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Lessons offered by Birgit
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  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • French
  • All Levels

Birgit - Wellington - French


I am an experienced language teacher from Germany, who enjoys teaching languages for work, school and play. I also work as a translator, copy-editor and conference/PSI interpreter for German, French and English.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I'm passionate about teaching German (my native language), as well as French (my favourite language), to interested and motivated students of all ages and backgrounds.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I am qualified to teach languages up to and including A-Level in Germany and was trained as an adult education tutor in England.

- How much do you charge?

I charge £30 an hour for individual tuition. Face-to-face lessons last 60-90 minutes, except for sessions with young children that need to be shorter and are capped at 60 minutes maximum. On-line tutoring by Skype is also usually for an hour. If groups or individuals are prepared to book and pay for ten or more lessons in advance, I may reduce my fee by 10%. Otherwise, for group sessions of 2 or more students, my hourly rate is the basic fee plus £10 per additional student divided by the total number of students in the group. If I'm required to travel, I have to charge a mileage fee of 45p/mile and only ask to be reimbursed for my travel time on top of that if my travel time exceeds 15 minutes in either direction.

- Where do you teach?

I usually teach at home in Wellington, but also make the occasional trip to teach elsewhere in Somerset, especially for corporate clients. I might even venture across the county border into Devon.

- When are you available?

I generally teach from 9:00am - 6:00pm but could make myself available at evenings or weekends for a fee of £40/hr after 6:00pm on weekday evenings, or on a Saturday. I may occasionally teach on a Sunday but only by separate negotiation.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I am competent to teach all ages at all levels.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I prepare pupils, as well as college and university students, for their GCSE, iGCSE, A-Level, IB and undergraduate language exams. With adults I follow the principles of the European Reference Framework for Languages, which is an indirect preparation for any of the known language proficiency tests in both German and French.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I tutor with the help of Skype and a webcam, because it's very important for language tuition to not just hear each other! But I'm equally prepared to communicate by e-mail if students just require written feed-back.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Honing your language skills, at whatever level of proficiency, does not have to be daunting. On the contrary, in the right environment it can be easier and more enjoyable than you might think.


- What kind of experience do you have?

In England, I have tutored for more than twenty years, for the local authority, for commercial providers or privately. I have also prepared college students for their A-Level language exams, taught Business German and French during work time, tutored language graduates for their final exams and helped adults with their first and more advanced steps in both languages. For the past few years I have also occasionally delivered language workshops and residential programmes for language enrichment and courses for German at GCSE and A-Level here in Somerset.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes, I have an up-to-date certificate, as I need it for my residential work with able and interested students. It is renewed on an annual basis.

- Where and with whom did you train?

My university education in modern foreign languages was obtained in Bonn, Berlin and Toronto. My Diploma in Translation is from the Chartered Institute of Linguists and my MA in Interpreting and Translation is from the University of Bath. When working for Somerset Community Education as an adult education tutor and extra-curricular tutor in primary schools, I trained at Somerset College.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Yes, I am a member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI).


Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Lessons offered by Birgit
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • French
  • All Levels

Birgit's CV

• Staatsexamen in Englisch & Französisch
• MA in Translation and Interpreting
• Enhanced Certificate No 0(concealed information)9
• Institute of Translation and Interpreting

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