The GERMAN ACADEMY for Business
We teach your employees
German language and business culture
so they can integrate,
be more efficient and become a greater asset to your company
Does this resonate with you?
Your employees are highly trained but they don’t know enough German to communicate clearly or understand all the details of what is required from them?
They are highly motivated but lack an understanding of German business culture?
They are willing to give their best but lack confidence, cannot contribute fully in meetings, or represent your company professionally?
We at SimplyGerman have been teaching German language and business culture to employees in large London-based companies for over 20 years.
Established 1999, we are one of London’s most respected language schools.
Trusted by these companies
We are now offering our teaching expertise in an online programme:
Our Online Academy consists of a variety of high quality, interactive teaching videos, grouped into various units:
Teaching videos on:
how to introduce yourself in a business situation
how to make small talk with colleagues at the office
German business culture
how to use formal vocabulary specifically for business meetings
All videos contain interactive exercises where students get to speak and practice what they’ve learned right inside the videos.
A great number of dedicated grammar videos on all the topics that students typically need help with, ranging in difficulty from beginners to advanced.
Topics such as
the accusative case
With exercise sections for speaking practice.
Plus downloadable written exercises.
Teaching modern, authentic German, showing students how German is actually spoken - at real speed, with colloquial expressions.
The teaching videos then "decode" and explain the language used and practice newly learned words and expression right inside the video. This helps students make the leap to understanding “real” German.
Plus, written transcripts and written exercises.
Monthly group lessons via skype with an experienced native German teacher. These classes are included at no additional cost.
In these live classes students have a chance to
increase fluency and confidence
chat to a native speaker and interact with each other
ask their questions
improve their pronunciation
The classes also provide accountability as well as support for the students to ensure they continue their own regular learning online.
The Online Format
Students choose the videos and topics that are relevant and interesting for them.
This means they
learn more quickly
feel more motivated
enjoy the study material
and retention rates are higher
Watch this 3 min video to find out how the Academy works
We're not just another online course. Our videos are not computer generated.
We feature real teachers who interact with students like in real life, making students feel that they’re learning from a human being.
Some feedback from our students:
Try the Academy now, risk free. No tie-in and no long term contracts. Cancel any time.
CANCEL ANY TIME, ONLY PAY FOR WHAT YOU USE
There is no minimum contract length. Payment is on a monthly basis. Cancel anytime and pay only for that month.
Try the Academy risk-free.
We are confident you and your employees will see the benefits.
If it's not a good fit for you simply cancel any time. You will only be charged for that month.
Best for Small Businesses
Smaller number of students
€ 99 per month
For 1-5 students
Standard number of students
Larger number of students
€ 199 per month
For 11-20 students
€ 149 per month
For 6-10 students
Why choose us?
Our classes are taught by real humans, not computer generated
Our monthly fees are all inclusive: live tutoring with native speaker tutors included at no extra cost
Sign up is risk free. We charge monthly only for what you use. No long term contracts and no tie-ins. Cancel any time.
SimplyGerman's ONLINE ACADEMY
Join the Academy today.
The Academy's main benefits:
Clips from German films
Teaching authentic German - and fun to watch
under each line of dialogue
of the clips in writing
of HOW things were said (not just WHAT)
there and then, inside each video
the whole clip again without interruptions to get used to German at real speed.
Lots of dedicated video lessons on all the difficult grammar topics. For examples:
the difference between in and im
how to use the three words for to: in, zu, and nach
modal particles: their meanings and how to use them
all the meanings of doch
three words for when: wenn, wann, and als
difference between sollen and sollten
and so much more.
Every video comes with lots of
to make sure you have understood the grammar and are able to use it correctly and with confidence.
Doing Small Talk in German
What topics are safe? How to start a conversation? How to keep it going?
Some topics we cover:
I think we haven't met yet, nice to meet you, how is it going, how has your day been etc
too hot, too cold...
The situation you find yourself in:
e.g. at an event, at a party
small talk with colleagues
how to talk about nice things you've noticed on the other person
The World of Work
How German is spoken at work.
what questions to expect, how to answer them in German, helping you be totally prepared, culturally as well as language-wise.
specific phrases and words to use in meetings at work to sound more professional
Phrases for Everyday Life
properly in German(y) - formally with Sie and informally with du, in business and in private
Come in, sit down, can I offer you a drink?
and how to accept one.
I'll get you to practice remembering and saying the phrases out loud.
Really practical everyday stuff so you can feel confident you are getting these first interactions right.
Live Tutoring with Speaking Practice
Once a month there is a live class, screen to screen, on skype/zoom.
Talk with a native speaker, become more fluent and more confident.
Practice correct pronunciation
These classes are always recorded, available later at any time.