German in Halifax, NS

Why learn German in Halifax? – According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, in the mid 18th century, 2,400 Protestant Southwest Germans landed with their families in Halifax. It is noted as being the oldest unified German settlement in Canada. Today, German Canadians are Canada’s third largest ethnic group. There are 3,179,425 people of Germany ancestry and 404,745 of them listed German as their mother tongue in the 2016 Canadian Census. From the days of its founding until today, Halifax has been one of the major centres for German-Canadian culture.

Taking German lessons in Halifax is a gateway to an expanded social life. The German Canadian Association hosts a monthly social called the Stammtisch where German speakers come together at local restaurants and socialize in both English and German. Halifax also hosts annual German festivals such as Karneval, Oktoberfest, Christkindlmarket, and Lanternenfest. In honor of Nova Scotia’s German heritage, there is German Settlers Day in early June. This program is free to the public and celebrates German history, music, and traditional food. For extra language practice, check out German Movie Nights which is frequently hosted in the Halifax Central Library. Authentic German fare can also be found at restaurants like La Cave de Strasbourg and Salmon River Country Inn.  

Signing up for German courses in Halifax can dramatically improve your career path. In 2017, the Canadian Trade Commissioner posted that Germany is Canada’s second largest destination in the European Union for merchandise exports and its fourth largest source for imports. Also of note, the Department of German at Dalhousie University in Halifax hosts a study abroad and exchange program with Germany. To help you get there, Halifax Stanfield International Airport has direct flights to Frankfurt during the summer season.  You can also find out more about local German history at places like The Little Dutch Church, the Museum of Integration on Pier 21 and the nearby port town of Lunenburg. The history of Germans in Canada reveals the major impact they have had on the Canadian economy, politics, and culture.  

We specialize in providing language learners of all levels an optimal language learning experience. Taking German classes in Halifax will set you up for expanded personal, social and business opportunities in Halifax and beyond. Your options for language learning are customized to your needs. Lessons can be taught through small group classes, in your home, at a café, or one-on-one online classes just to name a few. Our German teachers work with your schedule to provide a comfortable and accessible experience. Take one of our free online German level tests and then Send us an inquiry to get started.

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WHY people learn GERMAN?
Business in German-speaking countries
Personal reasons (communicating with friends and family abroad)
Use in work/school

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1-on-1 General German Course in Halifax, NS

Our general one-on-one courses in Halifax, NS 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 Halifax, NS

Our German courses in Halifax, NS 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.

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German Courses in Halifax, NS (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.

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