German Business Course

"Learn fluent business German!"


Business German   With the German Business Course, you learn everything you need to know for your job in German in Germany
Bring forward your arguments successfully in German.
Learn how to formulate your own opinion in German.
With the course, you will be able to take part in every meeting in German
You learn how to write business letters in German
Apply for jobs in German.
You will possess the practical words and relevant phases, tools that help you make the best impression at your interview. 
Through the unique long-term memory learning method, you will have gained a complete and comprehensive German business vocabulary in very short order. 
Learn the necessities for working in Germany - straightforwardly and easily to understand. 
The German Business Course Package offers you:

  • Three complete German business language courses:
    Business Course part 1: basic knowledge in business German
    Business Course part 2: job application and working in Germany
    Business Course part 3: communications course for professional life in Germany 
  • You learn 2,000 practical business relevant words
  • You will find a large selection of 1,300 useful sentences and phrases that deal with the most important situations in your everyday professional life. 
  • With the help of the unique long-term memory learning method from 17 Minute Languages, you will learn business German in no time. 
  • You learn quickly and efficiently:
    The program offers you new and practical exercises everyday.
  • Visit 17 Minute Language's learning community!
    You will find a link to a fantastic forum related to your language course:
    You can exchange with other learners there as well as make new contacts with people from Germany. 
  • Newest version:
    The German Business Course was completely updated in 2014. 
  • Satisfied learners:
    Already over 540,000 languages course sold
  • System-independent software:
    For Windows / Linux / Mac OS X /iPad / Android Tablets / Windows Tablets


Business Course German part I:
Basic knowledge for the profession


The content of this business basics course is:
  • Confidently and competently converse on the telephone in German
    In this business course, you learn how to formulate your requests and concerns.
    You will find dynamic and useful sentences that show you how you can formulate your wishes over the telephone. 
    Furthermore, you will learn how to end a telephone conversation naturally and politely.
    In addition, we show you examples of how you can leave professional sounding messages on the answering machine in German.
  • Making appointments with colleagues, supervisors or customers
    In this business basic course, you learn vocabulary and phrases which help you make appointments in German.
    Furthermore, you will learn how to book appointment requests and to politely reschedule them.
  • Write professional emails in German
    How do I formulate a salutatory address in an email or letter?
    How do I say good-bye correctly in an email?
    What is a good way to start a business related email?
    How do I compose a notice of absence for my email program in German?
    In this course you will find numerous helpful formulas for email content with examples from the field.
  • Useful reference material for composing business letters in German
    You learn how to choose the appropriate address for German business letters.
    Furthermore, we give you helpful tips for the introduction of your letter.
    We show you examples of successful opening sentences.
    You will find many sample phrases that can help you express your aspirations.
  • Important vocabulary for meetings and conferences
    In this course, you learn how to present the agenda for a meeting as well as how to keep minutes in German.
    You should be able to make your own contributions to a discussion fluently in German.
    It is often essential, in such discussions, to have command of a vocabulary that allows you to politely express your opinions and make strong arguments in defence of your positions.
  • The day to day of every profession: Tackling issues and finding solutions
    How do you tackle problems?
    How do you formulate a suggestion meant to solve a problem?
    How do you organize the assignment of duties?
  • Small talk in German
    You don't always want to talk shop with colleagues, supervisors or customers. There will invariably be situations in which small talk arises.
    With this business course, you learn how to make small talk in German!
    With these skills, you will be able to represent your company with confidence and competence. 
    Moreover, we engage in topics that are commonly talked about: Weather, sports and entertainment, art and culture and the family.
    Alongside, you acquire a vocabulary necessary for introducing yourself and others with friendliness, for receiving guests in German and for asking questions in German.
  • Fill out German forms correctly
    When it comes to filling out form in German properly, you need to know the terminology.
    You will find all this in your basic business course.
  • Researching information regarding a particular topic
    You learn how to issue work orders for research as well as how to present the subsequent results.
    In addition, in case accidents or problems should occur, you learn here how to find a solution.
  • Completing orders
    In this basic course, you learn how to place orders in German, deal with offers, or make an offer to potential customers yourself.
    You will come to understand how to deal with delivery difficulties as well.
With the Business Basic Course part I, you learn to speak fluent business German rapidly.
You learn over 500 lines of text and 700 words.


