More then 700 students have preceded you throughout the past 25 years, and have greatly improved
their business language and communication skills through a German training with Elisabeth Schlager.
A few of these clients relate their experiences on this page.
Michael Kühne, Expat Senior Director - Philips Hamburg
"Our 6-day German course from "Our 6-day German course from
Elisabeth Schlager was a bull’s eye! As preparation for my expat
assignment to Germany, Elisabeth had fashioned a tailored
programme for my wife and myself, so that from the first
moment we set foot on German soil, we could cope in every
situation both private and business. The particular strength of
Elisabeth’s method is the good balance between the grammar
necessary, and rehearsing situations geared to practice. A real
must for everybody wishing to learn to master the German
language for private or business reasons."
Edwin Heuvelink, Commercieel Directeur - Neco BV
"I began the course at a very low
level, with no schooling in the German language at all. Now I feel
confident enough to go out and conquer the German market.
And that after 5 days! I can now expand in the German market
with new clients and agents because my fluency, and most of all
the courage to speak more freely, have become so great. I can
understand the background to cultural differences better.
Because of that, I feel confident about approaching German
clients. Elisabeth rehearses practical situations in particular and
totally adapts herself to your basic knowledge. You get a
personal training focussed on what you asked for. And you
absorb the learning materials quite naturally in a relaxed
Sandy van Alst en Paula van Kleef, Binnendienst Medewerkers - Proost en Brandt
"This was the right course in the
right size for us, due to Elisabeth’s enthusiasm and empathy.
And we caught her enthusiasm because of her super training. In
a short time we developed the courage and freedom to speak
German, focussed on our own practical situation. We thought it
super instructive and a really great course. At the beginning 10
times seemed an awful lot, but time just flew! Thank you for
everything. You’re a Top person!"
René Frieswijk - FIOD
"Not only was the location
inspiring, Elisabeth’s personal touch meant we were delighted to
travel from the “far east” to Amsterdam. Nothing but praise for
the content too. In spite of the unconventional material in the
field of fiscal law, Elisabeth knew how to deploy topical articles in
our daily practice, thereby paying a lot of attention to technical
jargon. In addition, culture differences were discussed to a great
extent. The teaching material (we were allowed to keep the
books) has also turned out to be very useful and we still refer to
them often. The total of six course days have certainly yielded
fruit." "Wer aufgehört hat besser zu werden, hat aufgehört gut zu
Martijn Bokelaar, Sales Ingenieur - PPG-Marine and Protective Coatings
"In my function as sales engineer
for the Austrian market politeness and clarity is a paramount
requirement. The training I took with Elisabeth gave me a very
good grip on developing these critical points well. I was able to
put the many examples and exercises to good use in business
practice due to the personally focused lessons. I was able to
clearly present myself and build up business relationships in the
markets of Austria and East European countries."
Wendelina Timmerman, trainer/coach - Hooridee, Advies bij gehoorverlies
"Elisabeth Schlager comes highly
recommended for business German training: she creates the
right atmosphere in an original and relaxed manner. She
moreover also offers excellent material for being able to work in
German language areas with complete confidence. During my
work in Switzerland I got an awful lot of compliments from
colleagues on site about my use of the German language!"
Robert Bisschop - Verdel Bloemenexport
"The private training is very goal
oriented and you can arrange it yourself completely if you wish.
This way you can precisely train those subjects you need. Ms
Schlager plays along with this fantastically well and simply
adapts her material to it. A training of 5 hours over 5 days
(including lunch) is very intensive and demands a lot of
concentration, but the final result is of course excellent!"
Marcus Roos - Vitae Personeelsbemiddeling
"The nice thing is that you
yourself determine what’s important and what you want to learn.
In addition to the basic techniques, such as grammar, you
assemble your own training in consultation with Elisabeth. Being
able to hold good conversations is very important to us when
attracting customers and for job interviews. So the emphasis was
therefore put on role plays and telephone conversations. It is
Elisabeth’s personal approach in particular that makes you feel at
ease and effortlessly learn the language. Everything is recorded
on audio or video so that you can always reflect on yourself
critically. A good way of being able to look at yourself with a
laugh and then improve on yourself a little bit once more."
Marcel Bogaard - Metzler Bank
"As a staff member of a securities
firm with mainly German contacts, it was very important for me
to improve and develop my communication skills. Elisabeth
taught me this by carrying out different role plays, recording
them and then listening to them. That way I heard precisely what
I was doing wrong and could pay it more attention – in addition
to going through topical economic articles from various German
newspapers with me to expand my vocabulary. After the training
I initiated conversations with my clients with a larger vocabulary
and much more confidence. In short: a very goal oriented,
efficient and above all enjoyable training."
Boukje Cnossen, Assistant Professor of Cultural Entrepreneurship at Leuphana University of Lüneburg
January 28, 2020
"Elisabeth's training was very effective as well as a lot of fun. I was able to significantly improve my German in a short timespan because of Elisabeth's ability to quickly identify the challenges I had and create room for improvement in a playful and smart way. I received many resources that will help me to continue improving my German, but most importantly, I now feel more secure and autonomous in using the German language."