German Courses for Business in Birmingham

With an average of 15 years’ experience, our native speaking German teachers have helped companies all over the UK improve their German language skills. At SIMON & SIMON, we create bespoke courses based around the participant’s strengths and weaknesses.

The Communicative Approach

Our teachers will assess your language ability using a universally recognised level system and from there the course will be tailored to meet your goals.

At SIMON & SIMON, we completely immerse you in the German language by conducting almost the whole lesson in German. This style of teaching is called the Communicative Approach. We have found that our students make good progress from day one using this teaching style. Whether you are looking to add to your German business language skills or just want to become more confident in communicating with your clients, our teachers can help.

In depth: Our German Courses for Business in Birmingham

1:1 and Group German Courses in Birmingham

Our Birmingham German courses can be run as either a group course or on a 1:1 basis. Most of our lessons are conducted as a 1:1 session because then the course can be specifically designed around you. The 1:1 sessions mean the teacher can work on your weaknesses and you can make quicker progress. However, the group sessions offer excellent value for money and the added bonus of support from the rest of the group outside of the taught sessions. We recommend groups of no more than 6 people for the learning to be effective.

German Course Management

Your course will be managed by one of our highly experienced, multi-lingual account managers. Your account manager will send you a profile on your trainer, a course plan and course materials, which contain valuable weblinks to learning resources, before you start your German course. After every 40 hours of completed sessions, your account manager will send you a progress report on the development of the students.

German Course Locations & Schedules

With access to a global network of German language trainers, SIMON & SIMON can arrange a course in almost any major European city. Our courses can be run from either your home or office, whichever is most convenient, though most of our clients run courses at their offices as this minimises travelling and time out of work. We also run full-time residential courses, for more information on the locations please contact our office.

Birmingham German Course Schedules

Most of our courses run Monday – Friday between 8am and 6pm, but we can also hold weekend sessions. We run one 90-minute lesson a week as a minimum, but if your work commitments allow, we can hold more sessions. Our intensive courses are 30 hours a week, 6 hours a day Monday to Friday.

German Course Content

Before we start any language course we will assess the participant’s level, using an academically accepted level system. We will also find out what you want to achieve from the course so that we can design the course to suit you. Our teachers have helped a wide range of people improve their German skills, from complete novices to experienced speakers wanting to refresh their knowledge. We have also helped clients improve their German knowledge in specific business areas such as sales, finance and negotiations.

German Language Examination Courses

Do you need to pass a German exam? 95% of students that have used SIMON & SIMON have passed their German exams. This success is down to the high calibre of teachers that we have available. The issuing of results and certificates and registration for such exams can be taken care of on your behalf by SIMON & SIMON if you wish.

About German

German is a West Germanic language and is spoken natively by about 100 million people, making it the most widely spoken native language in the European Union. A considerable number of German words have derived from Latin and Greek, with a few words also descending from French and English language. German is a pluricentric language, meaning multiple countries have their own standardised variants of the language including, Austrian German and Swiss Standard German. German is spoken as a second language by approximately 80 million people and is the most commonly spoken language in some states of America after English. German language has the same alphabet as English language except for an additional letter which is “ß” this letter is a consonant which is used as a double-S (SS) sound and is called an “eszett” or “sharp S”. German language had the opportunity to be the native language of the United States, but English was chosen over German by only one vote. German language has some very similar words to English language, for example, their translation of jogging is joggen.

About Birmingham

Birmingham is a city in the West Midlands, England, and holds the largest population outside of London, in the UK. Developed from a medium-sized market town, Birmingham grew to international prominence during the 18th century, at the heart of the industrial revolution.

By 1791, Birmingham, was recognised as “the first manufacturing town in the world”. Birmingham holds the second largest metropolitan economy in the UK, with a GDP of $121.1bn in 2014. Birmingham’s six universities make it the largest centre for higher education outside of London in the country. Birmingham has vibrant and influential grassroots in the art, music, literary and culinary scenes.

Birmingham is home to an extensive canal system, which was completed by the 1820s and gave greater access to natural resources and fuel for industries, Birmingham has more miles of canal than Venice. Birmingham’s economy today is dominated by the service sector, which in 2012 accounted for 88% of the city’s employment. Birmingham as a settlement dates back to the Anglo-Saxon era, but there is substantial evidence to suggest a short-lived influx of population occurred between 1700BC and 1000BC, this could have possibly been caused due to conflict or immigration in the surrounding areas.

Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe, with under 25’s accounting for nearly 40% of its population. Although a major city during the industrial revolution, Birmingham is home to some 8,000 acres of parks and open space. An estimated 40% of the UK’s jewellery is produced in Birmingham.

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on 020 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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