German in Auckland
Auckland is one of the world's most culturally diverse cities with the fourth-highest foreign-born population, according to a study published by Statistics New Zealand. The 2013 census reports that more than 25% of the city’s inhabitants speak a language other than English, and one of the most popular languages is German. Did you know that there are more than 12,000 residents in New Zealand with German ancestry and that almost 4,000 of them live in Auckland? Learn German today to get an in-depth understanding of the cultural heritage of the city and to gain communication skills in the most widely spoken native language in the European Union. Contact us and we will start designing a personalised course for you!
Why Study German in Auckland
For Work: Learning German in Auckland will definitely give your career a boost. As globalisation increases, more and more companies need bilingual speakers to communicate with their German-speaking partners and clients. Some international businesses operating in Auckland that are currently hiring German-speaking employees are THL, Evaneos, Apollo and Ice-breaker, so don’t hesitate to start learning the language with us to get an advantage over monolingual applicants! And if you would like to set up your business in Germany or Austria, for example, you can get in touch with the German New Zealand Chamber of Commerce on Quay Street. Founded in 2001, this organisation is uniquely positioned to help both New Zealand and German businesses and individuals find success in an increasingly competitive global market environment. Join their conferences and events and impress the attendees with your German skills!
For Culture: If you would like to experience the culture of German-speaking peoples around the city, you can join the many events organised by institutions like the Auckland Goethe Society on Princes Street. This is a not-for-profit organisation that holds events ranging from readings by visiting German writers to gallery tours of German comic book art, musical evenings and film screenings. They also organise the annual German Film Festival, where you can enjoy classic and new film productions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Forget about English subtitles and enjoy the movies in their original language after taking some lessons with us at Language Trainers!
For Social: Making German-speaking friends in the city is much easier than it seems. For example, you can join one of the many meet-up groups around Auckland, like the Stammtisch and Caféklatsch group. These people get together to practise their German and meet new people twice a week. They are friendly and give everyone the opportunity to use their German, no matter what their skill level; so, don't hesitate to join them, even if you have only just started to learn the language with us! And, after the meetings, why not have a taste of the delicious German and Austrian food in the many themed restaurants based around the city? For example, you can go to Brotzeit on Ponsonby Street to have some strudel and nurnberger sausages. You can also go to Der Metz on Averill Avenue and try sauerbraten and kartoffelpuffer. Their menus are written entirely in German, but you won’t have to ask the waiter to explain the choices after taking one of our German courses!
Where to Learn German in and around Auckland
Whether you are learning German for business, culture or social purposes, we are here to support you every step of the way. In Language Trainers, we adapt to your schedule and needs, so you get to choose when and where you want to study. So, contact us and we can arrange for one of our tutors to go to your home or workplace. You can also take your lessons in a public place, like the Central City Library on Lorne St, Up Café on Sebel Quay St and Wolfe Café on Federal St.
Are you based in the surrounding areas of Auckland but would like to study with us? Don’t worry, you can still do it! We have top-notch instructors waiting to start right away in Titirangi, Nehunga, Mount Wellington, Papakura and Manurewa.
Take the plunge and start today! Let’s go, lass uns gehen! And if you have studied German before, please take our free German level test so that we can assess your current ability and then design a personalised programme for you!
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1-on-1 General German Course in Auckland
Our general one-on-one courses in Auckland 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 Auckland
Our German courses in Auckland 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.
2-to-1 and Small Group
German Courses in Auckland (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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Some of our Language Teachers in Auckland
Kristin is a trilingual native German speaker who also speaks English and Chinese. She holds a Master's in Intercultural Communication and Business Administration, and thus is particularly qualified to teach German to those with business-related needs.
Jonathan is a native English language trainer who has experience teaching to students of all different ages, levels, and cultural backgrounds. He holds two TESOL degrees: a Bachelor's from Otago University, and a specialist certification from the University of Toronto.
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