- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
For the sake of clarity, there is a difference between Pennsylvania Dutch and what I call Holmes County German. The difference is mostly in the accent and some words. I am from Holmes County, Ohio and would be teaching you basic vocabulary, phrases and helping perfect your pronunciation of the dialect.
I don't have any experience other than teaching the some useful phrases and vocabulary to some friends who wanted to learn. But I love teaching and especially enjoy teaching the language of my heritage!
- Teaches students:
- Females 10 to 70 and males 10 to 16
- Teaching since:
I come from a community that values hard work and family. I hope to teach not only the language of my heritage but also the rich culture of it as well! Although I don't live and dress exactly like some of my Amish relatives, the culture is still part of me in many ways.
The lessons will be mainly focused on vocabulary and phrases for every day interactions and fun culture facts!
(And if I don't know the answer I could probably ask my grandma and she would know) :)
The Amish people in Holmes County, Ohio are very impressed when an "Englisher" comes to their community and isn't shy about practicing what they're learning. It also can create an instant respect or understanding of trust when you communicate in their heart language. Most can speak English very well, but at home and among themselves they still keep the language alive.
So if you are looking to learn the basics before visiting our area and you want to impress and surprise the locals I would love to equip you for that!