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Kerstin R.

8 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, English, German
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Kerstin R.

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I am a native German speaker and have been teaching German since September 2011.
My students are pre-k -12 th Graders and occasionally adults, mostly Business German. SAT prep for German and German with listening.

About Kerstin

I graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in June 2007 with a Master in Education (Arts in Education) degree. During my studies I worked in the framework of the Artful Adventures Program (Museum of Fine Arts in Boston), which provides object - based learning and hands on artistic exp

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Min O.
Kerstin has been a great tutor for our son. Not only does he enjoy working with Kerstin, but his German skills have noticeably improved (along with his grades). Kerstin is a great communicator, always on-time, never cancelled and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Kerstin.
Anja H.
Our daughter took to Kerstin right away. She did not want the lesson to end!
Pamela W.
Kerstin is a fantastic teacher. She connected right away with my daughter Chloe who is 8 years old and immediately engaged and had her learning German after 1 lesson. She is punctual and professional. I highly recommend her.
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Lisa D.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts from Grand Valley State University
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Lisa D.

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As a native German speaker and native English speaker, students will quickly learn German proficiency and lessons will be focused on the goals of the particular student.

About Lisa

I have experience working as an English and German teacher in Germany, teaching to kids and adults of varying levels and language goals. I hold a bachelor's degree in Language as well as a Masters degree which I obtained in Germany. I also have experience working with diverse populations including t

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John
Lisa clearly demonstrates fluency in German and English, as well as her knowledge and passion for language learning. She structured the lesson around my experience level, and was flexible with shifting what material we covered at my request. I'm definitely happy with my online German lesson -- thanks again Lisa!
Irene M.
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Sam G.

165 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, German, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Sam G.

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I love all things German and my aim is to encourage my students to feel the same. I've been teaching German for 5 years. My students go from knowing no German to being able to hold conversations to eventually completing their grad studies in a German speaking country!

Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to introduce yourself and before you know it be a German whizz. I try to base my lessons around modern German pop culture typically using current events as inspiration. My lessons feature video links, audio, worksheets, textbooks, and more.

I offer different time options to suit your needs and am also happy to discuss group lessons if you wish to learn with your partner/family member/friend. Please reach out to discuss pricing options for those.

About Sam

Guten Tag, I'm Sam and use the pronouns she/her. I was born in England but have been living and teaching in the USA since 2014 where I studied for my MA in German Studies at the University of Florida. I began teaching with Takelessons in 2016 and never looked back! Last year I became a USA perman

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Karin N.

74 Reviews
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  • Speaks Swiss German, German, French, Italian, English, Spanish
  • Certified Medical Assistant from Woodtli School Zurich
  • Teaching since 2001
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Karin N.

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I grew up in the German part of Switzerland. I was exposed to the language throughout my schooling years. In my professional life as a doctor's assistant and later CEO assistant I needed to communicate daily in the German language. I studied business for 3 years. Over the last 3 years I have taught numerous people German. Some only need a little guidance, others keep on coming back to master more fluent conversation.

I'm flexible with my time and willing to adapt to my students' needs.

About Karin

Guten Tag, My name is Karin. I was born and raised in Switzerland. However, Miami is my home now. I love the unique melting pot of Miami. No wonder so many German speaking tourists, investors and patrons are visiting here. Over more than ten years I have taught numerous people the German langua

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Peter B.
Very knowledgeable and helpful.
Nora S.
A natural teacher, sensitive to your strengths and weaknesses and very outgoing.
Lisa
Karin is a fantastic teacher! She will go at your pace with no judgement or pressure and is flexible with lessons. She’s friendly and knowledgeable and can answer almost any question you have. Highly recommend!
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Wolfgang S.

24 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, English (MA), Spanish, Russian, German (native speaker, MA)
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 1991
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Wolfgang S.

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What is my approach? First of all, I listen carefully, very carefully. I believe it is important for an excellent job to know precisely what my client wants to accomplish. Understanding this is the prerequisite to giving good advice, guidance, and then, of course, a plan, a kind of strategy to follow to reach these goals. There will be a permanent interaction between my client and myself to monitor the progress, eventually speed up the tempo or, if necessary, slow down.
There is no dogma; there is only one main criterion: success.

