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About Erol G.

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Panorama City, CA

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My emphasis is on a dialogue-driven and comparative introduction for the language to draw out a common ground and familiarize possibly daunting differences. I also enjoy asserting that German is often underestimated as a rewarding second language to study.

I taught German in the language lab of a community college, for special needs students, and for private agencies, such as Creative Support, Berlitz Languages, and Tutor Doctor.

I grew up bilingual English and German, attending an international school from a very young age. I attended, also, a German public secondary school, where I earned a diploma, and I completed German credits at the college level.

I have experience teaching German literature, elementary German, and German grammar. I lived in Germany for over 18 years. Possibly the only dedicated PhD for E-Learning on the TakeLessons server, I am member of the Association for Language Learning, located in ...

About Erol
***ADDRESSES WITHIN REMOTE AREAS (no public transit or bicycle access) DIFFICULT TO SERVICE PHYSICALLY. Lesson cancellations and schedule changes need to be submitted through Takelessons.com student website, relieve busy teacher from multiple informal requests***

My style and attitude toward teaching is a balance between subject delivery and reflective, supportive interaction. I seek to enable current research on education for busy, yet goal-driven student interests. This is done through customized online lessons coordinating the experience with optimal resources and tools: ESL and Speech students learn to monitor their own phonological issues with dedicated software/feedback, guiding German students through conversational dialogues, and ensuring relevant resources for Excel and related productivity lessons.

Due to my limited funds
, I do not have direct experience with the Adobe suite, but I have extensive knowledge of related, free distributions that are transferable. Possibly the only PhD on Takelessons server from a regionally accredited university, I am a member of the American Council on Foreign Language Learning and the Association for Language Learning.
My most popular subjects are as follows:

North American English Pronunciation Practice for ESL (NAEPP-ESL) or Accent-Reduction:
*****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 recordings, and about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****

Carefully following Burkkowsky's (1969) multi-media method, I have taught this subject for over five years for public and private causes, such as library, individuals, and language schools. German Language and Culture:
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Microsoft Excel:
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Typing:
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lola August 19, 2019
· Microsoft Excel · Online
He was pretty good and very detailed orientated.
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Viwemi M. August 17, 2019
· Typing · Online
excellent
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Viwemi M. August 16, 2019
· Typing · Online
Excellent
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About Jonathan B.

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State College, PA

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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 how to open up and knuckle down at the same time!

I am currently a full-time YouTube Creator, sidelining in cover bands and a solo act. Teaching is a big part of what I do online so I see my work as a private teacher as 'research' for the lessons I create. Although I'm firmly grounded in a classical music training, there's nothing you can ask about that I won't try to figure out. My favorite thing about teaching is using unexpected questions to develop new ideas that I then integrate into my original compositions. Check out my intro to the B
lues Raga video if you want to hear a good story about what I mean.

Recently I've had several articles published by the TakeLessons Blog. Check out my most recent post here.
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Jett O. January 31, 2019
· Violin · Online
Our son just finished his first lesson with Jonathan and he is all smiles.
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Rachel December 18, 2018
· Violin · In home
Jonathan has been terrific as a violin instructor for my 8 year old son.
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Lily F. October 2, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Jonathan is knowledgeable and patient. I am very pleased
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About Annika O.

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South Boston, VA
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Completely bilingual German/English speaker with 20+ years experience teaching and tutoring German to students from different cultural backgrounds. The goal is for students to be able to actively use the language and not be afraid to experiment. The focus is on meaningful conversation and reading authentic texts. Classes are creative, fun and held to 95% in the target language.

About Annika
My first tutoring experience took place in first grade when I was asked to assist a newly arrived Vietnamese girl with her English. I myself had learned English when I first came to the United States at three years of age and could relate well to some of the issues the newcomer was facing.

A true global nomad, I have lived in Germany, the U.S., Mexico and Russia and have traveled extensively. Starting with English and German, and eventually Spanish, French and Russian, I have been instructing students since 1989 in various countries of a variety of ages in a multitude of informal and formal settings.

