German in Adelaide
With more than 220 million speakers worldwide, German is one of the most influential languages throughout the world today, including in Adelaide. Organised immigration to South Australia from Germany began in 1838. The first group of arrivals settled on the River Torrens, north of Adelaide, at a place they named Klemzig, after the town from which most of them originated. Then, between the 1850s and 1870s, large numbers of German immigrants arrived every week at Port Adelaide. By the First World War, 10% of South Australians were of German descent. Today, the German community is made up of more than 5,000 speakers, according to the 2011 census, and the number has been increasing in the last decade. Consequently, there are now many professional, cultural and social opportunities available to German speakers in Adelaide. Make sure you can take advantage of them and start learning the language with us!
Why Study German in Adelaide
For Work and Studies: Learning German in Adelaide will prove to be an asset, as it will look great on your CV and help you stand out when applying for a new job. Companies like Bayer, Siemens and Mayer Krieg are always on the lookout for bilingual speakers to add to their teams. Also, German is one of the world’s most important languages for business, especially in Europe. So, if you want to be a successful player in foreign markets, knowing German and having an understanding of contemporary challenges will be of help. For the former, you can contact Language Trainers. For the latter, why not contact the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Adelaide Chapter)? This institution has over 40 years of experience and a competent team of experts and partners who can help you start your own business in the German market. And if you are not looking for a job but would like to study instead, you can do so at the University of Adelaide, where you can enrol in the German Studies undergraduate programme.
For Culture: Sign up for a German course and take part in the many cultural events and festivals that happen around the city, understanding the written and spoken language like never before! The German Club on Airport Road, for example, was established in 1886 with the aim to promote, encourage and foster German language, culture, habits and social life throughout South Australia. Join them and enjoy the friendly German atmosphere (something they call the Gemutlichkeit). A range of German beers are available at the bar and you can taste delicious German meals at very reasonable prices. And if you are into parties, you will be happy to know the club is famous for the Oktober and Schützenfests, where you can enjoy German craft beer, food, games and music. Sing along to the songs with the pronunciation you learn with Language Trainers and have the time of your life!
For Social: It is also possible to socialise using the German skills you learn in your lessons with Language Trainers. For example, you can join the InterNations space for Germans in Adelaide. This group was originally meant for German expats to get together and share their immigration experiences, but today the group welcomes anyone who would like to put their German to use. Another option is the Adelaide German Language Meetup. This language exchange group offers the opportunity to put your German skills into practice in a relaxed and friendly environment, as they welcome anyone with an interest in the language, regardless of their level of proficiency. Even the group description is written in German, so take advantage of this opportunity to boost your skills! Most of their meetings are held in themed bars and restaurants, like Wurst and Stein Beer Hall on Greenfell Street or Schnithouse on Rundle Street. Order delicious schnitzel and strudel in German and impress your new friends!
Where to Learn German in and around Adelaide
Contact us at Language Trainers and start your language journey today! We specialise in designing tailor-made courses that adapt to your skills and needs. Contact us and we will arrange for an instructor to go to your home or office. You may also decide to study in a public place of your choice. In that case, we suggest the National Library of Australia on Parkes Pl W, at Coffee Lab on Narellan Place, or Greenhouse Coffee & Food Co on Centre London Circuit.
Do you want to study German with us but do not live in downtown Adelaide? Don’t worry, you can still do it! We have great instructors in Queanbeyan, Murrumbateman, Belconnen and Wee Jasper.
Take the plunge today! Let’s go, lass uns gehen! And if you are not an absolute beginner, please take one of our free online German Tests so we can assess your current level. Then, we can start designing a language package that suits your current skills!
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1-on-1 General German Course in Adelaide
Our general one-on-one courses in Adelaide will help students improve their German level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our German classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
1-on-1 Business German Course in Adelaide
Our German courses in Adelaide are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone German and email skills, as well as a level of survival German, granting them the ability to work in a country where German is the native tongue.
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German Courses in Adelaide (closed group)
Our German courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One German Course or In-Company Small Group German Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster German Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.
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