Think Berlin is cool? Picturing a tour of the Rhineland or a student exchange to Hamburg? Maybe you love Schubert’s song cycles. Or, perhaps you work in one of the hundreds of Canadian companies that do business with Germany — the largest economy in Europe and a global trading powerhouse.
Whatever sparks your imagination about Germany, speaking its language opens the door to what’s sometimes known as the land of poets and thinkers. And it just might give a boost to your ambitions. In a globalized world, language skills bring better opportunities, higher salaries, and deeper cultural connections.
The Goethe-Institut, with a presence in 98 countries, is at the heart of those connections. Voted best language school in Toronto four years in a row by NOW Magazine readers, Goethe-Institut Toronto offers courses for a wide array of interests and needs — group or one-on-one lessons, German for the workplace or for everyday conversation, classes for adults and for teenagers.
If you’re the kind of learner who feels tongue- tied choosing das or der, the Goethe-Institut’s highly qualified instructors can help. They focus on spoken language, using a structured but interactive approach that puts students in real-life situations.
Standard classes provide internationally recognized certification, but students love the extras. The Goethe-Institut hosts culture talks, movie nights, even wine tastings, building a relaxed, engaged learning community. Not to mention an extensive library of German- language books, magazines, and films.
More than 100 million people speak German. Are you ready for a great conversation?