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Learning German for beginners - grammar, vocabulary, conversational skills.

I teach German to beginners, who would like to improve their speech, writing and general apprehension of the German language.
Maybe you are moving to Germany and don't know where to begin (as was the case with me 3 years ago!), or you are planning a holiday and would like to communicate successfully. Maybe you are preparing for an exam, or are simply interested by the language and would like to learn more. Whatever the case, I would be delighted to help!

Lessons will focus on a variety of topics, geared towards your language learning goal. This will prodominantly include grammar - the four cases, sentence structure, conjugation, etc. - vocabulary, and conversational work. I also have experience with phonetics and German diction, which I studied as part of my university degree. I can therefore assist you with correct pronunciation. I have several course materials through which we can work. These would take us thematically through topics such as culture, careers, hobbies and many more. I can also offer general conversational practice, if you are looking to practice and boost already acquired skills.

My lessons are always tailored to my students needs, and I aim to create a friendly and inspiring atmosphere. I believe above all that learning should be fun, relaxed, and move at a pace that you find both invigorating and enjoyable!

Extra information

If you want to work through one of my advised course books, then you would preferably order a copy for yourself. If you already know what material you want to work through, please let me know so that I have time to acquire it prior to lessons. This can be discussed during the lesson.
Otherwise, just a pen and paper to take notes!

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:

German:
German for adults, School

Age:

Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner

Duration:

30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, German

About Me

I am a British Soprano with a Bachelor degree in vocal performance and a passion for all things art and culture. I love reading, cooking (eating), and practicing yoga. A teacher of two years experience, I have enjoyed understanding how students learn, and seeing them grow in both ability and confidence within their respective subjects.

During my Bachelor degree, I gained a deep understanding of vocal technique - learning how my voice worked and what 'healthy singing' means. In this time I also studied phonetics, correct diction in Italian, German and French, Alexander technique, acting and body movement. I have an extensive repertoire, from baroque to modern music, and have performed many times both as a soloist and as a chorus member.

I have lived in Germany for two years, learning the language from scratch, and plan to enrol in a master degree (Music) in September. Learning German from a beginner to an advanced level has further deepened my interest in languages and helped me to develop further tools for teaching. I have taught English as a foreign language for over two years, and enjoy working with a variety of students at different levels. Helping people reach their language goal is just as interesting and engaging for me as I hope it is for them! I have subsequently begun teaching German to beginners up to B1/A-level.

My approach to all teaching is very versatile. I aim to create a lesson style that suits my student and supports their individual needs in an inspiring and friendly environment. I believe that learning should be fun, relaxed, and move at a pace that you find both invigorating and enjoyable!

I look forward to hearing from you,
Ella

Education

Bachelor degree with honours first class - vocal performance - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
A-Z German language school, Freiburg im Breisgau - intensive course A2 - B2
A-level in English Literature
A-level fine art

Experience / Qualifications

Two years experience teaching English as a foreign language.
Working understanding of phonetics
B2 level German language
Basic understanding of French, Italian and Russian language, with particular knowledge of pronunciation and can read the Cyrillic alphabet.
Piano skills
Grade 5 Violin
Artist at Live Music Now Scotland
Opera Chorus member, Royal conservatoire of Scotland
Extensive choral experience and repertoire knowledge.
Competition participant in German, Russian, folk and English song

Reviews (1)

I really like the lessons with Ella, we are working precisely on my technique. She is very nice and funny. I enjoy the class with her!
Ich biete Englischunterricht allen Leuten, die ihr Englisch verbessern wollen, an. Ich kann Ihnen mit Vokabeln, Aussprache, und Grammatik helfen. Unterricht mit Struktur und Themen sind möglich, sowie allgemeine Unterhaltung, wenn sie sich einfach bequemer und flüssiger auf Englisch unterhalten möchten. Ich unterrichte auf Englisch. Somit können Sie den Rhythmus, die Grammatik und das Gefühl der Sprache tiefer verstehen, Ihr Selbstvertrauen besser aufbauen, und die Sprache insgesamt schneller lernen! Ich erschaffe eine positive Lernatmosphäre und passe meinen Unterricht den individuellen Anforderungen des Schülers an. Am wichtigsten ist, dass Sie sich im Unterricht wohl und inspiriert fühlen, und Spaß haben!
I teach English as a foreign language at all levels, to anyone wishing to improve vocabulary, polish pronunciation, or generally gain confidence in speaking and communicating successfully. I aim to create a lesson style that suits my student and supports their individual needs in an inspiring and friendly environment. Whether you want to learn thematically, prepare for a presentation or exam, or simply practice conversational skills, I believe that learning should be fun, relaxed, and move at a pace that you find both invigorating and enjoyable!
I am soprano with a Bachelor's degree in Vocal performance, focusing on Opera, Lied and Oratorio. I teach anyone of any age, from beginner to intermediate, who has an interest in learning to sing. Although my repertoire focusses on classical music, I am happy to work through a variety of genres including folk, musical theatre and popular music, all of which I have experience with. Everyone's voice is unique, and this is one of the beautiful qualities of singing that I am so passionate about. I therefore create lessons tailored to each individual. Lessons will focus on technique, repertoire and interpretation, all of which will help you to build and understand your own true voice. Whatever your goal, I am happy to help!

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