Business German

Is your company doing business with German speaking countries? Therefore, are you looking to expand your business into German speaking countries like Switzerland, Germany or Austria? In 2017 the UK sent 10.56% of its total exports to Germany valued at $46.69 billion. Additionally the total export to Switzerland were valued at $15.5 billion.

Are you re-locating to one of these countries due to work? Undeniably many businesses have some knowledge of English. However, your company and what it stands for will be completely differently received, if you make an effort in German. This has not changed after BREXIT, if anything, it will be more important to establish and maintain relationships.

Language and Business Conventions

With a background in German business (BMW, publishing and various hotels) and teaching languages, I am currently successfully helping clients to build relationships with German speaking companies in Austria and Germany. In the same way as learning the language, it is important to find out about different business conventions. In addition, you will learn about the use of formal and informal language and country specific conventions.

Business German Lessons and Services

Consequently lessons will be tailored to your business needs whether it is private tuition for individuals or corporate training. They typically consist of:

  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Specific Business Vocabulary
  • Cultural Aspects and Conventions in the target country
  • Business Writing
  • Underpinning Grammar

Moreover all business vocabulary will be put on an App, so you will have access to it at your convenience, especially when you are travelling. Together with teaching you the German language, I can assist with…

  • Business correspondence (emails, letters, reports etc.)
  • Advertising
  • Content on websites
  • Translation
  • Interviews of German speaking employees
  • Preparation of business trips to Germany
  • Preparation of trade fairs including trade fair materials
  • Face-to-face business talks and telephone conversations
  • Video material in German

Lessons can be flexible to fit in with your schedule. Also evening and weekend lessons are available.

Pricing: £35 – £40 for individual Business German lesson (60 min). Please get in touch for a quote on corporate Business German classes.

As a businessman working in Germany and Austria, I spent a lot of time searching for a professional tutor that had experience working with adult learners. Susanne is a native German speaker with a business and teaching background, who tailors lessons to your individual needs. It was important to me that I learn some German as it spoken on the ground, both in a business environment, and socially. She has helped me learn this quickly for the first lesson.

Lessons are planned to fit in with my busy schedule, with resources and material sent in advance.They relate directly to business interactions, enabling you to understand and communicate through phone, email and face to face in German. Susanne provides links to each lesson online, so it’s easy to log in and learn no matter where you are working.

I didn’t study German when I was younger at school and was a bit daunted about learning as an adult. From the outset Susanne put me at ease. I am surprised how quickly I have picked up new words and phrases. I am really pleased with the progress I have made so far, and have already seen the benefits, using my new language skills with business contacts. Also, I am looking forward to learning and improving my German in the lessons to come. 

Tim Swaddle – Scott, Soniksports Limited