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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing 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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What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of German Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute German lessons is $53. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $15 and $102 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$31 average
$68
45-min $15
 
$44 average
$80
60-min $15
 
$53 average
$102

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute German lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute German lessons are 17% less expensive at $44, and 30-minute lessons cost 42% less at $31.

Curious how much German lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best German teachers .

German Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular German instructors

Trevor H.

El Cajon, CA
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Kerstin R.

Brooklyn, NY
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Asheville, NC
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About Trevor H.

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El Cajon, CA

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Tutoring in beginner to intermediate German. Focus on conversation.

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Mike M. March 9, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Trevor is great, he has patience for us beginners, explains things well and answers all my questions. The rest is up to me.
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Dan F. March 25, 2016
· Guitar · In home
had a great first lesson
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Cooper W. November 15, 2015
· Drum · In home
Looking forward to the next one!

About Kerstin R.

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Brooklyn, NY

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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.

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Pamela W. October 17, 2018
· German · In home
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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Joshua September 15, 2018
· Drawing · In home
She was absolutely patient and was able to work with and engage my son who has a learning disability. She did a great job making him feel comfortable and after only one session I could see his confidence go up as he continued to draw into the evening. She really enjoys what she does and it shows in the way she worked with my son.
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Illia K. January 10, 2016
· German · In home
We really love our lessons with Kerstin. She is terrific.

About Sam G.

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Asheville, NC
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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 3 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.

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Caron K. October 18, 2018
· German · Online
I have just finished 10 lessons, and I have learned SO much from Sam! It is a bit daunting, and she is so very patient. She explains things so well that it makes it not only easier to learn, but you don't feel badly if you've made a mistake. I am really enjoying working with Sam, and I have signed up for another 10!
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Joanne W. October 10, 2018
· German · Online
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Carmelita A September 22, 2018
· German · Online
Excellent first lesson! I can’t wait to work on my homework. And I can’t wait for my next lesson!

Molly C.

Montgomery, AL
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Isabel L.

Smyrna, GA
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Gwendolyn K.

Oakland, CA
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Montgomery, AL
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I studied German at school and spent a semester abroad in Berlin. I work as a teacher now and I offer private lessons here. I have been tutoring German for the past 5 years.

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Dorothy L. August 12, 2018
· German · Online
Molly is helping me learn German in a way that makes sense to me and is very helpful. Thank you so much! I'm loving it.
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Philip July 31, 2018
· Latin · Online
Molly is an excellent instructor! I take Latin with her. She explains the material very well, is very patient, and keeps it interesting. A strong point in her teaching is that she is open to questions, clarification, and review of forgotten material as you go along. I would highly recommend her.
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Tom C. July 30, 2018
· German · Online
Excellent,flexible, fun, valuable.It was definitely worthwhile and very helpful. I really appreciate Molly's enthusiasm for accommodating my difficult schooling requirements...late night and very early morning. Ausgezeignet!!!!!

About Isabel L.

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Smyrna, GA
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I have experience with languages and grammar, and I know that everyone learn in a different way, for some people is easier than for others. My challenge is to find what is easier for you.

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Robert October 22, 2018
· Italian · In studio
Isabel is a very knowledgeable teacher. She explains things very directly and makes sure you understands it.
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Erin September 26, 2018
· Spanish · Online
We had our first lesson. My daughter is 7yr and she really enjoyed. Looking forward to next week.
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Matt B. September 19, 2018
· French · Online
It was probably too much for my toddler. Isabel was patient and persistent, though.

About Gwendolyn K.

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Oakland, CA

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I tutor beginning German, teaching the tricks I learned from the stellar teachers at the Middlebury College Language School, a seven-week, full-immersion program I attended two summers before moving to Germany for ten years. I know the most important techniques that can build a strong foundation for German fluency.

Recent German Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the German articles on our blog.

Celebrate German-Style: Ultimate List of German Holidays and Festivals

Celebrate German-Style: Ultimate List of German Holidays and Festivals

While Germans are known to be quite reserved, they love to celebrate and take pride in their holiday traditions. Like many countries, Germans have their own set of unique traditions, from placing clean shoes in front of the door on St. Nicholas Day to chicken dances at Oktoberfest. If you’re planning on traveling to Germany, you might want to brush up on these traditions and customs. This guide is intended to help you learn everything there is to know about Germany’s major holidays and festiv … Read More

