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German Lessons in Miami

Most people are aware of the deep influence of Latin cultures in Miami, but there’s also another culture that has made a big impact in the city and that’s the German culture. With more than 102,500 German-Americans living in South Florida according to the 2020 census, it’s not unusual to find red-black-and-gold flags outside local bars, stores, and institutions. Additionally, you might hear people speaking German around the city since it’s one of the most commonly used languages among foreign-born residents after Spanish, French Creole, and Portuguese.

If this wonderful language has sparked your interest, you’ll have the chance to meet many wonderful native speakers in Miami that can help practice your skills. What’s more, as there are more than 75 million non-native German speakers in the world, you’ll get to make awesome friends from many different countries in the local language exchanges and other events that celebrate the German culture. If this isn’t good enough, learning German will also help you advance your career in the city and expand your horizons as you embark on the journey of becoming fluent.

Why Study German in Miami?

Learn German for Work and Travel

Learning such a widespread language that German that is spoken in countries like Austria, Italy, and Switzerland will make you more employable in the city and the rest of the world. Because Miami receives a large number of German-speaking tourists every year, there are many positions in the tourism industry that are exclusive to bilinguals such as Client Care Specialist, Cruise Planner, and International Guest Services for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.  

Having German on your CV will also come in handy if you’re trying to get a job in any of the multinationals you can find in Miami like Revantage, VMLY&R, and Argo AI, as they are always looking for applicants that can help them expand abroad and attract a larger number of foreign clients from European countries. Even if you’re not planning on working for a company, being able to communicate in German will increase your opportunities to build business relationships with the local German-speaking community and open up the possibility of finding jobs all around the globe.

Learn German for Social

There’s no better event to experience great German food, plenty of beer, cheerful traditional live music, and dancing than the Oktoberfest. In Miami, the annual Oktoberfest celebrations take place in different local bars around the city andone of the longest-running Oktoberfest celebrations in Florida is held by the German American Social Club, located at 11919 SW 56th St. Here you’ll be able to try Bavarian-inspired dishes, enjoy some of the best local and international beer and play all sorts of fun games. Another great place where you can celebrate Oktoberfest is the Wynwood Marketplace, located at 2250 NW Second Ave, which transforms into a Bavarian Bierhaus where on top of the usual food and drink you’ll be able to listen to live music and great DJ sets, and explore an artisan market. This event is completely free but those who want to have a more immersive experience can purchase a Festival Party Pack that includes Oktoberfest essentials such as a stein, beer tickets, and branded merchandise.

If you’re interested in German culture and you also love Christmas, Christkindlmarkt is the perfect celebration for you. Every December, the American German Club, located at 5111 Lantana Rd, celebrates this German holiday where you can try traditional foods like stollen, strudel, and cookies. What’s more, there are kids' holiday crafts activities and live performers that include school choirs, jazz bands, folk dancers, and lovely Christmas carols which makes this a perfect event to build beautiful memories with all your family.

Learn German for Culture

Do you want to boost your German skills and also expand your social life? Then one of the best things you can do is to attend a language exchange. The South Florida German Speaking Meetup Group is a great option, as they hold monthly meetings at local bars like Wunderbar Sports Bar & Grill, where in addition to practicing your German, you can try traditional German foods like bratwurst, giant Bavarian pretzels, schnitzel, and the best craft and draft beer. These meetups are open to learners of all levels, so no matter if you’re just starting or you’re a fluent speaker, other members will make you feel welcome. If you want to attend any of these events, you have to register in their virtual group and let them know you’re going so they can make a reservation. Don’t miss it!

Where to learn German in and around Miami?

The University of Miami offers German courses that go from elementary to intermediate levels where you can develop your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while also learning about German culture. These courses are particularly good for people interested in analyzing literary texts like poetry, prose, and drama in an academic setting. However, if you’re looking for personalized lessons you can have in the comfort of your home or office, the best choice is Listen & Learn. Whatever your goals and interests are, if you send us a quick inquiry now, one of our team members will pair you up with a teacher that will tailor a unique course just for you. Whether you want to learn German to take your business to the next level or you want a more general course to help you in your travels, contact us today and we’ll create the perfect course for you!

