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PRIVATE
GERMAN LESSONS
ONLINE ·ZOOM
Learn German with a German native speaker. Become conversational with private online lessons. Learn how to speak and all about German grammar you need to know without leaving your home.  

INDIVIDUAL
ONE-ON-ONE
GERMAN LESSONS
FOR PRIVATE STUDENTS & COMPANIES 

ONLINE-GERMAN-LESSONS

TUTORING SERVICE

ONLINE · ZOOM or SKYPE

Learn German fast and easy with a German native speaker. Free teaching materials. A1 A2 B1 and B2 Levels available 

Hi, my name is Mark. I am a professional German teacher with years of experience in teaching private German lessons. 

Learn at your own pace. Long-term-learning schedules start at only 180,- EUR per month. Study German part time. 

GERMAN
LESSONS

START YOUR PRIVATE GERMAN LESSONS NOW!

TEACHING
MATERIAL

FREE BILINGUAL

TEXT & AUDIO

EXERCISES

GERMAN ONE-ON-ONE

CUSTOMIZED LESSONS

I am a German native speaker and offer German conversation lessons as well as grammar and mixed classes. Study German from home or online. You will speak German from your very first class!  

ALL LEVELS AVAILABLE

START WITH THE RIGHT LEVEL

Although I am specialised in A1 | A2 | B1 level and conversation classes, I teach all levels. So I can help no matter on what level you are. You don't know your level? Don't worry, in your first lesson we will check where to start.  

FAST PROGRESS

REACH A1 IN 3 MONTH

Private lessons are faster and more efficient than any classroom lesson. Take advantage of a perfectly tailored curriculum. Save time, money, and energy. Interact in German the full time! I will teach you only the grammar you actually need. 

FREE EXERCISES

TEXT- AND AUDIO-EXERCISES

I provide free bilingual worksheets for each level and each lesson. If you speak English as a third language you will love these exercises. Practice your German and improve your vocabulary with free audio exercises. Don't worry if you are not a native English speaker. You only need basic English to understand these exercises. ​

PRICE | RATES

LONG-TERM STUDDY PLANS

Lessons start as low as 30,- EUR per 45 Min if you book a 90 minute lesson. Long time study-plan starts at 180,- Euros per month. There are also special rates for two students available.    

PAYMENT

PAY as YOU GO

You can stop taking lessons at any point. For actual one-on-one lessons no advanced payment is needed. You can pay every time we meet. Online lessons are payed monthly via invoice. 

BILINGUAL

GER-ENG EXERCISES

In my exercises you always have to write complete sentences. I do not use cloze texts. The exercises focus on grammar and vocabulary. Learn and practice German quickly and easily with productive and optimised text- and audio exercises. 

INTERACTIVE

CONVERSATIONAL APPROACH

The lessons and your homework will teach you what you really need to know in a very conversational way. Learn how to formulate whole sentences in German from your very first lesson. 

​CURRICULUM

ELABORATED ROAD MAP 

All my teaching material is contextualized and based on an every day language. Learn vocabulary and grammar with content you can use in every day situations. 

LISTEN

FREE AUDIO SUPPORT

I provide customized high quality stereo audio exercises for each lesson. Every text exercises comes with an audio file. You can use these audio exercises to internalise the pronunciation of the vocabulary used in the text file.  

WRITING  

SENTENCE STRUCTURE

Proper spelling and sentence structure are one of the biggest difficulties for beginners. While writing might not be you main goal at an A1 level it will help you significantly to understand the unique sentence structure of the German language.  

DOWN LOAD  

FREE SAMPLES

I provide free text and audio exercises for each lesson including 2-3 hours homework for each single lesson.

PRIVATE LESSONS?

THREE SIMPLE REASONS WHY:

There are many more, but here are the three most
important reasons why one-on-one German lessons
outperform group lessons
CONFIDENCE

BECOME a CONFIDENT SPEAKER

Be able to apply everything you learn in real life. There is no way you become a confident speaker by sitting in a class room. 
SPEAKING

10 x TIMES MORE SPEAKING

In one private lesson with me the speaking time of one lessons equals about 10 group lessons.
TIME & MONEY

MORE LEARNING FOR LESS

In private tutoring you spend 100 percent of your
money only to learn how to communicate. Here
homework you do at home. Lessons start at
180,- Euros/month.  
WHAT I OFFER

Im offering tailor-made online German lessons for all levels. Whether you are a complete beginner, speaking at an intermediate level or even working towards becoming fluent in German, you will find the right kind of support to learn German properly here.

