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Michaela

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German
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German
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German
Native
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Spanish
C2
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English
C1
,
French
C1
,
Basque
C1
,
Russian
B1

About Me

Highly Skilled Language Instruction Teacher with over 20 years experience of German teaching, more than 3000 lessons online - see certifications on my profile!
Graduate Degree in German language, Master in German as a foreign language, certified in exam preparation. My focus: the best methods to learn German fast and effectively.
And the most important thing: it's fun!

Your time is precious - learn German fast and in an efficient way
Individual solutions:
Free placement test – pronunciation test - Flexible lesson program – personal student plan

As a passionate teacher of German, during the past 20 years of teaching and studying, I developed a special method for all learners of German who feel that they are not progressing (fast enough) in their learning process. Now, I am teaching this method on Verbling, using the most powerful tools of natural second language acquisition: Listening, reading transcripts and conversation is key!

You will receive a personal google-drive-correction plan and a pronunciation test at the beginning.
I will reveal to you the three most effective learning strategies.
And I will explain to you the best way to increase your vocabulary.

I offer two different courses

1 In the General Language Learning Course, all skills are practised: speaking, grammar, writing, listening and reading. I work with a digital book with many pictures, audios and videos to make it more interesting and we have an even progression.

In a placement test we can find out your current level (A1 to C2)
If there are any knowledge gaps, we will close them first, then we will go on with the book.

2 Learning German intuitively with videos/ audios
- Levels: A2 to C2 - from beginner to expert
- Learn German through the latest methods:
Discover a new, fun way to learn how to speak, read and write German that is simple, fast and works!
*Listening to the audio/ watching the video
*Working with a transcript
*Doing exercises having to do with the audio/ video
*Extending vocabulary
*Speaking about the audio/ video
* Talking about a topic and answering questions
* Correction of mistakes in the moment they appear

This course is not for people who just want to talk. It's about expanding vocabulary and eliminating mistakes with the help of a systematic correction plan.
At the same time you can be sure, that in your lesson I'll get you speaking about 90 percent of the time.
By the way, as you listen to the videos/ audios you will also train your listening comprehension and improve your spelling while writing the corrections into the document with my help!
In addition, we may address grammatical phenomena and problems at the very moment they appear.

Levels
A2/B1 – Audios - Intermediate – Communicating in most situations
B2/C1 – Videos - Upper intermediate – Expressing yourself in a clear and detailed manner
C1- C2+ - Audios - bring your German to perfection

Experience

Over these 20 years, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching German to international students from beginners to the most advanced.
Since 2017, I am a full time online teacher:
I gave German lessons to sales managers, technical engineers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, university students and many others from over 40 countries!
During 10 years, I worked as a corporate teacher at a multinational company in Spain. There, I taught General German, Business German and German for Technical Engineers to all levels.
I also taught in bilingual schools and institutes and helped German teachers to bring their skills to perfection.
After university, I worked at the German Language School (Mondragon Lingua) during 6 years, where I received an excellent practical training in teaching German as a foreign language.

My skills
- Fully understanding of the fact, that your time is valuable
- A teacher who knows how to learn languages
- Experience in all aspects of the German language of all levels gives me the ability to know what you need now.
- Very patient and understanding
- I enjoy teaching people and seeing students achieve their goals.
- High level speaking skills
- My German is very clear and easy to understand.

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PLEASE NOTE:

For more than three lessons per week, please consult with me in advance. Danke:)
If posible, avoid any changes of lessons. Thank you so much for respecting my time.
Lessons will be 55 minutes.

Teacher Stats

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Résumé

schoolEducation

1998
The Exams of the Goethe Institute
Goethe Institute - Barcelona

briefcaseWork Experience

2017 - 2020
German Teacher - Statement of Activities - 3281 lessons online
Language Learning Platform ITALKI - Hongkong
Teaching German Language Online - Rating 5.0/ 5.0
2016 - 2017
German Lecturer
University of Deusto - San Sebastian
Economics and Business Administration
2006 - 2016
Teaching German Language
Company Cikautxo - Berriatua
Teaching German as a Foreign Language
2012 - 2013
German Teacher
Chamber of Commerce - Bilbao
German Classes

diploma_2Certifications

1999
English Certificate
University of Cambridge - Spain
Advanced
1999 - 2000
Master's
Universidad del País Vasco - Victoria
University Specialist in German Methodology as a Foreign Language
1991 - 1995
Degree German Studies
Freie Universität Berlin - Berlin
Focus in German as a Foreign Language