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Barbara offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

German

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Expert £35.00

English

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Advanced £20.00

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Personal Description:

German is my first language, English my second. I studied Education Science in Germany and travelled around the world, always enjoying learning and teaching languages! For the last three years I have been living in the UK. I offer tuition in German and English for ladies only (as well as for boys and girls until the age of 12), and tutees are welcome at my home!

Teaching Experience:

I greatly enjoyed teaching German at the adult education centre at Wensum Lodge last year in Norwich before we moved to Nottingham, focussing on German classic literature and music. I have also been tutoring sociology (A-level) as exam-preparation, which proved to be a very enjoyable and successful experience.

Teaching Approach:

Since each person has a different approach to learning, I develop an individual learning scheme with each tutee. I start off by finding "the gaps", i.e. what we need to focus on, and also the special interests of the tutee. This is an important step in my approach because it makes it easier for the learner to practice the language by means of topics meaningful to her. I do also offer a list of topics to choose from, e.g. cooking and baking, classical literature and music, travelling, society and education.

I then use games to help exercising what is required of grammar, and interesting stories, articles, poetry and song lyrics (depending on the student) as a basis for our reading, writing and speaking. The listening part should be covered by me using the target language whenever possible, and by occasionally watching snippets of movies in German. Personally, I find a visual approach highly useful for most people. Making charts and keeping a nice workbook can be lots of fun, and is proven to be very efficient!

Homework will be on a voluntary basis, and usually my students find the exercises I give them rather helpful.

Native Language: German
Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • PROLOG Berlin (2010) - Supplementary Qualification to teach German as a foreign language (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University of Regensburg (2009) - Diploma in Education Science (Masters) (✔ On File)

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