German in Canberra
The largest German waves of immigration into Australia took place in the middle to the late 19th century and again before the middle of the 1900s. Many came because of religious persecution back home or because of a desire to improve their economic circumstances. Today, Canberra, Australia's capital and one of the country's largest cities, is home to a population of 410,000 people, with the 2011 census revealing that 8,988 of them are German nationals, out of the 898,700 currently living in Australia. The German influence in the city, then, is quite prevalent and remarkable. If you would like to explore the many themed festivals organised in Canberra, connect with the German-speaking community on a more intimate level or even find an international job, then learning German with us at Language Trainers will certainly be of help. Let’s get started today!
Why Study German in Canberra
For Work and Travel: Taking German lessons in Canberra can help you get a new bilingual job in the city, and there are plenty of job opportunities available at German companies, especially with the bilateral trade agreements between Australia and Germany valued at approximately A$20.6 billion dollars each year. Also, Australia imports many German products, such as cars, digital equipment, food and, of course, German beer, so local jobs are available in all of these industries. If you are interested in networking with German and Austrian entrepreneurs, you can contact the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Canberra Delegation), who organises a programme every October which focuses on energy and trade policy. Impress the German attendees with the language skills you learn with us! And if you are interested in travelling, you will be happy to know that there are daily direct flights to Frankfurt. Take advantage of this chance to further improve your language skills in Germany or other German-speaking countries!
For Culture: Enrolling in German classes in Canberra is also a great way to get familiar with the cultural aspects this community has shared with the city. If you would like to enjoy German music, for example, you can visit the Harmonie German Club of Canberra on Jerrabomberra Avenue, a social club founded in the 1960s. It showcases many local, interstate and international artists regularly. Sing along to the songs using the pronunciation you acquire with us at Language Trainers! And don’t miss Canberra Oktoberfest, a festival that has been attracting thousands of people since 2017! There, you will be able to enjoy the very best bier and kultur for the one-day event. The massive lakeside celebration will also be full of roaming entertainers, rides and amusements, plus a host of competitions, including best dressed and stein holding. Make the most out of this amazing event and use the German vocabulary you learn in your lessons!
For Social: if you are looking to make new friends with a similar passion for the German language and culture as yourself, then why don’t you join the Canberra German Language Meetup group? You will be able to meet some locals in a social group where you can practise your German while getting to know new people and have some fun. Don't worry if your grammar and pronunciation are perfect; just go and have a casual, relaxing chat! They usually meet at German restaurants in the city, such as Zierholz on Kembla Street, where you can order schnitzels, reibekuchen and delicious apple strudel. Imagine ordering those dishes in German!
Where to Learn German in and around Canberra
At Language Trainers, we design language courses tailored to your needs and requirements. You just have to get in touch with us and we will arrange for a native German teacher to go to your home or office. If you prefer, you can take your class at a public place, such as the National Library of Australia on Parkes Pl W, at Coffee Lab on Narellan Place, or Greenhouse Coffee & Food Co on Centre London Circuit. Just let us know and we will be there!
If you are interested in taking a German course with us but do not live in downtown Canberra, don’t worry. We have language instructors ready and waiting for your call in Queanbeyan, Murrumbateman, Belconnen and Wee Jasper.
So, are you ready to get started? Let’s go, lass uns gehen! Take one of our free online German Level Tests here to assess your current ability and we will start designing a language package that suits your skills!
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1-on-1 General German Course in Canberra
Our general one-on-one courses in Canberra 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 Canberra
Our German courses in Canberra 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 Canberra (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 Canberra
Patricia is an English teacher who has experience teaching students from a wide variety of ages and skill levels. She earned her TESOL certificate in 2012, and enjoys teaching students of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Arshiya is a native Hindi speaker who has an extensive academic background and over five years of experience teaching Hindi to learners from all over the world. She is a lecturer of Chemistry at the University of Canberra, and holds a PhD specializing in Physico-organic Chemistry.
Our clients include:
Basell Polyolefins UK
CMPS Consulting GmbH
Panasonic Europe Ltd
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