 

THE TEACHER

The demand for online German tuition has grown rapidly in the last ten years. High quality German lessons and experienced native tutors are still difficult to find. I am a German native speaker and started my German language service with the aim to provide a fast access to individuell but structured and professional German lessons. I have developed lesson plans and bilingual teaching material focused on the fundamentals of learning, spea-king and German grammar.

THE LESSONS

Most of the time I am working with my own bilingual text-materials, a few selected textbooks and official practice materials. My German lessons are tailored to the learning goals of my students and are based on their progress. I offer German lessons that combine conversational German, listening exercises, reading and writing tasks with balanced grammar training so that my students learn German quickly.

METHODS

I was always dissatisfied with standard German textbooks. Therefore I not only developed my own bilingual exercises but also a curriculum wich is better tailored to your needs to become a fluent speaker. The grammar I teach is more suitable to engage students in a conversation form the very beginning.

PLANS & COSTS

 Start form 180-, EUR/month

Enjoy individual lessons even with a small budget

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LOW PRICE!

WHY IS IT SO CHEAP?

Very simpel: With one lesson per week you cover more speaking time than sitting in a classroom 5 times per week. Group lessons are cheaper per hour but at comes with a hefty hidden price tag: Because as you don't learn that much in a class you need to compensate the inefficiency by attending classes several times per week.    

WORKLOAD

WHAT DO I GET?

Each lesson comes with up to four text exercises and 4 audio exercises. It takes up around 1.5 hours to finish one of the four exercises (including audio).

 

With one 60 min lesson per week you will study 5 to 6 hours per week in total. This is all you need for a fast learning progress.  

SOME 

DETAILS

ABOUT ME!

QUALIFIED

CERTIFICATED TEACHER

I have a certificate for teaching German as a foreign language (DaF) issued by Goethe Institut München.

KNOW HOW

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

More importantly, I have been teaching private German lessons and group lessons for more than 10 Years. I am specialized in tutoring individual German lessons in a one-on-one setting and small classes. 

EDUCATIONAL

BACKGROUND

EDUCATION

STRONG ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

I have been studding in the US, in the UK, Italy and Germany. I taught Sociology at collage level and hold a Ph.D. I also have two Masters degrees in Cultural studies and social science.

HIGH GERMAN

GERMAN NATIVE SPEAKER

I speak regular "High German" and have no local dialect. I am also fluent in English as I have been studding in the US and in the UK for more than 6 years.

BILINGUAL 
EXERCISES  

Available for all course levels

You will learn faster than with any text book
provided by a German language school!
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EXAMPLES

If you click here you will enter my other webpage!
Exercises

FAST LEARNING

BILINGUAL EXERCISES

Have you ever sat in a classroom, read a textbook and fretted about the exercise? Many students become frustrated because they simply do not understand the text of these exercises. But that doesn't just have something to do with the foreign language: Because even native speakers often struggle to understand what these puzzles and close texts actually intend to do. The other problem is of course the elephant in the room: Did you ever get tired of looking up German words in a dictionary?     

With these bilingual German exercises, you learn colloquial German quick and easy and you stay motivated and focused. On top of this: Each exercise comes with an audio exercises. So, you learn how to read and you improve your comprehension and writing skills in an instant.  

TEXT BOOKS

BETTER MATERIALS

There are several reasons why German text books provided at a school don't work for men students. Here are some of the general problems with textbooks: 

 

Firstly, the teaching materials are primarily designed not for the students but for the teacher. They are designed to support the teacher's teaching methods. What they do not support is the students' learning experience. Secondly, even at A1 level, schools mostly use monolingual text materials. However, they do not do this because it results in better learning outcomes. They do so because the German teachers were not used to teaching in English (mixed classes). Thirdly, these exercises do not train the active use of the language, but only test the students' existing skills.    

Curse Level
COURSE LEVELS

 Available Lessons

I am specialized in A1 | A2 | B1 and

conversational German lessons

A-LEVEL

For Students with no or

very little knowledge

in German​

C-LEVEL

For Students with 

an advanced or academic level

B-LEVEL

For Students with a fair or good  knowledge in 

German

BEGINNER LEVEL

REACH A1 IN 3-4 MONTH

This is the right level if you start form the scratch. Get a confident German A1 level with one lesson per week for around 700,- Euros. At a school you will spend at least three times as much to reach the same level. On top of this you only need to spend only a fraction of the time to reach the same level. Spending less time also means    

MEDIUM LEVEL A2

LEARN HOW TO SPEAK

A2 is the level you should at least try to reach before becoming a sufficient self learner. This package gives you all you need to hit the streets and start learning by using the language for your self. To go from zero to the end of A2 you should estimate about 6 to 8 month of you take on lesson per week and do at least 3-4 text- and audio exercises per lesson.   

