LEARN GERMAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (DAF)
German course in Berlin
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then we are the right partner for you! At TL TRANSLATIONES, everything revolves around language – and not only foreign languages! We love our native German language at least as much as the others.
Together with a professional teacher of many years at the Goethe-Institut, we now also offer our customers language courses for German as a foreign language at the highest level.
Whether you are a medical doctor, engineer, business executive or consultant, academic, graduate or postdoctoral student, future student, skilled worker, sales representative or office administrator: we are the right choice for all German learners who require and appreciate individual, professional and tailored support in the learning process.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US
Looking for a premium German course?
OUR GERMAN TEACHERS
Are you looking to improve your knowledge of German? We are your partners for successful language acquisition. With our experienced team, we are always available when you need a tutor for German as a foreign language (Deutsch als Fremdsprache – DaF) in Berlin and the surrounding region. Please feel free to contact us – we are sure to have the right teacher for you!
LEARN GERMAN WITH PERSONALISED LESSONS
German lessons for private individuals, businesses and expats
TL TRANSLATIONES offers varied and diversified private German lessons especially for international specialists and business executives, academics, scientists, professionals and students.
We will start at your current level and ensure that teaching materials and methods are geared to your knowledge, ability and needs. Whether you want to improve your speaking, writing, listening or reading comprehension skills, consolidate your grammar or gain fluidity in conversational situations – we will get you to your goal!
With us, you can have your German lessons at whatever time of day suits your schedule. Our tutors are available 365 days a year. With tailored lessons for individuals and small groups of up to 6 people, we offer you exactly what you need.
“As an employee of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), my working language is German. Not only my correspondence and daily communication take place in this language, but I also have to write reports and submit project applications. I noticed that I felt insecure, especially in the written language. It was precisely Burkart Encke’s great competence in this area that enabled me to quickly achieve my goals, namely to be able to write avoiding almost all grammatical or lexical errors.”
“Burkart Encke accompanied me through the linguistic challenges and the turbulent time of my habilitation. The results speak for themselves: I am now a member of a research group of the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship of Classics and History of Science at the Humboldt University of Berlin, besides holding a post-doc position at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel.”
“During my work as a teacher at an elementary school in Berlin, I repeatedly reached the limits of my ability to express myself. Thanks to Burkart Encke’s professional support, I feel much more confident now, not only in teaching situations but also in the German language in general.”
“I first came to Berlin as a managing director to run our regional office. As in many international organisations, English is our working language, but I found it important to refresh my school German language skills to be able to participate in authentic Berlin life. Burkart’s refreshing teaching style quickly took me there! I was looking forward to every single lesson. The conversations with Burkart not only brought me closer to the German language, but also to German history, politics and art.”
“Like many of my fellow countrymen, I left Greece to live in Germany. But my English did not help me much in my work as an engineer and construction manager. Now, I manage all my projects in German with confidence. So the course with Burkart Encke has helped me to really get settled in Germany – also with regard the new language.”
“During the first semesters at SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences, it turned out that my language skills were still too limited to adequately deal with my academic tasks. I had the great fortune to get to know Burkart Encke at the Goethe Institute. Since then we have been working continuously to ensure that my texts are linguistically adequate for the content of my studies. In addition to grammar, text structures and vocabulary, I have also benefited from Burkart‘s immense knowledge of literature and his confident writing style.”
“I work here in Berlin for the Tactical Tech foundation. English is a must in this field. However, I always felt that I should improve my German language skills. A strong motivation for this are my children, whom I would like to accompany better on their educational path. I’m happy to have Burkart at my side as a teacher, and we celebrate every progress I make!”
“In the summer semester 2020, I will start studying Cultural Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin. The director of the IES Abroad programme, which is run by this University, recommended Burkart Encke as the ideal language teacher for me, as he has proven his excellent skills for academic German language courses during his many years of working for this programme. Mr. Encke has also studied cultural studies. What a stroke of luck! With him it’s actually fun preparing for the required DSH language exam.”
“As a philologist of Slavonic Studies, it is particularly important to me to apply my German language skills at a high level, and as accurately as possible. Furthermore, I had the desire to work on my articulation in order to be able to develop a more neutral accent. In Mr. Encke I have found the teacher who will support me with all his expertise on my challenging way getting there.”
“Although I can communicate in English almost everywhere in multicultural Berlin, I had the desire to learn German, especially since I have started a family here. The funniest hour with Burkart Encke was the one in which he prepared me for the birth of my child and the situation in a delivery room!”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the European Framework of Reference?
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages defines competence levels from A1 to C2 in terms of linguistic abilities.
What exams are there for DaF – German as a foreign language?
The most recognised examinations for German as a foreign language are the Goethe-Institut certificates, the telc language tests and the university exams DSH and Test DaF.
What is the dative used for?
The dative case is required after some prepositions (e.g. mit dem Bus) and also for indirect objects (e.g. Berlin gefällt dem neuen Mitarbeiter).
How good does my German have to be if I want to study in Germany?
That depends on what you want to study, and the university. Relevant levels are B2, C1 or C2.
What knowledge of German do I need for work?
Many employers want employees to have level B2 ability. If German is also going to be your written working language, having level C1+ knowledge is helpful.
What is DaF?
DaF – Deutsch als Fremdsprache – is a structured method of teaching the German language to non-native speakers.
Why is teaching one to one or in small groups often better than group courses?
These types of lessons allow the teacher to work much more effectively and on a more individual level with German language learners. This particularly benefits people who want to acquire confident and correct German quickly.
Why is German considered to be a difficult language?
In the German language, you have to learn a lot of rules when you start. But after that it’s not so hard.
ICONS OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE
“A people is not in possession of an idea if it does not have the word for it.”
“The German language is the organ among the languages.”
“The German language is more philosophical by far than the Italian; more poetical, by reason of its boldness, than the French; more favourable to the rhythm of verses than the English.”
“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”
“A language is, as it were, the outward manifestation of the spirit of a people; their language is their spirit, their spirit their language. One cannot imagine the two identical enough.”
“Language is the house of being.”
“People who learn a foreign language with ease usually have a strong character.”
“He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own.”
LOOKING FOR A GERMAN TEACHER?
We can give you exactly what you are looking for: language lessons tailored to suit you, with flexible schedules and individual support at the highest linguistic and professional level.
Talk to us – we will be happy to advise you.