German Language Training and Corporate German Courses in London
Whether your company is already doing business with German-speaking clients or looking to expand into Germany, Austria or Switzerland, research has shown that communicating in English is not nearly as effective as addressing your clients in their native language. And with Brexit looming, the need for German language skills will only increase in the years to come.
Having been educated at RWTH Aachen, the London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of Oxford, I have over 20 years of experience tutoring business clients in the German language tailored to their industry- in one-to-one tuition, group lessons and seminar formats. Since I founded Olesen Tuition in 2015, I have build a reputation with helping corporate clients achieve their goals in the German language in a shorter period of time than any of my competitors. My clients include banks, consultancies, IT and law firms, as well as software and technology companies, such as Bloomberg, Chartwell, Deutsche Finance, Facebook, and Palantir Technologies.
Throughout my teaching career I have developed a range of specific techniques and teaching materials that I will tailor to your objectives and your companies’ requirements, for example:
Pitching to German-speaking clients
Face-to-face and telephone conversations with clients in German
Professional letter and email communication
Conventions of business correspondence and meetings
Discussion and negotiation of contracts
As a native German, I also bring to my lessons a wealth of knowledge on the aspects of doing business in German beyond the language itself. This includes the intricacies of appropriate behaviour and forms of address, typical business etiquette and the nuances of professional and formal language. Understanding these cultural conventions will make any German-speaking audience all the more receptive to your message.
One-to-one or group training in German, with an emphasis on Business German or standardised German, either in-house at your London office, by Skype or wherever is convenient for you
Small group classes for two to ten employees ranging from absolute beginner level to advanced German
Tailored Business German courses for an array of sectors, such as Finance, Event Management, the Leisure Industry, Retail, Fashion, IT
Introductory meetings to assess level of German
Flexible lessons schedule or regular weekly slots, depending on your objectives. I teach full time seven days a week (Monday to Friday from 7am to 11pm, and 9am to 10pm on weekends).
Coursework correction outside of lessons.
Detailed course and progress reports.
Reading and translation of business correspondence and documents
Advising on language in letters or presentations
Preparation of employees for relocation to Germany
Assistance with the interviewing of new employees to assess their knowledge of German
I also one-off German language assessments for employees and intensive German courses.
Please contact me for a tailored quote.
I look forward to hearing from you.
with Jens Olesen
Founder and director of Olesen Tuition
£80 / hour
* including traveling expenses within zones 1 and 2 and teaching material (most of which I have designed myself).
For tuition outside of zones 1 and 2, as well as intensive German courses, please contact me for a tailored quote.
Please note that my tuition is subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy. In the event of a cancellation with less than 24 hours notice, the full fee will be charged.
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