Listen & Learn has qualified, native-speaking German teachers available in Doncaster to provide a personalised German language course for you or your group. Your teacher will carry out tailor-made lessons in your home or office, at the time that is most convenient for you - weekdays or weekends; morning, afternoon or evening. For busy individuals, we offer very flexible options for timetabling. Course books are provided for all of our course options, which are outlined below:
Everybody can benefit from our general German courses - they endeavour to give the learner fluency in general German conversation, whether through learning the basics or improving existing skills. General courses concentrate mainly on sharpening up grammar and vocabulary, and aim to expand the ability to speak, read and listen German with full comprehension. These courses will be most suitable for those who want to improve their German to a practicable level, or as a basis for a business German course.
As the ideal starting point for a group of people wishing to gain a strong acquaintance with the ins and outs of conversational German, these group classes can be arranged for groups as small as 2 people, and as large as 12 - our only provisos are that the whole class are able to meet at a consistent time and place each week, and are all of the same approximate German level. General courses cover all the grammar and vocabulary you need to gain a practicable advantage in your spoken and written German, and are also an excellent basis for further German study.
Our one-to-one business German courses are intended for those learners who already have a basic grounding in German, but need to develop specific language skills to aid effective business communication. These courses can be tailored to address the requirements of your particular field, and can include development of any necessary skills, such as public speaking or professional correspondence. Business German courses are a perfect option for people working in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, and multinational companies where some knowledge of German is required. They are also ideal for jobseekers, people transferring to a foreign country, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government.
Group business German courses are intended for small groups (of 2 to 12 students) who already have a working knowledge of German, and want to extend their skills in the arena of business language. Your group should have approximately the same level of German, whether that be intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. You should all be available at the same time every week, and have complementary learning aims. Your trainer will develop your course around your group's language goals and particular field of business, and can incorporate any specific areas of focus, such as improving negotiation or presentation skills. Group business language courses are suitable for a wide range of organisations, including multinational companies, and those whose employees require a higher level of German to develop international business relationships.
Designed for those already with a good grasp of German, who may have designs to use their acquired language for specific purposes, these courses can incorporate various skills and practices that help make the difference between sticking out like a sore thumb and blending in like a local, including:
• Elocution and softening of native accent
• Improving specific skills (writing, comprehension, listening, etc.)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Cultural and historical sensitivity
As long as all members of a group German course are at a similar level of expertise, specific purpose German courses can be customised to suit the needs of the group of 2-12 students with similar learning aims. These often include:
Vocabulary related to the industry (legal, HR, engineering, accounting, medical etc.)
• Accent softening and elocution
• Expanding upon existing aspects (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling
• Communication skills in business (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Writing skills in business (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity
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