Juliana is a postgraduate.
She is a robotics engineer.
She dreams of a scholarship.
For foreign scientists in Germany.
Because that’s where it’s at.
Germany ranks third in the world.
In research and development.
Because Germany offers scholarships.
For foreign scientists.
Juliana is determined to communicate well.
With German recruiters.
The DAAD representative.
Her knowledge of German is very basic.
And English is not enough to break through.
Nor to convince.
She quickly became frustrated.
So, Juliana started to think of an idea.
Look for a language school.
The most reputable one. With the best results.
Because Juliana wanted to give herself the means to achieve her ambitions.
And that’s when CERAN quickly came to mind.
Thanks to her contacts who had already had experience of German immersion.
So, she quickly registered with CERAN.
Relaxation in the CERAN wellness center
Today, Juliana has opened her career to new horizons and feels much more comfortable speaking German.
Hello, my name is Karen, and I am 51 years old. I was born in Germany, in Bonn, where I went to school and university. Twenty-three years ago, I followed my husband to Belgium, where I still live today. Just over 15 years ago I started working at CERAN as a German teacher, and for about 11 years I have been the head of the German department.
During my career at CERAN, I have met many well-known personalities from the world of business and politics, ministers, members of parliament, ambassadors sent to Germany, but at CERAN, all students are VIPs.
Your success is our goal!
That is why at CERAN you are always “Satisfied or re-trained free of charge”.
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Depending on your current context/issues, one of our consultants will contact you shortly to answer all your questions and/or help you choose the most appropriate and suitable training.
“I tried several alternatives and CERAN was the one that helped me the most in my language learning.”
“It’s a community that brings like-minded people together to co-create their success in a very caring and dynamic space.”
“I have developed a real ability to communicate in several foreign languages, which has opened up real career opportunities that I would never have dared to hope for before.”
“I think CERAN is fantastic and kind of has a great residence with some great food. You can really focus on learning a language, and the methodology of a bit of repetition and learning through relevant topics makes it much easier to learn a language.”
Thimothy S. – American Engineer working in Germany
“As part of my mission as head of the U19 national team, I will be required to participate in pre- and post-match press conferences in English.”
Xavier D. – Coach of the Belgian U19 women’s national football team
“I wanted to strengthen my knowledge of Dutch to be able to manage bilingual clients and teams”.
Florence N. – Entrepreneur
“In my job, I have to meet foreign puppeteers and travel”.
Didier B. Theatre company director
As you can see…
CERAN has already helped countless people all over the world…
Find out more about our language immersion locations, our renowned language and intercultural programs and the impact our courses can have on participants’ lives.
Your success is our goal!
CERAN Methodology of language learning
The CERAN methodology is an original and unique method developed by the founders of the Group and constantly improved and enriched since the creation of the company
Establishing the learner’s linguistic profile
This is the starting point of the course. You take a test to establish your language profile and define your needs. Afterwards, an in-depth analysis of your needs allows us to determine your learning objectives as well as the dedicated teaching content.
In fact, no course is predetermined before the arrival of the trainee. And throughout the course, the trainer, who knows the needs of each Participant, adapts and readjusts the content of the lessons if necessary to achieve the desired result. Indeed, each Learner is unique, and each one learns in his or her own way.
The verbo-tonal method of phonetic correction
The aim of the phonetic correction method is to help the trainee to better perceive the phonological elements of the target language.
During this stage, the work focuses on pronunciation by correcting the phonemes and especially the prosody, i.e. the melody and intonation. It has been proven that improving prosody also improves phonemes. And when 60% of the prosody is corrected, the accent improves!
Another special feature of the CERAN method is the writing and use of individual key phrases. The learner draws up a summary of the lesson in the form of sentences which reflect the objectives (grammar, vocabulary, language acts and/or phonetic elements) worked on during the lesson and which are directly linked to the training objectives.
These key sentences are then recorded in both written and oral versions. The trainer records the latter version with the correct accent, which is made available to the learners on the CERAN platform. You are thus familiarized with how to use these key phrases during your training so that you can use them again later.
Immersive learning is a fundamental part of the CERAN method. Immersion means immersion in the target language, not just physical immersion in a place. It has been proven that the brain is more stimulated in an immersion situation and that immersion allows for a better acquisition of knowledge. All exchanges take place exclusively in the language being taught.
