Listen & Learn has qualified, native-speaking German teachers available in Manchester 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 courses are a good place to start your German studies, or to improve upon your current skills. They give focused attention to expanding your day-to-day grammar and vocabulary, enabling you to improve your spoken and written German with relative speed and ease. General courses best suit those wishing to improve their German to conversational level, as well as students who hope to continue their German studies to a more advanced level.
Our German group courses are targeted for sets of 2-12 people, all of whom have the same requirements from learning German. Everybody should be at about the same level at the start of the course, and the entire group should be able to meet at the same time and place each week. Grammar and vocabulary form the backbone of the general course, helping the student gain fluency in conversational topics whilst increasing their overall working German knowledge. For groups who wish to engage in further German study, the general course is an excellent starting point.
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.
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
German courses catered for specific needs can be extremely useful in your group gaining not only fluency but an all-round knowledge of the German culture, language and common practices. Groups of 2-12 students with the same learning aims can benefit from any of the following:
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. HR, engineering, accounting, medical, legal)
• Elocution and accent softening
• Expanding individual skills (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling internationally
•Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity
"The German course is going great. German is a very difficult language - I didn't think I would be able to understand the grammar, but it is starting to make sense! Susanne has been a great teacher. She has so much patience and we actually have fun during our time together. "
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