I operate through a disciplined framing of questions in conversation, such that the student is guided not towards the “answer”—but towards what it is they already know that will help them find the answer. My ideal student is one who is open to a style of teaching that may at first seem slow—conversation based, question based—because I believe that is the ideal way to learn.
The lessons are for any student of any age. I encourage the use of and personally use material spoken or written by Germans. All material I utilize must originate in Germany. This provides reliable material that encourages proper pronunciation and an ear tuned to German spoken by Germans.
I've been teaching for over a decade, various students, various levels, various needs and various subjects. There's nothing I love more though than teaching languages! Depending on a level I combine grammar fundamentals with creative ways of learning vocabulary and a fair share of good old conversation.
When I teach individually, I let the student tell me what they need help with and work from there. When I teach a class, I usually write on the whiteboard, and have a game prepared to get the whole class involved and willing to practice the new skill.
MA from UW-Madison, Wisconsin - university experience, pronunciation expert; Deutsch für den Beruf (Business German) certificate; on-line and f-2-f; can provide upper-level materials; prefer serious, engaged students; I incorporate all teaching methodologies; I understand how to attain fluency as an adult learner; passion for European culture, (military) history and German dialects; I've taken man
I like to be kind and patient when teaching, as learning another language can be pretty difficult, and I believe in trying to make learning interesting and fun however I can. I am not a native German speaker and therefore do not know everything, however I know I am proficient and experienced in the German language and teach whatever I do know.
I believe in learning-by-doing in conversation, enhanced through essential vocabulary exercises and as-simple-as-possible grammar explanations. I will teach you the effective and quick-learning methods I applied while studying. For pronunciation, we will listen to and analyze German media, movies, songs. Learning is done best when it's fun - and that is what I'm aiming at.
I tailor my lessons to the student's needs, interests, and abilities. We may use a textbook or I may write the material myself. Usually it's a combination of both. The emphasis is always on the student. I am merely the tour guide. I emphasize oral communication, but don't neglect reading or writing.
I teach by engaging students not only in grammar exercises but also in conversations about life and literature. I can provide as much or as little structure as the student(s) want, and I am happy to tailor my lessons to individual needs.
My teaching method really depends on the German skills the individual student has acquired so far - if any - and on the student's goal and age. Due to my experience I prefer to teach German to the younger crowd, ranging from preschool through high school. If you are an adult who wants to learn German as a hobby or for a vacation in Germany, I would also love to teach you.
I either use a conservative approach when it comes to language learning how you can find it in the most language learning books, but I rather prefer to find out more of the background why students want to learn a language and what are their motivations and interests, what gives a more effective way to approach to teach a language.
My language lessons are positive learning experiences, based on these methodologies: 1- Total Physical Response (TPR) stresses the importance of aural comprehension. IT works by having the student respond to simple commands. It may include a bit of acting for both the learner and the teacher.
Thorough preparation of material. Using variety of teaching methods with the aim to motivate students. Very successful coaching skills, thus demonstrating the value of learning a foreign language (specifically English). Excellent skills in assisting and motivating students to combine learning and studying with fun.
I would say my teaching method is fairly laided back. I feel if students picked to learn a language, they should mostly be driving themselves to learn. I myself learned with the help of worksheets, and educational articles written on German grammer. I have even written my own articles, in which I try to explain concepts by showing how similar German is to English.
I started learning German in 7th grade. I graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi with a degree in Computer Studies and worked in I.T. in Jackson, Mississippi; New Orleans, Louisiana; Los Angeles, California; and Hamburg, Germany. I lived in Berlin for six months. While working in Los Angelos, I traveled 50% of the year for 3 years to Switzerland to work with a customer.
My teaching methods are very practical. I like having fun while learning, as well as being efficient at the same time. Starting from scratch, we will learn the basics and build on top of that or we will start out wherever you are in the progression of becoming fluent in German.
Since we will work one-on-one (or in a very small group) the plan is tailor-made to fit your needs and aims. My number one asset is your motivation. People tell me that I motivate them so this will for sure be part of the plan. My method is predicated on - what level you want to reach in German - and which kind(s) of learner you are (cognitive, talkative, auditive...
I enjoy teaching college and high school students. I focus heavily on getting students to speak German, while also drawing attention to grammar when needed. In addition, I incorporate German culture into lessons when possible, such as festivals, holidays, and sporting events.
Learning should be personal to the individual or individuals in a group. I believe in connecting myself and the content to the learner based on needs and interests. Over the last 20 years, I have proven that everyone can learn a different language and that new languages are doorways to new experiences and growth.
I structure my classes with a student focussed approach. I always have a base idea of the topics that need to be covered that day, but I let the students interests and questions guide how we learn that lesson. I am a very conversational tutor and think that the student should have a hand in their own learning.
I am willing to give lessons to the first two years of both Spanish and German. Considering that I have worked with various people and subjects, I make my methods more flexible and try to shape it around the students themselves.
My teaching is highly individualized, this means I determine the needs, interests, objectives, and time frame of the students. Then I prepare a study plan to balance needs, wants, schedules, and objectives. The lessons are based on this "master plan" so that both student and teacher have a working tool which can, of course, be adjusted if needed.
I always focus on teaching the core phrases and words to help you start speaking as soon as possible and build up your confidence while doing so.
I approach each topic by first ascertaining the level of familiarity the students have with the topic, and moving from there. I believe that in order to learn, we must be at least vaguely interested (if not wholly excited!), and to be interested we have to be able to relate somehow.
Everyone has a different interest in learning a language, I want to help you in the way you'd like to receive help! Practice makes perfect and repeated failure is the only way to master a new language! For those interested in studying in Germany, I would also be happy to help prepare you to take the Testdaf!
I try to assess students individually, measure their strength and weaknesses and tailor lessons accordingly. I have tutored students in Grade levels K through 6th Grade. Not all children learn the same way, and it is important for the teacher and tutor, to find out how the child learns, and then use various approaches within the scope of their abilities to break down subjects.
Text book instruction based on students current needs as well as interactive lesson plans, such as news broadcasts, movies, literature and newspapers/magazines. Emphasis on German grammar and word placement as well as verb conjugation. May involve some daily activities, such as shopping, transit, etc.
Education: 1998: PhD. in the field of Comparative Linguistics and Education, LaSalle University (USA) 1996: M.A.
I am native Russian and Ukrainian speaker. I have been learning German since I was small and still have passion for this language. I have experience in teaching foreign languages including German, Ukrainian and Russian. I see myself as a highly motivated and organized foreign language teacher with strong leadership skills and extensive tutoring experience.
K-2 education in Germany. Lived in Germany until age 8. German was one of two languages spoke in my home all of my life. I tested out of all possible courses for German at Missouri State University and then took remaining courses to get a minor in German.
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Perfect! Anana is determined, flexible and gives you the necessary tools to learn German. You will not be bored with her methods. Her price per lesson is reasonable and will attract many lenders of German at all levels.
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