City Languages

training – flexible, individual, effective

We provide the conditions for you to improve language skills effectively and sustainably. This means a friendly and productive atmosphere for learning, a maximum of 8 participants in each group, and a varied and interesting course delivered by a qualified trainer, which is tailored to the individual needs and interests of the class.

Private Courses

You can learn English at a variety of different levels, ranging from elementary through to advanced, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Classes cover all four disciplines of language learning: speaking, reading, listening, and writing. If you want to improve your English these are good all-round courses to give you a quick brush up, or help you fulfil longer goals of better fluency. Courses offer intensive contact with a native speaker teacher, and interactive communication with other students as well.

We offer personal advice and a free placement test at the beginning of the course to make sure we find a course that is just right for you.

According to demand, we offer the following language courses for all levels:

  • General English
    Grammar, listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Business English
    Correspondence by letter, fax and email, telephone English, presentations, negotiations, technical and specialist terms
  • Conversation Courses
    General and idiomatic speech, pronunciation, rhetoric and discussing
  • Academic English
    Study skills and preparation for studying abroad or working in academia. Understanding and writing academic language, lectures, academic discussions
  • Literature
    Deepen your knowledge of foreign literature, improve reading skills, extend vocabulary and cultural knowledge through discussions

Business Communication Courses

We tailor our business courses to your, or your employees’, individual needs. The following areas are covered:

  • Presentations
  • Telephoning
  • Business Correspondence
  • Meetings and team briefings
  • Negotiating and discussing
  • Business terminology
  • Small Talk and socialising
  • Cultural and social norms in the English-speaking business world

Certificate Courses

If you need help preparing for an English language examination, we have the right trainer for you. Our specialised exam preparation courses include the following certificates which are recognised all over the world:

  • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE)
  • Cambridge Proficiency Examination (CPE)
  • London Chamber of Commerce International Business Exams (LCCI)
  • All these certificate exams are highly recommended for those who need to have an English qualification for their chosen career or for students who wish to find a place at a university in the UK or in the USA.  Preparation courses for certificate exams in other languages are also offered.

Individual Courses

If you have a limited timeframe to improve your English, or if you feel that you would benefit more from individual attention than a group course can offer, you should consider an individual course. Tailored precisely to your needs, these courses are very flexible. You can work together with your trainer to decide what best suits your needs and when you would prefer to study.