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The Austrian Anwaerter (Anwärter) Sk Instructor Course - (a blog) - 3 year update

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Sitter, fairly common sense stuff like what would you do if you witnessed an accident etc. If it were in English it would be a doddle.
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Congrats flangesax,
So that's why Cineplex, Zell am See is always full of ski instructors (in uniform) on Tuesdays. wink

Have you decided yet which month you will be doing for the calender?
http://www.news.at/nw1/gen/slideshows/reise_neu/2010/slideshows/skilehrerkalender2011/1.jpg?1289836570
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
clarky999 wrote:
Sitter, fairly common sense stuff like what would you do if you witnessed an accident etc. If it were in English it would be a doddle.


Cheers, I should be alright then, so long as they're not expecting perfect grammar! Guess it's written answers rather than multiple choice?
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The questions can all be answered by repeating text from the written material given out on the course (in the Tyrol test I took), e.g. the 10 FIS piste rules, name six groups a ski instructor/ski school might expect to cooperate with. Some questions are free form answers, other were selecting from multiple options given (easier). Perfect grammar isn't necessary (but the answers should be understandable).
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Sitter, it heavily depends on which county authority is running your course.

For my course (Salzburgerland)...

The teaching practical must be done in German or else you will not pass the German element.

Further to this you have to do exactly as clarky999 suggests.

DB, Laughing Laughing
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flangesax wrote:
Sitter, it heavily depends on which county authority is running your course.

For my course (Salzburgerland)...

The teaching practical must be done in German or else you will not pass the German element.

Further to this you have to do exactly as clarky999 suggests.

DB, Laughing Laughing


Yeah we had to do the teaching in German too (as well as the written paper). Found the teaching easier tbh, just memorise a fwe phrases from the little booklet (that was from the Tirolerschilehrerverband, did you get a german-english 'useful phrase book' from the Salzburger one?). Our trainer was pretty cool though, he let us Brits choose which the things we wanted to teach in advance, to give us time to get the German down, rather than being assigned one one the spot.
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
I have just got back from a 'freshen-up' course led by the SBSSV at Kitzsteinhorn glacier Kaprun.

After being an Anwaerter for 3 seasons you must do a freshen up course.

These courses are free (just the price of the pass €20) for all Salzburg 'graduates'.

Other areas also attend at a rate of €100, I think they can also be used to refresh the international certs as well.

No nonsense long morning up on the glacier.
Just going over the order of teaching and then a few drills and analysing a few of the 'core' elements.

Nothing to panic about!

I think I may have done the course a year early due to not being an official Anwaerter until the year starting April 12 but thought it better safe than sorry!

If the Landesleher 1 course comes to Flachau next March then I may tag myself on to that!
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Has anyone done the anwarter course this 2016/17 season.
I'd be very interested if you have any updates.
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@Carl Edwards, I don't know anyone who has this year but I do know that nothing has really changed since I wrote this blog.

The Landes cert is now offered in March every year but unfortunately (or rather fortunately I suppose) I am always busy with some 'fantastic' guests around that time!
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Thanks very much for that.
What I'm really after is information regarding the German language in the course.
All instructors I have spoken to say " don't worry, you can cheat ! "
That's not really the point. I'd like to know some idea of what I need to know.
Can you point me towards any specific content ?
It would be much appreciated.
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I took a course (I think I mentioned / linked to it earlier in the thread).
You do not need excellent German BUT you do need enough to understand what it going on!
I found it a little unfair that the Nederland guys on the course could do there teaching in English and were instructed by the team in English and German, they then had a tiny spoken test in German..... however they were performing the entire task in a second language!

As a native English speaker I had to do my practicals in German and do a little spoken test for emergency situations.
This then meant I gained my 'second' language automatically... it being English!

I was very thankful that I had learnt some key phrases and technical vocab; without this I expect I would have had to have had a language retest!

The SBSSV site now recommend snowlingo...
http://www.sbssv.at/de/ausbildung/anwaerter/
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