In 1990, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies from George Mason University. In 1995, I completed my Masters Degree in Secondary Education/Teaching English as a Second Language. After one year of working in a public school
setting, I began teaching privately and on a freelance basis for a number of private companies and language schools, and the government.
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Joseph January 17, 2017
· German · Online
Annika is a native German who is totally bilingual (English) and can explain complex concepts well in either language. The instruction approach is fast paced but understandable. So far, an excellent experience.
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Joseph January 17, 2017
· German · Online
Annika is a native German who is totally bilingual (English) and can explain complex concepts well in either language. The instruction approach is fast paced but understandable. So far, an excellent experience.
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Brenda January 8, 2016
· German · Online
I'm attempting the impossible - learning a new language! Annika makes the impossible feel possible. She is a really great teacher, has excellent suggestions for how to move forward. I like the text we work from, too. I highly recommend learning a new language from Annika!
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About Verena Y.

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Orlando, FL
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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 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!
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Madison October 25, 2018
· German · Online
She was great!
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Brianna H. October 22, 2018
· German · Online
Lesson was very easy to understand! I feel it is getting easier and easier to learn!!
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Brianna H. October 8, 2018
· German · Online
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About Diane C.

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San Francisco, CA
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Using books and online materials, I guide students through grammatical rules, vocabulary and pronunciation, using cultural examples as illustration.

About Diane
Bonjour! Hello! Hallo!

I have been teaching on and off for many years, usually on a one-to-one basis; I taught teenagers and adults. I tailor my lessons to each student's individual needs and I am always ready to go above and beyond the basic lesson. I try to make learning a language fun and alive, through news, stories, and songs.

My method is to provide grammar (very important in French), vocabulary, conversation, reading, and translation in every lesson, and show how important each component is to the whole. I am overjoyed when my students start conversing without need for translation - even if there are errors!

My graduate educational background is in architecture, followed by an MBA in finance. My mother tongue is English; but I learned French at the age of nine when I attended my first French school. I have a French high s
chool diploma (Baccalauréat) and architecture degree, and I am certified to grade French exams from A1 through C1 (university level). Currently I teach after-school, coordinate a museum visit program (en français) and manage a French exam center.
I also attended high school in Germany, in a German high school, for several years, so I am fluent and am now also teaching. Learning languages was a necessity in my childhood. I love to learn, even if by adulthood, it is more difficult to become fluent in a new language. I think the fact of being a lifelong learner helps me better understand my students' needs.

As an avid reader since childhood, my spelling has always been excellent, and I worked as a proofreader. I look forward to helping my students reach their language goals.
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Don H. March 25, 2019
· French · Online
Once again, Diane has proven an exceptionally effective French instructor. She is conversant in American idioms and offers the French equivalents with ease. I am in awe of her ability to motivate and instruct.
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Jimmy T. February 10, 2019
· French · Online
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Bergen January 26, 2019
· French · In studio
Diane is very professional. I had my first class with her and she carefully accessed my level before she decided what area I should be focused on next. Highly recommended.
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About Paul S.

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I first started learning German due to a serendipitous move to Oklahoma following my junior year of high school. I have since really grown to love the German language and ended up getting a BA in German Studies (jointly with a BA in Spanish). I really love German literature, whether it's Goethe or Michael Ende, and I really enjoy Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Händel, and also Lieder (Shubert's "Erlkönig" being my favorite). I am also a huge fan of Die Prinzen. I consider myself an expert in grammar-related topics (including verb conjugation, cases, Konjunktiv I and II, etc.) but am also willing to teach vocabulary, pronunciation, and other topics.

