German in Washington, D.C

Washington, DC, known not only as the capital of the United States but often as “The Capital of the World,” is a global center for trade and commerce. In 2018, CNBC voted D.C. the 3rd best metro area to start a business. In such an international city, learning German will be an asset, as it is one of the most important languages for business. Also, according to the 2011 census, more than 11,000 people of German origin live in the city, so acquiring the language will allow you to connect with them on another level, find business partners and understand more about this fascinating culture both in Washington DC and worldwide.

 

Why Study German in Washington DC

For Work: With the EU being the country’s largest trading partner, and German the most widely spoken language within it, taking German lessons in Washington, D.C. will allow you to maximize your business potential both in the U.S. and abroad. As the official language of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Luxembourg, just to name a few, knowing German can help you forge new international connections and expand your horizons worldwide. For example, German companies such as Liebherr and T-Mobile, a subsidiary of the German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG, have a strong presence in D.C. and are constantly on the lookout for new bilingual talents. Taking German courses in Washington, D.C. enhances your employability, allowing you to make the most out of the German job market without the need for an expensive flight to Europe!

For Social: Work aside, Washington DC offers many opportunities for those who are more interested in making friends with similar interests in the German language. For example, you can join the Washington, DC German Meetup group, with more than 3,000 members who get together weekly to practice the language while having outdoor picnics and happy hours! And if you have children, you can also join the Arlington Deutsche Spielgruppe-German Playgroup, a group for German-speaking families who would like to give their children the chance to play with other German speakers. After the meeting, you can go and have some traditional German food at the Cafe Berlin on Massachusetts Ave, well-known for their authentic German bread and sweets. Another option is Cafe Mozart DC on H St, for example, a place that offers delicious dishes such as schnitzel and fresh apple strudel that you can order while listening to live music in German. You will be able to understand both the menu in German and the lyrics after taking some lessons with us at Language Trainers!

For Culture and Social: In 2016, around 44 million US citizens claimed full or partial German ancestry, meaning that many aspects of German culture can be found all over D.C. As an example, the Goethe Institute on K St frequently organizes music concerts and film festivals featuring some of Germany’s best artists. You can try and approach them after the show and impress them with your newly-acquired German skills! And if you are interested in history, you will be happy to know that the Library of Congress on Independence Ave has an extensive German collection, the largest one outside of Germany. Some interesting pieces to read in their original language are the Gutenberg Bible, original music by Liszt and historical maps. Taking German classes in Washington, D.C. is a perfect way of exploring a fascinating culture which has contributed so much to the arts of our world today.

 

Where to Learn German in and around Washington DC

Learning a foreign language is always a worthwhile investment and, at Language Trainers, we work to ensure you reach your desired goal. Our professional, native teachers can go to your home or workplace, or you can take your classes at a public place if you prefer. Some options around DC are the Public Library on K Street, Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar on I Street or La Colombe Coffee Roasters on Blagden Alley.

If you are living in the outskirts of Washington DC, you can still book a language course with us. We have top-notch teachers ready to start in Alexandria, Arlington, Baltimore, Fairfax, Vienna, Falls Church, Rockville and Bowie.

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!

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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 WASHINGTON, D.C
22%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in WASHINGTON, D.C
14%
of population

1-on-1 General German Course in Washington, D.C

Our general one-on-one courses in Washington, D.C 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 Washington, D.C

Our German courses in Washington, D.C 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 Washington, D.C (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.
45
language teachers in Washington, D.C
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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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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