Corporate Courses
Hong Kong

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„German at Work“ Business German for Beginners

In today's interconnected world, being fluent in another language is a skill that gives you the opportunity to increase your cultural awareness and communicate with new people in a more immediate and meaningful way. And whether you are already working with or for a German company or are planning to do so: Now is the time to learn German! Because entrepreneurial success is based on trust. And trust is engendered when everyone speaks the same language.

This 9-week German at Work course is aimed at everyone who is interested in the German language in a business context. It is designed for beginning students; no prior knowledge of German is required.
This course is held at Goethe-Institut Hongkong in Wan Chai and offered in cooperation with the German Chamber of Commerce Hongkong.

For enrolment, please proceed to the website of the GCC.
In this course participants will learn the basic features of the German language in a fun and interactive way while expanding their business network among the other students. Through active speaking, listening, reading and writing drills, they will rapidly be able to communicate in German and apply what they have learned to their work environment and business relations. At the end of this course, participants will be able to confidently interact in standard situations in a work setting:
  • Manage common situations in German at work on a beginner's level
  • Understand frequently used words in German and master their pronunciation
  • Know basic rules of German grammar
  • Have a simple conversation in German
To view the course outline, please click here.

Maximum class size of 12.
June: 1 - 8 - 15 - 22 - 29
July: 6 - 13 - 20 - 27

Weekday & Time:
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:10 pm (2 hours with a short break in-between for each lesson; 18 hours in total)
German Chamber of Commerce Member: HKD 3,500
Corporate Member Colleague’s Ticket: HKD 3,500
Non-Member Fee: HKD 4,200

(The fee includes all learning material)

German in the workplace

“English is a must, German is a plus’’ - this is also true in the Hong Kong business world as there around 700 subsidiaries of German companies based in Hong Kong. With German for the Workplace, we offer local employees a new, tailor-made language training from level A1 to B1 to optimise communication and intercultural competence in the German-speaking working environment. With a total of 7 modules, each with 5 lessons of 120 minutes, your employees will acquire German language skills in scenarios of communications with German-speaking customers, business partners, guests and colleagues as well as for the preparation and organisation of a trade fair appearance, a business trip to Germany or a longer stay for work in Germany. The modules can be booked individually or as a package and flexibly according to your needs.

Company clients ©Goethe-Institut At the end of the language training, participants can prove their newly acquired German language skills through our Goethe-Test PRO and thus acquire an internationally recognised certificate for the proof of language proficiency in a professional context. The Goethe-Test PRO uses advanced technology to evaluate personal language skills in reading and listening within 60 to 90 minutes. It is a flexible online test. It can be taken either at the Goethe-Institut in Wan Chai or on your company’s premises.


Further information

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Overview of levels A1–C2

Our German courses are based on the levels defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.