German Courses for Business in Sheffield

SIMON & SIMON boast a highly qualified team of native Germen speaking teachers who, with an average of 15 years of experience, have already helped professionals and private individuals from all across the UK achieve their German Language goals.

The Communicative Approach

All of our German Courses in Sheffield are tailor-made to reflect each student’s level of experience, allowing goals to be quickly met. We consistently receive positive feedback regarding our language trainers’ performance, and what’s more, all of our students are equipped with a profile on their trainer, detailing their previous experience and background, prior to starting their course.

Modern teaching approaches have revolutionised the way in which language training is approached. The experience is now considered far more fun and rewarding, a far cry from what you may remember of studying a language at school. When you start a German Course in Sheffield with SIMON & SIMON, progress can be made from your very first session, as almost your entire lesson will be taught in German. This is a modern teaching method known as The Communicative Approach, and means that your confidence and ability will soon grow, so that using your new found German skills in meaningful situations is no problem at all.

In depth: Our German Courses for Business in Sheffield

1:1 and Group German Courses in Sheffield

Our German Courses are typically offered on a 1:1 basis, however group sessions are also available. Group Sessions prove to be excellent value for money, however they will require the commitment of all the students involved and should not exceed a maximum of 6 candidates per course. A 1:1 German Course in Sheffield will allow for much faster progress as the course can be fully tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of the client.

German Course Management

A multi-lingual Account Manager with extensive experience is responsible for each SIMON & SIMON German Language Course. Prior to starting your course you will be sent a profile on your trainer, along with a Course Plan and Course Materials. We will then also send you a progress report for every 40 hours of training you complete.

German Course Locations & Schedules

At SIMON & SIMON we have experience running German Language Courses in a host of locations. With a global network of language trainers, we can accommodate your German Language Course for just about any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond. We can arrange your German lessons for within your home, however the majority of our clients will choose to run their course within their own offices, so as to keep travel to a minimum. Residential full-time German Language Courses are also available, our offices will be happy to discuss available locations with you.

Sheffield German Course Schedules

Our German courses in Sheffield are offered all year around, from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. Most of our students will attend just one 90-minute session a week, however many students will choose to do more if work commitments allow so. Weekend Courses can also be accommodated upon request. Intensive German Language Courses are also available and can be run on a client’s premises or in a residential centre either in the UK or overseas. Intensive courses are made up of 6 hours of language learning a day, Monday through Friday.

German Course Content

The content of your German Language Course will be tailored to your previous experience and future goals. Prior to the start of your course we will assess your German Language Level and speak with you in detail about the desired focus of your German Course in Sheffield. Students may be complete novices who wish to improve on their basic German skills for everyday use, or they may be slightly more proficient and wish to develop their fluency for when it comes to business topics such as marketing or finance. No matter what your needs, you can be confident that our very experienced German Language Trainers will work with you on a German Language Course which has been tailored around your requirements.

German Language Examination Courses

SIMON & SIMON can also assist with your preparations for language examinations, whether of a business nature or otherwise. Our students’ boast a 95% pass rate for such examinations, which we believe to demonstrate the value of working with language trainers in Sheffield who hold above average experience. SIMON & SIMON can take care of the registration for and administration of German Examinations as well as the issuing of results certificates.

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 Sheffield

Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wider economic base.

The population of the City of Sheffield is 534,500 (2008 est.) and it is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up the English Core Cities Group. During the 19th century, Sheffield gained an international reputation for steel production. Many innovations were developed locally, including crucible and stainless steel, fuelling an almost tenfold increase in the population during the Industrial Revolution.

Sheffield received its municipal charter in 1893, officially becoming the City of Sheffield. International competition in iron and steel caused a decline in traditional local industries during the 1970s and 1980s, coinciding with the collapse of coal mining in the area. The 21st century has seen extensive redevelopment in Sheffield along with other British cities.

Sheffield’s gross value added (GVA) has increased by 60% since 1997, standing at £9.2 billion in 2007. The economy has experienced steady growth averaging around 5% annually, greater than that of the broader region of Yorkshire and the Humber.

Assess Your German Level

The table below is based on recognised language levels used by various academic institutions across the European Union. A highly motivated student attending weekly sessions with their German language trainer in Sheffield can expect to move from one level to another after 50 hours providing they also commit to a similar number of hours of self-study.

Of course, some people find learning languages easier than others, and some students will have more opportunities to practise German in the course of their work and leisure, so these factors also need to be considered when trying to assess how long it will take to move from one level to another.

 

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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