German in Oxford
Why learn German in Oxford? – After spending the weekend in Munich with your friends, you may have realized speaking German would’ve been helpful. It may look similar to English at times (bier is beer, right?), but understanding German will help you navigate so much more than a menu! German is the most widely-spoken native language in the European Union, according to a 2012 report by the European Commission, with anywhere between 95-100 million native speakers. And you don’t have to go to Germany to practise - you will have plenty of opportunities in Oxford!
As the biggest economy in the EU, Germany is home to many international businesses that have great relationships with the UK. One such company is BMW, which announced in 2017 that production of the first fully electric Mini would be built at the Oxford plant – a decision that illustrates the bond and trust between the two countries. Learning German in Oxford will make you a rather attractive candidate with incredible opportunity for growth!
But BMW isn’t the only company looking to hire German speakers. Unipart Group is an international logistics and manufacturing company that has partners in Austria and Germany. TI Automotive, a manufacturer of automotive fluid storage and delivery systems, has their headquarters in Oxford, and oversees subsidiaries in Germany. Studying German in Oxford will give you an advantage when applying to any company that conducts business in both the UK and any German-speaking country!
Oxford’s relationship with Germany doesn’t simply end with its business relations. Taking German courses in Oxford will broaden your social and cultural opportunities as well! And the kleine Spatzen (“little sparrows”) is a German playgroup that meets regularly for children to participate in German arts, crafts, and songs. They also organize special events to celebrate German holidays – a perfect way to share German culture with your family!
Learning German will also be useful if you ever visit Oxford’s sister city Bonn, or if you host any Bonn residents as part of an exchange! While it’s historically known as Beethoven’s birthplace, Bonn is quickly growing to be an international city. It is the headquarters for Deutsche Post (which owns DHL), Deutsche Telekom, and the United Nations Campus built in 2006. Since 1947, Oxford and Bonn have shared cultural ideas and offered exchange programs to strengthen the relationship between the two countries. And to celebrate the cities being twinned together, Oxford and Bonn welcome residents of each other’s cities every four years to take part in various cultural events. By taking German classes in Oxford, you can access unique opportunities to explore German culture through Oxford’s relationship with Bonn.
Whether you choose to take German lessons in Oxford for job opportunities or cultural exploration, Language Trainers has a variety of German language courses to fit your schedule and meet your needs. We offer instruction in small group settings as well as one-on-one Skype sessions, all at various times. Take our free online German test and send us a quick enquiry to get started! Still have questions about learning German in Oxford? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or feel free to contact us.
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1-on-1 General German Course in Oxford
Our general one-on-one courses in Oxford 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 Oxford
Our German courses in Oxford 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 Oxford (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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