About Wolfgang

My specialization is to prepare individuals for rigorous tests like the SAT I and II – German, AP German (Advanced Placement Test), and for the challenging German language admission test at universities in Germany. However, I have successfully taught German at all grades, in a traditional classro

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Robyn
Wolfgang makes learning fun! When he discovered that I loved reading mysteries he sent me level appropriate short 'Krimis' that allowed me to expand my vocabulary and grammar knowledge. When I mentioned that I had written a cozy mystery novel, he sent a German suspense story that needed an ending. I've never looked so forward to doing a homework assignment in my life. I can't wait to see what comes next.
He is also very accessible and quick to respond to questions. I'm having a blast and look forward to becoming fluent in German under his tutelage.
Sun Kyung Bae
Wolfgang is an excellent, experienced teacher, who tailors his teaching method based on the learning style of his student. He is extremely knowledgeable of both German and English grammar, history, and linguistics, and is therefore able to comprehensive explanations and show parallels between German and English that help with understanding and retention. He selects a variety of materials, e.g., stories and news articles, to make lessons engaging, fun, and challenging.
Patric
For the past few years, I have been working with Dr. Wolfgang Soldan. I must say that the experience has been very rewarding for me and my pursuit of learning the German language! Wolfgang is one of the most knowledgeable people I have come to know, and I have yet to ask a question he can't answer, (keep in mind I speak with several native German speakers on a regular basis, many of which cannot explain what Wolfgang makes so simple!). Wolfgang has not only been able to answer all my questions as my German advances, but he started with me as a complete beginner! He has taught me the basics and continues to advance my German knowledge through challenging and fun exercises, as well as jokes, articles and many other sources. His knowledge of the English language and the history and relationship of German and English is unmatched. In the time I have spent with Wolfgang learning German, I have come to consider Wolfgang not only as great instructor, but also as someone I look forward to meeting on a weekly basis. His punctuality, preparedness of lessons, and content tailored to your specific learning style are only the beginning of the great experience you will have if you choose to work with Wolfgang. If you are interested in learning from someone that makes learning a new language fun, creates an environment that engages you and drives you to be better, is always available, and never makes you feel bad about not understanding something, then please give Wolfgang a try! Whether you need to brush up on advanced German or start from scratch, you will not be disappointed!
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Henry M.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, German, French
  • Journalism, German from Humboldt State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Henry M.

34 Reviews
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40 years of German language knowledge, having lived and worked in both Cologne and Berlin. I'm a certified teacher with a minor in German, having taught at all levels internationally.

About Henry

Award winning journalist and teacher with international experience, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States. Certified teacher with experience in all levels and with all ages. Both a Liberal Arts and a Science major.

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Tamika
I enjoyed my time with this tutor, he made learning exciting again.
GRETHEL
I was very pleased with my first class. Mr. Henry is very knowledgeable in the matter and has good time-management skills.
Marilyn G.

