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:
General German courses can be to the advantage of anybody, whether you are a rank beginner or already have some experience of the tongue. By focusing on grammar and vocabulary skills, Listen & Learn's general courses are perfect to develop your fluency in speaking, listening and reading everyday German. They are perfect for those who want to start making their German work for them, and a great precursor to a business course.
Listen & Learn's general German courses for groups are a great option for groups of 2-12 colleagues or friends who are at the same level in studying German. Your group should have similar learning goals and be available to study at the same time and location every week. The courses are tailored to suit the group's level, no matter how elementary or advanced. General courses aim to give students knowledge of common German that would be used in real scenarios. Your teacher will cover a lot of grammar and vocabulary, as well as give you ample opportunities to practise your reading, listening, and speaking skills. General group German courses are great for groups who would like to begin learning German, or improve on existing skills and knowledge. These courses are also highly recommended as a first step for companies who would like their employees to move on to a business language course once they have a working knowledge of German.
Listen & Learn's one-on-one German courses for business are integral in taking your existing German skills and making them indispensible for day-to-day business tasks. Lessons are adapted to suit your particular industry and field, and your teacher can help you master specific skills, such as presentation skills and formal business correspondence. This is the best option for professionals who work for international corporations, as well as businessmen working from abroad or seeking overseas work.
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.
Specific purposes German courses are a great boon to people who have already studied German and wish to develop certain facets of their German skills. This can include an array of helpful guidance, including the following:
• 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
While your group may be improving their German skills with each lesson, there are many elements of German that go beyond simply knowing the right word, or the right way to phrase something. Our specific purposes German group courses can help you gain skills that increase other facets of your group’s German abilities, including:
• Accent softening / pronunciation
Developing existing aptitude for writing, reading, listening, speaking, etc.
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. proposals, reports, formal correspondence)
• Vocabulary for particular industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Understanding historical and cultural context
"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'. "
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.