For students to attend the Gymnasium after primary school, they need to pass the “Zentrale Aufnahmeprüfung”. This is an ambitious goal because it requires above-average knowledge at 6th-grade primary school level.
Our tried and trusted LearningCulture course program allows the students to gain the necessary knowledge and confidence to achieve their goal.
The offers on this page aim at the students in the 6th grade who want to attend the Langymnasium. Students in the 7th - 9th grade (Sekundarschule) may visit the following page:Kurzgymi Course.
Exceptional Situation / Corona-Virus: Our courses are expected to take place on-site and in-person starting June 8th, 2020. (Updated 27.05.2020)
Intensive Course During the Sportferien (incl. Mock Exam)
The “Sportferien” are the last holidays before the entrance exam, and the students who would like to transfer to the Gymnasium should use this time to study. Our intensive courses offer the best opportunity for this revision.
Day 1-3: Exam Training German: The first three days will be dedicated to the three parts of the German exam:
Writing an essay (text types, structure and outline, writing style, spelling and discussion of an example essay)
Reading comprehension (question types, answers)
Language skills (grammar, understanding of language, construction of language)
Mathematics: We will be mainly working with word problems since these make up a considerable portion of the exam and consist of different types of problems: general word problems, word problems with fractions and distance-time-velocity word problems.
Day 4: Mock exam
Day 5: Discussion of the mock exam and individual coaching to work on weak spots.
The course instructors are open to questions before and after every question. Additionally, we offer you the possibility to discuss the results of the mock exam and the remainder of the exam preparation with our pedagogical director Nicole Rüede after the course.
This course focuses on the most challenging type of tasks in the exam: word problems. During 5 half-days, students will learn how to solve these problems best. Daily homework of 30 minutes completes the course. Parts from our course book Mathematik Prüfungstraining (PDF) as well as additional worksheets will be used.
Course program: "Allgemein", "Vergleich”, “Strecke-Zeit-Geschwindigkeit” und “Arbeit" type word problems.
German Essay Training
In this course, the students will be working on different aspects of a good essay. The theory they will learn is directly turned into practice by working on exercises. There will be 30 - 60 minutes of daily homework to solidify the new knowledge. We have written a course book specifically for this course. You can take a look here: Aufsatztraining (PDF).
Course program: groundwork, text types, structure and outline, writing style and spelling.
Would you like to learn more about our teachers or our pedagogical director Nicole Rüede? Or take a look at our coursebooks? Do you have open questions? Feel free to contact us! 044 520 81 19 / email@example.com.
Dates and Courses
Mo - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
02/08/2021 - 02/12/2021
Mo - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
02/15/2021 - 02/19/2021
Langgymi Entrance Exam Preparation Course
Part 1 (36 or 24 lessons)
Our classic start for the entrance exam preparations. Knowledge gaps from public school will be closed, and the students acquire methods and skills needed for Part 2 of the course and the individual exam preparation.
Part 2 (40 lessons)
Here, students will be familiarised with the types of tasks that they will encounter during the entrance exam. Step-by-step, problem-solving techniques and approaches, which need to be recalled during the exam, are learnt and practised. A graded, complete mock exam under realistic circumstances is included.
Holidays: there will be no lessons from 13.07.2020 - 16.08.2020 (summer holiday), 05.10.2020 - 18.10.2020 (autumn holiday) and 21.12.2020 - 03.01.2021 (Christmas holiday).
Would you like to learn more about our teachers or get to know our pedagogical director Nicole Rüede? Would you like to take a look at our course materials? Do you have other questions? Feel free to contact us! 044 520 81 19 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates and Courses
All-in-One Compact (56 Lektionen)
Sa, 13:30 - 16:45 (+ Ferien)
01/09/2021 - 03/06/2021
No matter how well one has mastered the theory, the stress and time pressure of the exam situation can give anyone a hard time. Thanks to our mock exam, students can prepare themselves for this kind of situation and get an impression of their state of knowledge. Our pedagogical management develops the exam based on the current exam regulations of the Canton of Zurich. The exam is corrected, graded and returned to the student with written feedback, including tips on further exam preparations.
