Business German courses in Berlin

German for Professional Purposes @ GLS Berlin

The GLS campus in Berlin offers a true business class environment for professionals who want to learn German for their career. The campus has  5***** star facilities and on site accommodation (50 apartments & 72 hotel rooms in a Berlin landmark under monument protection). GLS business clients include Rolls Royce, Fendi and Amnesty International.

Business Class - German Courses for Professionals in Berlin:

German for success
Communicating effectively in German (all professions)

Communicating effectively in German (all professions)

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Content: Communicating successfully in German (all professions)

Regardless in which field you work, whether in architecture, design, engineering or management - this course is for you, if you need German in your workplace. This course will help you to communicate professionally in German: on the phone, by mail, in meetings, while presenting, reporting or negotiating. The focus is not on a specific profession and its terminology, but on the German, every professional needs in order to be successful in Germany or with German business partners.

Textbooks: Alltag, Beruf & Co, Dialog Beruf
Interactive smart boards in every class room & access to additional teaching materials online 

Three course types:

  1. One-to-one: 20, 30 or 40 lessons à 45 minutes per week | all levels | start every Monday
  2. Private mini-group: Bring up to 5 friends or colleagues on the same level and split the cost
  3. Combination of group plus one-to-one: 30 or 40 lessons per week = 20 group lessons (max. 12 participants) + 10 or 20 individual lessons. The group lessons train General German, the individual lessons Business German. 

 

Timetable

Monday *TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
09.00 - 10.302 lessons (either one-to-one or in a group of max 12**)
Break - enjoy the garden or have a coffee in the cafeteria
11.00 - 12.302 lessons (either one-to-one or in a group of max 12)
Lunch in cafeteria (sample menue) or GLS restaurant
13.15 - 14.452 lessons (one-to-one)
Break
15.302 lessons (one-to-one) 

* On Mondays classes start at 10 am, due to the placement test. 
** Please note: the groups train General German, not Business German. If you opt for a group, you will have a combination of General German (in the group)  and Business German (one-to-one). 

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Legal German
German course for lawyers, law students and legal professionals

German course for lawyers, law students and legal professionals

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Content: Legal German for lawyers & legal professionals

The course German for lawyers, law students & legal professionals focuses on the German that is used in the field of law. You learn how to read, to understand and formulate juridical phrases in German and will gain confidence in their usage. The context of the course will be German and European law. On request meetings with German lawyers in Berlin can be arranged.

Interactive smart boards in every class room & access to additional teaching materials online 

 

Three course types:

  1. One-to-one: 20, 30 or 40 lessons à 45 minutes per week | all levels | start every Monday
  2. Private mini-group: Bring up to 5 friends or colleagues on the same level and split the cost
  3. Combination of group plus one-to-one: 30 or 40 lessons per week = 20 group lessons (max. 12 participants) + 10 or 20 individual lessons. The group lessons train General German, the individual lessons Business German. 

 

Timetable

Monday *TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
09.00 - 10.302 lessons (either one-to-one or in a group of max 12**)
Break - enjoy the garden or have a coffee in the cafeteria
11.00 - 12.302 lessons (either one-to-one or in a group of max 12)
Lunch in cafeteria (sample menue) or GLS restaurant
13.15 - 14.452 lessons (one-to-one)
Break
15.302 lessons (one-to-one) 

* On Mondays classes start at 10 am, due to the placement test. 
** Please note: the groups train General German, not Business German. If you opt for a group, you will have a combination of General German (in the group)  and Business German (one-to-one). 

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Teacher Training (IH)
For teachers of German as a foreign language

For teachers of German as a foreign language

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GLS is a teacher training center for teachers of German as a foreign language.

GLS is certified by IH International House and prepares for the IH Certificate for Teaching German as a Foreign Language (IHC German). The certificate is equivalent to the CELTA certificate in teaching English and enables those holding it to teach German as a foreign language in the private sector in Germany and abroad. Prep courses for the certificate last 4 weeks and are bookable for applicants who speak German on a native-speaker level (i.e. advanced C2). Find more info here

Interactive smart boards in every class room & access to additional teaching materials online 

For non-native speakers who teach German 

... we offer a customized teacher training, that requires knowledge of German on level B2/C1: Topics available for teacher training are: 

  • Organizational skills: Lesson planning, classroom management, social interaction, teacher- and learner talking time
  • Teaching skills: Communicative teaching, presentation-practice-production, test-teach-test, guided discovery of language
  • Student focus:  Improving reading, listening, writing, pronouncing skills
  • Materials: course books, extra material, recycling materials, smartboards and blended learning

Certificate

The teacher training on level B2/C1 does not finish with the IHC German certificate, as prerequisite for that is a longer course of 4 weeks plus knowledge of German on native-speaker level. But you will receive a GLS certificate documenting your participation in a teacher training containg IH-certified modules.

