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:
Our general German language courses are suitable for learners of any level. They aim to enable communication in everyday situations and are an ideal way to improve your knowledge of German, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned speaker. A general course focuses predominantly on grammar and vocabulary, supported by development of speaking, reading, and listening skills. General courses are ideal if you want to attain or improve on an all-round level of German, or build a strong foundation before moving on to business German training.
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.
With our one-to-one German business courses, you can develop your current German skills to incorporate them effortlessly into your job - perfect for those employed by multinational organisations, moving abroad to work, or in search of employment overseas. Lessons are designed around your sector of industry and field of work, and tutors can aid learners in improving individual skills required by your role, such as giving presentations, writing reports or composing formal written correspondence.
Designed for groups of 2-12 learners, our business German group courses are tailormade for the students (and industry) in question. All members of the class should be at the same approximate level of German at the start of the course, able to meet at a regularly-scheduled time and place, and should all have similar learning aims within the language. Lessons focus on enhancing and strengthening core German skills which will help in the professional arena, such as specific vocabulary usage and developing the ability to perform many different tasks in a new language (for example, giving a first-rate presentation, or the right way to compose formal business communication).
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
"Zack is a great teacher, he is so kind and serious, and also flexible to meet the demands. I took his courses for 1 months before I moved to Germany and it was great that I could already communicate with German people when I arrived here. Thanks Zack and thanks 'listen and learn'. KZ@Duesseldorf"
Doncaster factsDoncaster is a town in South Yorkshire with a population of over 65,000. The city originally expanded dramatically due to the coal mining industry, but since the closure of the coal mines Doncaster has become important to industries requiring good communication and distribution links to the rest of the UK; as the town is central and has excellent links to the rest of the country, both by road and rail. Famed also for its history of horseracing, Doncaster is home to one of the oldest racetracks in the country.