Hallo! Guten Tag! Grüss Gott! I was born and raised in Munich, Germany. I earned my bachelor's degree in business/commerce in Germany in 1978. I am an American citizen and have been living in the USA for over 30 years. I am a trained, certified & experienced Montessori teacher, I received my certification in 2006 and taught Pre-school as well as Elementary students in this nurturing environment. For years now I am teaching the German language online to students of all ages and levels and Nationality. I strongly believe in having fun as well as working hard. I engage my young students with child appropriate fun games, songs, stories and short videos and - depending on the level of knowledge - I also speak to them entirely in German only. It is very important to me to have the children excited about their lesson, they will be spending their time online without even noticing that they are studying and learning a foreign language! They are improving their German language skills by play & fun. Many parents have told me how much their children love the online lesson and how much of knowledge their children have acquired already. I am customizing the lesson to my student's needs, desires, goals and available timetable. The curriculum will be totally tailored to ensure the most successful outcome and will be adjusted according to the student's accomplishments and abilities. For my teen and adult students I love to give little insight's into the German attitude, the cultural differences -which exist even within Germany ( North or South) and give advice for do's and don’ts when interacting with German people in Germany. I gladly share funny anecdotes and experiences as well as introducing phrases/sayings which are being widely used in every day live in Germany. I am working with several different programs which will support either Business German skills or will be useful for traveling purposes or prioritize conversations skills with Everyday German - all of them featuring vocabulary and grammar exercises as well as text comprehension. Some of my programs also offer audio lessons for listening at student’s leisure time, for example: slowly read and spoken news in German as well as audio conversations in colloquial ( everyday) German. One of the most beloved programs by my advanced students is the series: “German phrases and proverbs”. Some of my students already happily reported that they were able to put their newly acquired knowledge of these common phrases to use and have impressed German speakers! I believe working with a native speaking tutor benefits the oral communication greatly - the student can hear the German teacher interact with him and the tutor can immediately eliminate mispronunciations before they settle into the student’s memory bank. The student will be able to progress much quicker with one-to-one sessions, one hour of individual tutoring often equals many hours in a classroom full of people. Naturally, the student will have a chance to learn at his own pace. I gladly will develop a lesson plan based on the student's preferences to help achieve the learning goals. So, let’s start with this exciting adventure into a new language and culture!! I am looking forward to meet you!
Please note: it is always best to check with me before booking on the website. My availability is very variable, I am striving to accommodate the desired lesson times of my many beloved student from all over the world and therefore my calendar changes often. Once you contact me I will be able to inform you of my current availability and I will immediately block your desired time and date on my personal calendar. Thank you!