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About your call

In one or two phone calls (30 minutes long) per week, learners improve their English or German very fast. Our method is tried-and-tested, and our customers include leading German companies. We teach exactly the language people need for their work. We are a small team with a deep knowledge of German and international business culture. We work our way into our clients' industry, business and markets, so we know very well the challenges our learners are facing.

who or which?

Correct is: “The woman who I met in Solothurn…” A common mistake made in English is: “The woman which I met in Solothurn…” We use who for people, and which for things. Advertisements

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look watch

Good is: “I watched some races on TV.” (don’t say: “I looked some races on TV.”) We watch movies, TV, DVDs, videos, and films.

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the same as

Not correct: He has the same hierarchy level than me. Correct: He has the same hierarchy level as me. Use as before a noun or pronoun when the phrase the same is present.

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most, the most

Not correct: But now the most of the colleagues are on vacation… Correct: But now most of the colleagues are on vacation… "Most" usually doesn’t need "the" before it. Examples: I think I’m shorter than most German women. Most of … Continue reading

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android

Do you know how to say “android” in English? You can click on the speaker icon found in this link to listen to the American and British enunciation: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/android

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make it

Make for German speakers, but do/had for English speakers The German verb machen can be partnered with many other words: sauber machen, which can’t be translated to „make clean“ Party machen, which can’t be translated to „make party“ Sport machen, … Continue reading

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you understand?

Verstehen Sie? is not equal to Do you understand? While it is completely acceptable and quite common for Germans to ask “Verstehen Sie?”, English speakers will find it impolite when somebody asks them “Do you understand”. The English translation might … Continue reading

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Die Kontinuität bringts …

Wie sich BDE-Geschäftsführer Joachim Winter fit für internationale Kunden hält  Joachim Winter, Dipl.-Ingenieur und Geschäftsführer der BDE-Engineering GmbH, hat vor einiger Zeit beschlossen, your call Sprachentraining am Telefon auszuprobieren. Hier seine Erfahrungen mit der neuen Unterrichtsform. Herr Winter, wie sind … Continue reading

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your call -Pakete

your call ist Englischtraining am Telefon. Ihre persönliche Trainerin ruft sie zu den Zeiten an, die Ihnen passen. In Einheiten von jeweils nur 30 Minuten lernen Sie intensiv genau das Englische, das Sie für Ihren Job brauchen. Nach jedem Telefonat … Continue reading

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Neues Trainingspaket: 10X Better!

your call Neues Trainingspaket: 10X Better! Vielen Mitarbeitern fällt es schwer, mit ausländischen Geschäftspartnern Englisch am Telefon zu sprechen. Es fällt schwer, schnell auf Englisch umzuschalten, und häufig fehlen die selbstverständlichen Floskeln, die man braucht, um ein Gespräch flüssig zu … Continue reading

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