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Elise H.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $37
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Elise H.

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I can speak four languages, so I understand what it is like to learn a new language which is what makes me an excellent German tutor and teacher. My father is Swiss-German and my mother's ancestors are mostly German. I knew a bit of German growing up but I took German classes in school from ages 12-18 and ended up with an International Baccalaureate certificate in German. I also love German people and culture so come and learn with me, it would be my honor to teach you!

About Elise

Hello! My name is Elise. I was born in Belgium, raised by an American mother and a Swiss father. For twenty years, I have been teaching children to adults of various ages. I have a Master's degree in Intercultural Studies, which makes me an expert at understanding and connecting with people from any

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Jeanette Wilks
Elise is an encouraging, enthusiastic and real person with a massive heart for the people she teach. Every time I have been around her I have walked away more empowered and inspired to keep moving forward. I can highly recommend her.
Stephen
Elise is a knowledgeable, professional, ethical, engaged, and helpful tutor. She has been especially helpful in the complexities of learning a new language and made sure I really understood complex grammatical rules and how to apply them. She is also personable, warm, kind, inviting, and really cares about her student's progress.

She was on time, well prepared and engaged in all our meetings. I learned a lot. So far she has been the best German tutor I have had. Cannot recommend Elise enough for language lessons!
Lena
Elise will make sure that you are learning no matter what. She is passionate and authentic. She will finds all kind of ways to keep you entertained while making sure you are achieving your goals. She is Amazing!
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Lisa D.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $33
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts from Grand Valley State University
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Lisa D.

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As a native German speaker and native English speaker, students will quickly learn German proficiency and lessons will be focused on the goals of the particular student.

About Lisa

I have experience working as an English and German teacher in Germany, teaching to kids and adults of varying levels and language goals. I hold a bachelor's degree in Language as well as a Masters degree which I obtained in Germany. I also have experience working with diverse populations including t

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Maite
Excellent!
Maddi H.
Lisa was an amazing instructor. She was not only helpful and knowledge in German, but she was patient as I was learning this new language. Lisa is skilled in all levels of German and is always so encouraging while learning new material. I would recommend Lisa to anyone looking for anyone in need of help!
Andrew
Fun, fast, and easy to learn.
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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, Dutch, French
  • Elementary Education from Paedagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Chrissy S.

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What a beautiful language German is! No wonder there's so many famous German poets, playwrites and composers! And actually German is also very much used in todays international business world! Whether you want to get better grades in school or you just want to be able to have a simple conversation on vacation or apply with a German company, as a native speaker I can help you reach your goals!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in t

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Daniel R.
Excellent teacher.
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Carl
Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.
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Paul S.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, German, English, Portuguese, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA Spanish & German Studies from Brigham Young University
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Paul S.

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I first started learning German due to a serendipitous move to Oklahoma following my junior year of high school. I have since really grown to love the German language and ended up getting a BA in German Studies (jointly with a BA in Spanish). I really love German literature, whether it's Goethe or Michael Ende, and I really enjoy Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Händel, and also Lieder (Shubert's "Erlkönig" being my favorite). I am also a huge fan of Die Prinzen. I consider myself an expert in grammar-related topics (including verb conjugation, cases, Konjunktiv I and II, etc.) but am also willing to teach vocabulary, pronunciation, and other topics.

About Paul

I hail from Walla Walla, Washington, home of the "famous" sweet onions. I can't begin to express how much I love languages!! I have studied 8 so far (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, and Dutch) and I teach 5 (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese), and w

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Preston
My son had so much fun. Paul is very patient.
Rebecca
Great instructor, very personable and teaches at a good pace. I highly recommend Paul!
kevin
Very nice lesson.
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Ivonne F.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ivonne F.

22 Reviews
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Native speaking German tutor with experience teaching all ages. Well structured lessons designed to help you achieve your learning goals. Graduate of German Technical University specialized in Business and Tax Law.

- Standard German (Practice: reading, listening, writing and speaking. Develop every day language skills with an emphasis on grammar.)
Open to beginners and intermediate students.

- Conversational German (Utilizing modern texts from a variety of sources.)
Open to intermediate and advanced students.

