German Courses for Business in Manchester

SIMON & SIMON’s German courses are designed and customised to the individual student’s needs. Our courses are taught by a team of qualified native German speakers who have an average of 15 years’ experience.

The Communicative Approach

What’s more, with German being one of the top 3 business languages to learn in Manchester and the U.K,
taking up a business German course with SIMON & SIMON can help you advance your business skills and career growth.

Many professionals and non-professionals across the UK have benefited from our German courses. Prior to the start of your course, you will be sent a profile on your teacher’s experience and background; the feedback we receive on our tutors is consistently excellent.

In recent years, the technique of teaching languages has improved enormously. Now, learning a language is a lot more fun and much more rewarding for the student. We now use a technique called The Communicative Approach, which is where the whole lesson is conducted almost entirely in German. By immersing yourself into the language in this way, you will find yourself making progress from the very first session and soon you will be confident in your German language skills in a variety of social and business situations.

In depth: Our German Courses for Business in Manchester

1:1 and Group German Courses in Manchester

At SIMON & SIMON, we offer either 1:1 sessions or group courses. Most of our clients select the 1:1 option for their German language training as this means we create an individual course based around the participants strengths and weaknesses. The participant can benefit from the teacher focusing all of their time on them, but the group sessions are better value for money. Also, outside of the course sessions the group can help each other, but we do recommend no more than 6 per group.

German Course Management

Once you have booked your Manchester German course, we will assign you an Account Manager who will oversee your whole course. All of our managers are multi-lingual and have many years’ experience running SIMON & SIMON courses. They will send you a profile on your German teacher before the course begins, along with valuable links to learning resources. After every 40 hours of training, your Account Manager will send you a progress report. If you have any other queries throughout the course you can bring these up with your Account Manager.

German Course Locations & Schedules

We can run a German language course in almost any major city in Europe, or further abroad, as we have a global network of language trainers. Our trainer can either come to your workplace or home, whichever is most convenient for you, but most of our clients do opt to have the course at their office to minimise travel. SIMON & SIMON also offer residential courses. Contact our offices on 020 7821 0999 for more information.

Manchester German Course Schedules

We schedule at least one 90 minute session per week, but we can run more sessions if your work commitments will allow. The course sessions are usually run Monday – Friday between 8am and 6pm, but we can also arrange weekend sessions. Our intensive courses can be held on clients’ premises or in one of our residential centres. An intensive course is 30 hours per week, 6 hours per day, Monday – Friday.

German Course Content

Before your German course starts, we will assess your language skills using a level system. We will also speak with you about your goals and what you want to achieve from the course. From this information, we will design a tailored course that is completely based around you or the group. Our teachers will assess your weaknesses and concentrate on those skills so that you can improve quickly and efficiently. Whether you are looking to improve your German skills for business meetings or for social conversations, your bespoke programme will help you increase your knowledge and confidence. As our experienced teachers are all native speakers we have helped students with various abilities, from complete novices to proficient speakers.

German Language Examination Courses

Our students’ pass rate for German examinations is at 95%, and we are happy to help with the preparations for any such examination. Our high pass rate shows the value of working with German teachers in Manchester who has a higher level of experience than average. SIMON & SIMON also arrange registration for German examinations as well as administering the examination and issuing of the results.

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 Manchester

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. In 2009, its population was estimated to be 483,800, making it the seventh-most populous local authority district in England.

Manchester lies within one of the UK’s largest metropolitan areas; the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester had an estimated population of 2,600,100, the Greater Manchester Urban Area a population of 2,240,230, and the Larger Urban Zone around Manchester, the second-most-populous in the UK, had an estimated population in the 2004 Urban Audit of 2,539,100. The demonym of Manchester is Mancunian.

Manchester is situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian vicus associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium, which was established c. CE 79 on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell. Historically, most of the city was a part of Lancashire, although areas south of the River Mersey were in Cheshire.

Throughout the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township, but began expanding “at an astonishing rate” around the turn of the 19th century as part of a process of unplanned urbanisation brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.

Manchester is the second highest ranked city in Britain behind London as ranked by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2014 as a beta world city. It was the site of the very first atom being split, and the Manchester Liverpool Road station was the first inter-city railway station in the world. It is the third most visited city in the United Kingdom behind London and Edinburgh with a diverse culture and a fascinating history that draws foreigners to come see it.

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

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