German Course Levels
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED
TO KNOW?

HOW DO THESE PRIVATE LESSONS

ACTUALLY WORK?

SCHOOLS VS: PRIVATE

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? 

4 reasons why you should consider taking private lessons: First, you don't speak German in a class room. You only listen or even sleep. Second, you will talk in English to your class mates for the most time. Third, even if you speak German you will mostly speak to other class mates. That means, you will listen to "wrong" German with a bad pronunciation. Forth, you will work with German text books. In my lessons you can study with bilingual exercises. This will save you a lot of time and energy​.

COURSE LEVELS

WHAT IS THIS FOR? ​

The course level defines your current German skills. There are 6 basic course levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. If we put it very simple: A1 is for beginners, and A2 is for students with very basic but still limited knowledge. B1 is for students with a fair or good knowledge. If you are on B2 you already can consider yourself having a very good knowledge of German. On C1 you are already a very confident speaker close to a native speaker, while on C2 - the highest level - you can communicate, write, and read on an academic level.  

 

THE RIGHT LEVEL

HOW CAN I FIND OUT?

Don't worry! I will check at our first lesson what level you are in and where we should start. Basically, you can teach most grammar parts on almost every level. But there are certain rudimentary skills which are more suitable for a beginner level than others. If you are on a B2 level you have finished most of the grammar and can focus mainly on vocabulary, writing, and on your conversational skills.  

 

INTENSITY

HOW MANY LESSONS?

I strongly recommend to start with one German lesson per week. Keep in mind that each lesson comes with two additional text and audio exercises. To finish one exercises (including the audio) takes about 1 1/2 hours. If you do one exercises per day you need two evenings to finish your homework. Including the actual lesson, this way you will study German three days per week already. For most people this is the maximum work load if you have a full time job.

PERFORMANCE

LEARN HOW TO SPEAK

In my lessons you will practice everything you learn. There are no dry grammar lessons. Unless you are asking for for it :) The center of each lesson is an oral language training. At a school you practice and speak German only 1 to 3 minutes per hour max. Here you invest all your time and money in actually having a conversation full time. 

SPEED

HOW CAN I LEARN FAST?

The learning speed varies from student to student. The students who learn very fast are usually more talkative, are not afraid of applying their knowledge, and try to speak German in every situation they can. They mostly try to use what they have learned as much as possible and are not afraid of saying something in a wrong way. This might be something to keep in mind to speed up your learning curve.

 

DURATION

HOW MANY LESSONS?

If you start form the scratch you should consider spending 4-6 month, if you take one lessen per week, to reach a decent level. Finishing A2 would take you about 6-7 month with one lessen per week. B1 can be reached in about 12-14 month/one lesson per week plus homework. ​If you are eager to reach B2 or C1 you have to consider that you also need to entangle yourself with German on an everyday level. To reach C1 or C2 in a class room would only be possible if you take lots of daily intensive lessons.  

 

WHEN TO STOP​

WHICH LEVEL DO I NEED?

Basically, if you don't need to take an exam, you can stop taking lessons after finishing A2. Because this level equips you with the basic grammar and skill set you need to become a successful self-learner. Please notice that with my A2 levels you will be much more fluent and confident in terms of speaking and writing compare to a language school. So if you are on a budged or have simply no time for lessons A2 should be the minimum goal. If you want to know everything about all the grammar you will ever need B1 is the level to shoot for. 

Study Plans
A1.1 CONTENT 

8 German lessons in total

Finish A1.1 in less  than 2 month if you take one lesson per week

CONTENT:

You will learn how to conjugate verbs in German, how to use the proper sentence structure, were to put temporal adverbs (like: today, now, soon), and how to use irregular verbs. You also will learn how to use personal pronouns in Nominative and Accusative, and how to use the standard negation with "nicht" and "kein". 

This package will allow you to introduce yourself and to have a very basic conversation in present tense. Compare to a course at a language school you will only learn the grammar really necessary to communicate and get started.

Konjugation:

irregular verbs  

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A1.1 LEVEL

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

​This course level is suitable for students who have never studied German or who have very little knowledge. Don't worry if you don't know which level you have to choose. I will check your level at our first lesson.   

WHAT DO I LEARN?

In my lessons, you will speak German from the very first time we meet. 90 percent of the time is used for an oral language training. The difference to a language school is that you interact with a native speaker in German full time. So you will not only learn the grammar but you will also develop the capability to use it. In A1.1 you will learn how to ask and answer questions and to hold a basic conversation in present and future tense. You will also build up the basic vocabulary and the confidence necessary to start and hold a conversation. 

FULL

STUDY

PLAN

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