German in San Francisco

German is among the ten most commonly spoken languages in the world, with more than 220 million speakers, and 1.06 million of them live in the United States. Did you know that, according to the 2011 Census, 106 thousand people in San Francisco speak German? Taking a language course, then, will increase your job opportunities and give you the chance to connect with the growing German and Austrian communities in San Francisco. It’s very easy to get started with us at Language Trainers. Just send us a message and we will start designing a course that fits your abilities and schedule.

 

Why Study German in San Francisco

For Work: If you are you looking to build a career or find a job in the U.S. or Germany, Austria or Switzerland, then the Germany-USA Career Center will help you connect with the right companies. Their representatives speak both English and their native language, so this is a great opportunity to impress them with your German after taking some lessons with Language Trainers. You can also contact the Representative of German Business for the Western United States (GACC West), located in San Francisco on Montgomery Street. Ever since 2004, this institution has acted as a link between German and American companies and organizations. Austria does not fall behind when it comes to doing business with the USA. In 2017, Open Austria was founded on Tehama St, an organization with the mission of connecting Austrian entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists and creative minds to the Valley. And if you are in the technology field, you’ll be glad to know you can send a message to the German American Business Association (GABA), a non-profit organization that fosters knowledge-sharing and networking among German-American and Californian business and tech communities. It does not have headquarters in San Francisco, but it usually organizes a lot of events there, such as GABA Stammtisch on Folsom Street, a get-together that welcomes anyone who is trying to make new connections and exchange business ideas. This is another instance to put your newly-acquired German into play!  

For Social: If you are interested in making new friends while practicing your German, why not join a MeetUp Group? The SF German Stammtisch is a great option. Its 1300 members enjoy speaking German while having fun. Different levels of proficiency exist in this group, so don’t be intimidated! Internations is another alternative to get to know new people with an interest in the language. In addition to talking to other people in German and getting to know some friends, you can also get recommendations such as the best place in town to go for roast pork with Knödel. If you love food, you can visit some of the many German restaurants in San Francisco. One of them is Suppenküche, located on the corner of Hayes and Laguna, which offers Authentic German food like pretzels & schnitzels plus imported beers. The menu is written in German, go it’s an excellent opportunity to test yourself and see how much you have learned in your lessons with us!

For Culture: If you are interested in experiencing the German culture, you can go to the annual Oktoberfest festival and enjoy non-stop music, singing and dancing together with German food and drink. Those more interested in German cinema can attend some screenings organized by the Goethe-Institut on Bush Street. It has a collection of 48 German movies that includes blockbusters, cult films, and everything in between – for free! And if you would like to practice your reading skills, you can also access their comic collection, featuring classics by Wilhelm Busch and Rolf Kauka and today's graphic novels. Another option is to visit the German Allgemeine-Deutsche Unterstuetzungs Gesellschaft, founded in 1854. This society, which aims to promote German culture in San Francisco, owns hundreds of books in German you can try and read after taking a German course with Language Trainers.

 

Where to Learn German in and around San Francisco

Taking a German course with us is very simple! Just send us a message at Language Trainers and we will start designing the perfect package for your schedule and skills. Our teachers can go to your home or office or can meet you at a public place if you prefer, such as San Francisco Public Library on Larkin St or one of the many cafés in the city like Weaver's Coffee & Tea on Market Street.

If you are not based in San Francisco but want to take lessons with us, contact us! We have excellent instructors waiting to start teaching in Concord, San Jose, Stockton, Cupertino, Santa Rosa, Fairfield, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, SunnyVale, Santa Clara, Vallejo, Berkeley, Richmond and Antioch.

 

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, lass uns gehen! You can take our free German level test so we can start designing the perfect course for you!

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Interesting Language Facts

Bilingual students have a deeper understanding of the structure of language and are more literate than monolinguals.

There are 6 official UN languages.

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 SAN FRANCISCO
45.4%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in SAN FRANCISCO
35%
of population

1-on-1 General German Course in San Francisco

Our general one-on-one courses in San Francisco 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 San Francisco

Our German courses in San Francisco 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 San Francisco (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
11618
people have taken our
German level test.
275
language teachers in San Francisco
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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Some of our Language Teachers in San Francisco


Erin
Language Taught: English

Erin is a qualified English language teacher who has over seven years of experience in language instruction. She earned her TESOL certificate in the Czech Republic, and has taught both there and in the United States. She specializes in business-oriented classes.


Maki
Language Taught: Japanese

With over 20 years of experience teaching Japanese to learners, Maki is a seasoned language trainer who is well-versed in teaching students from different nationalities. She has taught a variety of learners, from elementary school students to company executives.

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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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”The trainer was great. I feel the courses were efficient and pleasant.”

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”I am really happy with all I learnt and it was useful to refresh everything I knew in order to start again in Germany.”

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