Course types:

  1. One-to-one: 20, 30 or 40 lessons à 45 minutes per week | all levels | start every Monday
  2. Private mini-group: Bring up to 5 friends or colleagues on the same level and split the cost | 20, 30 or 40 lessons per week
  3. Combination of group plus one-to-one: 30 or 40 lessons per week = 20 group lessons (max. 12 participants) + 10 or 20 individual lessons. The group lessons train General German, the individual lessons Business German. 

 

Timetable

Monday *TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
09.00 - 10.302 lessons (either one-to-one or in a group of max 12**)
Break - enjoy the garden or have a coffee in the cafeteria
11.00 - 12.302 lessons (either one-to-one or in a group of max 12)
Lunch in cafeteria (sample menue) or GLS restaurant
13.15 - 14.452 lessons (one-to-one)
Break
15.302 lessons (one-to-one) 

* On Mondays classes start at 10 am, due to the placement test. 
** Please note: the groups train General German, not Business German. If you opt for a group, you will have a combination of General German (in the group)  and Business German (one-to-one). 

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Erasmus+ Scholarships
For professionals in educational institutions

For professionals in educational institutions

EU-funded German courses for professionals working in educational institutions

You are interested in a scholarship for your German language course? Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education and training. Funded are language courses for members of educational organizations (teachers and administrative staff).

1) Who can apply for a scholarship?

Individuals are not allowed to apply for the funding. The application is done by your institution (e.g. a school, an educational institution, an association)

2) Ask your employer if they applied for funding. (The deadline for applications is February 1st, 2018). You can find information on the programme and the application procedure here: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/node_en 

3) If your institution successfully applied for funding please contact us and reserve a place in the course. We are glad to help you with any questions. +49 30 780089-731, erasmus-plus@gls-berlin.de 

Erasmus+: Your course options

All courses include 30 teaching units per week à 45 minutes.

NameContentLevelsGroup size
1Intensive German lessonsPDFA1 - C1max. 8
2Methodology for teachers of GermanPDFmin. B2max. 8
3Combination of German lessons (20/week) + 
Methodology (10/week) - select M1, M2 or M3
min. B2max. 12*
3.1.M1: Learning & Teaching German (GFL)PDF
3.2M2: Exploiting Resources to Develop SkillsPDF
3.3M3: Developing the Four SkillsPDF
4General German lessons (20/week) +
German for Professionals (10/week)
PDFmin A2max. 12*
5General German lessons (20/week) + 
German Culture/Civilisation (10/week)
PDFA1 - A2max. 12*


 * max. 12 per group in the morning,  max. 6 in the afternoon

Dates & Prices 2018 

No.1 Week2 WeeksBegins
1370 €580 €Every Monday (Beginners only 1st MON/month)
2695 €1.260 €MAR 5, JUN 4, NOV 12
3.1695 €1.260 €MAR 5, APR 9, JUN 4, SEP 10, NOV 12
3.2695 €1.260 €MAR 12, APR 16, JUN 11, SEP 17, NOV 19
3.3695 €1.260 €MAR 19, APR 23, JUN 18, SEP 24, NOV 26
4695 €1.260 €Every Monday
5695 €1.260 €Every Monday


How to book

Please contact us via an email to erasmus-plus@gls-berlin.de letting us know:

  • your name, address, contact details
  • which Erasmus+ course you´d like to book (incl. starting date and no. of weeks)
  • your current level of German

We look forward to hearing from you and will contact you within max. 48 hours (exept weekends). 

 

For journalists
German courses for journalists

German courses for journalists

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Content: German for journalists

Germany’s print media, the most important radio and TV stations as well as multimedia groups will be introduced. The course German for journalists backs up German skills like telephoning, information gathering, skim-reading, drafting short exposes and manuscripts as well as interviewing. If requested visits to editorial offices in Berlin can be arranged.

Interactive smart boards in every class room & access to additional teaching materials online 

 

Three course types:

  1. One-to-one: 20, 30 or 40 lessons à 45 minutes per week | all levels | start every Monday
  2. Private mini-group: Bring up to 5 friends or colleagues on the same level and split the cost
  3. Combination of group plus one-to-one: 30 or 40 lessons per week = 20 group lessons (max. 12 participants) + 10 or 20 individual lessons. The group lessons train General German, the individual lessons Business German. 