The type of courses we offer:

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) General German

German lessons of this type are broader and are aimed towards students with a variety of requirements. While all beginner level students will cover survival German - needed for short visits to countries where English isn't widely spoken, or if you wish to 'go local'; those studying German usually go in different directions at this point, depending on what they need. Those who have benefitted from these German classes have been those investing in or buying property overseas, those married to overseas nationals, people setting off on a round-the-world trip, enthusiasts in German culture, and those enthusiastic to pass a specific exam in German. Inquire now about our German Courses or Take A Free German Level Test

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) Business German

German lessons of this type are aimed towards those that need to learn German to aid them with their employment. For those just starting out, it is integral to learn basic greetings and business etiquette; and reading and writing can be adopted once the simple precepts are out of the way. Success has come from students who are involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, those seeking jobs in multinational companies, and those working with foreign colleagues, academia and bureaucracy. Just our most basic beginners lesson will have the student finishing the lesson with basic telephone/e-mail skills in German, as well as survival German should a short stay in the country be needed. Inquire now about our German Courses or Take A Free German Level Test

Face-to-Face Closed (Private) Group General or Business German

2 or more people can benefit studying German together as these German lessons are also offered to groups (Two-to-One German Lesson or Small Group In-Company German Lesson). Every student must have the same degree of knowledge of the language, the same business or language needs and the ability to study at the same time and place as everybody else. The booking has to be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advocate group sessions of more than 6-8 people, though Taster German Lessons can be experienced by up to 12 people. Inquire now about our German Courses or Take A Free German Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online 1-to-1 (Individual) General or Business German

You and your group can be trained by our native speaker qualified German teachers, and can meet at your place of work or home at a time convenient to you. Tutorials can take place any day of the week, including weekends, and can be scheduled for the morning, afternoon or evening. If your home or office is not suitable for you, you can attend the lesson at the teacher's offices. You will be provided with all relevant lesson materials. Inquire now about our German Courses or Take A Free German Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online Group (Closed or Open) General or Business German

Lessons in German are also accessible for 2 or more studying in tandem (Two-to-One German Lesson or Small Group In-Company German Lesson). All those involved must have around the same experience of the language, similar needs of areas of proficiency, and must be able to work at the same time and place. Bookings must be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advise classes of more than 6-8 people, although In-Company Taster German sessions can be run with as many as 12 people. Inquire now about our German Courses or Take A Free German Level Test

Top Tips For…

german Entertainment

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Dark - Netflix series

If you are looking to improve your German skills while enjoying one of the best science fiction thrillers of the last few years, then you should not miss Dark. This Netflix series is set in a fictional town in Germany and depicts the aftermath of children’s disappearance, ultimately showing how four different families are connected by secrets. This highly suspenseful action series is perfect for German students with an advanced level of German who are looking for something to keep them on the edge of their seats! Plus, this series is so popular that talking about it can be a great way to break the ice with your German-speaking friends. Start watching Dark here!

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Run, Lola, Run - German Film

Do you need a break from your German vocabulary flashcards and textbooks? Watching films can be a great option to keep on improving your language skills while having fun. Run, Lola, Run is a very popular German thriller with a suspenseful storyline: it follows a woman who needs to get 100,000 marks to save her boyfriend’s life. The story is set in Berlin, so you’ll be exposed to the different accents that exist in the city, thereby improving your listening skills and your comprehension of German dialects. Learn more about the movie here!

