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Henry M.

31 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, German, Spanish
  • Journalism, German from Humboldt State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Henry M.

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40 years of German language knowledge, having lived and worked in both Cologne and Berlin. I'm a certified teacher with a minor in German, having taught at all levels internationally.

About Henry

Award winning journalist and teacher with international experience, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States. Certified teacher with experience in all levels and with all ages. Both a Liberal Arts and a Science major.

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Marilyn G.
Henry adjusted to our situation today and he motivated without pushing, He is very knowledgeable and made our learning fun.
Marilyn G.
We experienced helpful guidance in learning new concepts. His breadth of knowledge in so many areas is motivating and fun.
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Wolfgang S.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Russian, Spanish, German (native speaker; MA), English (MA)
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Wolfgang S.

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What is my approach? First of all, I listen carefully, very carefully. I believe it is important for an excellent job to know precisely what my client wants to accomplish. Understanding this is the prerequisite to give good advice, guidance and then, of course, a plan, a kind of strategy to follow in order to reach these goals. There will be a permanent interaction between my client and myself to monitor the progress, eventually speed up the tempo or, if necessary, to slow down.
There is no dogma; there is only one main criterion: success.

About Wolfgang

I spent two decades of my professional life teaching English in Germany, authoring and co-authoring textbooks for the English classroom. During my stay in the US, I had the opportunity to develop curricula for teaching German in public schools as well as private schools and wrote articles in the f

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Kurleigh
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.
Patric
Wolfgang is an excellent teacher and more importantly a great resource! He takes his time and quickly determines the best learning techniques (and also the pace) for his students. I have always dreamed of being able to speak a second language and with the help from Wolfgang, I can speak with native speakers, read in the language and even use it in my professional setting. Wolfgang truly has taught me far more than the basics and more importantly keeps me motivated for more!

Wolfgang is not only extremely knowledgeable of the German language in its grammatical form, but also the culture, the usage of the language, and the history of the language as well. He will no doubt give you the most in depth explanations for any questions you may have and will also do it without making you feel ashamed for asking! His lessons are fun, intuitive, and extremely helpful.

I highly recommend Wolfgang for your language learning goals! He is always punctual, always prepared, and answers any questions you may have, no matter how many times he has to explain it! Please give him a chance, he is a wealth of knowledge, makes his lessons fun, and I promise you will not regret it!!
Nan
Wolfgang is a knowledgeable and experienced teacher, with an excellent understanding of where I am in terms of polishing up my rusty German. I find myself much more fluent, which I would not be, had I not taken lessons.
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Verena Y.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 2012
  • German Abitur (High School Diploma from KWG Höxter (Middle & High School)
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Verena Y.

17 Reviews
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Hello my name is Verena!

I am a German native speaker and currently teaching German at a Language Center in Orlando. I believe in the method of "Learning by doing" which means that I engage my students to actively use the new language, learn in a natural way using real life objects and creating real life situation.

I have a post graduate degree from a German University and worked for several years as a teacher in educational science and was additionally responsible for the supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses in German language.

On these grounds, I am ideally educated to help you with your verbal and written skills in German language. If you just want to be able to have social talks, ask for direction, order food, or if you are interested in intensive language skills - I am here to help you!

About Verena

Hello my name is Verena! I am a German native speaker and currently teaching German at a language center in Orlando. I believe in the method of "Learning by doing" which means that I engage my students to actively use the new language, learn in a natural way using real life objects and creating

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Aodhfionn D.
Verena teaches our two children. She keeps them engaged and learning fun. So happy to have her.
Jose F.
This was my first lesson with Verena. I thoroughly enjoyed it, she answered all my questions that I had in the class. She was able to cater to my focus on learning both the grammar and the speaking of German. She is also very great to interact with. She is an awesome teacher! Cannot wait for the next lesson. I would recommend her.
Bob
First lesson complete! - I believe Verena will be a perfect instructor for me.

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Janet H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks German, French, Latin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Grant Award from Center for Western European Studies, Kalamazoo College, Michigan
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Janet H.

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Insights into culture of German-speaking countries from a teacher who has actually lived there and has been visiting for over 40 years.