On request, the mock exam results and the remaining exam preparation can be discussed with Nicole Rüede individually. She is our pedagogical director and the primarily responsible for the Langgymi Entrance Exam Preparations at LearningCulture.
Realistic exam conditions
Exam, created by LearningCulture
Several exam dates (you may participate in multiple mock exams)
On request: individual discussion of the results (included in the price)
We couldn't find teaching materials that met our needs, so we developed our own. Our Langgymi course books explain the topics comprehensively, give helpful tips on how to remember difficult topics and contain diverse exercises, including old exam questions. Their structure is also perfectly aligned with our course concept. See for yourself:
Our coaches are experienced teachers with strong didactic skills, a lot of patience and a positive, motivating personality. They are selected according to the LearningCulture Quality Guidelines and trained to the latest entrance exam conditions by our pedagogical director Nicole Rüede.
Meet two of our Langgymi course instructors:
David Heil David Heil is an expert in catering to the students’ specific needs. He knows how to help them overcome their weaknesses and encourage their strengths. In addition to his extensive experience as a tutor, he also taught in a private school for 3 years.
Elena Eremin As a trained primary school teacher, Elena Eremin has been part of the LearningCulture-Team since 2018. She has taught many lessons already and is very popular among her clients. At present, she is fully focused on the Langgymi entrance exam preparations.
Communication & Transparency
The preparation for the entrance exam is a big project for your child, as well as for you as a family. We consider the direct and honest exchange with you to be an essential part of our offer. Depending on the course type, one to two parent-teacher talks with our pedagogical director Nicole Rüede are included. The course instructors are also available for questions before and after every lesson.
100% Money-Back Guarantee
We guarantee the high quality of our Langgymi Entrance Exam Preparation Courses and are proud to have achieved a referral rate of over 98% in 2017/18. That’s why we promise you: Should you or your child not be satisfied with one of our courses, we will refund you 100% of the costs, provided you unsubscribe within the first two days of the course.
To ensure and continuously improve the quality of our courses, we rely on feedback from parents. But we also regularly ask our students for their opinion on the lessons. You can read a few replies (translated from German) here:
„The entire week was awesome! If I always had these teachers and lessons this interesting, I’d be in school 24/7.“
Alexander, primary school student, intensive course February 2018
„The exam preparation course for the Langzeitgymnasium met all our expectations. The school's atmosphere is very positive. The teacher assessed our son correctly after only a short time and gave him concrete tips. The communication with the parents was excellent and pleasant, the pedagogical director Ms. Rüede and the secretariat have been especially friendly and helpful. It was nice to see that at LearningCulture, the child’s needs are met that well. For us, it's clearly the Nr. 1 in Zurich, since we’ve also experienced other courses. We 100% recommend this school and would definitely book another course there. Thank you very much for your help.“
„Dear Ms Rüede, in short: “We are delighted and would recommend LearningCulture at any time.” Mia and Samuel enjoy going to the exam preparation and have confirmed multiple times – unprompted – that they learn a lot. The concept with its assessments gives Mia, Samuel and us as parents a good idea of where they stand in terms of preparation. The regular feedback contributes to the transparency of the preparation status. The course books seem to be on a professional level. The study atmosphere in the preparation courses has been described as very focused and pleasant. When the participation on a Sunday afternoon wasn’t possible, the secretariat offered us a simple alternative – without us having to pay additional fees. But to improve, criticism is necessary. Unfortunately, we cannot help in that instance, because – even after a lot of thinking – we couldn't find anything to criticize. I wish you continued enjoyment in teaching and further developing your company. Best regards.“
„Dear Ms Rüede. We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of the positive feedback Moritz has given us today, especially regarding you as a teacher. He told us that you respond well to the kids' needs. He knows that you only checked the kids in terms of their level of understanding today and that the course will get harder. He told us in his own words that he is looking forward to the next course day because he knows he can tackle even the hardest topics with you. We couldn’t wish for more after the first course day! I am curious to see how this continues. The good start was very important to us. Thank you very much!“