​​​​PRIVATE  LESSONS​

One-on-ONE

INDIVIDUAL GERMAN LESSONS in BERLIN

Conversation and grammar lessons. Study German from home or online. Speak German form your very first class.


ALL LEVELS

ALL COURSE TYPES AVAILABLE

Specialized in A1 | A2 | B1 and

conversational German lessons.


PROGRESS

REACH A1 IN 3 MONTH

Faster and more efficient than any class room. Save time, money, and energy. Interact in German  the full time!


EXERCISES

FREE TEXT AND AUDIO EXERCISES

Bilingual exercises for each level and each lesson. Practice your German and improve your vocab with audio exercises.

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PRICE

AFFORDABLE RATES

Starting as low as 27,50 EUR per 45 minutes if you book a 90 minutes lesson. There are special rates for two students and other discounts available. Please send me an email for further details.     


PAYMENT

PAY as YOU GO

No advanced payment needed. Pay every time we meet. You can stop taking lessons at any time.

 

QUALIFIED

CERTIFICATED

GERMAN TEACHER  

I am certificate for teaching German as a foreign language (DaF): certificated through Goethe Institute München. 


EXPERIENCE

MORE THAN 10 YEARS TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am specialized in tutoring individual German lessons. I taught German in New York City for about 4 years and have been teaching German in Berlin since 2008.


EDUCATION

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (NY), TU-Berlin, Bangor (UK) 

I taught Sociology at collage level, hold a Ph.D in Sociology, have two Masters degrees in Cultural studies and social science and work as an independent writer.


HIGH GERMAN

I AM A GERMAN NATIVE SPEAKER

I speak "High German", have no dialect, and I am fluent in English as I studied in the US and in the UK for more than 6 years.


APPROACH 

BASED ON YEARS of EXPERIENCES

I developed my own curriculum and a methodology with a highly conversational approach. ​ ​ ​

LESSON 09

WISSEN vs. KENNEN  

WERDEN vs. BEKOMMEN

Here you learn how to use "wissen" and "kennen" as well as to use "werden" and "bekommen" in the proper context. The second meaning of "werden", for example (becoming, turning, getting), is often confused with the German word "bekommen" (receiving). This is an other so called "false friend" you have to master on this level. For example: 

Ich bekomme eine Email. (I am getting an email)
Wie alt wirst du? (How old are you turning?)


LESSON 10

GERNE | MÖGEN | MÜSSEN | BRAUCHEN 

Here you learn the difference between the adverb "gerne" and the verb "mögen" as well as the difference between the modal verb "müssen" and the verb "brauchen". For example:

Ich mag Pizza. (I like pizza.) Ich esse gerne Pizza. (I like eating pizza.) Ich muss morgen arbeiten. (I have to work tomorrow.) Ich brauche eine neue Stelle. (I need a new position.)


LESSON 11

PAST TENSE I

Here you will learn how to use present perfect in German. This lessons is focussing on regular verbs in past tense using "haben" as the helping verb.  For example:

Ich habe viel gearbeitet. (I worked a lot)

Ich habe eine Party gemacht. (I had a party)


LESSON 12

PAST TENSE II

Here you learn how to use these verbs in present perfect using "SEIN" as a helping verb (Hilfsverb). These verbs are mostly verbs indicating movements or change of condition. For example:

Ich bin nach Berlin gefahren. (I went to Berlin.)

Ich bin krank geworden (I got sick.)

FAST LEARNING

GERMAN-ENGLISH EXERCISES 

Did you ever sat in a class room reading a textbook and getting frustrated about the exercise? Many students get frustrated because they simply don't understand the text of these exercises. Besides, looking up words in a dictionary is slow and has very little benefits.      


With these bilingual German exercises, you learn colloquial German quick and easy and you stay motivated and focused. On top of this: Each exercise comes with an audio exercises. So, you learn how to read and you improve your comprehension and writing skills in an instant.


WORK SHEETS 

WHY SCHOOL-BOOKS don't WORK?

There are several reasons why German text books provided at a school don't work. First, they are designed for the teacher and support their teaching methodologies. But they don't support the students leaning experience. Second, these exercises at a school are mostly in German because German language teacher were not used to teach in English. Third, these exercises do not train you to actually actively use the language. But they simply test your capabilities.

 A1.2 CURRICULUM 

Lessons 9-16

60 minutes or 90 minutes lessons available

German Lessons | Course Level A1.1

C-LEVEL

For Students with

an advanced or academic  knowledge

​​COURSE LEVELS
WHAT IS THIS FOR?

​The course level defines your current German skills. There are 6 basic course levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. If we put it very simple: A1 is for beginners, and A2 is for students with very basic but still limited knowledge. B1 is for students with a fair or good knowledge. If you are on B2 you already can consider yourself having a very good knowledge of German. On C1 you are already a very confident speaker close to a native speaker, while on C2 - the highest level - you can communicate, write, and read on an academic level.


THE RIGHT LEVEL

HOW CAN I FIND OUT?

