June 16, 2018 at 2:23 pm #6862German teacherParticipant
GERMAN TEACHER IN VIENNA
German classes for beginners and intermediate learners
My German classes focus on spoken communication, vocabulary and pronunciation training, German grammar, everyday conversation and small talk. Whether you’re new to German or looking to fine tune what you already know, we’ll make your German course to suit your needs. The lessons are hands-on and practical, I don’t use generic, mass market course books, but my knowledge based on my solid experience in teaching and translating. I aim to create personalised courses which specifically address your needs and your level. Enjoy the flexibility and personal attention of a 1-to-1 course in our home-office in Vienna City Center or in your company offices, we can schedule your lessons according to your available dates and times.
Private lessons have the advantage to learn in an individual way and by your schedule. A private German tutor is there to provide the support you need to enhance your German language skills, especially your communication skills and give you confidence in speaking German. 1-to-1 lessons can make the German grammar become far more accessible. Together we will sharpen your passive skills in reading and listening, and practice your active skills in speaking and writing.
German Conversation Training: I also offer German conversation lessons with a focus on general conversation topics, such as basic conversation starters, family, work, hobbies, travels, food & drink etc. We can discuss your questions about living in Vienna, the tasks after relocating, or any other topic you want to. Private conversation training is highly interactive with about 50% of learner participation, since you are the only one learner, so you’ll speak a lot based on question-answer-sequences.
Preparation for the Austrian Citizenship Test: The Austrian Citizenship Act outlines that persons who want to become Austrian citizens have to meet certain standard requirements such as German language skills at B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, as well as the basic knowledge of the democratic system and the fundamental principles deriving therefrom, plus the history of Austria and the province where the applicant has her/his primary residence, such as: 1.) Geschichte Österreichs, 2.) Demokratische Grundordnung und 3.) Geschichte meines Bundeslandes / Landesgeschichte Wien. Together we can go through all these brochures, or if you prefer only through the exam questions, which we translate and discuss elaborately. Afterwards we make several mock exams with evaluation of the test results, so that you know exactly which topics you need to practice.
About me: I am a qualified and experienced translator and teacher for German and Hungarian. I have taught in the private sectors and in all kinds of language schools, mainly adults, but I also have solid experience of teaching children. I offer Hungarian to university level, for this is my mother-tounge, and German to B2 level, since I live and teach in Vienna for 15 years and made my Bachelor degree in Transcultural Communication and a Master degree in Translation and Terminology Sciences at the University of Vienna. Furthermore, I have a teaching qualification for ‘German as a Foreign Language’ from the University of Kassel in Germany, and a didactic training on the renowned Berlitz-method for ‘Native Speaker Language Teachers’.
Usually I work from home, where I have a vast library of teaching resources such as textbooks, worksheets, dictionaries, flashcards, language games etc., and I also run some in-company courses for Hungarian and German in Vienna.
Tutoring approach: Since no two learners are alike, I have varying tutoring approaches, whereby enjoyment is an important factor in my lessons. I very much like to use songs, short stories, videos and the internet to teach my languages, for I do believe, that learning German can be fun. I aim to foster a friendly but professional relationship with each student, to build their confidence and self belief. I have a large number of loyal costumers, since my services are recommended frequently by other learners. German can be an extremely challenging language, and as a experienced German tutor I really can help you learning it.
Learning German 1-on-1 offers benefits to both teacher and student. As your private teacher I have the chance to costumize your lessons to your needs, and the possibility to target your learning activities to your strengths and weaknesses. On the other side, you’ll have a very intensive practice, as you really will speak most of the lesson and so make faster progress.
As your private German teacher I’ll work alongside you at the speed that works for you best. In the first lesson we’ll analyse your needs, noting your strengths and weaknesses. My German lessons involve paying particular attention to the spoken lanugage and everyday vocabulary, focusing only on the most important German grammar topics, providing good practice in colloquial Austrian.
For your orientation: Beginners in private German courses in 1:1 language lessons need usually 30-40 lessons for basic language knowledge, respective level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It will take approx. another 30-40 lessons to reach the intermediate level B2.
In-house German courses for companies in Vienna: The German course can also take place in your company offices, I will come to your company or to your home within Vienna City.
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