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Kerstin R.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English, French
  • Awarded Promotion of Young Scholars Grant or NaFoeG from Berlin senat 1994/96
  • Ed.M from Harvard Graduate School of Education
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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 ex

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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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Verena Y.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, German
  • German Abitur (High School Diploma from KWG Höxter (Middle & High School)
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Verena Y.

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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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Bob
First lesson complete! - I believe Verena will be a perfect instructor for me.
Robert
Verena is an awesome German teacher. She is very patient with me, and is flexible on lesson times depending on your schedule and what works for both of you. I would highly recommend Verena.
Charles W.
Verena evaluated my needs immediately and gave me a fantastic lesson. Looking forward to learning more German.
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Angela S.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks german, english
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Angela S.

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I have been teaching German and Art professionally for15 years .

About Angela

I was born and raised in Dresden(Germany),a beautiful hisorical city rich in architecture and art. After reciving my Bechelors of Education I was a teacher for the German language , mathematics and art for over 20 years. In 2014 we moved to the United States to be closer to our daughter `s family.

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Angela is an excellent teacher!
Katarina
Angela is such a breath of fresh air!! She was able to immediately connect with my daughter, at her level. My daughter ended the lesson so positive & excited ... she was eager for the next lesson. I could not speak more highly of Angela. Excellent!!!!
Birgit and Stefan
We had a great experience and our son loved Angela!
Angela had a very nice way to always motivate Eric even when doing extra German lessons after a long school day! Thanks for all the support Angela
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Titilayo A.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, German, Yoruba
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Titilayo A.

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I am a native German speaker, born in Vienna, Austria to Nigerian parents. I have lived and worked in Nigeria, West Africa; London, United Kingdom; Waageningen, The Netherlands and currently work for a major United States Airline as a German speaking Flight Attendant. My background and life experiences have given me more exposure than the average person, and I am excited to help other people learn, expand their travel horizons and generally develop a sense of appreciation for different cultures and peoples.

About Titilayo

My name is Titilayo, and I am a native German and English speaker. My name is Yoruba and means eternal joy! I have lived in Austria, Nigeria, England, the Netherlands, and now in the US. I am an international flight attendant for a major United States airline, and have had the privilege of travelli

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Bintou Kamara
I have known Titilayo for over a year now and she is a phenomenal individual full of life. She is such a great help in many aspects. She is approachable, patient and super generous. As a friend and a student, my German language skills would improve in no time!
Thanks T!
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Tatiana Z.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $22
  • Speaks German, Russian, English
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • M.A., Ph.D. from Moscow State Linguistic University
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Tatiana Z.

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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!

About Tatiana

I am a former German professor from Russia who currently lives in America and tutors full time now Russian and German. I provide a variety of activities for my lessons so you will never get bored. For example, I will use games, interactive conversational lessons, fun warm up tasks, case studies,

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Nicola K.
Tatiana is super helpful & thorough, and makes the lessons enjoyable. I'm finding myself improving very quickly thanks to her!
Cassidy
We had fun doing the alohabet! Looking forward to more
Charles W.
I worked with Tatiana for several weeks in order to brush up on my german which I once knew quite well. Tatiana was a great help by assessing where I was and immediately putting together lessons that were perfect for me. I highly recommend her as a german teacher at any level.

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Chrissy S.

53 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, Dutch, French
  • Awarded After School Marketing Program Scholarship from Chicago Tribune (A-S Marketing)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chrissy S.

53 Reviews
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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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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.
Joseph A.
Chrissy is a very competent and understanding teacher. As I wasn’t a typical student for her, she quickly changed her lesson structure and tried to cover content in different musical genres. She was patient with my progress and encouraging. I think I learned quiet a lot of information and hope to continue my lessons hopefully in the near future.

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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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Is your dream German teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of German Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute German lessons is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $94 per hour.
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"Our time and resources were valued by Chrissy. She was punctual and very quickly assessed our son's strengths and challenges. Her rapport and ability to help our son delve into his own understanding to find the correct answer, rather than providing the correct responses herself, was refreshing; A natural teacher. We are looking forward to the next session.
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Isaac
Took German lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Wolfgang helped me believe in my confidence to reengage in learning German after 20 years wothout lessons or practice. He is thorough, patient and encouraging. I look forward to future lessons"
Tabatha
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"Tatiana is a wonderful teacher. I look forward to our next lesson."
Mehrnaz
Took German lessons from Tatiana Z.
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"Excellent instruction and great personality! Highly recommend Judith!"
Jason
Took German lessons from Judith S.
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"Christina was very helpful and I learned so much. She is wonderful."
Mehrnaz
Took German lessons from Christina S.
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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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"Lots of fun and very interesting."
Carol
Took German lessons from Tatiana Z.
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"Erol is a fantastic German teacher! He has worked with my 13 year old daughter for a few months now and I am always impressed by the lessons. He has a system that can playback speech so my daughter can hear her pronunciation and work on her accent. Erol is well organized and does a excellent job changing the curriculum to fit any age."
Morgan
Took German lessons from Erol G.
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"Tatiana is super helpful & thorough, and makes the lessons enjoyable. I'm finding myself improving very quickly thanks to her!"
Nicola
Took German lessons from Tatiana Z.
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"I need help with German grammar and pronunciation and he is helping me with the subject."
Lidia
Took German lessons from Erol G.
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Private German Lessons Near You