German Film Festival

Watching German films is very useful way to educate yourself and learn more about the culture of German-speaking peoples. So, if you love movies, you’ll be happy to know that annual German Film Festivals are common throughout the USA. For example, the NYC event showcases the best films, documentaries, and short movies of the year. These movies are screened in German with English subtitles, so you won’t have problems understanding what the actors are saying if you’re a beginner. Don’t hesitate to attend; take your German skills to the next level! Want to know more about the festival? Read more here!

german Youtube Channels

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Bianca Claßen

Do you like fashion and beauty? Would you like to know more about these topics while improving your German proficiency? Then Bibis Beauty Palace is the YouTube channel you need to check out. With more than 5 million subscribers, the channel creator (Claßen) speaks about lifestyle, makeup, fashion, and travel topics—and all in German. She uses simple vocabulary and grammar and speaks in a very slow pace, so it’s a good option for those who are just starting with their German course. Some vocabulary you’re likely to learn includes Bilden (makeup), Koffer (suitcase), and Flugzeug (airplane). Subscribe to her channel here!

german Youtube Channels

Erik Range

Gamers can have some fun while improving their German skills by following Erik Range. He’s the most famous German YouTuber and a game developer himself, so you’ll not only enjoy his funny videos, but also his vast knowledge of the gaming industry. From Minecraft to The Last of Us, he likes playing anything and everything on PC and consoles. Although he speaks quite fast and uses a lot of slang and jokes while playing, you can turn on YouTube’s automatic subtitles and enjoy the videos regardless of your current German level! Subscribe to his channel here.

Dagi Bee

This YouTube channel is run by a famous German actress who has acted in several TV series and indie movies. Today, Dagi uploads video tutorials related to lifestyle and makeup, where she gives tips on the best products to use and how to apply them to be fashionable and healthy at the same time. Some of the topics she covers include teeth whitening, scar removal, and sun protection. Another positive aspect of her channel is that she reads almost all the comments and answers questions, so it’s a great opportunity to put your German skills into use! Subscribe here and learn more about lifestyle!

german Songs

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Eisbär - Grauzone

Grauzone is a great band for German language learners because of their slow cadence and clear pronunciation. Also, they have hits for everyone: whether you like rock, pop, or blues, you’ll find something to your tastes. Taking one example, the song Eisbär describes a man who wants to become a polar bear and gives all the reasons while he’d like to be this wild animal. Curious, right? It’s a brilliant track to learn the conditional tense (as the man describes hypothetical situations) and vocabulary about wild animals, such as claws (Krallen), growls (Knurrt), or fur (Pelz). Click here to listen to the song!

german Songs

Wir Sind Wir - Paul Van Dyk and Peter Heppner

Looking for a song to put your German skills into practice while learning more about the history of Germany? Then, Wir Sind Wir might be the track you want to hear. The singers sing about the state of the country after the fall of the Berlin Wall, describe the appearance of the welfare state, and the success of the economy. As the vocabulary is quite complicated, it’s more suitable for intermediate or advanced students of German. Some expressions include Ruinen dieser Stadt (the ruins of this city) or keine Wiederkehr (there’s no return). Click here to listen to the song!

Tour de France - Kraftwerk

Do you like electronic music and want to deepen your knowledge of German bands and hits while practicing the language? Tour de France is the song you’re looking for. As the name suggests, this piece describes the experience of participating in the world’s most famous cycling race and the joy the singer feels upon winning the competition. The song is perfect for beginners, as the lyrics are simple and repetitive. Plus, it includes a lot of vocabulary related to cycling, such as flat tyre (platter Reifen), sprinting (Sprinten), or paving stones (Pflastersteine). Click here to listen to the song!

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"The classes have been going great! Jasmin is kind, patient and knowledgeable. You did a great job finding a German language teacher from the same region as my family."
Willie Diaz

German course in Miami.

"Classes have been going well and I'm satisfied. love that my teacher is really co-operative and is a really good teacher."
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German course in Cincinnati.

"The lessons are going great. Jasmin is just brilliant."
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German course in Braintree.

"The lessons are going really well. Claudia is a wonderful teacher and I have learned a lot this session."
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German course in San Antonio.

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German course in Braintree.

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