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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.

Online Lessons

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 $50. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $20 and $109 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$28 average
$50
45-min $18
 
$40 average
$93
60-min $20
 
$50 average
$109

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 20% less expensive at $40, and 30-minute lessons cost 44% less at $28.

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

Students are raving about their German instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

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Popular German instructors

Trevor H.

El Cajon, CA
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Henry M.

San Jose, CA
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Long Beach, CA
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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!

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San Jose, CA

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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.

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Shaun June 19, 2018
· German · Online
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Jacek March 16, 2018
· English · In home
I am very satisfied and happy
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Blake H. December 29, 2017
· German · Online
The past five months spent with Henry teaching me my second language has been worthwhile. My decision to choose him as my instructor has paid off exponentially. He immediately immerses you in the language and steadily increases your exposure as you gain proficiency. This is exactly what I was looking for in a teacher, someone to push and challenge me to learn but also there when I was having difficulty.

As someone who has zero experience with the German language he definitely provided the firm foundation I needed to confidently continue my studies alone. I have no doubt when the time comes for more lessons I will revert back to Henry.

Er ist ein sehr guter Lehrer!

About Tatiana Z.

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Long Beach, CA
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I am a professional teacher of German and I have many years of experience teaching German to different ages and levels. I taught at the university in Moscow.
If you are looking for a fun, flexible, easy to get along with tutor for either German or Russian I am perfect for you. I have been travelling to Germany, Austria, Switzerland for fun and as an interpreter. I have Goethe-Institute certificate which proves my qualifications. German is my biggest passion ever!

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Chrystine L. June 5, 2018
· German · Online
Great first lesson! Tatiana made me feel very comfortable and moved at my pace, which I really appreciated! Looking forward to my next one.
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Elizabeth June 3, 2018
· Russian · Online
Taking weekly lessons at the high-intermediate level - Tatiana is a fantastic teacher - very good explanations of grammatical concepts and nuances of vocabulary/language - I've noticed great progress in my Russian since starting a few months ago.
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Orshi K. May 21, 2018
· German · In studio
Fantastic first class!

Sam G.

Asheville, NC
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Molly C.

Montgomery, AL
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Judith S.

Houston, TX
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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. August 6, 2018
· German · Online
Just beginning, but she makes me feel comfortable.
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MARYNA July 28, 2018
· German · Online
Sam is a great and engaging teacher! She has a wonderful personality and great knowledge of German. I would recommend her to anyone who has any interest in the study of the German language!
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Robert L. June 4, 2018
· German · Online
Very nice first lesson. Sam, presented the lesson in a straight forward, easy going way. I look forward to the next one,

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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!!!!!

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Houston, TX

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Would you like to prepare for your next vacation? Do you need to learn German for your new job, or do you just want to improve your skills you've learned in school?

As a native German I can teach you German on a high level! The best way to do that is starting with a simple conversation. Learning through talking, gestures and pictures is the most natural and easy way to be successful in a new language!

As I'm from Hanover I speak the cleanest German with no accent at all! My knowledge of grammar and syntax will help you to learn the 'correct' German!

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Yeny August 15, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Judith is professional, very knowledgeable, caring, courteous, and patient. She l. She is very knowledgeable and customized the lesson plan toward my daughter specific goals. My daughter is part of the church gospel group, the progress in her voice and security on stage are amazing. My daughter adores the classes, has learned so much, and looks forward every week to coming. We are happy to have found Judith, will highly recommend her to anyone!!!)
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Jason August 10, 2018
· Singing · In studio
A very lovely person who is very skilled in teaching. She's kind, patient, understanding, & definitely knows what she's doing!
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Julio Penaloza December 10, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Judith is a once in a lifetime mentor and voice coach that will work with you no matter where you are in your musical journey. She's been flexible, kind, and patient with me despite the fact that I had no prior musical experience whatsoever. I really can't put into words how much she's helped me in developing a creative outlet for myself. She also has a great concern for her student's health and emphasizes teaching how to sing in a healthy way without damaging one's voice. I've been her student for just a few months and I feel like I walk away with significant improvement every time I see her. Overall, I simply can't recommend her highly enough.

Recent German Articles from the Blog

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

10 Commonly-Used German Slang Words and Phrases

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 … Read More

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
German Grammar: Definite Articles 101
German grammar can be a difficult thing to master, especially for beginner students. Here, German instructor Kerstin R. shares some simple tips and tricks on learning German definite articles… As a German instructor, I tell all of my students the same thing over and over again: You need to know your definite articles. If you don’t, you’ll be lost and have a challenging time getting your German grammar right. German definite articles are much more complex than English articles. German h
10 Cool Facts About Germany in the Wintertime
Thinking about visiting Germany in the winter? Prepare for lots of fun seasonal events and cultural nuances! In this article, overseas traveler and language teacher Carol Beth L. shares 10 cool facts about Germany that are unique to the wintertime...   Perhaps you're already familiar with what Germany has to offer; delicious beers, a rich history, and fun holidays. But did you know that Germany offers different activities and traditions in the wintertime? These are experiences that yo
3 Easy Exercises to Help Improve Your German Vocabulary
Establishing a solid German vocabulary foundation is key. Memorizing a long list of words, however, can be difficult--not to mention frustrating at times. Below, German teacher Noel S. shares three easy exercise to help students improve their German vocabulary... The sensation of accelerated learning that students experience when they begin to successfully use new concepts or skills generates confidence, so much that we know our opportunities for achievement are limitless. Using newly lea
German Vocabulary List for Back to School
Are you planning on studying German this school year? Get a head start with this German vocabulary list created by German teacher Tyler S... It’s that time of year again when students in both the United States and Germany are getting back into the swing of things. If you plan on studying Germany this year or you’re already taking German lessons, the following German vocabulary list will be indispensable in your studies. If you take the time to study school-related German vocabulary,

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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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