With Listen & Learn's qualified tutors - all of whom are native German speakers - we can customise your 1-to-1 or group course to cater for your own aims, needs and current German proficiency. Our teachers can carry out your lessons in your Doncaster home or office, arranging classes in advance for a time that suits you. The price includes the cost of your text books, and lesson scheduling can be as adaptable as the lessons themselves. The specifics of your course depends on which course package you choose:
A great option for beginners, our general courses in German are there to improve your knowledge of conversational German , primarily through the development of vocabulary and grammar - the best way to bolster your basic spoken and written skills. General classes can help those learning from scratch as well as those with existing German knowledge - they aim to improve your current proficiency, as well as building towards the complexities required for a more advanced course.
Our group courses in general German are perfect if you have a group of 2-12 students who have achieved approximately the same level of German, whether that be beginner or advanced. Your teacher will focus on German grammar and vocabulary that will be useful in everyday communication, and will provide plenty of practice with speaking, reading, and listening. Your group should have similar learning goals, and be available at the same time and location every week. A general group course is suitable for groups of colleagues or friends, and is also a good option for businesses who want to give their employees a basic grounding in German before they begin a business German course.
Our business courses cater to learners with a decent general knowledge of German but would like to expand their skills for use in the business world. Courses are, as always, completely tailormade for the relevant industry and skill sets (e.g. business correspondence, writing reports etc.). One-to-one business courses are perfect for professionals hoping to develop their current German skills, especially those working for multinational corporations, preparing to work from abroad, or looking for overseas employment.
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.
For individuals at intermediate or advanced level German who have specific professional or interest-related language requirements, we are more than happy to incorporate any of the following elements into your language course:
• Accent softening and elocution
• Training to improve particular language skills (writing, comprehension, listening)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. telephony, presentation, training, negotiation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Language for specific industries (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Historical and cultural 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'. "
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