German in Birmingham
German is the primary language of Germany and an official language in Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland. With over 200 million speakers worldwide, it can be heard anywhere in the world, and Birmingham is no exception. According to the UK’s 2011 census, Birmingham is the second-most populated city in England, right behind London, with over two million residents, and 3,000 of them are German speakers. There are numerous career and job opportunities for those who speak the language, not to mention advantages for social and cultural purposes. Order your drink in German at Oktoberfest and connect with the local community of German speakers on a whole new level. Take the plunge and start learning German with us at Language Trainers!
Why Study German in Birmingham
For Culture: Studying German in Birmingham will give you the knowledge and resources that you need to soak up the German language and culture for yourself, whether that’s through a trip to Germany or by staying here in town. Over the past couple of decades, for example, Birmingham has been home to the Frankfurt Christmas Market, an outdoor market that attracts more than five million visitors each year. With crowds drawing from all over the world, why wouldn’t you want to learn German in Birmingham and put it to test at this festive time of year? Aside from the Frankfurt Christmas Market, Birmingham also celebrates Oktoberfest! Put on your lederhosen and enjoy a variety of deliciously cold beers, German food, live music and an abundance of games and themed activities! Sing along to the German polka music using the flawless pronunciation you learn with us at Language Trainers.
For Work: Learning German in the city will also help you to advance your career and get a better job. According to a 2018 report by the University of Birmingham, the United Kingdom has been a crucial asset to Germany’s trading in the car and energy industry. Also, the West Midlands remains the leading UK region for attracting Foreign Direct Investment, and Germany was ranked as the second-highest source of investment in Birmingham, according to figures from the Department for International Trade. So, the city has attracted a number of leading companies over the last decade, such as Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd and Kaercher, who are always looking for fluent German speakers to add to their teams. So, taking a language course will certainly help you stand out if you apply for a job at one of these companies!
For Social: If you are looking to make new friends who also love the German language and culture, you can join the InterNations group for Germans in Birmingham. This language exchange group aims at bringing together German expats living in the city, but they also welcome everyone who would like to learn the language and get recommendations as to where to eat roast pork with knödel. Another option is the Birmingham German Group, though all the participants must have at least an intermediate level of German to be able to participate in their conversations. Get ready for these gatherings with us at Language Trainers and feel at ease putting your language skills to use! These meetings are usually held at German-themed restaurants, such as Herman ze German on Grand Central Street or Franzls on Milcote Road. In both places, you can order tasty German beer, brawts and Bavarian pretzels using the German pronunciation you learn in your language course!
Where to Learn German in and around Birmingham
Let’s start with German today! Studying with Language Trainers is very easy and convenient, as we personalise every course to your preferences and requirements. Our tutors are native German speakers who can go to your home, office or a public place, if you prefer. Some options around Birmingham are the Library of Birmingham on Broad Street or nice coffee shops like 200 Degrees Coffee Shop (on Colmore Row) and Six Eight Kafe (on Curzon Street).
Do you want to take a German course with us but do not live in downtown Birmingham? Don’t worry, we have amazing tutors waiting to start teaching in Coventry, Dudley, West Bromwich, Walsall and Solihull.
Reach out to us today. Let’s go, lass uns gehen! And if you have some knowledge of German, you should take our free German level Test so we can gauge your abilities and offer you a course package tailored to your needs.
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Bilingual adults receive advantages over their monolingual counterparts, such as higher average salaries and more career opportunities.
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1-on-1 General German Course in Birmingham
Our general one-on-one courses in Birmingham 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 Birmingham
Our German courses in Birmingham 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 Birmingham (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 Birmingham
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