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Annmarie Higgins
Vice President, Human Resources
“The course, materials, and staff were all excellent. I felt challenged, and at the same time, encouraged. I would highly recommend S&W. It was well worth the investment of my time.”


Don Jackson
Volkswagen Group of America

  • Enjoyed the training experience
  • Knowledgeable staff – one-on-one training
  • I would recommend the course to others to either start a new language or expand on your existing
  • During the two week experience I had 3 different instructors. They worked as a team and modified the plan daily to support my overall education experience.
  Thomas Loafman
Director of Purchasing
VW Group of America
“Taking S&W German language training is like taking a ride in a F-1 with a professional driver: It goes incredibly fast but the driver takes you safely through each twist and turn.”
  Linda Mayer
Schott North America
CEO and President
“I highly recommend S&W Training to anyone who wants to learn how to speak German or improve their German. The school can adjust to any level, age background etc.
Only 1-2 weeks of classes can make a remarkable difference in understanding and speaking the German language. The one-on-one instruction is invaluable. All the teachers are professional, well-trained and ensure that it is a great experience.”
  Alison Adams
„My experience with S&W was absolutely perfect. Don’t change a thing!
What I appreciated most about the personell at S&W, other than their language expertise and compassion, was their willingness to be totally flexible with the needs of my daughter and myself. Our experience was worth every cent!”
  Martin Hirsch
Head of Group US Communications
“After one week at S&W, there was good news and bad news: The bad news was, I still couldn’t speak German. The good news was, I could understand it better. And I was actually optimistic that I could learn it. The course was definitely worthwhile. I’m already planning to come back for another week – to learn German or die trying.”
  Mark Fairbourn
Bayer Schering Pharma AG
Head of Online Marketing Strategy
“What a surprise! I would never have thought that the training would help as much as it has, and the location is something special. I’ll be returning for more courses as soon as possible.”

Andrew P. C.
U.S. Army
„I have studied foreign languages for over 20 years in a variety of academic settings and with a broad selection of materials.
Nowhere else have I found such a flexible, capable and customer-oriented language training program.
Niels and his staff went far above and beyond my expectations, which were high to begin with. The one-on-one instruction, combined with a cadre of well-trained and flexible instructors, modern techniques and a constantly customized curriculum resulted in a highly efficient investment of scarce time and valuable training funds.”

  Chris Newhouse
Roche Diagnostics
Head of System Development
“My wife and I took a partners course together. We had learned some German before this, but in very different ways and were at different levels. Nevertheless the staff at S&W Training were able to quickly determine (based on our ‘Needs Analysis’ and the first day with us) what we needed help with and tailored the curriculum for our two weeks perfectly.”
  Nancy Stahl
“Since I have lived in the German speaking world for thirteen years, I have developed some ‘bad habits’ in getting my point across with poor grammar. The teachers at S&W were of the highest quality and managed to untangle much of my muddle in a week’s time. Their help will certainly prove invaluable.”
  Deirdre K. Pierson
Bank Attorney
„I attended S&W Training following two weeks of intensive German language study at the Goethe institute. While my experience at GI was excellent, attending S&W Training has been extraordinary.
S&W Training is accustomed to working with professionals. At S&W Training, the instructors are exceptionally skilled and are able to explain and simplify the most complex aspects of the German language. They tailored an entire program to my particular interests and provided a level of personal attention I had not previously experienced.
A fabulous experience!
  Robert Yates
Director Diagnostics Business
Roche Diagnostics
“Well planned and structured program!
Excellent approach to learning!
Outstanding teachers!”
  Jeff Martin
Vice President
“What a magnificent learning experience! Niels with his enormous background knowledge about Germany, the Germans, and the German business culture which provides you with a lot of added value, and his highly professional and fully committed team make you always feel comfortable in spite of hard work. The stunning beauty of Meersburg and the surrounding Lake Constance region with lots of cultural highlights complete a perfect package.
I can only recommend S&W Training to everybody who wants – or needs – to learn German in Germany.”
  Menasheh Fogel
Senior Project Manager
Bayer Pharma
“My experience with S&W Training was overwhelmingly good!
The structure, trainers, and course materials are of very high quality. The attention to personal levels and needs was outstanding. As a testament to the quality, after a week with S&W, I’m having trouble writing in English!”
  Tracy Mehr
Vice President
Deutsche Bank North America
I would like to thank you fort he dedication and energy which you infused into the Deutsche Bank International Staff Seminar. Your presence insured that the seminar was engaging, insightful and, most of all, thoroughly enjoyable. I had a wonderful introduction to Germany and the Germans.
Your efforts to make the International Staff Seminar a complete experience were appreciated by all who attended!”

David Sisson
President & CEO
AirLiance Materials
“As a complete beginner I found my two weeks stay at S&W to be an excellent introduction to the German language. I have learned a great deal and have a good basis for continued study. I plan to return on a regular basis for further study.”


Elizabeth Catlin
Senior Manager
Ernst & Young
“For me, this course clarified the grammar in the more difficult areas of the German language as well as took me a step beyond my current level of knowledge. The focus on what is important to me was put into context and helped me understand the German language.”


