German is the most significant language in Central Europe, and as such is very popular among Cactus language learners. With its thriving economy, the bustling urban life of its cities, and its stunning landscapes reminiscent of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Germany and its neighbour Austria are appealing to many language learners. Learning German will enable you to fully enjoy your travel experiences to these countries. While German native speakers often have good English language skills, German language skills are coveted by many multinational companies and will certainly help you get an interview.
With so many language learning options available ranging from evening classes to online courses, it is often difficult to know where to start your German language learning journey. It’s important to assess which type of language course or combination of courses is the most appropriate for you. To help you make the right choice, the experts at Cactus have compared the benefits of each alternative and provided a comprehensive list of language learning options to get you started. So what are the best ways to start learning German?
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Taking an immersion course abroad is a very efficient way to start learning German quickly and to improve your German language skills. Not only it will increase your confidence in speaking German, but it will also be a unique opportunity to discover and experience the culture of a German-speaking country and practice German with native speakers on a daily basis. Cactus has teamed up with the best language schools across the world to offer you a first-rate language learning experience.
Cactus offers German immersion courses in Germany.
Evening classes in the UK are ideal if you want to learn German after work or your studies. They are a great opportunity to study the language with a qualified, native or bilingual teacher and will help you learn German quickly in a sociable environment. These courses also offer excellent preparation for a language holiday abroad, as they will enable you to understand the basics of German prior to your trip. Are you a beginner? Find out more about our Beginners Language Courses.
If you can’t fit a group language course in your schedule or you prefer to study in your own time, one-to-one German classes are the perfect solution. Cactus offers both face-to-face and Skype German language lessons. These are tailored to your needs and can take place anywhere, anytime.
Online language courses are an excellent way to practice a language when and where you want. Such courses can’t fully replace lessons with a qualified teacher who will not only motivate you throughout your language learning journey, but will also answer any questions you may have. Nevertheless, they are an excellent way to supplement your lessons with a teacher. As it can be difficult to choose quality resources from the considerable number of courses available online, Cactus has carefully assessed and listed free online German resources for your reference.
Living abroad is a dream that many long for, and it is often said to be the best way to achieve fluency in a foreign language. For fluent English speakers, one of the easiest ways to live abroad is by teaching English as a Foreign Language. You can become an English teacher abroad by taking a TEFL course with Cactus. You do not have to be a native speaker but you need a C1 level of English to take the course. We offer CELTA and Trinity Cert TESOL preparation courses across the world, including in Germany and Switzerland.
For more information about TEFL courses and advice on how to become a TEFL teacher, please visit our dedicated website, or email us.