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German in Edinburgh

Why learn German in Edinburgh? — Scotland's stunning capital city rich with history and beauty, Edinburgh is one of the U.K.'s most popular places to visit. And an amazing place to live! As of the 2011 Census, almost 490,000 people live in Edinburgh, and the population is expected to reach more than 600,000 in 2035. For those not already from the city, Edinburgh is a diverse city to choose as home. Residents come from all over the world, including almost 4,000 from Germany, according to the last Census. Edinburgh has also been a twin city with Munich since 1954. So, there are many links with Germany and the German language to find in Edinburgh! Taking German lessons in Edinburgh will help you explore them better!


What links do Germany and Scotland share? According to Scotland’s Chief Statistician, Germany is Scotland's fourth largest export market internationally, hitting sales of around £1.75 billion annually. German industry is also present in Scotland itself. German firms Siemens, Bosch, E.On, and T-Mobile all have bases in Scotland, with many of their staff from Edinburgh. You will also find German investment in many of the industries in Scotland. Deutsche Venture Capital invest in reproductive health products, and CBG Commerz Group produce smart tools for banking. With Scotland's ongoing strategy for a stronger engagement with Germany, there will be much more investment like this provides! Studying German in Edinburgh could open incredible employment doors for you if you work in any of these sectors.

Learning German will give you more opportunities than purely for working. German is an official language of six countries, including Germany, meaning your travel experiences and horizons grow the moment you start to practise! Germany itself is no more than a two-hour flight away directly from Edinburgh's international airport. Alternatively, if you're pushed for time, you can experience some of what Germany has to offer right here in Edinburgh. Edinburgh's Oktoberfest takes place annually in October and November, bringing you the best in German beer. On The Roll and Bier Hoose are just two of the German restaurants and bars in the city. The Edinburgh International Film Festival runs every December/January, showcasing around five German films each year. In 2018 these included “Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder” by Fritz Lang, and “Supa Modo” by Likarion Wainaina. And the German Christmas Market held on Princes Street each year is always a crowd pleaser with sweet treats and homemade goods. So whether it's food, cinema, or something to take home, you can have a taste of Germany right here in Edinburgh! Taking German courses in Edinburgh will make your German adventures all the more enjoyable for you, wherever you take them!

In short, learning German will bring you multiple opportunities. Our courses are tailor-made whatever your needs, however busy your schedule. Why not take our free online German level test, or make a quick enquiry to get started?

Interesting Language Facts

Europe boasts about 225 indigenous languages.

Bilingualism helps delay the mental aging process!

One out of every four people has at least some knowledge of the English language.
WHY people learn GERMAN?
Business in German-speaking countries
Communicate with friends and family abroad
Use in work/school

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1-on-1 General German Course in Edinburgh

Our general one-on-one courses in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Our German courses in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh (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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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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Client testimonials

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”I really enjoyed my first lesson the German teacher was of great help.”

Alexei Veprentev German course in Edinburgh

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