Business Course part II:
Job application and working abroad

Would you like to apply for a job in Germany?
Do you want to work for German company?
But you aren't certain how to get started? 
The Business Course II solves all problems related to "Job application and working abroad". 
This course offers not only an intensive, practical training for beginners, it is also a well structured quick reference dictionary for advanced learners. 
With this German business course, you learn over 300 sentences and phrases as well as over 650 words
You will find these topics in the business course's "Working abroad":
  • Read and understand job placement ads in German
    If you are looking for a job in Germany or would like to work for a German company, start by reading the job ads. 
    So that you can also understand what you are reading, you will find a robust vocabulary and numerous example sentences related to this subject in the business course.
  • How to compose your resume in German
    Are you currently writing your resume in German?
    In this language course you will find the relevant, essential vocabulary and useful phrases.
  • Help with formulating the text in your application
    Would you like to explain why you are the best person for the job?
    Do you want to write about your qualifications as well as your motivation and interest in the job you're applying for?
    In this language course, you will learn a lot of the most important and typical sentences for your German job application.
  • Applying for an internship in Germany
    You get plenty of motivating suggestions meant to help you write your application.
    You will be able to explain why you are interested in an internship abroad.
    In addition, you get help with reading advertisements for internships.
    • What are the company's requirements?
    • What is expected of me?
    • What does this company offer me?
  • Absolute confidence at your interview
    Your application was a success and you've been invited to an interview.
    It's very likely that the interview will be in German.
    Through this business course, you will be well prepared for such a situation.
    We show you questions that are commonly asked in these interviews.
    At the same time, we give you plenty of suggestions regarding how to answer them.
The interview went smoothly and successfully and you'll soon begin you're internship.
In order to make your start in you new position easier, we have put together even more useful vocabulary and relevant sentences in German.
  • Organization and structure of German companies
    When you start working at a new company, there are many new things to learn in the coming first few days and weeks.
    We help you to make your first day and orientation a lot easier at the new German company:
    In this business course, you will find vocabulary and phrases that help you get to know and understand the structure and organization of your new environment.
  • Vocabulary describing office furnishings, equipment and materials
    We have put together a very helpful lesson for you, dealing with "office furnishings, equipment and materials".
  • German vocabulary and sentences related to "working on the computer"
    Anyone who works on a computer needs a solid basic knowledge of vocabulary regarding its use.
    You learn the essential words for hardware and software.
    From the selection of sentences provided, you will learn how to describe computer problems in German as well as how to write work orders for colleagues.

Business Course German part III:

Comprehensive communications knowledge for every situation in professional life in German.

The third part of the German Business Course offers a comprehensive and true-to-life language course for training your professional communications skills. 
You learn over 480 sentences and 760 words.
  • Learn how to do presentations correctly in German
    One important skill of everyday professional life is the ability to make appealing and compelling presentations of all sorts.
    In this section of your communications course you will find suggestions regarding the creation, introduction and conclusion of a speech or presentation.
    We give you suggestions so that you can introduce and sum up your findings in German.
    In addition, you will find practical examples from real life situations that show you how to give a consultant feedback regarding his presentation.
  • Learn how to bring forward an argument AUF-German
    If you want to assert yourself in your profession, it's essential to be able to express opinions in German politely. 
    You learn how to assess the opinions of others as well as how to respond to constructive criticism in this course.
  • Respond correctly to warnings or reminders and complaints
    Regardless whether you have to compose or process a reminder notice on behalf of your company, you will find the necessary vocabulary and typical phrases regarding this topic in this communications course.
  • A successful business dinner in Germany
    The success or failure of getting a contract often depends on how well a business dinner has gone.
    So that in the future you are well prepared for such an event, we have put together suitable vocabulary and tons of necessary phrases for you.
    You learn vocabulary relevant to receiving your guest in the restaurant and ordering food and drink in German.
  • On a business trip in Germany
    You will find helpful tips in this course for organizing your trip to Germany.
    You will also learn handy terminology and useful phrases relevant to your entry and stay in Germany.
  • German terminology and vocabulary relevant to the organization and execution of a project
    This course helps you to organize a team project perfectly.
    You learn words that help you to introduce yourself as the project leader or as a member of the team, clarify the organization and planning of a project and allocating important tasks.
  • All the important things dealing with meetings in German:
    Are meetings in German a central part your everyday professional life?
    Then, you will definitely find interesting suggestions for your next meeting here.
    You learn how to convey your opinions in German and how to illustrate the status of projects and jobs.
  • Purchasing successfully in German
    In this course you will find suggestions and helpful tips regarding how to approach and talk to customers, how to present and describe the positive aspects of a product as well as its features.
  • Vocabulary and phrases for anyone active in the service operations of a company
    We give you the vocabulary and phrases that you will need in your everyday dealings with German speaking customers.
  • Things worth knowing about the topic "trade fairs in Germany"
    We deal with, for example, signing up for a convention or booking and organizing a stand at a trade fair in Germany.
    Furthermore, you will find a large selection of practical words and sentences relevant to talk about at trade fairs.


