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Chrissy S.

47 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • 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

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Gokul R.
Chrissy has been a fantastic teacher for me .She is patient, understanding, competent and above all a wonderful human being. I highly recommend people to try her classes.
Tyler J.
She is wonderful. She listens to suggestions and is very caring that it is not too much for my 7 year old!!!!! Love her!!! Very professional!!!
Chava Bahle
Chrissy is an excellent teacher! She is patient, flexible, kind, encouraging and FUN. I'm so glad to have found Take lessons and Chrissy 😊
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Sam G.

141 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, German, French
  • Teaching since 2014
  • MA German Studies from University of Florida
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Sam G.

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I love all things German and my aim is to encourage my students to feel the same. I've been teaching German for 5 years. My students go from knowing no German to being able to hold conversations to eventually completing their grad studies in a German speaking country!

Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to introduce yourself and before you know it be a German whizz. I try to base my lessons around modern German pop culture typically using current events as inspiration. My lessons feature video links, audio, worksheets, textbooks, and more.

About Sam

Guten Tag, I'm Sam! I was born in England but have been living and teaching in the USA since 2014 where I studied for my MA in German Studies at the University of Florida. I began teaching with Takelessons in 2016 and never looked back! Last year I became a USA permanent resident and am working

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Abigail S.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, German, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Abigail S.

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I received my B.A. in German Studies, have completed language training at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and have lived in Germany off-an on for periods of up to three months! Would love to have prepare you for an upcoming trip, have informal conversation in German, tutor you for an upcoming exam, or teach the grammatical basics!

About Abigail

A passionate educator and Suzuki trained teacher, I teach individual and group classes with Suzuki Strings of Austin, violin and viola students at Bedichek Middle School, and run a private violin and viola home studio in Austin and online. In violin lessons with me, you can expect the focus to g

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Abi is a great teacher. She always comes up with very practical methods to improve my specific skills and I benefit a lot from here. And you can feel her teaching passion too!
Abigail was an enthusiastic teacher who helped spread her love of the violin. She is classically trained and works on the fundamental skills a young violinist needs. Our child enjoyed her sense of humor as well.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing German teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Average Cost of German Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute German lessons in Chicago is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $90 per hour.
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$52 average
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$58 average

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"Awesome teacher, knows her stuff very well and knows how to guide a conversation. Would recommend to anyone. For reference, I am 25 years old and can speak extremely basic german."
- Dawn
Took German lessons from Karin N.
"very good teacher, I love her"
- pepper
Took German lessons from Karin N.
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Took German lessons from Karin N.
"Karin is too good. She is well prepared in advance for her lessons and very encouraging.
My kids love her."
- Poonam
Took German lessons from Karin N.
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"Judith has been teaching my two young daughters German for a few months now, and it couldn't be going better. Judith is patient and puts a lot of effort into ensuring that my daughters are making progress. The girls have learned a lot and really enjoy their lessons."
- Kandice
Took German lessons from Judith S.
"Kind, professional, understanding and very experienced and knowledgable. A pleasure to learn from. I just wish that Ms. Dachs was not as busy as she is. However, it's understandable as to why with her knowledge and qualifications."
- Jim
Took German lessons from Susanna D.
"Nicole is absolutely amazing! Her musical background is reflected in her language expertise and we were able to begin learning German with ease!"
- Rachelle + Dad
Took German lessons from Nicole C.
"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.
"First class was great. Valentina was clear and patient. Looking forward to the next classes."
- Valentina
Took German lessons from Valentina K.
"Jared is a great instructor and very focused."
- Jasnoor and Guneet
Took German lessons from Jared G.
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Learn German in Chicago

German is the official language of Germany and Austria, plus it's one of Switzerland's four official languages. In the European Union, it's the most widely spoken language, with 90 million native speakers. Outside of the EU, the United States is home to the largest concentration of German speakers.

Speaking German not only opens doors to business opportunities, as Germany is one of the United States' top trade partners, but it also introduces learners to one of Europe's most captivating cultures. You can read the works of Franz Kafka in its original language or dive into the works of famous German philosophers.

There are many enticing reasons for learning German, but what’s more fun than the thought of attending Oktoberfest while enjoying the company of locals and singing along to classic drinking songs?

Benefits of Taking German Classes in Chicago

When you sign up for German tutoring in Chicago, you’ll be exposed to a new side of the city in a way you've never before experienced it before. During the 1800s, around 5 million Germans immigrated to the United States, and the majority settled in the Midwest. As a result, Chicago is home to many different opportunities to experience and participate in German culture.

For instance, you can spend a weekend visiting the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center. Take a walk through their museum exhibit on Germans in Chicago and keep an eye on the art gallery's rotating collections. You can also experience German music, food, cooking, pretzel twisting, and dancing at one of their many events events.

Chicago is also home to one of only six US locations of the Goethe-Institut, where you can experience German art, society, films, literature, comic books, and more. After completing your lessons, you can even register for an official German language exam to receive certification.

Choosing a German Tutor in Chicago

Our directory features a long list of qualified tutors available for private German lessons in Chicago. Whether your specific interests lie in studying German literature or philosophy, learning the German language and business customs, or getting comfortable chatting with native speakers, you can find a tutor with the right teaching style for you. Our experienced tutors will introduce you to the language and give you a taste of the culture at the same time.

One of our top-rated tutors, Erol G., has a PhD in Educational Leadership and several years of language teaching experience. He offers lessons to students of all ages, at all levels, and to those with special needs. One review of Erol G. reads, "Really impressed. I can already do the High German R much better after only one lesson."

Where to Take German Lessons in Chicago

With dozens of tutors available for German classes in Chicago, you can take lessons virtually anywhere, including at your home or your tutor’s. We also offer convenient online lessons if you have a webcam and strong internet connection.

If you’d rather meet in public, consider scheduling lessons at a quiet table in Lutz Cafe and Pastry Shop on West Montrose Avenue. During class, you can practice specific vocabulary words for all the scrumptious German treats you order!

Wherever you choose to learn German in Chicago, we recommend choosing a quiet location. If you decide to stay home for online classes, pick a place without distractions, where you’ll feel focused and alert.

Making the Most of German Tutoring in Chicago

Before scheduling your first lesson with a German tutor in Chicago, be sure you have everything you need to facilitate learning. Drop by Atlas Stationers to purchase a new notebook, flashcards, pens, and highlighters for taking notes.

You can also take a trip north to visit Schoenhof's Foreign Books in Skokie, to browse their large selection of German reading materials. Pick a few that catch your eye and consider purchasing a German-English dictionary while you're at it.

After your first few classes, we encourage you to go out into the world and practice all you've learned. Join one of Chicago's German language Meetups, order a frothy pint at Dog Haus Biergarten in Lincoln Park, or enjoy correctly pronouncing your order at Funkenhausen.

No matter your reasons for learning a new language or how you plan to use it, learning to speak German will enhance your appreciation of German and German-American culture!

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