Learning German: How much time does it take?

Posted by Heiko Pfeiffer • Friday, October 18. 2013 • Category: Latest Article
Many students approach us because they are interested in studying or doing a post-graduate degree in Germany. These programmes require that you have a good command of German, so we are often asked: How much time exactly do I need to learn German?

The answer is actually quite straight-forward. It just requires, of course, a little planning, but if you are prepared to spend about 4-6 hours in class each week, you will soon be able to have your first conversations in German. Here is an overview of how much time is needed to reach each level.

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Learning Hindi in Delhi: Interview with an Intercultural Trainer

Posted by Peter Beyes • Friday, February 15. 2013 • Category: Crossing Cultures
Keya Choudhury is a Berlin-based intercultural trainer: She helps individuals and organisations prepare to work in different cultural environments than their own. Taking some time off from her current assignment in Bangalore, Keya recently came to Delhi for a short holiday. Being highly energetic and proactive, sight-seeing and meeting friends proved not fulfilling enough, so she enrolled in a week-long intensive Hindi course with Language Must. In this refreshingly lively interview, Keya shares some of her experiences learning Hindi, living in India and navigating different cultures.

Keya Choudhury, Berlin-based intercultural trainer and Hindi student with Language Must. (c) Keya Choudhury

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Learning German in Delhi: The Experience of a Senior Expert in Renewable Energies

Posted by Heiko Pfeiffer • Thursday, January 24. 2013 • Category: Global Career
Anil Misra is a senior expert in the field of renewable energies, having worked both in India and abroad for the last 27 years. As a student he spent one year at the University of Siegen, Germany, where he later also taught. He currently works with GIZ as Senior Programme Advisor. As part of a Germany-based multinational organisation, German is part of his daily work. He has previously joined one of the German courses offered by his employer in collaboration with Language Must.

Anil Misra (second from left) having dinner in an Italian restaurant with family of an Indian friend during one of his Germany trips. (c) Anil Misra

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German Courses in Delhi: The Experience of an Indian IT Engineer in Switzerland

Posted by Heiko Pfeiffer • Thursday, December 13. 2012 • Category: Global Career

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German Courses in Delhi: Experiences of a Berlin-based Indian Researcher

Posted by Peter Beyes • Wednesday, November 14. 2012 • Category: Global Career

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German Courses in Delhi: The Experience of Fackelmann India

Posted by Peter Beyes • Friday, November 9. 2012 • Category: Global Career

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Cultural Immersion: The Experience of a German Hindu

Posted by Flora Saint-Sans • Monday, April 9. 2012 • Category: Crossing Cultures

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Learning German to Study in Germany - A Didactic Story

Posted by Darya Dmytruk • Tuesday, December 27. 2011 • Category: Crossing Cultures

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Teaching German in India: How Hindi Eases a Teacher’s Life

Posted by Andrea Walter • Monday, August 15. 2011 • Category: Global Career

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Komm und Lerne Deutsch - German Language Gets You Ahead

Posted by Flora Saint-Sans • Tuesday, November 2. 2010 • Category: Global Career
Ever thought about picking up a new language but not too sure about which language to learn? German could be the right choice for you, whatever your background or your plans in life. There are numerous arguments that speak for learning German language, especially if you already know how to use English. What makes it difficult for many language learners to successfully learn a new language is the initial effort needed to build up a solid basis of vocabulary and grammatical understanding. English and German both being Indo-Germanic languages and having lots of interaction throughout history, you will be surprised at the many similarities you will be able to detect between the languages.

German Cathedral in Winter
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