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German in New York

New York City is the home of Broadway, the Yankees, the Statue of Liberty, and is one of the best cities in the US to celebrate Oktoberfest. The Big Apple has been committed to German culture and traditions since 1784 when the German Society of New York City was founded. Since that time, New York has grown to be a diverse metropolis with 19.8 million people in 2018 and 800 spoken languages, but it has also remained a hub of German culture in the United States. Among the city's varied neighborhoods, there are still areas where German is spoken, so taking German lessons in New York City will be an asset if you are looking to make new friends or to find a new job.

Why Study German in New York City

For Work and Travel: German is the most widely spoken native language in the EU and the second most popular Germanic language after English. If you are planning to go on holidays to a German-speaking country, you will be pleased to know New York is very well connected, with direct flights to Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Germany. All of these countries either have German as an official language or have huge German-speaking communities, so taking classes with us will prove very useful when traveling! If you want to advance in your career, German courses in New York City will open doors for you professionally. For example, you can contact the German-American Chamber of Commerce office on Pine St, an institution founded in 1987 that today has a database of 3,700 German firms across the United States.

For Culture: If you are not looking for a job but are more interested in German culture, you will be glad to know there are many places in New York where you can experience it. You can visit the Neue Galerie New York, a museum of early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design located in the William Starr Miller House on 86th Street. Founded in 2001, it features the work of famous artists such as Gustav Klimt and also of local artists of German origin, who usually attend the exhibitions themselves. Why not approach them after the event to practice the German pronunciation you acquire with Language Trainers?

For Social: Those more interested in making friends with a similar interest in German can join the New York City German Culture Group. With more than 4,800 members who meet in their monthly events, this group aims at joining people who are interested in the German culture, no matter their origin or language level. After the meeting, why not go to a German restaurant with your friends and impress them with your vocabulary and pronunciation? For example, Heidelberg Restaurant on 2nd Avenue is a friendly and warm space for lovers of the Austrian-German cuisine. And don’t forget you can also experience the traditional Oktoberfest at Watermark Bar on South St. without leaving the USA! You can try authentic German beer, lederhosen, pretzels and have fun with the stein holding contests!

 

Where to Learn German in and around New York City

Whether you’re looking to enjoy Oktoberfest at its maximum, travel across Europe or get ahead in your career, learning German in New York City is the right move. Join the 100 million people who speak German worldwide and allow it to be your passport to fun and success. The best part is you don’t have to do this all on your own. At Language Trainers, we specialize in finding the best possible German trainer for your needs, to teach you at a time and location to suit you. Contact us and we will arrange for a tutor to go to your home or workplace. You can also meet at a public place, such as the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue, Café Grumpy on 42nd St and Genes Café Madison Avenue on 660 Madison Ave.

And if you are not based in downtown New York, you can also contact us. We have excellent teachers available to start today in Hempstead, Newark, Elizabeth, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Long Island, Union City, White Plains, and Clifton.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, lass uns gehen! Take our free German level test online and we will start designing a customized course suitable to your skills and abilities!

Interesting Language Facts

Over 50% of company recruiters look for language skills on potential employee's resumes.

US federal law provides up to a $1,000 raise in monthly proficiency pay for bilingual military personnel.

21% of Americans speak a language other than English at home.
WHY people learn GERMAN?
1.
Business in German-speaking countries
2.
Personal reasons (communicating with friends and family abroad)
3.
Use in work/school
NUMBER of SPEAKERS
Native
120
Million
Non-Native
80
Million
GERMAN

JOKE
—„Herr Doktor, irgendwie bin ich in letzter Zeit so vergesslich.“
—„Wie äußert sich das denn?“
—„Was?“
Foreign Language Speakers
in NEW YORK
29.28%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in NEW YORK
50%
of population

1-on-1 General German Course in New York

Our general one-on-one courses in New York 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 New York

Our German courses in New York 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.

2-to-1 and Small Group
German Courses in New York (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.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in German
30 Hours
Elementary
150 Hours
Intermediate
400 Hours
Advanced
12328
people have taken our
German level test.
1087
language teachers in New York
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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Language Taught: Swahili

Jane is a native Swahili language trainer who was born in Kenya. She holds of Master’s degree in International Education Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she currently teaches university students. She has also served as an interpreter for businesses in the United States.

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Our clients from New York include:


BGL Group Ltd

Hewitt Associates

Kälte Eckert GmbH

Sykes Anderson LLP


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How to Book

Take our German Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn German and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your German tutor’s details.

Begin your German training and receive your German course book.

Throughout your German course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in German-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

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