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German Courses for Business in Durham

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 Durham

1:1 and Group German Courses in Durham

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 Durham 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.

Durham German Course Schedules

Our German courses in Durham 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 Durham. 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 Durham 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 Durham

Durham is a city in the North East of England. It is within the County Durham local government district, and is the county town of the larger ceremonial county. It lies to the south of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Chester-le-Street and Sunderland and to the north of Darlington. Durham is well known for its Norman Cathedral and 11th-century castle, and is home to Durham University. HM Prison Durham is also located close to the city centre. Archeological evidence suggests a history of settlement in the area since roughly 2000 BC. The present city can clearly be traced back to AD 995, when a group of monks from Lindisfarne chose the strategic high peninsula as a place to settle with the body of Saint Cuthbert, that had previously lain in Chester-le-Street, founding a church there. Local legend states that the city was founded in A.D. 995 by divine intervention. The 12th-century chronicler, Symeon of Durham, recounts that after wandering in the north, Saint Cuthbert’s bier miraculously came to a halt at the hill of Warden Law and, despite the effort of the congregation, would not move. Aldhun, Bishop of Chester-le-Street and leader of the order, decreed a holy fast of three days, accompanied by prayers to the saint. Saint Bede recounts that during this fast, Saint Cuthbert appeared to the monk Eadmer with instructions that the coffin should be taken to Dun Holm.

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 Durham 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 practice 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 +44 (0)20 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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