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These German teachers are highly rated by students in the New York area, including Ridgewood, Princeton Junction, Westfield, Woodside and Trenton.

Karin N.

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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 language. Some of them only need a little guidance to have a more pleasant traveling experience to Germany. Others keep on coming back to master fluent conversation and writing skills. I'm passionate about tutoring. My goal is to provide an atmosphere that will facilitate an ongoing level of improvement in my students' speaking, writing proficiency. You'll see this by the way I teach. I am flexible with my time and adapt easily to my students' needs. As a first step I get familiar with your expectations. Secondly I recommend an approach that fits you

. Thirdly I want you to have fun and learn in an interactive way.

Bis bald!

PS: Cancellations must be notified at least 24 hours in advance; otherwise, students will be charged in full. Group rates vary.
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July 22, 2019
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.
May 15, 2019
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!
February 8, 2019
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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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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September 9, 2019
Won Jong
Good introductory class!
August 27, 2019
Shaun
August 1, 2019
AnnMarie
Er wahr sehr gut Heute. Ich lerne schnell.

Translated using Google.

He is doing very well today. I learn quickly.

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Kerstin R.

Brooklyn, NY 11211

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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 experiences for elementary and middle school kids. My own research was about “Creative Insight in Practice" and "Acquiring English as a Second Language and Developing Self-Esteem through the Idiom of Art". I have more than a two decades-long experience in painting, drawing, printmaking and installation work.The images I use in my work are mostly based on self-made or collected photos or drawings from nature combined with literature or self-made phrases. I use digital tools in order to layer text, photos and drawings and combine them to a new work.

Photo and text based collages will often merge into drawings or watercolors and these are the starting point for my large scale oil paintings.
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January 27, 2019
Anja H.
Our daughter took to Kerstin right away. She did not want the lesson to end!
October 17, 2018
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.
September 15, 2018
Joshua
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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Wolfgang S.

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What is my approach? First of all, I listen carefully, very carefully. I believe it is important for an excellent job to know precisely what my client wants to accomplish. Understanding this is the prerequisite to give good advice, guidance and then, of course, a plan, a kind of strategy to follow in order to reach these goals. There will be a permanent interaction between my client and myself to monitor the progress, eventually speed up the tempo or, if necessary, to slow down.
There is no dogma; there is only one main criterion: success.

About Wolfgang

I spent two decades of my professional life teaching English in Germany, authoring and co-authoring textbooks for the English classroom.
During my stay in the US, I had the opportunity to develop curricula for teaching German in public schools as well as private schools and wrote articles in the field of German literature. Undoubtedly, my academic background (MA in German and English and a Ph.D. in the field of education) helps me to provide solid work for my students.

What is my approach? First of all, I listen carefully, very carefully. I believe it is important for an excellent job to know precisely what my client wants to accomplish. Understanding this is the prerequisite to give good advice, guidance and then, of course, a plan, a kind of strategy to follow in order to reach these goals.

There is no dogma; there is only one

main criterion: success.
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July 14, 2019
Cindy
Lessons with Wolfgang S. are always a pleasure. He is highly professional, friendly, and tailored all my lessons exactly to fit my needs and interests. He quickly pinpoints any areas that need help, and offers gentle corrections and suggestions to improve. His teaching methods are always interesting, varied, and fun. I learned a lot not only about grammar and vocabulary, but about German culture, and nuances and history of the language that can only be learned from a native speaker with his teaching experience. His explanations to questions are clear and thorough, and he made sure I understood before moving on. He adjusted the pace to my skills and needs without any pressure. I have definitely improved in all areas since taking lessons with him.
January 22, 2018
Tabatha S.
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
August 1, 2017
Duane
Most highly recommended! I found Wolfgang to be an excellent German instructor for me. As a mature (50+) professional I was looking for a native German with perfect mastery of English and impeccable teaching credentials. Wolfgang fit that description perfectly. He tailored the lessons to my needs and made them fun. Along with the excellent language lessons, I really enjoyed his stories about life in Germany, and especially his hometown of Berlin. Thanks to Wolfgang I am much farther along my journey of learning to speak German.

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Wolfgang S.

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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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August 28, 2019
Naomi E.
October 25, 2018
Madison
She was great!
October 22, 2018
Brianna H.
Lesson was very easy to understand! I feel it is getting easier and easier to learn!!

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Verena Y.

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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, and even riddles. We will use authentic materials as well. You will learn conversational skills, formal writing skills, and test taking strategies all in a fun manner.

I have a background as as an experienced lecturer, teacher, and tutor in the field of linguistics (general linguistics, history of linguistics, psycolinguistics, social linguistics, gender studies). Since defending my dissertation, I have continued to do research in gender studies in the field of virtual communication and digital text, especially non-verbal communication, soci

al networks and gender-specific communication. However, I have found that my true passion is helping students in one-on-one lessons.
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September 24, 2019
Vladimir G.
I am having a very dynamic and very immersive German experience. I enjoy it a lot!
July 31, 2019
CHELSEY
Tatiana is certainly one of the greatest teachers I have ever studied with. I am extremely grateful to have her as my mentor, and I my recommendations are high for anyone seeking a top-quality language-learning experience.
June 13, 2019
Celina L.
I've only just started, but I can see that I'm definitely going to make some great progress with Tatiana. I would recommend her for sure.

