Learn German via Skype
When you start to learn German via Skype, it doesn’t matter whether you are a complete beginner or already use German at an advanced level. Together we can work on improving your language skills in a manner and time frame that suit you perfectly.
You will discover that learning online (with or without a camera) is just like a personal face to face class, with the added benefit of complete freedom of content, time and location.
Using the Camera
About 90% of all communication is non-verbal, therefore being able to see the speaker’s body language and facial expressions helps you a lot to understand. However, should you feel shy or introverted or simply want to focus on authentic on-the-phone-situations, you can always turn off your camera. An option you don’t have in a real classroom situation!
If you already have prior knowledge of German, I can ensure that you keep your level and really enjoy speaking in your target language. You decide what skills you would like to focus on: speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, writing, grammar, or a combination of all. If you need German more for business, we can also focus on any topics you might have: preparing presentations and reports, emailing, meetings, negotiations, etc.
Should you have more ambitious goals or need to prove your current language level, I can help you prepare in our lessons for any test you may have to take, be it a general grammar exam, one of the “Goethe Zertifikate”, IB, a placement test, an oral examination or a job interview.
When you learn German via Skype all corrections and explanations can be done in real time by using the chat box.
Unlike the whiteboard or a flip chart in the classroom, Skype’s chat history does not get deleted. Your teacher’s notes will be there for you any time you wish to go over them.
And the best thing is, I do all the note-taking for you, so you can fully concentrate on the language.
All materials and files I will share with you via the free services of Google Docs or Dropbox. I can also upload files during the lesson, so there is no more waiting for photocopies.
You can of course download the worksheets, edit or print them. When you are done working with them you can upload them again to our shared folder and we will go over your work.
Should you come across any interesting articles, files, etc you can share them with me the same way. No more scanning through emails or (lost) attachments!
Or just get in touch!