- German for School Age Children
Open to beginners and to students with previous knowledge of German.

About Ivonne

Native speaking German tutor with experience teaching all ages. Well structured lessons designed to help you achieve your learning goals. Graduate of German Technical University specialized in Business and Tax Law. I began tutoring while attending university and discovered a new outlet. I find he

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Charles W.
Yvonne was wonderful. Right from the beginning she helped me brush up on my german which has become more than rusty. Looking forward to my lessons.
Obson Cesar
Ivonne is great at preparing lessons based on my needs and my pace. We work with a book, but she always has extra material which helps me to push the boundaries. She is always patient answering all the questions I have and repeating the same sentences as many times as I need. She is also very kind and flexible.
Ashleigh S.
THE BEST!!!
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Kerstin R.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English, French
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kerstin R.

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I am a native German speaker and have been teaching German since September 2011.
My students are pre-k -12 th Graders and occasionally adults, mostly Business German. SAT prep for German and German with listening.

About Kerstin

I graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in June 2007 with a Master in Education (Arts in Education) degree. During my studies I worked in the framework of the Artful Adventures Program (Museum of Fine Arts in Boston), which provides object - based learning and hands on artistic exp

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Min O.
Kerstin has been a great tutor for our son. Not only does he enjoy working with Kerstin, but his German skills have noticeably improved (along with his grades). Kerstin is a great communicator, always on-time, never cancelled and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Kerstin.
Anja H.
Our daughter took to Kerstin right away. She did not want the lesson to end!
Pamela W.
Kerstin is a fantastic teacher. She connected right away with my daughter Chloe who is 8 years old and immediately engaged and had her learning German after 1 lesson. She is punctual and professional. I highly recommend her.

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Average Cost of German Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute German lessons in San Francisco is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $82 per hour.
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"Great first lesson. Wolfgang made me feel very comfortable and I am convinced will be able to take me to the next level in my journey to learn the German language."
Duane
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"Henry adjusted to our situation today and he motivated without pushing, He is very knowledgeable and made our learning fun."
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Took German lessons from Henry M.
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"Lessons with Wolfgang S. are always a pleasure. He is highly professional, friendly, and tailored all my lessons exactly to fit my needs and interests. He quickly pinpoints any areas that need help, and offers gentle corrections and suggestions to improve. His teaching methods are always interesting, varied, and fun. I learned a lot not only about grammar and vocabulary, but about German culture, and nuances and history of the language that can only be learned from a native speaker with his teaching experience. His explanations to questions are clear and thorough, and he made sure I understood before moving on. He adjusted the pace to my skills and needs without any pressure. I have definitely improved in all areas since taking lessons with him."
Cindy
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"If you are looking for a caring, friendly and very experienced learning facilitator in the German language and culture, then you need look no further than Wolfgang Soldan. Mr. Soldan was my instructor in a conversational German class at the former UTB Language Institute in Brownsville. I liked him as a teacher so much that I later sought him out for additional private lessons, which he provided to me in his home at a very reasonable price. I was very impressed with Mr. Soldan in both situations. Mr. Soldan was always extremely well prepared. He challenged me with a variety of interesting and fun learning activities. He tailored the lessons to my level of experience. He was even reasonably available for additional assistance outside of our arranged meetings. With a lifelong passion for teaching and the arts, Mr. Soldan has also accumulated a wealth of knowledge about additional learning resources to supplement your individual experience. Mr. Soldan built on my existing level of German and left me with a stronger foundation as well as desire to continue my studies. Mr. Soldan has my highest recommendation to provide you with a superior learning experience that will be well worth your time and money. You will be in good hands with Mr. Soldan. Contact him now!"
Brian
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"Wolfgang is an amazing, tutor, teacher and mentor. I’ve always had a desire to learn German and Wolfgang has fostered and great learning environment that has allowed me to continue to pursue my passion.
In my time with Wolfgang I have gained a greater appreciation for the German language, culture and idiosyncrasies. He has far-reaching expertise that goes beyond a text book. His linguistic knowledge will keep you on the right track and he will ensure you are having a fun time as well.
In the two years I have known Wolfgang he has been generous, challenging and a joy to be around and I look forward to each class."
Kurleigh
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"Fun, fast, and easy to learn."
Andrew
Took German lessons from Lisa D.
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"Wolfgang is very thorough and has been very patient with me, making certain I learn proper German pronunciation and grammar. The details of his instruction are far more detail oriented and accurate than community education style classes I have taken previously."
Stan
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"Viktor is the best! Would definitely recommend for any language instruction needs."
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Took German lessons from Viktor R.
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"I’ve worked with Judith for a few years now and she does a great job working with my goals for learning German. She is very patient and flexible with our learning and lessons!"
John
Took German lessons from Judith S.
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German Language Classes in San Francisco

