Business English Training
Business English Training

Firmeninterne Kurse in Deutsch als Fremdsprache for English native speakers

Eine wesentliche Voraussetzung für die erfolgreiche Integration neuer englischsprachiger Fach- und Führungskräfte sind Grundkenntnisse der deutschen Sprache. Diese sind für die Verständigung am Arbeitsplatz, das rasche Knüpfen von Sozial- und Businesskontakten sowie das Zugehörigkeitsgefühl und "Ankommen" von großer Bedeutung. So können MitarbeiterInnen ihre hohen fachlichen Kompetenzen wesentlich effektiver ins Unternehmen einbringen. Im Rahmen eines Deutsch Einzel- oder Kleingruppencoachings stehe ich in der Onboarding-Phase gerne als Sprachtrainerin begleitend und unterstützend zur Seite.

German conversation for beginners 

First things first & step by step

This course is designed for English native speakers with little previous knowledge of the German language who have recently moved to Austria for a new job. We will focus on the topics you are most interested in. 1-to-1 tuition (or in-company trainings for small groups). Level A11-to-1 Skype/Teams lessons are possible as well. 

  • Learn about Austria and the Austrian culture: Tradition, customs, events, geography, etiquette, free time activities, healthcare, infrastructure, education, shopping, transport, housing, regulations
  • Study essential vocabulary and phrases: Small talk, socialising, daily routine, working life, simple emails & phone calls
  • Familiarize yourself with basic grammar: Tenses (e.g. there is no -ing in German), sentence structure (understand how sentences are put together) asking questions 
  • Practice your communication skills

Successful communication is possible on any language level, even with a limited range of vocabulary and some basic grammar skills. Just keep it short and simple!

Business German 

Build strong and long-lasting business ties with Austria, Germany & Switzerland

This language course is suitable for English native speakers who work or are going to work in sales and distribution, marketing or purchasing in the DACH region. 1-to-1 tuition (or in-company trainings for small groups). Level A2 and higher.

 

More and more business people from English speaking countries are staying in Austria for some time. In order to communicate successfully at work and to build rapport with coworkers, clients and partners good language skills are essential. 

 

No matter whether you have just completed a regular basic German course or have worked here for a while - I will respond to your current level in German and focus on the main language skills you need in your job, department and line of work.

  • Become acquainted with phrases for business socialising and small talk
  • Gain an insight in cultural characteristics
  • Learn phrases for selling and purchasing products and services 
  • Get to know how to describe processes and procedures in an easy way
  • Practice typical phone calls and draft everyday business emails
  • Prepare for meetings and presentations (see also below)

The goals of communication are to provide and obtain information, to reach a mutual understanding and to develop relationships. You do not have to use sophisticated sentences. Simplicity is the key!

 

You would like to learn German prior to the move or when you are on business trips? No problem! 1-to-1 Skype/Teams lessons are possible as well. 

Meetings and presentations in German

You have got a meeting or a presentation coming up and want to prepare for it? 

 

Together we will

  • go through your notes, documents and drafts 
  • discuss structure, wording, grammar and questions you are likely to get
  • do a practice run and evaluate which areas need work
  • refine your talk until you can communicate your ideas effectively and effortlessly in German

Level A2 and higher. 1-to-1 tuition. Skype/Teams calls are possible as well. 

Phone calls & emails in German

This language course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to make simple phone calls and write standard emails in German. 1-to-1 tuition (or in-company trainings for small groups). Level A2 and higher.

  • Making enquiries
  • Describing products and services
  • Informing and requesting action 
  • Making, confirming and changing arrangements
  • Handling orders

You will

  • learn useful phrases and vocabulary (structure, building blocks) 
  • do telephoning role-plays
  • write sample emails based on your everyday correspondence

Business socialising

Making valuable contacts

Business socialising is a very important aspect of working life but many people find it quite tricky or even scary, especially if German isn't their first language. 1-to-1 tuition (or in-company trainings for small groups). Level A2 and higher.

 

In this conversation course you will learn and practice key phrases to master social situations with clients, corporate events, after work get-togethers, trade fairs and conversations in conference breaks. 

  • Striking up a conversation
  • Introducing yourself
  • Small talk
  • Building rapport
  • Getting contact details

Referenzen

With a quick decision to relocate to Austria from Australia, we arrived with not even the language basics! And to be honest, a little fearful of not being able to communicate effectively. We were introduced to Alexandra through a business colleague and from the very first lesson, Alexandra made it exciting and interesting (relevant topics and situations). Alexandra’s fluency in the English language, not just her native Deutsch, helped us a lot. With her tips and support we are surviving in everyday life, inside and outside of the office. Not just hands-on-lessons, but also having access to Alexandra’s well-prepared website containing numerous documents available for us to practice at any time, super! Alexandra has reduced our fear of speaking Deutsch. We can highly recommend Ms. Hagler to people who want/need to learn Deutsch (Österreichisch). Vielen Dank!

 

Leanne O'Reilly, Market Analyst & Mick Butler, Area Sales Manager, Palfinger 

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