Verlängerung Lockdown – Onlineunterricht bis zum 31.01.2021

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Sehr geehrte Kunden/innen,

zu Beginn der Woche wurde der aktuelle Lockdown bis zum 31.01.2021 verlängert. Auch für uns bedeutet dies, dass wir in dieser Zeit keinen Präsenzunterricht anbieten können. Online findet der Unterricht natürlich, wie aktuell geregelt, weiterhin statt.

Grundsätzlich gehen wir davon aus, dass Bildungseinrichtungen nach diesem Zeitraum wieder starten dürfen; wir halten Sie diesbezüglich auf dem Laufenden.

Für die Beantwortung von Rückfragen stehen wir Ihnen natürlich gerne zur Verfügung. In der Zeit bis zum 31.01.2021 ist unser Büro von montags bis freitags von 09:00 bis 14:00 Uhr geöffnet.

Mit besten Grüßen
Ihr Team Englisches Institut Köln

Keine Notlösung, sondern echte Alternative auf Zeit!Erstes Feedback zu unseren Online-Kursen.

Vielen Dank an Renate, Ursula und Marian, dass wir Ihr tolles Feedback online stellen dürfen!

Renate (Tuesday, Advanced English Course)

It was my first time using Skype. Tracy helped me to install and set things up as well as have a test run. It is helpful to familiarise oneself with Skype a bit but after some headset issues (one should try this before the lesson) we were able to have a wonderful virtual course! It is not the same as face to face but almost! I am very happy that we can continue the courses in this way, it is a wonderful opportunity and I am already looking forward to our meeting next week!

Ursula (Tuesday, Advanced English Course)

According to a recommendation by Tracy, our English teacher, today we had our first lesson via Skype. It was a challenge for me, because never before I have used this communication medium and I had no idea whether I could get along with it, but I wanted to try out. I downloaded Skype on my laptop, entered my Skype name, email address and password - and there it was. Thanks to Tracy - she was helpful and patient during the lesson - it turned out to be successful.

Of course, it is not the same as in the classroom of the institute, but in the times of Corona Virus, it is a very good alternative to sitting at home, doing nothing.

Sometimes we had interrupted talks, and I couldn’t figure out why, (was it due to the microphone, the internet connection or anything else?) but we are working on it and I am sure we will improve. You should use headphones (those of mobile phones are fine) and should not move too much. This can help to improve the conversation via Skype.

I am really glad that Tracy’s idea to use Skype turned out to be a good solution to go on with the English lessons as long as Corona Virus has us all in hand.

Marian (Wednesday, Advanced English Course)

It was a very interesting new experience to learn English from home and keep going our course. Without any stress on the highway, in a home atmosphere, we used the time very intensive to speak English, to gossip, to meet virtually in our home with skype. I enjoyed every second 😊.


It was a great experience today meeting each other in the digital world and doing the course via skype! I think it worked perfectly, not less efficient than usually and I wonder why we didn’t have the idea earlier….