About Janet

I have 15 years experience teaching German and French, mainly at the high school level, in various settings, both distance learning and a traditional classroom. I have also taught younger children and adults.

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Adriana
A great start to Latin. My daughter was very engaged and enjoyed the session tremendously. She came in reluctantly but is now looking forward to her next lesson all thanks to how Janet engaged her and broke down complex concepts into understandable bites.
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Diane C.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, German, Arabic, English, Duala
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Diane C.

24 Reviews
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Using books and online materials, I guide students through grammatical rules, vocabulary and pronunciation, using cultural examples as illustration. I'll buy whichever books are the most relevant to a student's level, age, and needs, and also ask my student to buy the book too. Some of these books can be used without a private teacher, in any case!
I learned German grammar with a very strict teacher, many years ago, and she was right to be strict: grammar is the backbone of the German language.
I collaborate with my German sister, who lives in Germany.

About Diane

Bonjour! Hello! Hallo! Yay! We can start in-person lessons again, as long as basic distancing is kept. I have been vaccinated and I would prefer my students to be vaccinated, too, but it's not a deal breaker. I teach several languages: French, German, and English for non-native English speake

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Daria
I have been a student with Diane for the last few years and she is the best French teacher I have ever had. Not only is she an amazing teacher but she is also genuinely fun to be with. This year, Diane helped me pass the French B2 Certification exam - she provided me with all the resources I could have ever hoped for, and I really couldn't have done it without her! I highly recommend her for anyone
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Wonderful Lesson. I believe Diane will be able to help me learn French well.
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Lisa D.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lisa D.

10 Reviews
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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

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Sally
Lisa is the BEST!!!!
Sam H.
Lisa really took the time in our first lesson to figure out where I'm at with the language and determine the best way for me to reach my goals.
Blake H.
Simply amazing! Not only did Lisa exceed my expectations with helping to achieve my goals, but she took it a step further by developing my German to be more well-rounded. I can't thank her enough!

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Average Cost of German Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute German lessons in San Jose is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $134 per hour.
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$33 average
45 min
$49 average
60 min
$68 average

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"It has been practical and fun."
Marilyn
Took German lessons from Henry M.
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"Wolfgang is an excellent teacher and more importantly a great resource! He takes his time and quickly determines the best learning techniques (and also the pace) for his students. I have always dreamed of being able to speak a second language and with the help from Wolfgang, I can speak with native speakers, read in the language and even use it in my professional setting. Wolfgang truly has taught me far more than the basics and more importantly keeps me motivated for more!

Wolfgang is not only extremely knowledgeable of the German language in its grammatical form, but also the culture, the usage of the language, and the history of the language as well. He will no doubt give you the most in depth explanations for any questions you may have and will also do it without making you feel ashamed for asking! His lessons are fun, intuitive, and extremely helpful.

I highly recommend Wolfgang for your language learning goals! He is always punctual, always prepared, and answers any questions you may have, no matter how many times he has to explain it! Please give him a chance, he is a wealth of knowledge, makes his lessons fun, and I promise you will not regret it!!"
Patric
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"Lots of fun and very interesting."
Carol
Took German lessons from Tatiana Z.
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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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"Lisa is a Great teach—very flexible with her teaching style and knowledgeable with a great personality!!"
Sally
Took German lessons from Lisa D.
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"Lisa really took the time in our first lesson to figure out where I'm at with the language and determine the best way for me to reach my goals."
Sam
Took German lessons from Lisa D.
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"Kerstin has been a great teacher for my two sons. Kerstin always made an special effort to provide teaching material that was not only age appropriate and appropriate for their level of proficiency, but was also tailored to their particular interests. Her teaching style is methodical, while also casual and interactive, and thus well suited to provide a positive learning experience, particularly for children and adolescents. Both my children have benefited greatly from her teaching and I would recommend her highly."
Patrick
Took German lessons from Kerstin R.
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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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"Patient, thorough and punctual. I highly recommend Erol!"
Daniel
Took German lessons from Erol G.
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"Great instructor!
She is nice, smart and uses many different methods of teaching.
I had a good grasp of the German language. I had never taped into the language before and I had a good experience with Tatiana.
Oh, and she has the best price around as well,
Thanks Tatiana!"
Lewis
Took German lessons from Tatiana Z.
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