All day long, or from morning to night in residential training, only the target language is used. The Learner is exposed to all media in this language (audio, video, newspapers…). The aim is for the participant to translate as little as possible and to be able to think in the target language very quickly.
All our learning methods invite you to temporarily forget your daily concerns to devote yourself fully to your learning and thus multiply your progress.
In our residential formulas, the emphasis is placed, in addition to the study of the language, on encounters, human contact and the sharing of experience thanks to the activities proposed in class or outside the classroom. Learning in immersion is an opportunity to reveal your potential!
Our immersive German language training method enables you to achieve your goals quickly and efficiently. A thorough need’s analysis, using our “Single Test”, allows us to determine your skills, your learning objectives and the personalized training content before the course.
Our method of learning German does not only focus on the language skills of the participants. Their psycho-socio-cultural skills are also considered, because mastering a language is not just a matter of knowing the grammatical rules.
For this reason, interaction is given priority in our courses, as it is the interpersonal exchange that enriches German language training and reinforces memorization.
Each country and region can offer financial support for your German language training. We are pleased to present them to you. To benefit from this, you will need to contact the various organisations listed below. Only the information on the official websites of these different organizations is authentic.
Find funding in your country.
There are several ways to finance your language or intercultural training. We are happy to help you discover them.
As each country has its own specificities, these different financial aids are presented to you by country and by region. CERAN can help you with the financing of your training.
In France, it is the CPF (Compte Personnel de Formation) which can contribute to the partial or total financing of your CERAN training. The CPF offers the double advantage of financing your language training and your intercultural training! Our teams are at your side to assist you in your efforts, contact us!
All our teachers are native speakers. In other words, these passionate native speakers, specially selected for their skills and pedagogy, are the best in language teaching.
The CERAN method is foremost an experiential method based on people. Do you or one of your Talents need to learn a new language or perfect one to take up a new position?
Our immersive method allows you to achieve your goals quickly and efficiently. An in-depth analysis of your needs, via our “Single Test”, allows us to specify your skills, your learning objectives and the personalized training content before the course.
Our learning method does not only rely on the participants’ language skills. Their psycho-socio-cultural skills are also considered, because mastering a language is not just a matter of knowing the grammatical rules.
This is why we give priority to interaction in our courses, as it is the interpersonal exchanges that enrich the training and reinforce memorization.
Whether it exchanges between the Learners and our trainers or exchanges between the Participants through the various pedagogical activities proposed.
The 3 techniques that constitute the CERAN method (QRI technique, verbo-tonal practice and key phrases) are systematically personalized for each Learner.
Since 1975, CERAN has been bringing to life the passion of its founders, Monique & René Bastin, whose dream was to teach foreign languages in a setting of international encounters.
Our mission remains unchanged: to help people from different cultural backgrounds to communicate and understand each other better. Our values are to encourage encounters, sharing and exchanges between different cultures. It is through these encounters that you will forge links and relationships with other trainees from different cultures and languages.
As a specialist in language and intercultural training, CERAN stands out for its immersion concept, which gives absolute priority to the spoken word. The keywords of our method are repetition, systematization and automation through exchanges and interactions.
A training course at CERAN is a real human experience, in a learning environment that is both professional and friendly, and a guarantee of success. Our Qualiopi & Datadock accreditations are further proof of the quality of our training courses.
Your success is our goal! This is why at CERAN you are systematically “Satisfied or re-trained free of charge”.
Whether you are a HRD, a training manager, an international mobility manager or a manager, you will find the CERAN training courses that will meet the linguistic and intercultural challenges of your company and those of your talents.
Our team at the CERAN Innovation and Pedagogy Laboratory will help you adapt the CERAN method to your talents and create new tailor-made programmes.
The Linguistic Assessment course enables you to determine your level of English on the Common European Framework of Reference Scale.
Our course provides you with a quick and efficient answer. This level test can be completed by a detailed analysis by one of our trainers. This will give you a more accurate assessment of your language communication skills.
Regardless of your German language level, CERAN can offer you a course tailored to your needs. If you opt for group lessons (with or without individual lessons), you will be working with learners of the same language level as you.
Do you want to become familiar with the German language? Do you want to master the language? Discover the possibilities of learning German quickly, intensively, immersive AND individually at CERAN. With our language courses tailored to your language needs.