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 fruitful as speaking to your clients in their native language.
Having been educated at RWTH Aachen University, the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, I have seventeen years of experience tutoring business clients in the German language, in one-to-one tuition, group lessons and seminar formats. Throughout my teaching career I have developed a range of specific techniques and teaching materials that I will tailor to your objectives and your businesses’ 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 audience all the more receptive to your message.
My German language services
One-to-one or group lessons in German, with an emphasis on Business German, either in-house at your London office, my office in Camden or via Skype.
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.
Fexible 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
Please contact me for a tailored quote. For more information about me, please click here.