German lessons in Melbourne
If you are looking to take a German course in Melbourne, Language Trainers has a range of options for you in terms of course packages, where you take your classes and how you organise your schedule. If you get started now with German, you will increase your circle, improve your CV and job opportunities and get more out of any future trips to Germany and other German-speaking countries.
Why Study German in Melbourne
For Work: While you may be 15,000 kilometres away from Germany, the country’s economic influence is not nearly as far away. Germany is the biggest economy in the European Union (EU), and home to many international businesses, such as Schaeffler, Siemens, and HDI. And because Melbourne is the largest Australian port, logistics companies such as Henning Harders and DB Schenker value the city’s role as a gateway between the German and Australian markets. By learning German in Melbourne, more employment opportunities will be open to you. If you want more information about the relationships between both the Australian and German governments and their businesses, stop by the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Chinatown. The organization was founded in 1977 to promote trade and development opportunities between the two countries.
And a decision to take up German will help you with more European businesses than just German companies. It’s the most common native language in European countries, so familiarity with the language can help you not just in Germany, but also in Austria, Belgium, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, and Luxembourg. Whether you accept a job opportunity with a German-speaking country or just visit for a few weeks, speaking or reading nur ein bisschen Deutsch (just a little German) will help! Taking German classes in Melbourne will prepare you not only for a European vacation, but also benefit you in case you run into one of the 3,000 Germans who have migrated from Germany to Victoria since 2011. And while many of them are working professionals, the average age of Melbourne’s German community is 61, according to Victorian Multicultural Commission Census data from 2016. As a result, retirement homes in the Melbourne area are looking for German-speaking employees.
For Culture: But if you’re not looking for a job, there are also various opportunities to experience German culture in Melbourne to practice speaking, listening, and reading. You can connect with Melbourne’s German community through the Australian-German Welfare Society. The organization hosts a range of activities, including playgroups, bus tours, and a monthly “Film Afternoon with Coffee & Cake” (you will learn quickly that Germans love their coffee and cake). You can also immerse yourself in the German language and culture at the German Film Festival, which runs from the end of May through the beginning of June. After the festival’s 15th anniversary, it collaborated with the Goethe Institute to introduce the Kino for Kids program, which featured films specifically curated for a younger audience.
For Social: You may also want to use your German in a social context so you could also look into joining one or more of the handful of German MeetUp groups who focus on German get together in Melbourne. As you improve your German, you will get more out of these groups, talking to and making friends with native speakers and impressive fellow Australians with your language learning achievements.
Where to Learn German in and around Melbourne
Most of our clients will want to have their German trainer teach them at their home or office and that’s perfect, it’s up to you to choose the location. If you prefer to go to your trainer’s office, that’s also fine or you could also meet in a public place too if that’s more suitable for you. It could be the Seven Seeds in Carlton or the City Library on Flinders Lane. You and your trainer might also want to get outside so you can practise ordering and impress the waiters in German at Hofbrauhaus or the Munich Brauhaus. Also, if you are not directly based in Melbourne, our trainers also teach German in Geelong, Ballarat and Bendingo.
So let’s go, lass uns gehen! You can test your current German level with our free level test or contact us directly so we can talk to you about your options for learning German in the way that works best for you.
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1-on-1 General German Course in Melbourne
Our general one-on-one courses in Melbourne 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 Melbourne
Our German courses in Melbourne 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 Melbourne (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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Language Teachers in Melbourne
Jeff is an English teacher who enjoys working with people from different cultures and is experienced in preparing lessons designed to meet the specific needs of his students. He holds a CELTA certificate, as well as a Master's of Business in Communication.
A native Italian speaker born and raised in Italy, Laura has over five years of experience teaching the language to learners of all different ages and backgrounds. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies from the University of Rome. She is also a member of VATI (Victorian Association of Teachers of Italian).
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