German is the official language of six countries, and roughly 50 million Americans come from German descent. With its beautiful sounds and long-standing history, the German language is a blast to learn. And since English is a Germanic language, you’ll be able to learn it even faster.

Whether you wish to travel to Europe to do some sightseeing or communicate with German relatives, learning this language is a worthwhile journey to embark on. Although going overseas is a great way to use your newfound German skills, you can also put all you've learned into practice right here in San Francisco.

The Benefits of Taking German Lessons In San Francisco

What’s the plus side of learning German in a city like San Francisco? Taking German language classes in San Francisco w

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ill undoubtedly open the door to new adventures, friendships and possibly even job opportunities for you. One major benefit is that you’ll be exposed to German cultural events that just aren’t available in other parts of the US.

For example, if you're taking German classes in San Francisco and want to immerse yourself into the culture, you'll be able to participate in many festivals such as Maifest, Sommerfest, Kinderfest and, of course, Oktoberfest. You'll have the chance to dance to authentic German music, taste German dishes and practice your newfound language skills with new friends.

Mingling with native speakers is much easier in San Francisco, as the city has a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. You’ll find that befriending native German speakers and conversing with them regularly will be key to improving your skills.

How Do I Find a German Tutor in San Francisco?

Our directory is full of vetted and experienced German tutors who look forward to teaching you this fascinating language. All you have to do is choose one who is a good fit for your interests. Each one of our top-rated teachers has unique skills that could be just what you need to reach your goals.

For instance, German teacher Sam G. has over 120 positive reviews from former students. She previously taught German courses at the University of Florida, and has experience with special needs students.

Valentina K. is another excellent option. She went to school in Germany and is a polyglot, not only fluent in German, but also English, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian and Romanian. She also has more than 70 positive reviews on her profile. These are just a few of the options you can choose from when searching for a German tutor at TakeLessons.

The Where and When of German Classes in San Francisco

There are many benefits to meeting in person with your German language teacher, whether at your home, theirs, or at a public location in the city. However, we also have a variety of qualified online tutors as well, allowing you to take German lessons wherever you feel most comfortable, as long as you have strong WiFi and a webcam.  

When it comes to scheduling lessons, you get to decide what time works best for your schedule. Our large database of teachers means that virtually any schedule can work. Even if you have unusual needs because of your job, one of our tutors - possibly from another time zone - will be able to help!

Next Steps for German Lessons in San Francisco

When you’re ready to learn German in San Francisco, you’ll want to start by picking up some notebooks and writing utensils (Gable’s Stationery is a local favorite in San Fran). Keeping track of new vocabulary words, or questions you may have for your teacher, is a great way to get the most out of your learning experience.

The San Francisco Public Library also has an abundance of German literature and learning materials. If you’d rather have something to keep, such as a German-English dictionary, check out City Lights Bookstore on Columbus Avenue. Your German tutor will provide recommendations for specific materials that will help you on your journey, too.

Once you have a notebook and flash cards, head out to one of the 220 parks in San Francisco for a beautiful setting to practice, such as Ocean Beach. Or connect with one of the many German language groups on Meetup to find other German enthusiasts.

If you're in the mood for some German cuisine, visit one of the many amazing German restaurants in San Francisco, like Suppenküche. Learning German in SF is an educational adventure you'll be glad you took. Start your journey at TakeLessons today!

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