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Susanna D.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • BA Business from Hochschule Neubiberg
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Susanna D.

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I am an experienced native speaking German tutor who has been teaching students of all ages and levels. I am a certified Montessori Teacher. I believe in gently guiding, supporting, encouraging but also challenging my students. I love to share many fun facts , i.e. hilarious literal translations, as well as cultural and historical background of Germany. This will give my student a well balanced foundation, he /she will really experience the language, get a “real feel” for it! I customize my curriculum to my students needs, wishes and goals. After a few lessons my students can speak easy sentences and phrases in German already, they will understand even more and will use their newly acquired skills continuously. I strongly stress speaking in my native language to my students from an early point on. It is very important to me to make the language learning a pleasant and enjoyable experience! There shall be lots of laughter! However diligent work and great effort is necessary

About Susanna

Guten Tag! I was born and raised in Munich, Germany. I am fluent in German and English. I moved to the United States over 30 years ago with my family. I worked as a chief flight attendant for Lufthansa Airlines for many years. When I became a mother I earned my certification as a Montessor

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Sarah W.
Susi is cheerful and so helpful! I really look forward to learning and laughing with her!
Marie M.
Susanna is so much fun and is very in tune with my goals for learning German. She explains very clearly how to pronounce some of the unusual sounds we English speakers struggle with! I am looking forward to improving my German with Susanna as my teacher!
Jim A.
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.
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Henry M.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, German, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Journalism, German from Humboldt State University
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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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Exciting and feel promising
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Good introductory class!
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Nicole C.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, German, Italian, Latin, Tagalog
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Nicole C.

9 Reviews
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Wie geht's (what's up! How's it going)? If you're looking for a German tutor to help you get through your studies in school, your music as a singer, or as a casual speaker, look no further. We'll practice writing skills, conversation skills, and improve pronunciation (so that your German is "Hoch Deutsch," or what the Germans call "High German" pronunciation).

About Nicole

Nicole is available to teach lessons for students of all levels. Beginning her singing career when she was 7, she most recently sang at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, was a winner of the international CS Competition in musical theatre, and is a Chicago F.A.M.E. finalist for Jazz and popular music. Co

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Norah F.
Amazing! My daughter is pumped for next week, Ms. Nicole was great!
Rachelle + Dad J.
Nicole is absolutely amazing! Her musical background is reflected in her language expertise and we were able to begin learning German with ease!
Paul B.
Nicole surely knows what she's talking about, She's the best
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Karin N.

64 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks Swiss German, English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
  • Awarded Honorary Evening School from Limania
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Karin N.

64 Reviews
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I grew up in the German part of Switzerland. I was exposed to the language throughout my schooling years. In my professional life as a doctor's assistant and later CEO assistant I needed to communicate daily in the German language. I studied business for 3 years. Over the last 3 years I have taught numerous people German. Some only need a little guidance, others keep on coming back to master more fluent conversation.

I'm flexible with my time and willing to adapt to my students' needs.

About Karin

Guten Tag, My name is Karin. I was born and raised in Switzerland. However, Miami is my home now. I love the unique melting pot of Miami. No wonder so many German speaking tourists, investors and patrons are visiting here. Over more than ten years I have taught numerous people the German langu

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Gina C.
Karin is an amazing instructor. She makes learning German fun. I started with no knowledge of German and she has helped me tremendously in a few lessons. I am heading to a German Immersion camp next week and she has made me feel prepared.
Alaina I.
Karin is an amazing instructor. She is patient and very helpful. I am a beginner in German and can already form sentences and understand quite a bit in only my third lesson!
Laura
Karin is great! I don't know any other language but English. She teaches at a good pace, always checking to see if I understand, and willing to repeat words and phrases until I am comfortable. She did a great job of teaching the foundation of sentence structures, vowels and consonants, and proper use of casual vs. formal - which helped me jump right into the lesson. And she gives great feedback! I'm excited for my next lesson! Danke Karin!
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Sam G.

139 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, German, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Sam G.

139 Reviews
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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. This year I became a USA permanent resident and am working my way to becoming a citizen. I started learning German in s

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Lesson was great! So excited to continue on!
Tanya P.
I absolutely loved it! Sam is an awesome teacher and I look forward in going forward in learning German.
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Jonathan B.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks German
  • Music Theory from Temple University
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Jonathan B.

18 Reviews
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German started in my extended family and has gradually become a central part of my life. First I studied German for five years in grammar school. Then I traveled to Germany multiple times, and hosted Couschsurfers from Germany and Austria. My nephews are being raised bilingual in English and German, and I have both native and second language German speakers in my nuclear and extended family. Having this broad perspective on how German fits in the landscape of international communication, I can adapt a students' education to fit their needs whether it be in mastering school skills or learning German for travel, work or to build relationships.

About Jonathan

I studied music therapy and music theory at Temple University from '06-'10. Learned a lot. Then again, I learned even more teaching at a school for kids with learning disabilities and working as a traveling street performer. Once you see the world and work with some unexpected challenges, you learn

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Reagan
He took the time to start at my daughter’s level but also to push her to improve as well! He gave good constructive criticism and homework for her to improve faster!
Glenn
Jonathan is great. Very professional and able to work with students of all levels. Focused but flexible. Highly recommended.
Joanna K.
Jonathan cares deeply about his craft. He has taught me how to be a better guitarist. I also have observed him teach many students, including some with disabilities. He tailors his teaching to the student he is working with, and he makes music fun!

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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 $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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$39 average
45 min
$52 average
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$58 average

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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"Really good instructor."
- Kalin
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"Ms. Angela has been teaching my children for three years, and because of her, my kids have loved learning a foreign language, and have improved in speaking and writing impressively. She is a perfect blend of discipline and kindness, and her teaching techniques are tailored to students of all ages and levels of proficiency."
- Barbara
Took German lessons from Angela S.
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"Karin is a great teacher that really tries to do her best for her students."
- Capucine Bricheux
Took German lessons from Karin N.
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"She was great!"
- Madison
Took German lessons from Verena Y.
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"Karin teaches all three of my children, and they love working with her! Each child is at a different level in German, and she crafts her lessons to each child, building language skills and confidence each time. Not only does she send prepared lesson plans for review before each session, but also she is punctual, patient, and friendly. It's a delight for me to hear the kids speaking German with such a lovely teacher!"
- Katie
Took German lessons from Karin N.
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"Karin is very professional and organized and comes to each lesson with printed materials to cover in that lesson. She makes each leasson fun."
- Keith
Took German lessons from Karin N.
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"Karin is an amazing instructor. She is patient and very helpful. I am a beginner in German and can already form sentences and understand quite a bit in only my third lesson!"
- Alaina
Took German lessons from Karin N.
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"Valentina is helping me alot!"
- Josef
Took German lessons from Valentina K.
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"Thanks!"
- DAVID
Took German lessons from Karin N.
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"Er wahr sehr gut Heute. Ich lerne schnell.

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He is doing very well today. I learn quickly."
- AnnMarie
Took German lessons from Henry M.
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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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