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Henry M.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, German, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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I was very pleased with my first class. Mr. Henry is very knowledgeable in the matter and has good time-management skills.
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Kerstin R.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English, German
  • Ed.M from Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Teaching since 2004
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Kerstin R.

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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 exp

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Min O.
Kerstin has been a great tutor for our son. Not only does he enjoy working with Kerstin, but his German skills have noticeably improved (along with his grades). Kerstin is a great communicator, always on-time, never cancelled and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Kerstin.
Anja H.
Our daughter took to Kerstin right away. She did not want the lesson to end!
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.
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Lisa D.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $33
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lisa D.

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As a native German speaker and native English speaker, students will quickly learn German proficiency and lessons will be focused on the goals of the particular student.

About Lisa

I have experience working as an English and German teacher in Germany, teaching to kids and adults of varying levels and language goals. I hold a bachelor's degree in Language as well as a Masters degree which I obtained in Germany. I also have experience working with diverse populations including t

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Maite
Excellent!
Maddi H.
Lisa was an amazing instructor. She was not only helpful and knowledge in German, but she was patient as I was learning this new language. Lisa is skilled in all levels of German and is always so encouraging while learning new material. I would recommend Lisa to anyone looking for anyone in need of help!
Andrew
Fun, fast, and easy to learn.
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Karin N.

74 Reviews
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Starting at $39
  • Speaks Swiss German, German, French, Italian, English, Spanish
  • Certified Medical Assistant from Woodtli School Zurich
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 langua

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Peter B.
Very knowledgeable and helpful.
Nora S.
A natural teacher, sensitive to your strengths and weaknesses and very outgoing.
Lisa
Karin is a fantastic teacher! She will go at your pace with no judgement or pressure and is flexible with lessons. She’s friendly and knowledgeable and can answer almost any question you have. Highly recommend!
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Sam G.

160 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, German, English
  • MA German Studies from University of Florida
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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 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.

I offer different time options to suit your needs and am also happy to discuss group lessons if you wish to learn with your partner/family member/friend. Please reach out to discuss pricing options for those.

About Sam

Guten Tag, I'm Sam and use the pronouns she/her. 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. I began teaching with Takelessons in 2016 and never looked back! Last year I became a USA perman

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Sam is patient and very thorough and prepared for my sessions.
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Ivonne F.

22 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ivonne F.

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Native speaking German tutor with experience teaching all ages. Well structured lessons designed to help you achieve your learning goals. Graduate of German Technical University specialized in Business and Tax Law.

- Standard German (Practice: reading, listening, writing and speaking. Develop every day language skills with an emphasis on grammar.)
Open to beginners and intermediate students.

- Conversational German (Utilizing modern texts from a variety of sources.)
Open to intermediate and advanced students.

- German for School Age Children
Open to beginners and to students with previous knowledge of German.

About Ivonne

Native speaking German tutor with experience teaching all ages. Well structured lessons designed to help you achieve your learning goals. Graduate of German Technical University specialized in Business and Tax Law. I began tutoring while attending university and discovered a new outlet. I find he

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Charles W.
Yvonne was wonderful. Right from the beginning she helped me brush up on my german which has become more than rusty. Looking forward to my lessons.
Obson Cesar
Ivonne is great at preparing lessons based on my needs and my pace. We work with a book, but she always has extra material which helps me to push the boundaries. She is always patient answering all the questions I have and repeating the same sentences as many times as I need. She is also very kind and flexible.
Ashleigh S.
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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 $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $44 and $80 per hour.
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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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"Great conversation in German with real time suggestions for word choice and pronunciation."
Mark
Took German lessons from Viktor R.
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"We had a wonderful experience doing online lessons with Ms Diane. My son was engaged and interested in the lesson times and he looked forward to seeing Ms Diane every week. We intend to resume lessons once the summer is over."
Julia
Took German lessons from Diane C.
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"Henry Mulak is a man of many interests and experiences in life. Henry goes the extra mile to help us.

He is patient and encouraging."
Marilyn
Took German lessons from Henry M.
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"My 12 year old son really enjoys his lessons with Wolfgang and looks forward to them every week. He doesn't need reminding or encouraging to study because he's so excited about learning the language. Wolfgang makes it fun!"
Gianni
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"She is a very patient and kind.
Happy with the choice we made!"
Danaia
Took German lessons from Cassandra B.
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"Our daughter took to Kerstin right away. She did not want the lesson to end!"
Anja
Took German lessons from Kerstin R.
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"If you are looking for a caring, friendly and very experienced learning facilitator in the German language and culture, then you need look no further than Wolfgang Soldan. Mr. Soldan was my instructor in a conversational German class at the former UTB Language Institute in Brownsville. I liked him as a teacher so much that I later sought him out for additional private lessons, which he provided to me in his home at a very reasonable price. I was very impressed with Mr. Soldan in both situations. Mr. Soldan was always extremely well prepared. He challenged me with a variety of interesting and fun learning activities. He tailored the lessons to my level of experience. He was even reasonably available for additional assistance outside of our arranged meetings. With a lifelong passion for teaching and the arts, Mr. Soldan has also accumulated a wealth of knowledge about additional learning resources to supplement your individual experience. Mr. Soldan built on my existing level of German and left me with a stronger foundation as well as desire to continue my studies. Mr. Soldan has my highest recommendation to provide you with a superior learning experience that will be well worth your time and money. You will be in good hands with Mr. Soldan. Contact him now!"
Brian
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"We have been working with Wolfgang for about five weeks now. He is always very well-prepared for each lesson, with a clear goal in mind. He does a great job of adding humor to keep my nine year old son engaged in this new and not always easy language! I chose Wolfgang because German is his mother-tongue and he has extensive teaching experience with a range of ages. I have not been disappointed- he pays careful attention to cultivating accent, which is important and the best part of having a native speaker for a teacher."
Eliot
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"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."
Duane
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"Kerstin worked with my son in preparation for the GERMAN SAT Subject test. She was excellent. Kerstin was always punctual, professional and personable. She is able to combine a structured approach to learning with a cool, "lets make this fun" attitude which works beautifully with teenagers. My son, though a good student, could not reliably have aced this German Subject test on his own. Kerstin was able to motivate him to do his best, which is no small feat, since I am clueless as how to do this myself. She has also tutored my younger son in German with equally remarkable results. Both my kids adore her and there is no whining about her tutoring sessions. HIGHLY recommended."
Moira
Took German lessons from Kerstin R.
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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 fro

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m 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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