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about Germany, the Germans and the German language

Winner by Points:

Winner by Points:

Face-to-Face! This applies at least to the area in which we can consider ourselves experts: German language training for managers. Just two or three years ago, we saw things very differently ourselves. On the contrary, the pandemic-related restrictions seemed to have...

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Learning German in Paradise

Learning German in Paradise

If you want to book a face-to-face German course, the first thing to consider is, of course, the quality of the provider. Here, we at S&W Training really don't need to shy away from any comparison: https://sw-training.com/kunden-englisch/ In addition to the...

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Cross Culture: The ‘Typical German Manager’

Cross Culture: The ‘Typical German Manager’

The abbreviation S&W in our name stands for ‚Sprache & Wirtschaft‘ - 'Language & Business'.  Our special business expertise not only enables us to teach Business German in a particularly qualified manner on request. https://sw-training.com/business-german/...

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Highly Efficient German Vocabulary Training

Highly Efficient German Vocabulary Training

Anyone who wants to communicate successfully in a language needs, of course, an extensive vocabulary. This is a necessary, but of course not yet sufficient condition. Of course, knowledge of grammar, among other things, is also indispensable. But let's concentrate on...

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Scientific German – The Most Important Nouns

Scientific German – The Most Important Nouns

Technical language differs considerably from General German language. When we talk about Scientific German, it is clear that a chemist has a largely different technical language than an economist. However, there is an overlap – a vocabulary that is more or less...

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Business German: Off the Peg or Unique?

Business German: Off the Peg or Unique?

You will hardly find a language course provider that does not also offer 'Business German'. "Something to do with business - we'll manage that." That's probably the thinking of some of our competitors. But what can you, as a demanding manager, expect from such...

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“Vee haf vays of making you talk” (in German)

“Vee haf vays of making you talk” (in German)

Yes, we have these means, and we have proven a thousand times over that they are extremely effective. But, of course, they are not the means you know from old war films of brutal SS men who use torture to force their prisoners to say what they don't want to say. Those...

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Article Rules: What Mark Twain Didn’t Know

Article Rules: What Mark Twain Didn’t Know

"Every noun has a gender, and there is neither sense nor system in the distribution; therefore you must learn the gender of each noun by heart. There is no other way. If you want to tackle this, you must have a memory like a memorial book." This is how Mark Twain saw...

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