Get rid of insecurities when writing emails in German in 6 weeks - guaranteed!

Do you perform well in your job, but worry that your limited language skills in German are holding you back?

It could be. Many executives I have spoken to are worried about their company’s reputation when employees, who don’t have a high level of German, communicate externally to clients.

I know that it can be really frustrating to try to improve writing emails. There are several reasons why, including:

  • You send out several emails a day but you almost never get feedback – unless there is a significant and costly mistake in your communication.
  • You are not sure if your email is good or even good enough. You hesitate to ask your German-speaking colleagues, because they already have a lot to do and you don’t want to be a burden.
  • It’s not clear what  exactly you would need to learn to actually see an improvement in your emails. So most people don’t ever do it.

After going through this email program, clients I’ve worked with always say they notice a significant improvement in their ability to write emails and people comment on their advances. As a result, many of them have also received a promotion or gotten an interesting project to their improved writing skills, which they directly attributed to their improved written communication skills.

Your German language skills hold you back

You may know this situation: You work hard on different projects and in your team. You meet tight deadlines and deliver more than is expected. But when it comes time to fill a new and interesting position, someone else gets the nod, even though she or he hasn’t worked nearly as hard as you have.

Many professionals have quickly improved their German language skills and made a big step in their careers by improving the right skills. They’re now longer held back in their career. When a project or promotion comes their way, they don’t get pushed aside because of their language skills.

Learn while working, instead of wasting time in language classes

The emails you write at work are an important starting point for your learning. Instead of unrelated or hypothetical situations, we’ll use your actual emails. You’ll learn exactly how to use German in your work setting while performing your daily tasks and you’ll see improvement immediately — guaranteed. 

Feel confident that people pay attention to what you write, instead of how you write it

Imagine receiving an email with several obvious grammatical errors and awkward phrasing. You can tell immediately that it was not written by a native speaker.

Notice how much you focus on the language – probably at least as much as on what they are trying to say.

Often these mistakes lead to a hasty – and often subconscious – judgment. Emails with errors lead to the assumption that the person who wrote them is less competent. When you send emails with mistakes, people may question your competence.

It is inevitable that these mistakes will draw attention away from the intended message of the email.

Before, I was writing emails and thinking, this is all correct, and now I can really see there are certain little things you have to pay attention to. And there's a deeper level in these sentences that you have to pay attention to. And I learned about that here (in the program) and was able to avoid the mistakes.
André S.
"I've always been very frustrated because I couldn't use German at the same level as my native language. And now the difference is not so big."
E. P.

About me

I help international executives communicate more effectively in German so they feel more confident and proficient in their communication at work and in life. 

At the University Basel I studied language and literature in my mother tongue German, German as a foreign language as well as geography and pedagogy. Following that, I completed a Masters in Education and Competence Management in Berlin. I have taught German as a foreign language for more than 20 years. 

I believe it is very effective to integrate learning into one’s work. The specific challenges people are facing at work should be the basis of their learning, so that they can immediately apply and implement what they’ve learned. This approach allows people to quickly reach a new level in their communication in German as a foreign language. 

 You can find more about me on LinkedIn.

How "Write better emails in German" works:

This is a 6-week program.
The number of participants is limited to 8, so we can answer all your individual questions.

To to ensure the fastest results, the program consists of three elements:

  • Interactive Online Classroom
  • Individual Coaching Sessions
  • Email Review

1. Weekly Online Classroom

In this interactive classroom, you will receive instruction for improving your writing skills over the course of 6 weeks.

You will learn tips and tricks to write emails better, faster, and more efficiently.

The 60 mite sessions will be recorded and available in case you can’t attend a session.

2. Individual Coaching sessions

Individual coaching is the guarantee for your success.

There are three 45-minute coaching sessions included in this program, which are scheduled at the time that is best for you.

Here we work on your personal challenges and the topics of your choice. 

Some common themes in one-on-one coaching sessions include:

  • Identifying and avoiding the mistakes that bother you the most
  • Building strategies on how to avoid these mistakes
  • Covering a specific grammar topics of your choice
  • Writing important emails together and/or creating templates

3. Email Review

You choose examples of the emails you typically send and I will analyse your writing for accuracy, grammar, structure, tone, etc. Once I have analysed it, I will go through these topics in the Online-Classroom or the individual coaching session, so that it will be easy for you to implement the improvements.

Note: For the groups starting in April 2022, a bonus “Detailed Email Review” will be included. Scroll down to learn more.

Week 1: Fixing Bad Habits - Methods & Tools to Avoid Your Most Common Mistakes

Tips and tricks to immediately improve your emails.

Often, bad habits creep in over a long period of time and mistakes no longer register as errors. At some point, somebody will tell you about your mistakes and you may feel embarrassed that you did not find out earlier.

We’ll find the most common mistakes made in emails by non-native speakers. 

Week 2: Getting People to Believe You - How to Give Compelling Reasons in Your Emails

Learn how to justify your explanations, opinions, and arguments with a varied range of language.

This week we’ll focus on specific formulations for your arguments and opinions. You will learn how to use connectors to give precise and varied reasons. This makes it more likely that people believe what you actually say.

