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German in Edinburgh

Scotland's stunning capital city, Edinburgh, is one of the UK's most popular places to visit, rich with history and beauty. As of the 2011 census, almost 490,000 people live in Edinburgh, and the population is expected to reach more than 600,000 by 2035, demonstrating its appeal. 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. But ties between the city and Germany run deeper, still, as Edinburgh has been twinned with Munich since 1954. So, there are many links with Germany and the German language to discover in Edinburgh, and the better your German, the more you will uncover! Taking German lessons in Edinburgh will help you explore them, so contact us today to get started.

Why Study German in Edinburgh

Learn German for Business: According to Scotland’s chief statistician, Germany is Scotland's fourth-largest export market, hitting sales of around £1.75 billion, annually. German industry is also present in Edinburgh itself. German firms Siemens, Bosch, E.On, and T-Mobile all have bases in the city and are always looking for bilingual speakers to add to their teams. Learn German today to get an advantage over monolingual candidates when applying for a job! You will also find German investment in many of the industries operating in Scotland. Deutsche Venture Capital, for example, invests in reproductive health products, and CBG Commerz Group produces smart tools for banking. Thus, if you work in any of these sectors, studying German in Edinburgh could open incredible employment doors for you.

Learn German for Travel and Culture: Learning German will give you more opportunities besides the professional. German is an official language of six countries, including Germany, meaning your potential for deep and meaningful travel experiences grows the moment you start to learn it! Germany itself is no more than a two-hour direct flight away from Edinburgh's international airport. Alternatively, if you are pushed for time, you can experience some of what Germany has to offer right here in Edinburgh. The local Oktoberfest, for example, takes place annually in October and November, bringing you the best in German beer. Plus, the Edinburgh International Film Festival runs every December, showcasing around five German films each year. So, whether it is food, cinema, or buying a souvenir to take home, you can have a taste of Germany right here in Edinburgh. And taking German courses in Edinburgh will make your German adventures all the more enjoyable for you!

For Social: Edinburgh also offers a lot of possibilities to get to know people who share your passion for the German language and culture. For example, you can join the Edinburgh German Meetup, a group that brings together native German speakers and people who have learned German as a second language. They meet up once a month for a drink and a chat (in German), mostly at themed bars and restaurants, like On The Roll and Bier Hoose. Take advantage of this opportunity to socialise and impress your new friends by ordering delicious food, such as bratwurst, schnitzel and strudel, using the German pronunciation you learn with us at Language Trainers!


Where to Learn German in and around Edinburgh

Learning German in Edinburgh is a very convenient experience if you study with us at Language Trainers! We have a dedicated team of professional teachers who can go to your home or office. Or, if you choose to take your lessons in a public place, some great options are the Lowdown Coffee Shop on George Street, the contemporary-style Fortitude Coffee Shop in the heart of the city or even the National Library of Scotland, located on George IV Bridge. 

And if you are based outside of Edinburgh, do still reach out to us. We can provide you with an excellent German tutor in Dundee, Glasgow, Dunfermline and Aberdeen.

Start studying German today! Let’s go, lass uns gehenAnd if you are not an absolute beginner, please take our free online level test so we can gauge your level and then start designing a programme that truly suits your needs!

Sign up for our German lessons in Edinburgh today! Schedule your lessons whenever you want them, so you can always find time to study, regardless of your timetable or location. You don’t even have to leave home to meet your teacher!

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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.

Client testimonials

See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.

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

Alexei Veprentev German course in Edinburgh

”Our teacher balances the structure of the class very well between having general conversations in German and learning new grammar and language structure.”

Sean Walsh German course in Reading, Engineer, Texas Instruments