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German Lessons in Adelaide

Famed for its incredibly long words, the German language can look and sound intimidating at first. But did you know this is actually why the most-spoken native tongue of Europe is relatively easy to learn? That’s because German extensively uses compound words, i.e. where two or more words combine to create a new one. So, by knowing cold is kühl and cupboard is schrank, you can intuitively know that kühlschrank means refrigerator. Together with many similar grammar rules and vocabulary, German is one of the easiest and most useful languages for English-speakers to master, and Listen & Learn can teach you anywhere, anytime in Adelaide.

Actually, learning German in Adelaide is especially useful if you want to improve your career prospects. Many international companies operate in the city, including BMW and Siemens. How do their global headquarters relay information from Germany to Australia? By relying on bilingual translators, of course; so, you can imagine how impressed these companies will be when they see German on your resume!

Start your German course with Listen & Learn and your native teacher will provide you with an immersive learning experience that trains your ear and has you speaking the language from the get-go. But the quickest way to learn a foreign tongue is to practise it as often as possible, which is why Adelaide is the perfect city! There is a selection of German exchange groups to choose between, including the Duolingo Adelaide German Language Meetup, where German natives and learners of all abilities can come together to share some food and good conversation.

Remember, the more lessons you take with Listen & Learn and the more you practise, the faster you will learn. Before you know it, you’ll be feeling die Wanderlust and booking a trip to Germany!

The type of courses we offer:

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) General German

German lessons of this type are broader and are aimed towards students with a variety of requirements. While all beginner level students will cover survival Germanneeded for short visits to countries where English isn't widely spoken, or if you wish to 'go local'those studying German usually go in different directions at this point, depending on what they need. Those who have benefited from these German classes have been those investing in or buying property overseas, those married to overseas nationals, people setting off on a round-the-world trip, enthusiasts for German culture and those hoping to pass a specific exam in German. Enquire now about our German Courses or Take A Free German Level Test

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) Business German

These lessons in German are meant for those who feel that learning German would make a change in their work. For starters, it is expedient to learn how to say hello/goodbye, as well as basic business protocol; once the basics have been mastered, reading and writing come to the fore. Students who have greatly benefited have been involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, jobseekers in multinational companies where another language is required and those working in the international academia and government circuits. Even in our most fundamental beginner's lesson, students can anticipate ending the lesson with basic telephone German and e-mail German skills for communicating, as well as survival German if a short visit to the country is needed. Enquire now about our German Courses or Take A Free German Level Test

Face-to-Face Closed (Private) Group General or Business German

If there are 2 or more of you with the same level of German, the same goals sought for the language and be able to study at the same time and location, then you'll be happy to know that these German lessons can also be made available with Two-to-One German Lessons or Small Group In-Company German Lessons. Listen & Learn does not generally recommend classes with more than 6-8 people, though Taster lessons in German can run with up to 12 people. Bookings must be made for all participants at the same time. Enquire now about our German Courses or Take A Free German Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online 1-to-1 (Individual) General or Business German

Our native speaker qualified German language teachers can train you and your colleagues at your office or home at a time to suit you. Classes can be any day of the week (even weekends) in the morning, afternoon or evening. In certain circumstances, if your home or office is not available, you can take your classes at the trainer's office. Course books are provided. Enquire now about our German Courses or Take A Free German Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online Group (Closed or Open) General or Business German

Lessons in German are also accessible for two or more people studying in tandem (Two-to-One German Lessons or Small Group In-Company German Lessons). All those involved must have around the same experience of the language, similar needs of areas of proficiency and must be able to meet at the same time and place. Bookings must be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn does not advise classes of more than 6-8 people, though In-Company Taster German sessions can be run with as many as 12 people. Enquire now about our German Courses or Take A Free German Level Test

Top Tips For…

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Criminal- Netflix Series

Binge-watching German series is actually educational! Listening to people speaking in German in real-life contexts is crucial to develop your listening skills, so why not watch a series of German origin, such as Criminal, a series of stand-alone episodes in which each one consists of a gripping-police investigation to solve a crime. Watching Criminal in its original language can be challenging even for advanced learners, but try not to use the dubbed version of the series. Instead, turn on the English subtitles and start training your ear. Learn more about Criminal here!

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Goodbye, Lenin! - German Film

Are you in the mood for a comedy? Enjoy Goodbye, Lenin! while improving your German proficiency! The film follows the story of Alex, a boy whose mother suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. During this period, the Berlin Wall falls and East Germany ceases to be communist. When the woman recovers, the doctor warns Alex that shock could result in another (this time fatal) heart attack, so the movie is full of absurd and hilarious situations where Alex tries to shield his mother from the changing landscape in Berlin. Watch it with subtitles if you need some help understanding the vocabulary while training your ear to recognise German pronunciation and accents! Click here to find more about Goodbye Lenin!