Douglas Busch
Head of Clinical Research
“Dear Anka and Niels,
How can I thank you enough for your patience and warm good humour?I appreciated your efforts and understanding greatly!
I thoroughly enjoyed these last two weeks, and my motivation to further improve has been greatly stimulated. I think that your teaching techniques and procedures are excellent, and I leave with warm memories of Meersburg and S&W Training.”

  Professor Ian T. Baldwin
Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Ökologie
„An extremely client-responsive German language learning approach. A very satisfying experience!“
  John A. Rolls
Deutsche Bank North America
“Ihre Schule ist sicher eine der besten ihrer Art. Der Enthusiasmus und das Können, mit dem Sie und Ihre Kollegen den Unterricht gestalten, und die angenehme Atmosphäre, die Sie dabei geschaffen haben, machen einen schwierigen Prozess mehr als erträglich. Ich werde Ihre Schule ohne Zögern jedem empfehlen, der interessiert ist, die deutsche Sprache zu lernen sowie Deutschland und die Deutschen kennenzulernen.”

Matt Arrigale
Schott North America, Inc.
Director, Human Resources
“I strongly recommend S&W Training to anyone who is serious about learning. The atmosphere here is absolutely fantastic, and the trainers are extremely competent, friendly, and helpful. They immediately make you feel like part of the team. The accommodations and social aspects of Lake Constance are also simply terrific.”

  Jeannine Pascal
Associate Director
The Royal Bank of Scotland
“I was and remain a huge fan of S&W Training. I first came to S&W in 1993 for an intensive German course in order to land a job in Germany. Thanks to the very high professional level of teaching and tailor-made classes, I was indeed able to interview in German and get a job in Frankfurt.
Because the people at S&W made such a positive impression on me, and because Meersburg is such a charming, pretty town, I returned to S&W for further studies.
I can definitely recommend S&W to anyone wishing to make good progress with their business German.
Vielen Dank an das Team von S&W!”

Therese St. Peter
Head, Programme and Policy Development
Syngenta Foundation
“Exceeded every expectation …”


Tom Bonham
Region Manager
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America
“A great German experience all around. The language courses were very flexible in content, depending on starting ability, and timing, my courses were split over two separate weeks. The people at S&W and around Meersburg were always courteous and interesting. To top it off there were lots of great cultural experiences around the Bodensee. At the end of the first week Frau Trautwein, the owner of my lodging, and I went out to see BB King at the Zeltfest in Konstanz, experiencing a wild storm on the Bodensee during the ferry ride and a rainbow blessed docking in Konstanz after the storm. I came a few days early for the second week of training along with my girlfriend so we could sightsee around the Bodensee and go to the opera in Bregenz, where the stage floats on the water. One of the best events we have ever attended. At the end I was able to speak German, and I had something to talk about with my German work colleagues.”


Marty Revel
International Corporate Sales Manager
“I would highly recommend S&W Training. The instruction style was very flexible and tailored to my specific needs. I hope to further my Deutsch skills in the future with another course at S&W Training.”


Renee Masserey
Pricing Manager
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
“I had first experienced S&W in January 1990, and was impressed by the team-oriented approach and importance given to individual needs. I returned in October 2003, this time with my 9-year old son who will be entering a German-speaking school in two years. We were both very happy with our courses, and enjoyed a wonderful week learning and relaxing. Our teachers were energetic, very personable and eager to help us reach our goals for the week.“

  Bill Kulmacz
Continental / General Tyre
“I must congratulate all of you for the fine teaching job! Although at times I thought it was impossible, you have found room for yet another language in my head.
Most of all: Thank you for the friendly and open way you have introduced me to the German culture as well as the German language.This has been a lot of work, but extremely satisfying.”
  Michael Fetter
Preseries Logistics
Volkswagen Group of America
“I thought my German was weak – I found out it was dysfunctional.
Through structure, experience, culture, and role playing I have gained in two weeks what would have taken at least another year without S&W Training.”
  Tara Lutz
“You were right, Anka – the two weeks flew by. And what an enjoyable two weeks they were!
I feel more bold and secure now in speaking German.”
  Michael Singer
“Liebe Anka, lieber Niels –
Ich möchte euch danken für den ausgezeichneten Unterricht. Es war erste Klasse!
Ich habe so viel gelernt in diesen Wochen bei S&W Training – und es war viel mehr als nur Sprache!
Ihr habt mir ein sehr schönes Geschenk gemacht: Ich kann Deutsch sprechen.”
  Richard Vosburgh
“You at S&W Training are special people who have given me a wonderful start on a new life and career in Germany. Thanks for making a difficult task so enjoyable and human!”
  Michael Formica
“Two weeks went by very quickly, and it’s hard to believe that I now must go back to work. I am very happy with the S&W team and I am sure you have a great future for your company. I know this will not be my last visit to beautiful old Meersburg.”

Chuck Zabriskie
„Liebe Freunde bei S&W Training,
ich bin nach Meersburg zurückgekommen um mein Deutsch weiter zu verbessern, und ich habe wieder eine wunderbare, äußerst befriedigende Erfahrung gemacht.“