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German Courses for Business in Preston

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 Preston 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 Preston 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 Preston

1:1 and Group German Courses in Preston

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 Preston 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.

Preston German Course Schedules

Our German courses in Preston 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 Preston. 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 Preston 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 Preston

Preston is the administrative centre of Lancashire, England, located on the north bank of the River Ribble. It is an urban settlement and unparished area that, when combined with its surrounding suburban and rural hinterland, forms part of the City of Preston local government district of Lancashire, which obtained city status in 2002, becoming England’s 50th city in the 50th year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. The settlement, or unparished area, of Preston has a population of 114,300, and the whole City of Preston district has a population of 132,000. Preston and its surroundings have provided evidence of ancient Roman activity in the area, largely in the form of a Roman road which led to a camp at Walton-le-Dale. The Saxons established Preston; the name Preston is derived from Old English words meaning “Priest settlement” and in the Domesday Book appears as “Prestune”. During the Middle Ages, Preston formed a parish and township in the hundred of Amounderness and was granted a Guild Merchant charter in 1179, giving it the status of a market town. Textiles have been produced in Preston since the middle of the 13th century, when locally produced wool was woven in people’s houses. Flemish weavers who settled in the area during the 14th century helped to develop the industry. Sir Richard Arkwright, inventor of the spinning frame, was a weaver born in Preston.

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 Preston 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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