German is the eleventh most spoken language in the world, but don't let the fact that it's lower on the list fool you! German is both culturally and historically significant. Along with Dutch and English, German is included in the West Germanic languages, going back many centuries.

If you already know English, German will come easier to you since both languages share many similar sounding words. That isn't always the case, however. For instance, the word "gift" in German means “poison"! Keep reading to learn about the benefits of mastering German and how you can get started today.

Reasons to Learn to Speak German

As you begin to learn German, you'll experience a variety of benefits. For starters, you'll get to interact with new people and learn about the world from a different perspective. Whether you're looking for German lessons for your child or you're interested in a class for adults, here are some more of the mental and physical benefits you'll enjoy. 

Benefits of German Language Lessons for Kids

There are a number of benefits for children who take German lessons. Your child will develop greater empathy for people and cultures different from their own. They will also become more skilled in their native language by learning a second one.

In addition, science has shown an increase in brain mass in regions of the brain that are in charge of executive functions. Emotional regulation and organization are examples of these functioning types. 

Benefits of German Classes for Adults Near You

As an adult, you have better chances for a more interesting and higher-paying career if you learn German. Some potential fields include emergency services and translation, among others. You'll find traveling abroad much easier and fun too!

As an adult, you’ll also enjoy a few mental health benefits when you take German language classes near you. Some studies indicate that learning a second language can delay dementia-related conditions by up to four and a half years.

Topics You'll Learn in German Lessons 

Regardless of your age, a private German tutor can help you reach your language learning goals faster. One of the first things you'll discuss with your tutor is your current proficiency in the German language. Our tutors will then consider your unique learning style when planning your customized lessons. With that in mind, here are some of the topics you may cover at each level. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner German Lessons

Are you interested in obtaining a basic understanding of German for travel, or would you like to eventually achieve professional-level fluency? Regardless of your goals, your TakeLessons German teacher will make every lesson fun and meaningful. Here are some of the more general topics you can expect to cover when learning German for beginners. 

  • German sounds and symbols
  • Vocabulary for beginners
  • Basic greetings
  • Forming simple sentences
  • Intro to German culture

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate German Classes

The intermediate stage is a very exciting time to take German classes near you. Although you aren't fluent yet, you’ll have a lot more fun practicing and conversing with your tutor, who will help you advance to the next level as efficiently as possible. What are some topics you might cover? Here are a few.

  • German cases (ie. nominative and dative)
  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension
  • Complex grammar rules
  • Conversational skills

Sample Curriculum for Advanced German Lessons

Congrats on making it to the advanced German level! At this stage, your teacher will help you take your German skills even further. You'll be well on your way to using German professionally with advanced lessons. Here are a few topics you may cover.

  • Reading advanced German texts
  • Informal and formal writing
  • Idioms and slang
  • Moods and tenses
  • Differences of the German language by location

No matter your skill level, you may be wondering how long it’ll take you to master German. Although German is classified as a Category 2 language (meaning it's an easier language to master for English speakers), it can take up to 30 weeks or 750 hours of deliberate practice to gain professional fluency.

Finding a German Tutor Near You

When you’re ready to learn to speak German, your first step will be finding the right German teacher for you. Although this process can be difficult on your own, the TakeLessons team is dedicated to making it as easy as possible. 

Simply browse through our available German teachers and choose one who matches your schedule and needs. You can check out potential teachers’ education, credentials, professional background, and reviews from former students. 

If you prefer learning from home rather than meeting in a public location for German classes near you, we have the solution. Many of our tutors also offer convenient, online lessons so you can learn from the comfort of your home and choose from a wider selection of teachers across the country. 

Each of our German teachers are qualified and experienced, so you’ll receive only the best learning experience. If you need some assistance when scheduling German lessons near you, our committed staff of student counselors is here to help. 

We can assist you in choosing the correct lesson length, location and time. All you have to do is show up to lessons ready to learn! It’s that easy. So why not schedule German language classes near you today? Now is the perfect time to invest in your future and enjoy the many benefits of learning German. 

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