GERMAN LANGUAGE &

CULTURAL INSTITUTE

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WELCOME

 

International Language Trainers   |   Lecturers    |   External Examiners   |   Sworn Court Translators of the Supreme Court of South Africa

 

The German Language & Cultural Institute is fully registered and was founded in 1989. The Institute is based in Pretoria East and is a member of the South African German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  All language services are provided by internationally trained mother tongue speakers. We have a proud track record of offering various highly professional language services.

 WHY LEARN GERMAN ???

German is a particularly VALUABLE SKILL, as it is

       → one of the 10 most widely spoken languages in the world!

       → a language of international business and science!

       → a highly sought-after and rare skill required by business in South Africa!

WORK OPPORTUNITIES are available in

      → more than 600 German companies operating in South Africa. There is thus an ever increasing

            need of German language skills and people familiar with the German culture!

      → various sectors in Europe. The KEY requirement to emigrate and work in especially 

            Germany/Austria and Switzerland,  is to obtain good German speaking and writing skills.

 Irrespective of your other qualifications - GERMAN IS THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS !

 

> Reliability  > Affordability  > International Expertise > Experience

THE ETHOS OF THE INSTITUTE

 

 → It is our goal to help you achieve your German language goals and objectives.

 → There are a variety of German classes to choose from and various levels are offered.

 → The aim is to speak, write and understand German immediately.

 → Emphasis is placed on the correct grammar usage and pronunciation.

 → Furthermore - cultural knowledge is also imparted to prepare all students to adapt and easily integrate

       into German-speaking countries in Europe.

→ Continuous and constant tutor support is available outside of the classroom situation.  

GERMAN COURSES
Various levels of courses are offered:
  • A1 (Beginners Level) 
  • A2 (Advanced Beginners Level) 
  • B1.1 (Intermediate I Level) 
  • B1.2 - (Intermediate I Level)
  • B2.1 (Intermediate II Level)
  • B2.2 (Intermediate II Level)
  • C1 (Mother-tongue Advanced Level)
  • Business German Course
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GROUP COURSES

 

→ German Courses are offered throughout the year.  Please enquire by email.

→ Due to the COVID Pandemic recommendations, all Group classes currently take

      place by way of  LIVE classes with your trainer via zoom. This saves time and money!

→ The various group courses take place  either 2 or 3  times per week.

→ The trainer continuously monitors your progress and ensures that you are fully

      prepared to master every level.

→ The courses are offered on weekdays  and on Saturdays. 

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PRIVATE CLASSES

→ Private classes allow the students to not only learn at their own pace, but through

      initial assessments a learning plan is specifically tailored around their requirements

      and time plan. As the classes can be taken as and when and for how long it suits

      the student, they allow  flexibility.

→ This may be in preparation for exams at school / university or preparing for     

      overseas study or work. 

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FAMILY COURSES

→ You and your family are about to be assigned to work in a German speaking country or

      the family goes on regular vacations to German speaking countries and wish to learn

      the language together? It is fun and educational for all to learn the language together

      as a family.

→ A family course is available for families with a minimum of 4 participants. 

→ The minimum age is 14 years. Courses can commence at any time during the year.

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CORPORATE TRAINING

 

→ The corporate training programmes are aimed at organizations that need to train staff

       in German. These courses can also  be offered at the clients premises and are tailor-

       made for each corporate client in accordance with their specific requirements.

→ These can either be booked as intensive courses on a full-time basis or on a part-time

       basis on a set day and at a set time over a period of several weeks / months. It is 

       also of great importance for business professionals who learn German for business

       purposes to be immediately immersed in German language training, which focuses on

       preparing students in a professional manner to be able to function in a German

       speaking environment.  

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TRANSLATION SERVICES

 

→  CERTIFIED, SWORN  translation services to and from German / Afrikaans / English

→  All translators are sworn translators, who are admitted to the 

       Supreme Court of South Africa.

→  All documents are treated with strictest confidentiality.

→ Documents which may be required to have a certified German translation include:

  • Birth Certificates / Marriage Certificates  / Death Certificates

  • Matric Certificates / Degrees / Diplomas

  • Police Clearance Certificate

  • References (from employers etc)

  • Legal Documents (work contracts / job offers / divorce decrees etc)

  • Marketing and Advertising

  • Technical Manuals

 

 

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LANGUAGES OFFERED

 

German

Other languages on request

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CLIENTS

The Institute's professional competence on the highest level is documented in over 30 years of professional teaching at various institutions. Our clients include various international and local companies, government organisations, embassies and professional people in business, medicine and law. 

​             GERMAN COMPANIES

  •         BMW

  •         Bosch

  •         Siemens

  •         Mercedes Benz

  •         LäPPLE

  •         Rheinmetal

  •         MAN

  •         VW

  •         BEHR Group

  •         Boehringer Ingelheim

  •         Zeuna Starker

  •         FESTO

  •         Bauer SA

  •         Kaeser Compressors

                 

                PROFESSIONALS

  •         Business professionals/managers

  •         IT specialists

  •         Engineers

  •         Medical Doctors 

  •         Lawyers

SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS

  • ESKOM

  • CSIR

  • NRF (National Research Foundation

  • Department of Water Affairs and Forestry

  • NPA 

  • Ministry of Intelligence

FOREIGN EMBASSIES

  • German Embassy

  • British High Commission

  • GERMAN GOVERNMENTAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES

  • KfW – DEG

  • GTZ

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TESTIMONIALS

“I thought you might want to know the results of the independent German Exam that I completed in November. On a scale of 1 to 5, I obtained a 2. Of the 23 British diplomats, no one obtained a 1 and only 7 of us obtained a result of 2. Your excellent teaching methods, which ensure your students very good results, have thus been proven again”

“My sincere thanks and congratulations with the excellent German course which you gave me… As you know I was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt bursary to study in Germany… I completed a 98 hour course with you and was most pleasantly surprised with the good results… It is very obvious that you have gone to great lengths to stay on top of the latest trends in teaching methods… Your exceptional interest in your students also greatly contributes to the phenomenal success which you enjoy as a lecturer ”

The Institute  “… has taught German to approximately 85 employees, both groups and some private tuition. … we used two other different companies, which we have now discontinued, since the results that we have got to date from you… are superior… Very importantly, do we find that the students are a lot more confident. Furthermore, the trainer is very professional, patient and diligent and with the friendly helpful manner inspire the students to heights far beyond their own expectations… ”

“I would like to once again thank you most sincerely for your fantastic performance  at our institution. From the discussions with Arnold, Lynette and Alma I have established that they have made enormous progress and that they sincerely value the wonderful manner in which you teach”

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 

We are competitively priced and take great pride in giving you value. 

Please contact the Institute to discuss your requirements in order for us to provide you with a quote.

Tel:  (012) - 361 2016

Cel: 081 270 9443

93 Lynburn Rd

Lynnwood Manor

Pretoria, 0081

PO Box 73357

Lynnwood Ridge

Pretoria

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