Celebrate German-Style: Ultimate List of German Holidays and Festivals
While Germans are known to be quite reserved, they love to celebrate and take pride in their holiday traditions. Like many countries, Germans have their own set of unique traditions, from placing clean shoes in front of the door on St. Nicholas Day to chicken dances at Oktoberfest. If you’re planning on traveling to Germany, you might want to brush up on these traditions and customs. This guide is intended to help you learn everything there is to know about Germany’s major holidays and festiv
German for Beginners: 5 Tips That Will Make Your Studies Fun
Anfangen ist leicht, Beharren eine Kunst. This classic German proverb—which, translated into English means “Starting is easy, persistence is an art”— is the perfect description of language learning for beginners. German for beginners can be difficult. Only practicing during your scheduled lesson time simply isn't enough. You need to find ways to incorporate regular practice into your everyday life. After all, gaining a deep understanding of the German language takes time, practice, and pers
10 Commonly-Used German Slang Words and Phrases
Take a break from your textbook to learn some fun German slang words and phrases outlined by German teacher Trevor H. below… Every language has its own set of unique slang words and phrases, even German! While traveling throughout Germany and/or speaking with natives, you’re bound to encounter some German slang words and phrases. Oftentimes, these words and phrases aren’t outlined in your German study books, which is why we’ve gathered up some of the most common German slang words to ensur
10 Incredible German Festivals You Can't Miss
Germany is a fun place to visit because of its fair share of holidays and festivals. In this article, teacher KeriAnne N. J. will tell you about 10 festivals in Germany that'll make you want to pack your bags and travel there soon...   “Life is a festival only to the wise.” Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote. Germany certainly seems to understand how to throw a fantastic festival! Over 10,000 festivals are hosted in Germany in a single year alone. It's one of the greatest places to exp
5 Basic Rules of German Pronunciation [Audio]
Mastering a German accent can be difficult. Below, German teacher Tyler S. shares the five basic rules of German pronunciation as well as audio to help you practice... Learning the proper pronunciation of the German alphabet can often feel like an overwhelming task. However, there’s no need to panic, as it’s only a matter of time and practice until you learn how to speak German. To make learning how to speak German easier, we’ve summarized the five basic rules of German pronunciatio

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German Lessons

Do you want to take German lessons with the perfect teacher near you? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private German lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher - whether in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every student's chances of becoming a fluent user of the German language. Private tutoring makes learning easy, it's more affordable than you might think, and it's the most impactful way to improve your skills for beginner or advanced learners.

Our German tutors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. They can teach you the origins of the German language, in addition to the vocabulary, the grammar, the punctuation, the consonants, the vowels, allophones, sentence structures, gender differences, accent reduction, and other technical aspects. Learn about and experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of learning German.

Though German is classified as a Category 2 language (meaning it's an easier language to master for English speakers), it takes up to 30 weeks, or 750 hours, of deliberate practice to gain General Professional Fluency. A private tutor can help keep you focused, committed, and motivated, not to mention their ability to help you overcome any language hurdles you have trouble with.

Your tutor offers you expert language learning techniques and tips, and helps you develop good practice habits, so that you can maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster. Learning German is extremely useful in the United States, it helps with career prospects, educational development, business opportunities, and personal relationships. Become a better German speaker, reader, writer, and communicator.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our private teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background check, photos, student feedback, and lesson availability.

Students taking online German classes benefit from greater convenience, enjoy better rates, and can choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken any foreign language classes over Skype, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will make you glad you took up private lessons. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

Alternative Language Lesson Methods:
German Apps and Books

For independent language learners, downloading popular language apps - free and premium - or checking out German books from the library are excellent options. They cost less overall than private lessons, and allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, and the topics of your own choosing. The downside is that you don't have personal instruction for the times you need to overcome any challenging obstacles. Learning with a partner or a teacher gives you the personal interaction you need to verbally practice and attempt the language.

Germany Travel & Immersion

If you're considering study-abroad programs in Germany, Switzerland, or other German-speaking countries, work relocation, international business opportunities, or general travel as a means to learning the language, immersing your self in the origin country and interacting with locals is a surefire way to accelerate your learning. Reading signs, menus, and local newspaper magazines while abroad could expose you to all kinds of spontaneous subjects. Conversing with or having to ask native speakers for directions or recommendations forces you to proactively apply your lessons. The downside is that many students, professionals, and travelers don't feel as confident in taking this approach. Not knowing the basics of the language could backfire on you, and lead to poor decision making. If you learn basic conversation and the most popular phrases for traveling, then you can combine this knowledge with immersion and return home a more fluent speaker.

Group Classes

Taking small group classes to learn a new language is another good way to acquire basic language skills, immediate feedback, and human interaction. It combines both passive and active learning. A professional instructor leading the class can keep the agenda tight and ensure each student gets the chance to participate, and get their questions answered. It can also be more affordable than private 1-on-1 lessons. Find local group classes near you by doing a quick Google search, or better yet, sign up for TakeLessons Live, the new and affordable way to learn how to speak German and other languages, and to learn how to play musical instruments in small groups of 5-8. You pay a flat monthly or annual fee, and get unlimited access to hundreds of classes online every month. Perfect for beginners.

At TakeLessons, we understand every student is different, and that the best way to learn any language is to try a combination of various learning techniques. Try all of the above, find out what works best for you, and then study hard and smart. It's only a matter of time before you achieve your goals.

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