Teacher training SVEB1

The SVEB Trainer Certificate Level 1 lays the groundwork for teaching in the adult education sector in Switzerland. SVEB stands for Schweizerischer Verband für Weiterbildung or the Swiss Federation for Adult Learning. The certificate is evidence that you are able to prepare, lead and evaluate language training courses. This qualification is recognised all over Switzerland.

Title SVEB Trainer Certificate Level 1 (FD-M1)
Target group
  • People starting a career in German language teaching
  • People looking for a career change or career break
  • People already teaching German without formal qualification
Course content
  • Conducting training events with adults
  • Preparing, carrying out and evaluating German language courses for adults using pre-defined concepts, lesson plans and teaching materials
Prerequisites Participants are required to be proficient in German (minimum C1)
Number of participants Maximum 15 participants
Course duration 90 contact hours overall in forty-five 120-minute lessons plus 165 h of independent study facilitated by an online platform

The next course will be offered as a hybrid course in Bern in Spring 2022.

Course format Two 15-day part-time courses a year (on Fridays and Saturdays)
Location Basel, Bern and Zurich
Price CHF 3,450.–
Contact Antoinette Breutel O’Donoghue
Head of Teacher Training and Development
+41 58 440 90 90
Certificate of completion Participants receive a course confirmation upon completion. A SVEB 1 certificate is gained subject to evidence of the required 150 hours of practical teaching experience.

Participants can apply to acquire the necessary proof of practical teaching experience by teaching at Academia Languages locations, though this cannot always be guaranteed.

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An SVEB1 certificate will allow you to work as a language teacher in adult education.