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The average cost of 60-minute online German lessons is $56. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $100 per hour.
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"Lisa is a really fun person to work with. 2 lessons so far and I really have the impression to have progressed. She’s very patient and takes the time to answer my (many) questions. She gave me great ressources to work on a side, I really appreciate. I’m already looking forward to our next lesson!"
Stéphanie
Took German lessons from Lisa D.
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"Kerstin has been teaching German to both my kids for the past several years. Their grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation has improved dramatically. Kerstin has done a tremendous job tailoring her lessons to the different needs and learning preferences my children who very much appreciated this tailored approach. Most recently, Kerstin helped to prepare my oldest daughter for her German SAT subject test with outstanding results. I can highly recommend her."
Kristina
Took German lessons from Kerstin R.
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"Wolfgang is extremely knowledgeable and intelligent. He has an effective teaching style and will happily clarify questions along the way. He has done a great job assessing my current ability and guiding me forward towards accurate application of the German language. He is reliable and offers praise and encouragement consistently. I have truly enjoyed my German lessons with Wolfgang and appreciate his warmth, patience and expertise!"
Jolita
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"Wolfgang is an excellent instructor with an enthusiasm for teaching and the language. Highly recommend him as an instructor!"
Carla
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"great teacher a little hard but shes nice and helps you"
Kimberly
Took German lessons from Valentina K.
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"Wolfgang is an amazing, tutor, teacher and mentor. I’ve always had a desire to learn German and Wolfgang has fostered and great learning environment that has allowed me to continue to pursue my passion.
In my time with Wolfgang I have gained a greater appreciation for the German language, culture and idiosyncrasies. He has far-reaching expertise that goes beyond a text book. His linguistic knowledge will keep you on the right track and he will ensure you are having a fun time as well.
In the two years I have known Wolfgang he has been generous, challenging and a joy to be around and I look forward to each class."
Kurleigh
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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"Kerstin has been a great teacher for my two sons. Kerstin always made an special effort to provide teaching material that was not only age appropriate and appropriate for their level of proficiency, but was also tailored to their particular interests. Her teaching style is methodical, while also casual and interactive, and thus well suited to provide a positive learning experience, particularly for children and adolescents. Both my children have benefited greatly from her teaching and I would recommend her highly."
Patrick
Took German lessons from Kerstin R.
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"We are having lessons from Valentina for my 11 years old son . Now he finished the first level , and we are very happy so far . Valentina is always on time, never skip a lesson, and she " teaches easily and she has supporting materials , and most important she has a plan and strictly follows her plan for lessons" ("" from my son). Just yesterday he was able to answer a question asked in German , with German . Learning a language is a long and difficult way to go and so far we are very happy to guidance of Valentina. I strongly recommend her..."
Ozgur
Took German lessons from Valentina K.
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"Valentina is a great choice for my daughter. I love seeing my daughter"s glowing face after a tutoring setion."
Michaela
Took German lessons from Valentina K.
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"Wolfgang makes learning fun! When he discovered that I loved reading mysteries he sent me level appropriate short 'Krimis' that allowed me to expand my vocabulary and grammar knowledge. When I mentioned that I had written a cozy mystery novel, he sent a German suspense story that needed an ending. I've never looked so forward to doing a homework assignment in my life. I can't wait to see what comes next.
He is also very accessible and quick to respond to questions. I'm having a blast and look forward to becoming fluent in German under his tutelage."
Robyn
Took German lessons from Wolfgang S.
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The German language, or Deutsch, is the official language of Germany and Austria. You’ll hear German spoken all around Central Europe, from Switzerland to Luxembourg. Actually, it’s the most widely spoken language in the European Union. But don’t be surprised if you come across people speaking German elsewhere around the globe, as it’s the second-most common Germanic language spoken after English.

Whether you’re interested in learning a few polite greetings or becoming fluent in the language, turn to German lessons online. With German instruction online, you will learn to communicate in this language in no time.

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Sign up for the best German lessons online, and you will be well on your way to reaching your German-speaking goals. Maybe you want to be able to communicate with the locals on your next trip to Germany. Or perhaps you’re simply looking to dabble in another language. Whatever the reason, lessons will help. With German instruction online, you will receive one-on-one classes over the internet. Simply tune in using your computer’s web camera or your smartphone. There is no need to even leave your house. As long as you have an internet connection, you can learn from the comfort of your own home.

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There are countless reasons why learning a language is beneficial. In addition to enhancing your cognition functions and improving your memory, learning a new language allows you to communicate with more people within your community and beyond. With private German instruction online, you will develop the skills you need to begin interacting with German speakers.

If you’re a beginner, your private tutor will start with the basics. This foundation will include learning the alphabet, pronunciation, and simple words and sentences. Master phrases and introductions and you’ll begin working toward more advanced concepts. But if you already have basic or intermediate knowledge of the language, your instructor will customize your lessons and help advance your skills. With hard work and patience, you’ll become conversational in German, and perhaps, one day, even fluent.

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Our German teachers work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. Your teacher covers all aspects of the German language, such as the alphabet, the vocabulary, the grammar, the cognates, the dialects, pronunciation, and more. They can offer you advanced writing, reading, and speaking techniques and tips, and help you develop good practice habits, in order to maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background, photos, student feedback and lesson availability. Review each tutor’s profile until you find one that best suits your needs.

Students taking online classes can learn at their own convenience, enjoy better rates, and choose from a wider selection of German teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken language classes over Skype, you'll enjoy using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom. The best German lessons online are flexible and align with your schedule.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will exceed your expectations. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson. Sign up for German lessons online today, and you just may find yourself eying a trip to Germany to practice what you learn.

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