German in Oxford
German is the most widely-spoken native language of the European Union, according to a 2012 report by the European Commission, with 95-100 million native speakers. And you don’t have to go to Germany to practise - there are plenty of opportunities in Oxford! Taking German classes can help you find a new bilingual job, make new friends with a similar interest in the language and even make the most out of your trips to German-speaking countries, such as Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Contact us today so we can discuss your options for taking a language course!
Why Study German in Oxford
For Work: 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, in 2017, announced 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, then, will make you a rather attractive candidate for employment. And BMW is not the only company looking to hire German speakers. Unipart Group is an international logistics and manufacturing company that has partners in Austria and Germany. Also, TI Automotive, a manufacturer of automotive fluid storage and delivery systems, has their headquarters in Oxford, with overseas subsidiaries in Germany. Simply put, 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!
For Culture and Social: Those who want to make friends with an interest in the German language while also experiencing this fascinating culture can find many instances for doing so in Oxford. For example, if you have children, you can take them to the kleine Spatzen (“little sparrows”), a German playgroup that meets regularly for children to participate in German arts, crafts and songs. They also organise special events to celebrate German holidays – the perfect way to share the German culture with your family! You can also join the Cheltenham German Club, founded in 1949, which offers a warm welcome to anyone interested in the language and culture of German-speaking countries. Monthly meetings are conducted in German and provide the opportunity to socialise and listen to talks ranging from literature to music, history to politics - all with a German focus. Take advantage of this opportunity and put your German skills into use!
For Travel: 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 into 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 exchange programmes to strengthen the relationship between the UK and Germany. 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. You can also make the most out of your visits to Germany and Austria, for example. In a little over 1 hour, you can be in Frankfurt, communicating with the locals using the speaking skills you learn with us at Language Trainers!
Where to Learn German in and around Oxford
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. Get in touch with us today and we will arrange for a native teacher to go to your home or office, or you can meet at a public place, if you prefer. The Oxford Public Library on Pontiac Street is the ideal place to study, but there are also many cafés, like Art Café at 14 New Road or The Grand Café at 84 High Street, where you can meet your instructor.
And if you are not based in Oxford exactly but want to study German, you can still get in touch with us. We have amazing teachers waiting to get started in Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Aylesbury, Bicester and Carterton.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go, lass uns gehen! If you are not an absolute beginner, you can take our free German Level Test so we can assess your skills and then design a personalised course that suits your preferences and abilities!
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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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”I thoroughly enjoyed the course in particular as they were one-to-one lessons.”German course in, Sasol UK Ltd
”It is some time since I had German lessons however their usefulness remains invaluable to me.”German course in Exeter, HR Advisor, Heathcoat Fabrics Limited