Oktoberfest- Festival

Oktoberfest is the largest and most well-known German festival in the world. It is held almost everywhere and Australia is no exception. From Adelaide to Brisbane, and Sydney to Canberra, you can enjoy the best craft beer and delicious German food in the annual event that takes place every September. Put on your Dirndl and Lederhosen and have the time of your life with the more than 40,000 people that attend this festival every year in Sydney. Indulge in a fun-filled feast of authentic German food and traditional entertainment and put your German into practice with other learners and native speakers. Enjoy Oktoberfest in Sydney!

german Youtube Channels

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YTTITY

Are you in the mood for fun, eclectic content in German to improve your range of vocabulary and skills while being entertained? Then, subscribe to YTTYTI, a channel that is popularly known as the German amateur version of “Jackass”. In addition to pranks, watch the stars play video games and sing funny German-language parody songs. For instance, they take famous songs in English by superstars like Demi Lovato or Taylor Swift, translate (badly) the lyrics to German and sing them (badly, too!). All the videos have English subtitles, as well the lyrics for any songs in German, so the channel is great for beginners, too! Click here to subscribe.

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DoktorFroid

If you’re looking for a gaming channel with content that goes beyond the ordinary, DoktorFroid is the channel for you. Instead of playing and joking about it, he instead analyses how games work, interesting characters, storylines, etc., and he does all of this infused with German humour and slang. So, you will not only learn a lot about gaming in general, but you’ll also pick up new German words and conversational phrases while fine-tuning your listening comprehension. Just turn on YouTube’s subtitles if you need them and enjoy this wonderful content! Click here to subscribe.

Yummypilgrim

Yummypilgrim, a channel run by a German woman called Mira, is the perfect choice for language learners looking to develop their vocabulary about travel and food. She usually visits restaurants and describers their dishes and also uploads delicious German recipes which are quite easy to follow. Her videos are carefully subtitled in English, so you won’t have trouble understanding them, even if you are a beginner. Don’t miss out on her playlist called “Food Haul”, where she features food from all around the world, describing how each item tastes. Yummy! Learn more about cooking here!

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Männer - Herbert Grönemeyer

Männer is an incredibly popular German song that talks about men and the obstacles they encounter every day in a fun, satirical manner. The singer uses clear enunciation and the lyrics include easy, everyday German structures, like “men can...” (Männer können) or “men have...” (Männer haben), so it’s a nice option for those who are just starting a German course and want to improve their skills using real-life, interesting materials. Further, you’ll become familiar with vocabulary related to human interactions, like hug (Umarmung) or kiss (kuss). Click here and give the song a try.

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Du Hast - Rammstein

Learning German through music is a great way to acquire new vocabulary and structures in a meaningful way, while improving your listening comprehension skills. And what better way to do this than by using songs you’re already familiar with, such as Du Hast by Rammstein? This song has been used in many popular movies, such as The Matrix, so you’ll probably recognise it instantly. The song repeats the same phrase (Du Hast - You got me) with some variations to the lyrics throughout, so you’ll be quick to understand it after just a few listens, even if your level of German is basic! Click here and give the song a try.

Leider Geil - Deichkind

Those looking for German-language hip-hop to improve their skills while having a good time are in luck. Leider Geil is a humorous, satirical song that is very popular in the German-speaking world. The lyrics revolve around the concept of leider geil, an untranslatable term that means “unfortunately awesome”. For example, the song talks about very fast cars, which are great but at the same team pollute the environment. The song is fast-paced and includes a lot of conversational phrases and slang, so it’s more appropriate for intermediate to advanced-level learners! Click here and give the song a try.

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"The German lessons are going well. I enjoy Jasmin's teaching style and she always goes the extra mile to make sure I understand."
Aidan Howie

German course in Online.

"Lessons are always enjoyable and the convenience of taking the lessons at home ensures I can maximise my working time as I don't have to travel. Overall very pleased."
RotoMetrics International Limited

German course in Derby.

"The lessons are great! My teacher is very good and is someone who is extremely encouraging and patient."
Lillian Goodwin

German course in Online.

"I need to learn German for my visa since I am moving to Austria in May. My instructor has been great to learn with!"
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German course in Online.

"Alle ist sehr gut danke!"
Chris Green

German course in Nottingham, European Business Development Director, RotoMetrics.

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