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I hail from Walla Walla, Washington, home of the "famous" sweet onions. I can't begin to express how much I love languages!! I have studied 8 so far (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, and Dutch) and I teach 5 (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese), and want to keep learning new languages throughout the rest of my life. I love to work with students so that's why I've kept my rates low--to make sure more people can have the opportunity to learn these languages. I have a down-to-earth style and I allow my students to guide their own learning in a student-structured, individualized way. As of June 2019, I have taught multiple students different languages, among whom are three students I have been teaching between 7 and 9 months, who have all improved considerably and continue to progress steadily
. I am positive I can help you come to understand the wonderful world that is language and to learn how amazing it is to be able to say the same thing in so many different ways, and how much better it is to be able to communicate with someone in his/her native language instead of having to resort to English. Let's do this!!

Note: I have not had any connectivity problems for quite a while now so be assured that I can provide quality instruction with no issues.
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CP August 10, 2019
· Japanese · Online
I am making amazing progress with Paul as my Instructor! I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to become proficient in Japanese! 5 Stars +!
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Clark June 28, 2019
· Japanese · Online
I've never seen anyone with such a passion and love for languages! I've experienced Paul as a Japanese tutor weekly for many months and he has an amazing grasp of the language and speaks like a native speaker. He gets down on your level and I am very impressed with How he lets you guide the learning at your own pace with a lot of patience an encouragement. Making great progress and excited to learn more! 5 Stars plus!
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Angelique R. January 18, 2019
· German · Online
A lot of connectivity issues on his end and he did not seems to have a pre-planned lesson plan, but by the end he seemed to have started to develop some structure.
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About Silke F.

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Let's learn together!

My husband, our two adult sons, and I came from Germany to California.
I am a native speaker of German.

In Germany, I studied to become a teacher of mathematics and physics and worked many years as a teacher in several schools and grades.
Therefore, I have a lot of experience in teaching from the age of kindergarten up to high school.

With me as your teacher, you will have the chance to learn excellent German without an accent and with very good grammar.
I can teach you speaking, writing and giving answers in full sentences.
Mostly, I am really creative in my lessons, and my students can learn a lot and have fun at the same time.

But… I am still working on my English. :-)
I am looking forward to speaking German with you.

About Silke
Let's learn together!

With me as your teacher, you will have the chance to learn excellent German without an accent and with very good grammar.
I can teach you speaking, writing and giving answers in full sentences.
Mostly, I am really creative in my lessons, and my students can learn a lot and have fun at the same time.

But… I am still working on my English. :-)
I am looking forward to speaking German with you.

Please ask me if you need another day or time.
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About Barbara S.

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Tampa, FL

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My name is Barbara, I was born and raised in Germany and worked for 15 years as a Training and Quality Executive in the hotel industry, one of the companies being The Ritz-Carlton, one of the best training companies in the world. I was in charge of all in-house training sessions, spent up to 20 hours per week in a classroom environment and was chosen as a Property Opening Trainer for The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin. I transferred with The Ritz-Carlton to Miami in 2005. I enjoyed working as an Executive at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach until 2009, when I got married and had my daughter.

I decided to fully homeschool my nine-year old daughter for two years, who, as a result, is fluent in German in both speaking and writing. We moved to NYC in 2013 and I was approved by and followed the official NYC Department of Education guidelines for homeschooling. I joined a weekly after-school program at my church in NYC, taught in English, and have been the director since 2015. My family and I just ...

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Thank you very much for your interest in my profile. My name is Barbara, I was born and raised in Germany and worked for 15 years as a Training and Quality Executive in the hotel industry, one of the companies being The Ritz-Carlton, one of the best training companies in the world. I was a public speaker for The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg and provided quality and service training sessions for German companies such as Audi and Siemens. I was also in charge of all in-house training sessions and spent up to 20 hours per week in a classroom environment. I transferred with The Ritz-Carlton from Berlin, Germany, to Miami in 2005 and enjoyed working as an Executive at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach until 2009, when I got married and had my daughter.

I decided to fully homeschool my now nine-year old daughter for two years, who, as a result, is fl
uent in German in both speaking and writing. We moved to NYC in 2013 and I was approved by and followed the official NYC Department of Education guidelines for homeschooling. I joined an after-school program at my church in NYC, taught in English, for Grades 1 to 6 as a tutor in 2014 and have been the director since 2015. I work remotely, with a team of eight volunteers and we assist between 8 to 12 children every week. We focus on Common Core English Language Arts - spelling, writing, reading, and Elementary Math. My family and I just relocated to Florida - Tampa this time - and we are enjoying the sun!

