Back to school
50% OFF your lesson package

Limited offer. Applicable on packages 5-15 only

Avatar of the tutor
Diane C.
Teaches Online
Learn the basics of the German language with an experienced language teacher
Using books and online materials, I guide students through grammatical rules, vocabulary and pronunciation, using cultural examples as illustration. I'll buy whichever books are the most relevant to a student's level, age, and needs, and also ask my student to buy the book too. Some of these books can be used without a private teacher, in any case! I learned German grammar with a very strict teacher, many years ago, and she was right to be strict: grammar is the backbone of the German language. I collaborate with my German sister, who lives in Germany.
About Diane C.

Bonjour! Hello! Hallo! Yay! We can start in-person lessons again, as long as basic distancing is kept. I have been vaccinated and I would prefer my students to be vaccinated, too, but it's not a deal breaker. I teach several languages: French, German, and English for non-native English speakers. I tailor my lessons to each student's individual needs and I always go above and beyond the basic lesson, with follow up between lessons. I try to make learning a language fun and alive, through news, stories, and songs. We can also use activities like cooking, singing, and word games. I teach children, teens and adults. My method is to provide basics for beginners, and then mix grammar, vocabulary, conversation, reading, and translation in every lesson; I 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! I learned French at the age of nine when I attended my first French school. I have native-level French knowledge, a French high school (Baccalauréat) and architecture degree, and I am certified to grade French exams from A1 through C1 (university level). I've taught after-school lessons, coordinated a museum visit program (en français) and managed a French exam center. English is my mother tongue, which I've used professionally for over 25 years, as well as for proofreading, editing a manuscript, and more. I teach all levels. As an avid reader since childhood, my spelling has always been excellent, and I worked as a proofreader for English-language publications. My German is fluent, as I attended high school in Germany. I teach the grammatical basis of the language, as well as vocabulary and cultural knowledge. I collaborate with my sister who is German and lives in Germany. 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. Currently I am learning Spanish and Mandarin (the latter is much harder for me than the former!) I look forward to helping my students reach their language goals.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 1976


MBA (concentration in Finance)

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks French, German, English, Arabic, Duala

Speaks {{languages}}

Has background check

Instructor details
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
Photos & videos7 photos & videos
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
Images or videos the tutor uploaded
+ 2 more
Group Lessons
ReviewsWrite a review
26 Reviews
5Review Star
4Review Star
3Review Star
2Review Star
1Review Star