Lively and authentic German - recorded by professional German speakers

All sentences and vocabulary from the three business courses were recorded by professional voice talents.
Naturally, we only work with German native speakers.
Through listening to the authentic sound of the language, you learn the correct pronunciation of words and whole sentences. 
You have the opportunity to listen to and repeat every word and sentence as often as you like! 
In all learning methods and testing options, the words as well as the phrases can be automatically played back when you wish. 

The scientifically established learning methods of 17 Minute Languages

Language learning is not easy: 
There is always the danger that you forget what you have already learnt. 
Assume, you've learnt five words on a given day - by the next day you've only remembered two of them!
This is a problem that the development team at 17 Minute Languages tackles with plenty of didactic know-how, practical experience and plenty of creativity. 
Innovative but sound, the complexity of learning taken into account and made clearly understandable, that is the concept of the Business Package! 
Our software contains the central findings of established learning research.
Research shows that the human brain can remember thematically arranged vocabulary much better.
For this reason, you will find all content organized by topic and special fields.
In order to optimize your learning process, this list of topics have been logically structured. 
Further studies about effective learning have shown that it is always best to learn seven new bits of information at a time.
This is the optimal amount for the brain to remember.
That is why our software always presents you with lesson units that contain seven words from the vocabulary lists.




Diverse Learning:

We have built many gizmos into the program so that learning remains fun and exciting. 

Repeat the words until you know all the vocabulary: 
In all of the tests, you have to type in the right words so often that you will be able to do the correct translation instantly.
Simple words stop appearing in the daily program after 2 or 3 repetitions.
More difficult word may be repeated 5 or 6 times.
Especially difficult words, which you often don't know, are asked even more often.
Most importantly we don't want you to have forgotten these words by the very next day! 


Seven words at a time: 
After learning seven new words, the software will show you a table with a summary.
Learning seven words at a time is especially effective.
Now you can repeat these words again at a glance. 


Points, learning time and number of repetitions: 
You can already see how long you spend with one lesson unit.
By the way, you won't be able to cheat:
The program will actually only show the amount of time you worked.
If you would like to take, say a one hour brake, the clock stops ticking until you're ready to work again 
Every word allows you to see how often you have already repeated it today.
Words that you knew immediately will no longer appear in tests for this day.
Word that you are still having trouble with will continue to appear again and again. 
For every word you knew, you get points.
In this way, you can compare a day's learning with each other. You also see, for example, at which time of the day you learn vocabulary the quickest. 

A break after every 30 minutes: 
Studies have shown that after a half an hour of learning concentration decreases rapidly.
For this reason, your language course will remind you every 30 minutes that you should take a brake.
Stand up, go for a walk, drink a glass of water.
Afterwards, reinvigorated, you are ready for the next half an hour!
(You can, of course, ignore the reminder and immediately continue learning.) 

A wide variety of pictures: 
If knew a word, you will see a new photo as reward.
(We have also thought of something for you even if you answer incorrectly...)
When you see that the course is fun and rewarding, you will be motivated to see it through to the end! 

Motivating tips throughout: 
At regular intervals, you will get tips from our experts on how you can learn even more effectively.
Let us surprise you! 


You will have these benefits after having learnt with the beginner's and intermediate course:

Building your carrier!
  • You will increase your professional opportunities now that you can speak German fluently and confidently.
  • You now have the skills to work in Germany whenever you wish.
You meet new people!
  • Every new language opens a door to a new world for you.
    You will meet many new and interesting people!
    Who knows: maybe the love of your life speaks German?
  • Are you in a bilingual relationship?
    Your partner will be proud of you, if you improve your German!
Every trip will become an unforgettable experience!
  • Broaden your horizons as you travel to Germany.
    If you can speak German, your trip will become an unforgettable experience:
    You will get to know more intensely and better understand the country and its people.
  • When you can speak German, you will be able to easily find your way in Germany.
    You will be able to ask for information or ask the locals for help.
Make more of your free time!
  • You will be able to watch movies in German!
  • What a joy it is to be able to read a book in German!
You stay in great mental shape!
  • Scientific studies have shown:
    A educational background increases quality of life and life expectancy.
  • Train your brain!
    Studies have shown that learning languages helps stave off dementia and Alzheimer's.


Order your German language course here!