Week 3: Dates and Deadlines - How to Never Miss an Appointment Again.

Be clear about how to describe dates, timelines, and deadlines while avoiding frequent errors. This way your partners will never miss a meeting because they misunderstood your email.

In this session, we’ll look at the correct form to use to indicate dates and times, the subtle differences between commonly used words, and which words you should avoid when you need to move quickly.

Week 4: Making it Work - How to Clearly Describe Solutions and Implementation Steps to Partners

Clear descriptions of your solutions and their implementation steps are an important element of your professional communication.
In this session, we will look at how you can make people easily understand the solution and implementation steps you propose. 

You will learn key phrases to describe them in detail and how to avoid unclear wording.

Week 5: Getting What You Want - How to Clearly Articulate Desired Outcomes

This week we cover how to describe desired outcomes. How well you describe what people need to do determines if they are going to move forward with your plan or not.

We’ll also cover what you need to pay special attention to in the wording so that undesired outcomes are avoided as much as possible.

Week 6: Putting it All Together - a Final Look at Writing Better Emails Including Addressing Your Specific Questions

This last session of the program is entirely dedicated to answering your questions about writing better emails. 

Over the duration of the program, questions often keep coming up, for example about certain grammatical topics or cultural differences in communication. 

If your questions haven’t been answered in the other lessons because, for example, the answer takes more time to explain, there will be plenty of time in this last session to address them.

How will this program help you?

Save time writing emails

After the program, your emails will be clearer. You will have fewer follow-up questions from customers and colleagues. Writing will be quicker and easier for you.

Recognize your systematic errors and how to avoid them​​

Following an analysis at the beginning of the program, we will identify your systematic mistakes and develop strategies in the individual coaching sessions to avoid them.

Vary sentences and phrases correctly

During the course, you develop a set of your favourite phrases and variations. You will know exactly how to say common things you need to say like: “I’m happy to help you with all your questions.” It will feel natural to you to vary these common phrases correctly and you won’t repeat yourself all the time.

You'll feel more secure when writing emails

When people read your emails, they're just reading the email instead of being distracted by mistakes or awkward wording.

100% unconditional money back guarantee

This is a proven concept. 

However, if you feel that your emails have not significantly improved, you will get your money back.

Let me know by the end of the course if you are not significantly more confident in writing emails, or if you still have questions that were not answered. We will then have an additional individual coaching session to address any questions or concerns you have. If you’re still not satisfied with the results, you’ll get your money back in full.

After this program at least one of these situations will be different for you. Usually, it is more than one:

  • You’ll feel more confident when writing emails.
  • You will be able to improve even emails from native speakers. Go from “I want to write like a native speaker” to “I can recommend improvements to native speakers”.
  • Your colleagues will realize how much better your emails are and comment on it.
  • You will write many more of your emails in significantly less time.
  • You won’t get as many clarifying questions (by phone or email) because your emails will be more precise.
  • “Writer’s block” will not be an obstacle anymore.
  • The ideas you express in emails will be better understood and accepted.

First group discount:

Bonus for the first group in 2022 - worth CHF 300

Detailed email review - directly to your inbox.

 You will see immediately where you can improve your writing.

Here’s how it works: 

When you sign up for the program, you can send me emails you want feedback on, even once a day. I will comment on it and correct your email.

You will have your feedback directly in your inbox within a maximum of 48 hours, often in much less time.

This is for the entire 6 weeks of the program. 

This bonus is limited to the first group in 2022 and will be offered as an additional benefit in subsequent courses for CHF 300. 

Schedule of the next Program in 2022

Start with first online classroom
of program
Day for Online classroom
MAY 17
12:00 - 13:00
MAY 19
17:00 - 18:00
Start with first online classroom
MAY 10
12:00 - 13:00
Start with first online classroom
MAY 12
17:00 - 18:00

First group discount:

120 CHF discount - and only 8 participants.

Normally this program sells for CHF 970. But if you register for the first group this year, you will only pay CHF 850.

To ensure you get the attention you need, this first group has a maximum of 8 participants.

You have personal access to me and you can write at any time to ask your questions.


Most frequent questions and answers

If you regularly write e-mails in German and question if they are correct and understandable, this program is for you. After six weeks you will confidently write better emails.

If you are not satisfied with the result, you will get your money back as described in the guarantee.

6 weeks, but will likely start to see significant improvements after the first two or three weeks.

The online class will take place once a week at a fixed time. To ensure your progress as quickly as possible, we recommend that you attend this live, interactive session. You will have access to the recordings in case you miss one.

The time for the individual sessions is flexible. You will book what’s best for you using our online booking tool.

The six online sessions are 60 minutes each.

The three individual coaching sessions are 45 minutes each.

The program is designed to keep learning time down. It is closely linked to your everyday work, where you write emails in German. If you invest 2-3 hours a week for learning, you will write better emails, guaranteed.

Yes! The 3 individual sessions are the perfect time to deep-dive into the areas that are most important for you.

No problem.

A recording will be available the next day. However, keep in mind that this is not a self-study online course. The live sessions are highly interactive and you will benefit from active participation – guaranteed.

Do you still have questions?

Get in touch with me