • Thuesday - 3
  • Wednesday - 4
  • Thursday - 5
  • Friday - 6
  • Saturday - 7
  • Sunday - 8
  • Monday - 9
  • Thuesday - 10
  • Wednesday - 11
  • Thursday - 12
  • Friday - 13
  • Saturday - 14
  • Sunday - 15
  • Morning:
  •  
  • German/English
  • German/English
  • Visit Leipzig
  • German/English
  • German/English
  • Trip to Dresden
  • Free Day
  • German/English
  • German/English
  • Weimar
  • German/English
  • German/English
  • Trip to Berlin
  • Berlin
  • Afternoon:
  • Arrival/Welcome
  • Social Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Leipzig (Concert/Museum)
  • Social Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Dresden
  • Free Day
  • Art Studies
  • Art Studies
  • Weimar (Play/Museum)
  • Art Studies
  • Art Studies
  • Berlin
  • Farewell/Departure