German in Wellington

The city of Wellington and Germany share a long-standing and friendly partnership. In 1886, the first German immigrant arrived in Wellington’s rural areas, and ever since that moment, the German community has been growing steadily. Today, it constitutes one of the largest European ethnic groups in the country, amounting to 6,000 people, according to the 2013 census.  So, if you would like to broaden your professional horizons, get to know new people with an interest in the German language and experience their culture in your home city like never before, start learning German with us at Language Trainers. Contact us and we will prepare a course that suits your needs and requirements.

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Why Study German in Wellington

For Social: If you are looking to learn German to meet new people who love the language as much as you do, don’t miss out on the chance to join the Wellington German Language Meetup. Whether you are of German origin or are learning the language and want to practise your skills, this is the group for you. Another group you can join is the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand: German Club. Grab your beer horn and have a great time in the German Club while eating and drinking traditional German food and beer. What’s more, they organise a karaoke night every Friday, where you can sing along traditional German tunes and show off your flawless pronunciation!

For Culture: Enhance your cultural experiences by learning German today.  Those interested in improving their listening skills while enjoying excellent cinema should not miss the annual German Film Festival. Established in 2008, the festival runs for a month and features productions from Austria, Switzerland and Germany in their original language. Of course, the films are screened with English subtitles, but we are sure you will not need them after taking some lessons with us at Language Trainers!

For Work and Studies: Those who have a knowledge of German in Wellington can also broaden their professional horizons and apply to jobs available only to bilingual speakers. Today, Germany is the world's leading exporter of confectionery, cheese and agricultural engineering, and has deep economic ties to New Zealand. In 2018, New Zealand exports amounted to $320 million in food and beverage products, including meat and dairy. This means that learning German can certainly help you advance in your career if you are working in these fields. Some companies that are always hiring new employees who know foreign languages, such as German, are Nelson LTD, Robert Half and Tourism Holdings, so stand out against other applicants or co-workers by impressing with one of Europe’s most important languages for business. However, if you own your own business and are interested in establishing it in Germany, you can attend one of the monthly workshops by the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce. For instance, the Annual Business Forum is a space where you can meet business owners and entrepreneurs from German-speaking countries. Impress the attendees with your skills and build up a network of professionals who can help your business succeed abroad!

 

Where to Learn German in and around Wellington

Learn German in a fun and easy way with us at Language Trainers! We specialise in designing tailor-made courses, so all your lessons will be planned with your goals and preferences in mind. You can study from the comfort of your home or workplace, as our teachers come directly to you. Or you may decide to take your lessons in a public place around Wellington, like the National Library Wellington on Molesworth Street, Fidel’s Cafe on Cuba Street or Aro Cafe on Aro Street. Just let us know and we will be there!

Reach out to us even if you are not living in downtown Wellington. Our instructors are ready to get started in areas like Johnsonville, Petone, Porirua, Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt.

Find out more about our German courses today. Let’s go, ! lass uns gehen! And if you have studied German in the past, please take our free German Level Test so we can assess your current skills. Then send us a quick enquiry and we can begin discussing your options with you!

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Personal reasons (communicating with friends and family abroad)
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1-on-1 General German Course in Wellington

Our general one-on-one courses in Wellington 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 Wellington

Our German courses in Wellington 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 Wellington (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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150 Hours
Intermediate
400 Hours
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How to Book

Take our German Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn German and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your German tutor’s details.

Begin your German training and receive your German course book.

Throughout your German course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in German-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

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”The German lessons were fantastic and our teacher was sensational!”

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