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Valentina K.

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I have instructed over one hundred students in private German courses. I routinely exceeded student retention expectations. In a period of eight months, my efforts doubled the number of students enrolled in the German language program, through my professional and effective teaching.

About Valentina

• Russian native speaker
• Professional proficiency in English and German
• Familiar with Romanian and Turkish language
• Experienced instructor
• Able to plan and organize a classroom curriculum
• Able to communicate and coordinate with a wide range of individuals

Hello, my name is Valentina. I'm a Russian and German teacher.

German

I specialize in teaching German at the High School level. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in German and spent a year working and studying in Munich, Germany. I then found work in a private school and instructed over one hundred students. I have since continued tutoring individually specializing with online lessons.

My goal is to improve my students’ language skill through conversation and I push my students to speak German from the first lesson. I believe this helps students gain fluency an

d lose their fear of making mistakes while speaking. No one can be perfect in a month but the student needs to be comfortable enough with grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation so that they can communicate in German and improve through conversation and dialog.

My youngest students were 6 years old and I have also taught older students. I enjoy working with children and am fascinated by how quickly young students can learn and grasp languages. Especially when learning is incorporated in a game where a student can passively learn to use new vocabulary as a tool to win a game among others. I am very grateful for all my students and the wide variety of experiences that I have had interacting with them.

Russian

I am an experienced language teacher. My experience is teaching German as a second or third language to Russian and Romanian speakers, but since I am a native Russian speaker I can use what I have learned teaching German to teach Russian.

My teaching philosophy is to learn through practice. Everyone makes mistakes and part of learning a new language is overcoming the fear of making mistakes and being willing to work through errors to convey an idea or thought. People learn a language best when they use it as a tool to achieve a goal.

I am a native Russian speaker and I have studied Russian since elementary school. I graduated from Chishinau university, where 40% of the courses are taught in Russian including Russian grammar and literature. I have taught private courses as a German teacher, to Russian speakers, and therefore I have experience explaining Russian grammar and conversation. I have a deep appreciation for Russia’s literary heritage and am constantly reading classic Russian texts.

I have experience teaching online Russian language to English students. My materials are adapted to English speakers and my beginner students are excited and able to engage in Russian small talk within 6-8 lessons. My lessons are efficient, well planned and productive.

I’ll teach you spelling and grammar rules, I’ll extend you vocabulary and we will always be practicing and reviewing previously learned the material. I help encourage my students to study Russian. With me, you will smoothly move from a beginner to more advanced. I create a low stress and efficient learning environment.

I enjoy working with children but also find it rewarding to work with motivated adults. I am looking forward to working with you.

***24-hour cancellation/rescheduling notice required***
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October 12, 2019
James K.
Great teacher. She explains confusing concepts really well.
August 24, 2019
Charlie W.
Valentina is a very patient and good teacher. she always takes time for questions and gives easy to understand answers!
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Valentina K.

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Sam G.

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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.

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 school at 11 so, as well as teaching German I also know what it is like to learn it. I firmly believe this background aids my teaching.

After school I went on to study German as my major at undergrad level, studying in Düsseldorf plus living and working in Berlin multiple times. Ich liebe (I love) all things Deutsch, would also love to pass that on to you.

German can be a tough language to learn but that is what makes it extra rewarding. I consider myself to be an approachable teacher who will always strive to make you feel comfortable in

our lessons steer them to cover things that interest you personally.

I'm currently located in Asheville, North Carolina, so if you're a local feel free to contact me regarding in-person lessons.

*** Before signing up for lessons with me I encourage you to check my availability calendar/contact me to make sure I have a time slot that will work for you. I have a large number of students currently and very limited space in the evenings.

