German for Business

Regardless of which field you work, whether in architecture, administration, engineering or management - this business German course is for you. If you need German in your workplace the course will help you to communicate in German professionally; on the phone, by mail, in meetings, while presenting, reporting or negotiating.

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.


Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: From 1 week
  • Lessons per week: 30
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Typical student age: 18-45
  • Typical student mix:
    66% European, 19% Far Eastern, 15% Middle Eastern

Dates and fees

  • Course starts eachMon
  • Tuition fees: From 540.00 EUR

    Tuition length options

    • 1 week: 540.00 EUR
    • 2 weeks: 1050.00 EUR
    • 3 weeks: 1560.00 EUR
    • 4 weeks: 2060.00 EUR
    • 5 weeks: 2540.00 EUR
    • 6 weeks: 3020.00 EUR
    • 7 weeks: 3500.00 EUR
    • 8 weeks: 3980.00 EUR
    • 9 weeks: 4460.00 EUR
    • 10 weeks: 4940.00 EUR
    • 11 weeks: 5420.00 EUR
    • 12 weeks: 5520.00 EUR
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 EUR
  • Other expenses:


This German language course, for business, does not focus on a specific profession and its terminology. Instead the focus is on the German all professionals need, regardless of their specific background.

The German for Business course has twenty lessons a week in international groups, with a maximum of 12 students per class, and ten lessons a week on a one to one basis. The afternoon sessions give students the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest related to their business needs

Course overview

The course  builds on the 4 fundamentals of language learning - listening, writing, reading and speaking. Free class discussions, role-playing and conversation help develop verbal expression, vocabulary and good sentence structure. 

Grammar is not studied in isolation, rather it is packed in informative and stimulating texts that provide valuable cultural, political and historical background. Some topics covered include: relationships, social life, jobs and labour, history of Berlin, cultural identity.

Afternoon classes

In the afternoon there are ten one to one lessons each week which gives students the opportunity to focus on areas where they feel they need more assistance.

Teaching method

Our partner school in Berlin teaches in tandem, with two teachers responsible for every class, and alternating at every break. That way students get to hear more than one voice and speaking style. The focus is on the following:

  • Communicative approach with teachers encouraging students to speak as much as possible
  • Teachers continuously correct students and encourage them to repeat and do better
  • German is the only language spoken in class, from the first day onwards



All teachers are native speakers between 26 and 45 and have an academic background with degrees – for example – in German language and/or literature They all have recognised teacher training qualifications and most of them have been with GLS for many years.

The teachers are enthusiastic and give excellent communicative tuition which combines the function of a coach and a teacher.

Many of the school’s teachers have expertise in other fields (photography, journalism, business consultancy etc) which inspire their teaching and make them interesting people to talk to.

Teaching materials

Text books: studio d, Themen aktuell (levels A0 – A2), Aspekte, Mittelpunkt, em (levels B1, B2, C1),Oberstufenbuch (level C2) – GLS constantly monitor new publications and may employ additional text books that seem appropriate

Hand-outs like newspaper articles, literature etc.

Multimedia-teaching with CDs, OHP, video and video camera

For self study students can borrow books and audio tapes from the library


The school offers a daily activity programme to complement and enhance your language studies. Each week there is a list of activities available, posted in the student common room. So activities are free. Others there is a small charge.

Activities include such things as a boat trip around Museum Island or a bike tour along the Berlin wall. 

At night GLS guides take you to Friedrichshain: a young and rather alternative district famous for its nightlife


There are also trips on offer to see "Kunstwerke", one of the best addresses for independent art in all of Europe - the cafe there has good cakes! Your author of this masterpiece has eaten far too many cakes at this wonderful cafe and is now on a diet!!

At the week end the school gives you the opportunity to go on full day excursions (extra cost), with a GLS guide to places such as Potsdam, or to Sachsenhausen, a former concentration camp. Every second week the school arranges excursions to places further away like Dresden, Hamburg or Leipzig.

GLS Berlin German Language Courses Timetable 

Day → Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Note: This is a sample programme only and subject to change / alteration. T1 and T2 refer to teacher one and teacher two.
08:00 to 09:00 Breakfast            
Morning sessions: 09:00 to 12:30 Arrivals Orientation/Placement test/Classes T1 Classes T1 Classes T1 Classes T1 Classes T1 Full day excursion 
Classes T2 Classes T2 Classes T2 Classes T2 Classes T2
12:30 to 14:00 Lunch            
Afternoon sessions: 14:00 to 18:00 Arrivals One to One Afternoon excursion in Berlin One to One Seminar on German cu​lture One to One Full day excursion
19:00 to 20:15 Dinner            
Evening activities: 20:15 to 23:00 Arrivals GLS Stammtisch At leisure At leisure At leisure Evening excursion to Berlin At leisure
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