German in Vancouver

Why learn German in Vancouver? Today, Vancouver finds itself in a unique position as a bridge between the East and West after Canada recently signed free trade agreements with both the EU and several nations across the Pacific. Amid these trade partners in the EU, Germany has the largest economy and stands at the forefront of international trade, education, arts and sciences. Learning German and signing up for German courses in Vancouver is a fantastic way to gain a competitive edge in a global economy.

Throughout Vancouver’s history, German immigrants have played a significant role. They were among the first groups of European settlers who came in the 1800s as shopkeepers and artisans. Through the years, their language and culture have shaped the development of life in Vancouver. Even today, 150 years later, there are still almost 25,000 native German speakers who live in the city and German-Canadians continue to make up the fourth-largest European minority.

Nowadays, ties between Vancouver and German-speaking countries are stronger than ever. For example, on a daily basis, Lufthansa and Air Canada fly direct from Vancouver to both Munich and Frankfurt in Germany as well as Zurich in Switzerland. In honour of its cultural heritage, Vancouver also actively plays host to several German cultural events each year including the annual Vancouver Christmas Market, or christkindlmarkt, which takes place every December and Harvet Haus’s Oktoberfest, which in 2017 brought together more than 1 million people over the course of the 9-day event. German also remains an important staple in Vancouver’s international arts scene: the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) which runs for two weeks every September showcasing over 350 films was attended by over 130,000 people in 2017 and featured 32 German language films! Learning German and taking up German lessons in Vancouver provides insight to the city’s past, preserves its heritage and helps secure Vancouver's place as an international business hub.

Our German courses are tailored to fit your needs. Regardless of whether it’s a weekday or a weekend, morning, afternoon, or evening, online or offline, our native speaker German teacher will adapt to your needs in order to make your German classes in Vancouver a success. Our goal is to provide each student with the ability to communicate effectively. Information about social and cultural aspects of life in German-speaking countries forms an integral part of each course, providing the context for new vocabulary and structures.

Interesting Language Facts

Bilingual men earn 3.6% more and bilingual women earn 6.6% more than their monolingual counterparts.

There are about 225 indigenous languages in Europe.

The Pope tweets in 9 languages: Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Arabic, Polish, English, and Latin.
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 Vancouver

Our general one-on-one courses in Vancouver 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 Vancouver

Our German courses in Vancouver 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 Vancouver (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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Language Taught: German, English

Tonja is a German teacher who was born and raised in Germany. She is proficient in German, English, and Latin, and has been giving language classes (in English and German) to learners for over five years. She's taught a diverse array of students in both Germany and Canada.

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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 Slovak-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by cheque, 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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Client testimonials

See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.

”The lessons are going well. Ariel is a pleasure to work with. His knowledge of the German language is quite extensive.”

Rob Purves German course in Windsor

”My teacher is very responsible and patient. We did not only go over vocabulary and grammar, but also talked a lot about German culture. She had a deep understanding about Germany as that’s where she is from.”

Esther Li German course in Coquitlam