Tailor-made, language training

north-west Switzerland, Basel to Zurich

There are many reasons why people study foreign
languages. Name us yours? We specialize in providing
employees, managers, skilled workers and executives
with optimal conditions to learn and perfect their use of
a foreign language. Through a partnership of equals we impart foreign language skills aimed at your function in your organization, attuned to your business, and in accordance with your personal needs. You do not simply study a foreign language with us but learn exactly what you need in order to achieve your personal goals in your
business life.

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    Why you should learn foreign languages with us

    Language training – designed for your company

    With suitable language training, employees and management staff are prepared for their respective tasks. This training could involve the creation of a sound basis in the language, industry-specific language training, examination preparation, or simply the consolidation and expansion of existing skills.

    We prepare your employees for new professional challenges.
    For over 15 years, we have been training employees in companies of varying sizes in different business sectors in Basel and Zurich.

    We instruct engineers, scientists, academics, sales people, assistants, executives, managers, skilled workers and many others.

    What we offer in Basel / Zurich

    Language training not only for corporate customers

    Minnaar van Wyk Personalized Language Services offers comprehensive solutions which cover all aspects of quality language training. Amongst other things, this comprehensive range of services includes:

    • – modern placement testing for employees
    • – homogeneous groups of learners based on the placement test results
    • – coordinating courses, appointments, trainers and participants

    One-on-one training enables you to structure your learning unconditionally, in accordance with your needs, independent of other participants. In consultation with your trainer, a personal goal for the training is agreed on.

    Our offer for companies, organizations, groups, one-on-one

    English for Life & Work

    Funktionsbezogenes Sprachtraining

    Englischkurs auf 4 verschiedenen GER Stufen in einem internationalen Konzern.

    Wir sind darauf spezialisiert, Mitarbeitern, Managern, Fach- und Führungskräften das Erlernen und Perfektionieren einer fremden Sprache unter optimalen Bedingungen zu ermöglichen.

    Zielpublikum: Mitarbeiter, die ihr Hörverständnis und Konversationsfähigkeit verbessern wollen.

    English for managers

    Wir machen Mitarbeiter fit für den Arbeitsmarkt

    Fortgeschrittene Englisch-Unterricht für Kaderperson

    Zielsetzung: Die Studenten möchten Selbstbewusstsein während Telefonate, in Verhandlungssituationen und in Präsentationen gewinnen.

    Industrie: Logistik
    Gruppengrösse: Kleinstgruppe, 2 Teilnehmer
    Trainer: Minnaar van Wyk
    Sprache: Englisch

    Group courses

    Interactive training – Group dynamics

    To achieve the best learning effect, we work with small groups. This ensures that the newly acquired language skills can be tried and tested immediately – interactively and within a clear context.

    Prices Group Courses in-company

    One-on-one training

    One-on-one training enables you to structure your learning independently of other participants.

    One-on-one lessons are particularly suited when:

    • – your latest promotion necessitates quick learning
    • – your schedule demands maximum flexibility
    • – you have very little time before an overseas posting
    • – you are an efficient learner or want to improve existing language skills.
    Prices One on One at a venue of your choice


    Erfolgreiche Prüfungsvorbereitung

    Die Bedeutung von Sprachzertifikaten im beruflichen Umfeld ist in den letzten Jahren stark gewachsen. Bei Minnaar van Wyk
    Personalized Language Services können Sie sich intensiv auf alle wichtigen international anerkannten Sprachzertifikate vorbereiten, ob TELC Language Tests oder Cambridge Certificates.

    Unsere Erfolgsquote liegt nahezu bei 100 %.

    Relocation package

    Anfänger Deutsch 

    Für Familienmitglieder eines Angestellten einer internationalen Firma im Rahmen eines Umzuges nach Basel.

    Zielsetzung: Vorbereitung auf das Leben in Basel, d.h. Sprachtraining und praktische Ratschläge.

    Zielpublikum: Industrie, Pharma
    Gruppengrösse: Mutter mit Sohn (18 Jahre)
    Trainerin: Gabriele Rauch

    The grammar round

    Feinheiten der englischen Grammatik

    Haben Sie noch Probleme mit der englischen Grammatik?
    Kaum zu glauben, aber es gibt diejenige die Freude daran haben, die Sprache zu analysieren. In dieser Gruppe beschäftigen wir uns mit den Feinheiten der Sprache.

    Industrie: Pharma
    Gruppengrösse: 3
    Trainerin: Kathryn Mayoh
    Sprache: Englisch

      Any questions or would you like a tailor-made offer?

      The quickest way to learning languages. We certainly have the right course for you. Let us know your needs and goals.
      We consult willingly and unconditionally. Let us know.

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      What ourcustomers say

      Mr. van Wyk provides high quality English classes that I was looking forward to come to every single week.
      I did not only enjoy the atmosphere in the class, but also seeing my progression as time went on.
      He is very engaging with the customers to make sure nobody in class gets left behind.
      I can highly recommend Mr. van Wyk to anybody who pursues optimizing.

      – Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH (Chemie) –

      Zu dem Punkt Methodik möchte ich noch folgendes hinzufügen.
      Da ich vom Typ her ein praxisbezogener Mensch bin und das typische lernen von Sprachen über Bücher ich nicht mag,
      fehlt es mir nicht einfach, verständlich zu lernen. Kurz gesagt; ich lerne am besten und effektivsten wenn ich im Land der zu
      lernenden Sprache lebe und die Sprache täglich praktiziere und handiere. Ich mag keine Bücher, sprich Theory.

      – DHL Logistics Schweiz AG, Pratteln (Logistik) –

      Mein erstes Ziel war und ist es, meine Kommunikationsfähigkeiten in englischer Sprache zu verbessern und mich Wohler zu fühlen im Gespräch mit englischsprechenden Arbeitskollegen. Dieses Ziel wird durch die individuelle Betreuung und den entsprechenden Fokus im Englischunterricht sichergestellt. Zweites Ziel / zweiter Fokus ist die Verwendung der korrekten Grammatik. Darauf wird im Unterricht immer wieder eingegangen. Zwischendurch werden auch individuelle Grammatikstunden eingeschoben.

      – Lamprecht Transport, Basel (Transport & Logistik) –

      Ich würde Minnaar van Wyk Personalized Language Services weiterempfehlen, weil es sehr Spass macht mit Patricia Palmer zu lernen und die Stunden mit ihr ebenso vielseitig wie auch lehrreich sind.

      – DHL Express Schweiz AG, Regensdorf (Logistik) –

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Yes, off course. Naturally, we also operate in Zurich and the whole of northwestern Switzerland.

      With Minnaar van Wyk Personalized Language Services employees and spouses learn German for their jobs and to promote their integration. The functional language training offers an intensive language training for employees at all levels in the company. Be it a conductor or manager: the content of your course is meticulously geared towards your needs.

      Yes, off course. We are active in Basel, Zurich and the whole of northwestern Switzerland. The training is conducted on-site, in your company, unless you want it otherwise.

      We offer one-on-one training as well as small groups ranging from 3 to 6 participants. Before the course, all participants take an individual placement test to establish their level and ensure homogenic groups.

      When learning a foreign language, it is often about learning as much as possible in the shortest available time and starting to confidently use the newly acquired abilities. In order to achieve this, we provide you with selected trainers who respond to your needs. Trainers who will engage with you as a person.

      Right from the beginning, we take sufficient time to assess your needs. Apart from defining your learning goals, we also try to ascertain which learning environment suits you best.

      Consequently, it is difficult to provide you with off the cuff prices. Use any of the contact opportunities on our website.

      There are around 500 million English mother tongue speakers. Add to that those who use English as a second language and it is estimated that as many as 1.4 billion people can communicate in English.

      English is used as the official language in the following countries:
      Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Dominica, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

      Ranking of the most widely spoken languages in the world

      • 1. Chinese: 1,2 billion
      • 2. English: 500 million
      • 3. Spanish: 440 million
      • 4. Hindi: 380 million
      • 5. Russian: 300 million
      • 6. Arabic: 250 million
      • 7. Bengali: 200 million
      • 8. Portuguese: 200 million
      • 9. Indonesian: 150 million
      • 10. Japanese: 130 million
      • 11. German: 120 million

      The best premises to overcome your difficulties with languages.
      Do you remember the teachers you never wanted to part from at school and the ones you would have preferred never to have met?
      We take great care selecting our staff.

      All trainers are CELTA certified, excellently qualified, highly motivated and friendly. We always strive to make your foreign language learning as pleasant and efficient as possible.

      Our students have an above-average pass rate in examinations. Our pass rate is close to 100%.

      It is all about you
      There is no fixed curriculum with us. The professional and personal goals of the companies and people we work with are at the centre of our activities.

      We train employees for their imminent overseas stint and prepare managers and executives before important presentations in front of an international audience. We prepare employees appropriately for language examinations; fine-tune the communication skills of your executive- and administrative staff in various foreign languages – always with their professional activity in mind.

      This is achieved by mobilizing existing skills, carefully identified by means of individual placement testing. We take great care to analyse the learning goals and choose the appropriate teaching methods, strategies and techniques to ensure an optimal, learner-centred language training.

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      Our students do particularly well in the examinations. Our rate of success is almost 100%.


        Numerous companies in Basel and surrounding areas have used our offer and are convinced of the merits of our services. Our school is very close to Basel. Schifflände. For executives, managers and skilled workers at all levels in the hierarchy our language school offers special business courses with real practical benefit, such as management, project management, coaching, intercultural competence or finances. In seminars or on-site. In German, English, French or the language of your choice with the right language school in Basel no problem.

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