 

Timetable

Monday *TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
09.00 - 10.302 lessons (either one-to-one or in a group of max 12**)
Break - enjoy the garden or have a coffee in the cafeteria
11.00 - 12.302 lessons (either one-to-one or in a group of max 12)
Lunch in cafeteria (sample menue) or GLS restaurant
13.15 - 14.452 lessons (one-to-one)
Break
15.302 lessons (one-to-one) 

* On Mondays classes start at 10 am, due to the placement test. 
** Please note: the groups train General German, not Business German. If you opt for a group, you will have a combination of General German (in the group)  and Business German (one-to-one). 

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Medical German
Medical German courses for doctors, nurses and hospital staff

Medical German courses for doctors, nurses and hospital staff

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1. Content: Medical German courses for doctors in Berlin

The minimum requirement for this course is level B1+. The German course for doctors Deutsch für Mediziner is aimed at foreign doctors, who already practise or who would like to practise their profession in Germany. It prepares medical doctors for everyday situations in the hospital and improves their ability to communicate in German, so that they can communicate better with their patients and colleagues in their everyday work. Upon request, the course prepares doctors for the examination "telc Deutsch B2-C1 Medizin" (GLS is a testing center for the exam). The main focus of the German course for doctors is on communication with patients. Other topics are:  

  • The human anatomy and psyche 
  • Diseases and therapies 
  • Medical history, diagnosis and physical examinations 
  • Discussions with patients and verbal communication 
  • Case presentations 
  • Medical equipment in the operating theatre and on the ward 
  • Consultations with patients 
  • Medical documentation 
  • Medical reports and letters 
  • Health care and hopital care 
  • Intercultural training 
  • Preparation for the examination “telc Deutsch B2-C1 Medizin“ 

When you register for the course please indicate if you would also like to take the examination “telc Deutsch B2-C1 Medizin“ (170 € exam fee). Please note: this is a language course, it does not prepare you for the licence to practice medicine.   

 

2. Content: Medical German courses for nurses & hospital staff

The minimum requirement for the course is level A2. This German course for nurses and medical staff enables international healthcare professionals to communicate in German, which is essential for working in Germany. The course trains the medical German that is used in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Upon request the course includes preparation for the exam "telc Deutsch B1 - B2 Pflege" (GLS is an official testing center for the exam). The main focus of the German course for nursing staff is on communication with patients and colleagues. Other topics are:  

  • Anatomy and psyche 
  • Nutrition
  • Personal hygiene
  • Drug administration 
  • Medical documentation
  • Intercultural training
  • Communication with patients and their families 
  • Communication with doctors and colleagues

When you register for the course please indicate if you would also like to take the examination "telc Deutsch B1 - B2 Pflege" (170 € exam fee). 

Three course types:

  1. One-to-one: 20, 30 or 40 lessons à 45 minutes per week | all levels | start every Monday
  2. Private mini-group: Bring up to 5 friends or colleagues on the same level and split the cost
  3. Combination of group plus one-to-one: 30 or 40 lessons per week = 20 group lessons (max. 12 participants) + 10 or 20 individual lessons. The group lessons train General German, the individual lessons Business German. 

 

Timetable

Monday *TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
09.00 - 10.302 lessons (either one-to-one or in a group of max 12**)
Break - enjoy the garden or have a coffee in the cafeteria
11.00 - 12.302 lessons (either one-to-one or in a group of max 12)
Lunch in cafeteria (sample menue) or GLS restaurant
13.15 - 14.452 lessons (one-to-one)
Break
15.302 lessons (one-to-one) 

* On Mondays classes start at 10 am, due to the placement test. 
** Please note: the groups train General German, not Business German. If you opt for a group, you will have a combination of General German (in the group)  and Business German (one-to-one). 

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Skype training
German one-to-one

German one-to-one

The minimum booking is 10 lessons à 45 minutes à 50 €.

How to book

Please contact us via an email to skype@gls-berlin.de letting us know:

  • your name, address, contact details
  • your current level of German
  • your goals and needs
  • how many lessons you´d like to book 
  • your native language
  • the time frame you have in mind (lessons taken within eg. 2 or 12 weeks)
  • the course times you prefer, daytime or evening (please consider possible time differences: world time zone map).

This information helps us to match you with a teacher meeting your requirements. We will contact you within max. 48 hours (exept weekends). You can arrange course days and times directly with your teacher via Doodle, and if you wish GLS will issue a certificate documenting your level of German.

Business German courses in Berlin, Germany

How we teach

Iris, one of ten GLS teachers specialized in teaching Business German. Iris has taught executives, politicians and diplomats and has been with GLS for more than 9 years: More about how we teach