Don't worry! I will check at our first lesson what level you are in and where we should start. Basically, you can teach most grammar parts on almost every level. But there are certain rudimentary skills which are more suitable for a beginner level than others. If you are on a B2 level you have finished most of the grammar and can focus mainly on vocabulary, writing, and on your conversational skills. 


INTENSITY

HOW MANY LESSONS per WEEK?

I strongly recommend to start with one German lesson per week. Keep in mind that each lesson comes with two additional text and audio exercises. To finish one exercises (including the audio) takes about 1 1/2 hours. If you do one exercises per day you need two evenings to finish your homework. Including the actual lesson, this way you will study German three days per week already. For most people this is the maximum work load if you have a full time job.


A-LEVEL

For Students with no or very little 

knowledge in German

​​​​​SAVE MONEY

OUTPERFORM every CLASSROOM

Get a confident German A2 level for around thousand Euros. At a school you will spend at least three times as much to reach the same level.  


PRACTICE

TO BECOME CONFIDENT

In my lessons you will practice everything you learn. There are no dry grammar lessons. Unless you are asking for for it :) At a scholl you practice and speak German only 1 to 3 minutes per hour max. Here you invest all your time and money in conversation. 


BEST PRACTICE

WHY SCHOOLS don't WORK

First, you don't interact in a class room. You listen. Or sleep. Second, you will talk in English to your class mates for the most time. Third, even if you speak German you will mostly speak to other class mates. That means, you will listen to "wrong" German with a bad pronunciation. Forth, you will work with German text books. In my lessons you can study with bilingual exercises. This will save you a lot of time and energy​.

ABOUT

ME​​

CONTENT
You will learn how to conjugate verbs in German, how to use the proper sentence structure, were to put temporal adverbs (like: today, now, soon), and how to use irregular verbs. You also will learn how to use personal pronouns in Nominative and Accusative, and how to use the standard negation with "nicht" and "kein". This package will allow you to introduce yourself and to have a very basic conversation in present tense. Compare to a course at a language school you will only learn the grammar really necessary to communicate and get started.

German Exercises pdf | Relative Clause Accusative

 A1.1 CURRICULUM 

Lessons 1-8

60 minutes or 90 minutes lessons available

German Exercises pdf | Relative Clause Accusative

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BILINGUAL EXERCISES 

Available for all course levels

You will learn faster than with any text book provided by a German language school!

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German Lessons Berlin | Course Level A1.1

A1.2 GERMAN LESSONS 

8 Lessons in total

Reach A2.1 in less than 2 month if you take one lesson per week

A1.1 GERMAN LESSONS | CONTENT

8 Lessons in total

Finish A1.1 in less  than 2 month if you take one lesson per week

B-LEVEL

For Students with a fair or good  knowledge in

German

LESSON 05

PERSONAL PRONOUNS

Here you learn the difference between "I" and "me" in German. Personal Pronouns in Nominative and Accusative are key to communicate in German. You will learn the difference between:

Ich besuche dich. (I visit you.)

Du besuchst mich. (You visit me.)


LESSON 06

MODAL VERBS 

Here you will learn how to use Modalverben in present tense. You will learn how to conjugate: müssen, sollen, können, dürfen, wollen und möchten". For example:

Ich muss nicht arbeiten.  (I don't need to work.)

Du darfst hier nicht rauchen. (You must not smoke here.) Du sollst zum Arzt gehen. (You are supposed to go to the doctor.)


LESSON 07

FUTURE TENSE

Here you learn how to use the helping verb "werden" to express future tense in German. Similar to modal verbs the second verb moves to the very end of the sentence. For example:

Ich gehe ins Kino. (I go to the movies.)

Ich werde ins Kino gehen. (I will go to the movies.)


LESSON 08

THE MAGIC WORD "DOCH"

Here you learn the different meanings of "DOCH" depends on the position and the pronunciation. For example:

Doch, ich wohne in Berlin. (I do live in Berlin.)

Ich ziehe doch nach Berlin. (I changed my mind, I move to Berlin.)

LESSON 13

PAST TENSE IV

Here you learn the difference between "waren" and "gewesen". "SEIN" is one of these words you can use in a conversation in simple past as well as in present perfect. Both are used very frequently. For example:

Ich war im Kino. (I was at the cinema.)

​Ich bin im Kino gewesen. (I have been to the movies.)


LESSON 14

PAST TENSE V

Here you will learn how to use "HABEN" in present perfect and in simple past. The lesson is focussing on more complex sayings using "HABEN". For example:

Ich habe einen Termin. (I am having an appointment.) Ich hatte keine Zeit. (I had no time.)​ Ich habe es eilig gehabt. (I was in a hurry.)


LESSON 15

PAST TENSE VI

Here you learn how to use irregular verbs in present perfect. These verbs are very important and are based on certain vowel changes. For example:

Ich bleibe | Ich bin geblieben (I stay | I stayed)

Ich nehme | Ich habe genommen (I take | I took)


LESSON 16

PAST TENSE VII

Here you learn how to use Simple Past for certain verbs. These verbs are used in Simple Past most of time. For example:

Ich habe | Ich hatte

Ich denke | Ich dachte

​Ich muss | ich musste

LESSON 01

CONJUNGATION  

REGULAR VERBS

Here you will learn how to conjugate the most regular and important verbs as well as some common irregular verbs. You will learn the patters of verb conjugation and how to apply them to new verbs. 