Danke!
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September 30, 2019
Tanya P.
I absolutely loved it! Sam is an awesome teacher and I look forward in going forward in learning German.
September 11, 2019
Dennis
If I could give a 10 star rating, I would award that to Sam. She is an exceptionally outstanding tutor. She took the time to make sure that we were agreed on my goals and preferences for the upcoming sessions. Sam adeptly and promptly put me at ease whenever I was having difficulty with any aspect of the course. As I refined my objectives for the remaining sessions, she seamlessly adapted the sessions accordingly. In the time that I had before my trip to Germany, I feel very confident that I can handle the situations that I most likely will encounter, such as traveling by bus, train or air; dining; getting directions; and understanding native speakers. Here's my final remark: if you are looking for a tutor who will understand and work with you to achieve your goals for learning to understand and speak German, choose Sam!
September 4, 2019
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Joseph
"Annika is a native German who is totally bilingual (English) and can explain complex concepts well in either language. The instruction approach is fast p
aced but understandable. So far, an excellent experience."
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Pablo
"I have had only my first lesson with Karin and I am very exited for the next sessions; Right away she identifies the perfect level of German language for
your specific needs and individualize the way she proceeds with the lesson.
She is friendly, knowledgable and easy to feel confortable with.
I just got engaged with my girlfriend (German), and I feel confident that this would be a great step for me to keep improving my german with her.
I definitely recommend Karin."
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Nicole
"Karin is great! I spent some time on my own doing a little German. She came on time and prepared for the lesson and did a great job at explaining sentence
structures as well as pronunciation. I'm excited for our next lesson!"
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Michaela
"Valentina is a great choice for my daughter. I love seeing my daughter"s glowing face after a tutoring setion."
Kaidan
"Valentina was quite helpful reviewing things I had forgotten, pronunciation and cases. I will definitely take more lessons with her. Great tutor with indi
vidualized lessons."
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Beckett
"Valentina was great. She had materials to supplement her teaching and she was very patient. According to Beckett, "Valentina was extremely nice and she ma
de learning easier than it would have been on my own.""
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Renee
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CHELSEY
"Tatiana is certainly one of the greatest teachers I have ever studied with. I am extremely grateful to have her as my mentor, and I my recommendations are
high for anyone seeking a top-quality language-learning experience."
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Scott
"Verena was great! I really enjoyed my lessons with her. I thought it was going to be really difficult to pick up the language but she made it easy and
fun! I’m traveling to Germany for work a lot and wanted to improve my basic conversational skills. I’ve already put my new skills to work with my German collogues over the phone. Not only was I able to understand a lot more of what they were saying but I could actually respond in full sentences. And I’m using my translation app much less now. One of my German collogues actually complemented me on my German pronunciation ! The German lessons were well worth the investment."
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Learn German in NYC

Do you want to learn German in New York City? With its beautiful cadence and rich history, learning German can be a lot of fun! Also, if you already speak English, German will be relatively easy to grasp since English is a Germanic language.

Nearly 50 million Americans come from German ancestry and six countries use it as an official language. If you're interested in prepping for a trip to one of these countries or are simply fascinated by the language, you’ve come to the right place! We’re here to help connect you with an amazing German teacher in New York.

Many Reasons to Learn German in NYC

The “Big Apple” is home to a variety of people groups and cultures, and will provide you with an exceptional learning experience. From the popular Oktoberfest to the local German beer garden, taking German classes in NYC will help enhance these experiences all the more.

New York City has a rich German heritage that started in the mid 1800s. German immigrants came to America with their lively music, delicious food, artistic skills and crafts. Thus, Little Germany (or “Kleindeutschland” in German) was born.

Learning with a German Tutor in NYC

One of the best ways to learn the language is to connect with a German tutor in NYC for private lessons, and our top-rated teachers have impressive credentials. Some of our teachers already have over 100 positive reviews to their credit.

We currently have over 30 tutors available to teach German classes in NYC, so you'll have no problem finding an experienced teacher. Many of our teachers speak German as their native language but are also fluent in English. Some are even fluent in additional languages.

You can search our directory for an online German teacher or find a tutor to meet with in person. Whether you're seeking lessons for your child or personal needs, we have you covered. Our personalized lessons and highly knowledgeable teachers will provide you with all you need to know on your path to mastering German.

Where to Take Private German Lessons in NYC

With TakeLessons, it’s easy to find a local teacher, like Kerstin in Brooklyn, to meet with you in person. She has a Master’s from Harvard Graduate School of Education and is a native German speaker.

The good news is you can also take private German lessons in NYC from the comfort of your home, via an online class. Several of our teachers may live in another part of the US, but with today’s technology, learning has never been easier. This eliminates the need for a potentially costly or time-consuming commute. Simply brew yourself a cup of coffee and log in!

Starting German Language Classes in NYC

When you're ready to study German in NYC, our qualified tutors will set you up for success by giving you tailor-made lessons for your specific needs. They'll also provide homework that will help you learn German quickly and effectively.

There are plenty of places to pick up supplies for practicing German, such as Village Stationary on Laguardia. Our teachers suggest having a notebook on hand to write all of your newfound vocabulary and phrases in. Walking through a local supply store will likely bring other materials to mind that could be helpful.

Practicing German in NYC

With the beautiful New York Public Library nearby, you'll have ample amounts of educational resources available to you. For starters, check out German travel guides or books. Or, if you'd like something to keep, swing by Strand Bookstore and pick up a copy to call your own.

If you need some conversation practice, visit Zum Stammtisch or Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn and brush up on your skills while enjoying some authentic German food. Some still gather here to speak the old familiar language and they'd be happy to help a fellow German enthusiast sharpen their skills.

If you're interested in practicing your listening comprehension, check out a German radio station that streams online or join a club like the New York City German Language Meetup Group.

As you can see, with German language classes in NYC, the possibilities are endless. There are plenty of experts close by, either in-person or virtually, plus an abundance of additional resources at your fingertips! Are you ready to take a German class in NYC?

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