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.
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 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...
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.
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 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.
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.
I use the communicative method for language instruction. Put simply, we learn new languages by using them! Instead of rote grammar lessons, I emphasize learning by using language in real-world settings relevant to my students.
Situational depending on student needs
I am a 27-year old native speaker from Germany with a university degree (comparable to a Masters) in teaching. I studied German and English for becoming a teacher at Germany's best schools (grade 5 to 13). I have been teaching at German schools and tutoring un private lessons.
My name is Nikolas Pulido, I've been living here in the United States in Chicago for almost a year now. Before that I lived in Germany for 20 straight years and ran a tutoring agency with 25 students. Back than I taught my students the proper way to articulate themselves in English and achieve high results in their exams.
I have completed German Teacher Training and teach through reading texts and books, interactive games, creative tasks, Journaling practice and videos. My students are encouraged to complete homework between sessions and to keep a vocabulary journal or cards to extend their understanding and practice of German.
I teach according to students’ preferences , since some prefer speaking skills, others reading, writing , understanding or a mix of all of these. I’m happy to give lessons that cover all the bases, or to focus on students’ main interests, to ensure that the learning experiences is as beneficial,as possible to everyone.
Private classes to teenagers and adults, from beginner up through advanced. My methods of instruction are personalized. I am a very patient teacher, I always try to focus on the area of interest of the student. For example, if a student wants to speak more fluently or have a better conversation level.
I believe that learning a language is by making it fun and encourage as much converation as possible from day one.
The lessons I offer are highly dependent on your level and goals. For beginners I offer classic grammar lessons and with advanced learners I often simply have conversations about casual things or very specific topics. Depending on your wishes, I will correct any errors directly in the conversation or via a real-time synchronized text document (e.g. GoogleDocs).
I am a Swiss-US dual national educated in the US and in Switzerland. I am a business person accostomed to total cultural immersion through my background and professional career.
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