My husband is of Japanese origin. Being in an interracial marriage and raising a child in a household where multiple languages are spoken, I truly appreciate and understand the importance of learning about different cultures and languages.

Having tutored for many years and being a language student myself (intermediate Japanese), I know how to keep students interested in learning - and I love to work with different materials such as games, books, worksheets and role play to keep it interesting and motivating. I spend some time in Germany each year and purchase new and stimulating learning materials on a regular basis. If you are interested in beginner or advanced German lessons for yourself or your child, I am looking forward to meeting you, either in person or online!
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Luis B. March 30, 2019
· German · Online
Barbara is very professional. She is on time ready for the class. She communicates a lot to set proper expectations. She is teaching my 13 years old boy and he is pleased with her way to teach. Keep him motivated during the class. We are looking forward for many more classes with her.
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About Daria F.

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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 have proof of language skills with Goethe-Zertifikat C2. Since I have learned German myself, I can understand well what my students need in the lessons.
With more than 7 years’ experience of teaching in German as a Foreign Language at the Language Learning Center, Partner of Goethe-Institut, I provide a variety of activities for my lessons so you will never get bored. For example, we will use not only games, interactive conversational lessons, online activities, learning platforms, and fun warm-up tasks, but also authentic materials (blogs, popular podcasts, etc.). A wide range of topics will be regularly explored and discussed. ALL productive and receptive competencies (speaking, listening, writing, and reading) will be trained partly at the lesson and as a home task. As a German Instructor at the Language Learning Center, Partner of Goethe-Institut, in Russia ...

About Daria
I am a professional teacher of German and I have many years of experience teaching German to different ages and levels. I have proof of language skills with Goethe-Zertifikat C2. Since I have learned German myself, I can understand well what my students need in the lessons.
With more than 7 years’ experience of teaching in German as a Foreign Language at the Language Learning Center, Partner of Goethe-Institut, I provide a variety of activities for my lessons so you will never get bored. For example, we will use not only games, interactive conversational lessons, online activities, learning platforms, and fun warm-up tasks, but also authentic materials (blogs, Insta-stories, popular podcasts, etc.). A wide range of topics will be regularly explored and discussed. ALL productive and receptive competencies (speaking, listening, writing, an
d reading) will be trained partly at the lesson and as a home task. As a German Instructor at the Language Learning Center, Partner of Goethe-Institut, in Russia I’ve gained great experience of preparing students in short time for Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1, Goethe-Zertifikat A2, Fit in Deutsch 1, Fit in Deutsch 2, Goethe-Zertifikat B1, Goethe-Zertifikat B2, Test DaF, which helped them to move to Germany for study, work or to their families.
If you have already learned German, you’ll get a link on a qualified level placement test.
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About Helena H.

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Hallo & Herzlich Willkommen! :-)

Bring your German skills to the next level by practicing with a native speaker.
Enjoy personalized and fun lessons and learn how to speak German fluently and correctly.

About Helena
Hallo & Herzlich Willkommen! :-)

Bring your German skills to the next level by practicing with a native speaker. Enjoy personalized and fun lessons and learn how to speak German fluently and correctly.

From my personal experience in learning many different languages, I know which methods and tools will help you to become more fluent and confident in speaking a foreign language.
That is the reason why I design my lessons with a focus on communication and fluency.

- Choose the topics you are interested in and learn to express yourself more fluently
- Learn to differentiate between formal and informal conversation skills
- Get to know German culture and aspects of everyday life in Germany
- Improve your vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, comprehension and pronunciation skills

You want to go the extra mile and get the m
ost out of our sessions? – I will be happy to provide you with additional free resources after each lesson. This will empower you to invest some extra time and effort to improve your fluency at an even higher pace.

I look forward to working with you! :-)

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Helena H.

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