When companies are planning to implement German language classes in their office, they have to decide which is the optimal time slot for the classes to take place.
Most companies opt for a time slot that doesn’t fall into their core working hours. That means either the employees learn German in the morning before work, or in the evening after work.
Another option is having German classes in the lunchtime hours, and there are several reasons why it makes a whole lot of sense to choose this time slot.
- At lunchtime it is not as difficult to concentrate as after a long day of work.
- It is a nice change for the employees to focus on something totally different than work for an hour, so they can go back to work after with fresh energy.
- Most employees are in the office at that time, and the time slot doesn’t tend to collide with other outside work appointments, so the attendance rate in lunchtime classes is very good, which allows good learning progress for the whole class.
We have been applying the model of lunchtime classes successfully for more than 2 years at Pixformance Sports GmbH. Every Wednesday 2 classes take place at their office in Charlottenburg between 11 am and 1 pm, one advanced beginners‘ class and one advanced class. It’s great to work with their employees who bring a whole lot of motivation and good energy with them into the classroom.