German Business Communication

Learn German in mini groups of max. 5 students per class

  • Small classes – max. 5 students

  • Strong focus on conversation - to improve your talking skills

  • Small family-run school - very personal service

Business Communication Courses includes:

  • 2 weeks of Business Communication German tuition from Monday - Thursday
  • Each Friday: 2 units of personal tuition (practice of telephone calls or another focus of your choice)
  • homework from Monday – Thursday (voluntarily)
  • opportunity to practice real phone calls with German natives
  • all learning materials, including Alingua Concordis booklets
  • a lot of useful information material about Vienna
  • Alingua Concordis Certificate
Course Duration Group Tuition Individual Tuition
Business Communication 2 weeks Mon - Thurs Fri
Dates Only four times a year – please check the starting dates here!
Size of classes max. 5 students per class
Level of language knowledge You need a good working knowledge of German, intermediate – advanced learners
Duration 2 weeks
Special You will have the opportunity to practice 2 real phone calls with German native speakers
Miscellaneous Only Business German class, no General German
Units Number of units depends on number of participants. See below.
Teachers Our Business German Course will be held by a German speaking native teacher holding a degree in business administration and/or having worked in a business environment.
Methods of teaching/learning Communicative & intercultural approach, collective gathering of specialized terminology & important phrases, repetition of grammar, role-plays, discussions, listening comprehension, individual, partner & group work, reading texts, written & oral exercises, response to student questions, interpreting diagrams & statistics, related to practice
Class rooms Class rooms are rented according to bookings. Early bookings are therefore very important for us. Please register early and you'll get a 15% Early Bird discount!
1 Unit 45 minutes
Minimum age 16 years
Fees Please check our course fees here!

Advantages of mini groups

Our classes do not exceed 5 persons but may very well be even smaller. The fewer students per class the more intense the tuition will become.

  • You will be able to speak a lot more
  • The learning experience is much more intense than in a larger group
  • The fewer students, the more intense the tuition becomes.
  • We can focus better on the needs of everybody.

Strong focus on conversation

Our experience shows that students want and need to train their talking ability the most. Usually they are already very strong in grammar and their writing skills. The weakest point usually is the ability to express themselves orally in German properly and fluently. Therefor we decided to focus on improving your talking skill. Our small classes will give you the opportunity to talk a lot - everybody just gets to talk more as there are only a few students.

Your listening comprehension will also be trained at the same time - all teachers are native speakers of German. Short reviews and exercices of grammar or pronunciation and vocabulary build-up complement our classes.

Course units

Please consider that we are a very small language school. If there are 3 - 5 students, you will have 4 units a day, from Monday to Thursday. If 2 students participate, 3 units per day will be held.

If you are the only person, we will reduce the number of units by half - in fact you'll get individual tuition at group rate. Should you be alone, you will receive 2 units of tuition. Even if time is shorter, you have the advantage of a teacher focusing 100% on your needs, so you will advance much faster and we can entirely concentrate on your needs.

Of course, individual lessons will not be reduced! You will definitely have 2 units of individual tuition on Friday!

Number of participants Units a day Units a week Tuition
3 - 5 students 4 units 16 units Mon - Thurs
2 students 3 units 12 units Mon - Thurs
1 student 2 units 8 units Mon - Thurs

Contents of course

Group Tuition

During group tuition we will focus on typical situations of written and oral communication that you will encounter in the German-speaking business world. Typical topics of oral expression are: telephoning, conducting negotiations, presentations, meetings, etc. of written expression: business letters, emails, memos, business reports, etc. Reading and discussion material that we will also use to rehearse some grammar topics or use for vocabulary build-up will focus on certain business areas like marketing or sales or other business-related topics like industries, markets, products, etc.

Individual Tuition - Real Phone Calls

We offer you the opportunity to practice your language skills of German Business by practicing two real phone calls. You can choose any topic or aspect of business communication you want, like a negotiation between business partners or a sales talk between seller and buyer in any business area you want. You can choose if you want to call or be called - typical it will be both.

The calls will be conducted in school and supervised by a teacher. A teacher will help you prepare for your phone call, sit by your side and take notes during the call. Your “business partner” will be a German native speaker holding the needed instructions to hold the conversation with you.

We think that practicing real phone calls with German native speakers is far better than practicing them with your fellow colleagues in class.

However, if you prefer to practice something else, the individual tuition can be designed anyhow you like it. Just tell us what you would like to focus on - writing or reading skill or talking about a special subject - it is all up to you!

Homework 

It is up to yourself how intense you want your German learning experience to be!
Our teachers will assign you homework from Monday to Thursday. This will give you the opportunity to practice grammar and new vocabulary all alone at home. It will help you remember the newly learned and give you the opportunity to ask questions the next day in class. 
The teacher will then either discuss the homework during class or take it home to correct it there. The more students take part in the homework the better the teacher can see if there are similar mistakes or what aspects should be explained better.
However, it is up to yourself! We are a language school but we are not like school. Our homework is voluntarily. If you do not want to do it, you don't have to. The teachers will not comment on this. 
Just please take into consideration that the discussion of the homework is part of the class, so please remain relaxed so others can discuss their homework.

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