LESSON 02

STANDARD NEGATION 

Here you learn how to negate sentences like that:

Ich rauche nicht. (I am not smoking)

Ich rauche keine Zigaretten. (I don't smoke cigaretts.) Ich rauche diese Zigaretten nicht. (I don't smoke this cigarett.)


LESSON 03

SENTENCE STRUCTURE for

TEMPORAL ADVERBS

Here you will learn how to build basic sentences and questions. We will practice where you place verbs, subjects, negations and temporal adverbs. You will learn were to put temporal adverbs like "today", tomorrow", or "later". For example:

Ich gehe heute ins Kino. (I go to the movies today.)

​Ich fahre morgen nach Berlin (I travel to Berlin tomorrow.)


LESSON 04

CONJUNCTION of STRONG VERBS

Here you learn how to use these "strong" verbs correctly. These verbs conjugate irregular in the second and in the third person. There are typical patterns for vowel changes you can find in my exercise. For example:

Ich nehme | Du nimmst | er nimmt

FREE TEXT-BOOKS​​

BILINGUAL

GERMAN-ENGLISH EXERCISES

My exercises focus on grammar and vocabulary. Learn and practice German fast and easy with productive and optimized text- and audio exercises.


INTERACTIVE

CONVERSATIONAL APPROACH

These exercises will teach you what you really need to know. Learn how to formulate whole sentences in German from class one.


CURRICULUM

ELABORATED  ROAD MAP | FAST PROGRESS  

Contextualized exercises: Learn vocabulary and grammar with content you can use in every day situations. With me you will focus on the grammar you really need in order to speak.   


LISTEN

FREE AUDIO SUPPORT

Customized high quality stereo audio exercises for each lesson. Use audio exercises to internalize the homework.


DOWNLOAD

FREE SAMPLES

Free text and audio exercises provided for each lesson. Plus 2-3 hours homework for each class. ​​​​

TYPE OF LESSONS 

Available course levels

I am specialized in A1 | A2 | B1 and conversational German lessons

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A1.1 LEVEL
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

​This course level is suitable for students who have never studied German or who have very little knowledge. Don't worry if you don't know which level you have to choose. I will check your level at our first lesson.


WHAT DO I LEARN?

In my lessons, you will speak German from the very first time we meet. 90 percent of the time is used for an oral language training. The difference to a language school is that you interact with a native speaker in German full time. So you will not only learn the grammar but you will also develop the capability to use it. In A1.1 you will learn how to ask and answer questions and to hold a basic conversation in present and future tense. You will also build up the basic vocabulary and the confidence necessary to start and hold a conversation. 



A1.2 LEVEL
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

​This course level is suitable for students who have studied a little bit of German already and who have some knowledge about sentence structure, negation and some basic vocabulary.  We might review the content of A1.1. very quick to make sure you are not missing out some of the basics. 


WHAT DO I LEARN?

In this course level you will extend your conversational capabilities. You will learn all the basics to communicate with other mates. If you finish A1.2 you will have a very solid foundation to become a self-learner. If you want you can stop taking lessons after this course and use your German environment to improve your language skills.


CONTENT 

You will learn how to use "kennen" versus "wissen and "werden" versus "bekommen". You will also be trained how to use the adverbs "gerne" and "lieber" and how to use very handy verbs like "brauchen" versus "müssen" and "mögen" versus the adverb "gerne". In the second part of this section I will also show you how to use past tense (present perfect) which is the biggest step forwards your goal to become fluent in German. On top of this you will learn how to use simple past for certain verbs and how to use very useful expressions like "have been". 

​​​​SPEED

HOW CAN I LEARN FAST?

The learning speed varies from student to student. The students who learn very fast are usually more talkative, are not afraid of applying their knowledge, and try to speak German in every situation they can. They mostly try to use what they have learned as much as possible and are not afraid of saying something in a wrong way . This might be something to keep in mind to speed up your learning curve. 


DURATION

HOW MANY LESSONS?

If you start form the scratch you should consider spending 4-6 month, if you take one lessen per week, to reach a decent level. Finishing A2 would take you about 6-7 month with one lessen per week. B1 can be reached in about 12-14 month/one lesson per week plus homework. ​If you are eager to reach B2 or C1 you have to consider that you also need to entangle yourself with German on an everyday level. To reach C1 or C2 in a class room would only be possible if you take lots of daily intensive lessons.


WHEN TO STOP​

WHICH LEVEL DO I NEED?

Basically, if you don't need to take an exam, you can stop taking lessons after finishing A2. Because this level equips you with the basic grammar and skill set you need to become a successful self-learner. Please notice that with my A2 levels you will be much more fluent and confident in terms of speaking and writing compare to a language school. So if you are on a budged or have simply no time for lessons A2 should be the minimum goal. If you want to know everything about all the grammar you will ever need B1 is the level to shoot for.