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German in Washington DC

Washington DC is one of the most important cities in the USA and a hub for trade, commerce, and culture. In this context, learning German is advantageous not only for professionals who want to improve their job prospects but for anyone who wishes to see the world and their own city in a new light. Why? Because German is not only the most spoken language in Europe but it’s also widespread in Washington DC, with over 10,000 German speakers who call the city their home.

The German community living in Washington DC has definitely shaped the cultural landscape of the city in many ways. Throughout the year, you can take part in celebrations like music concerts, movie nights, and even film festivals such as the one organized annually by the Goethe Institute on K Street. This is your opportunity to watch excellent movies in their original language and, why not, even without the help of subtitles!

And if you are interested in making new German-speaking friends, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to do so in Washington DC. For instance, you can join the meetings of language exchange groups like the DC German Meetup, which has over 3,000 members! There, you’ll be able to practice your German in a comfortable environment with native and non-native speakers alike. Make sure you get ready for those meetings by taking some lessons with us at Listen & Learn.

Are you ready to start your language journey? Contact us and learn more about our personalized German lessons in Washington! You can take your classes from your home or office or may choose to meet your instructor in a public space around Washington DC. We also offer online German lessons for those who’d like to learn on the go! Reach out to us today and get started.

The type of courses we offer:

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

These German lessons fit a broader spectrum, and can be useful for those who need different things from the language. Most beginner students will have a handle of survival German by the end of their lesson, which will provide them with enough German to communicate at least at a basic level during short trips to the country, but those who require more would benefit greatly from these sessions. Typical students have been those eager to travel all over the world, those buying overseas property, those with foreign spouses, aficionados of German culture and those who just wish to pass a particular German exam. Inquire now about our German Courses or Take A Free German Level Test

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

These German Lessons are intended for people who really need to learn German to help make that difference in their work. For beginners, it will be useful to learn greetings and basic business etiquette, at higher levels reading and then writing become more important. Typical students include those involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, jobseekers in multinational companies where an additional language is required, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government. Even on our most basic lesson for Beginners, students should expect to end the lesson with basic Telephone German and e-mail German skills for communications as well as Survival German required for short visits to a country. 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

Our native speaker qualified German language teachers can train you and your colleagues at your office or home at a time to suit you. Classes can be any day of the week (even weekends) in the morning, afternoon or evening. In certain circumstances, if your home or office is not suitable, you can take your classes at the trainer's office. Lesson books are provided. 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

Those wishing to learn German in groups of 2 or more together (Two-to-One German Lessons or Small Group In-Company German Lessons) can sign up for our group classes. All students must be at nearly the same level of German proficiency, must have the same needs from the language, and must be able to study at the same time and place as the others. Bookings must be made for all students simultaneously. Listen & Learn do not propose group sizes or more than 6-8 people, but In-Company Taster German Lessons can occur with up to 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!

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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!

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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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