Learning foreign languages can sometimes be a real headache. Some students have to work hard in their German courses to improve their level.
But why not turn to more inclusive and student-centered method of teaching and learning Goethe's language?
In the company of a tutor who will come and meet you for in-home lessons too of course!
Giving German language lessons is part the daily life of hundreds of private teachers across the UK, so why not benefit from it yourself?! The German language is sometimes better assimilated in this way, with the help of two minds and a tailor-made curriculum, as opposed to the lessons you would follow in a group class.
Thanks to these specialized teaching methods, which also follow national language guidelines, learning German outside the education system has never been easier!
The Importance of the German language in Europe and in the World
At school (starting in high school), it is true that German courses don't always have the best reputation. Students often mistakenly consider that they are less "sexy" than English or Spanish classes, for example.
If to think this seems extremely simplified, there is perhaps one point to make: it will be always easier to learn English than to become bilingual in German. The language of Goethe is, to be quite honest, much more complex than that of Shakespeare.
It, therefore, seems necessary to remind students, high school students, academics and others, of the importance of German courses and this more coarse language. In the UK, in Europe and in the whole world!
German: The Most Common Mother Tongue Language in Europe
Learning German is not easy. German language courses are certainly one of the most challenging language courses to learn. It will be necessary to learn it bit by bit through a language stay or with private lessons (why not online distance courses several times a week?). There are many aspects one needs to learn: German grammar (grammar exercises), vocabulary (words, sentences, verbs, expressions), its culture, German-English translation, oral comprehension, common conversation. One must study written and oral expressions and go through these different stages in order to progress!
Today, the language of Goethe is the most commonly spoken language in Europe! Even more so than English, Spanish and French. To get a better idea of about the scope of the German language and its influence, know that it is spoken by 79 million people or 15.71% of the EU.
As far as the linguistic distribution of the German language is concerned, there are German speakers in Germany, of course, where it is a native language. However, the language is also spoken by the majority of the population in Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Other German speakers are also found in Belgium, France (Alsace, Moselle), Italy, Luxembourg, South America and the USA.
Learn German to Work With One of the UK's Leading Economic Partner
Before learning German, it's important to have all this data in mind as it can also be a smart career move to learn German! Because yes, Germany is one of the leading economic powers in Europe.
The options available for learning to speak German are also quite numerous. Starting with private lessons (in-home classes, evening classes, distance courses, or online courses where you can even learn German for free). Several hundred foreign language teachers are at your disposal to help you progress in this complex language. And then there's all the numerous variations within the language to tackle!
As a teenager, students can choose from choices such as in-home tutoring or after school support. Learning the German language in this way can then perhaps allow them to participate in an exchange program abroad to practice their skills. Just like in the movies, an exciting summer exchange program, where one can spend a few weeks immersed in a kind of intensive course or "deutcsh lernen" to discover a new language and culture.
With all of these options, coupled with a German language course led by an in-home tutor, you can give yourself every chance to reach your professional goals!
German Language Courses: Less Commonly Offered in Schools
Choosing the options of home schooling or tutoring is similar in some ways to taking courses in a real language school. It might be similar to what you may have already experienced in your English classes, French lessons or Spanish classes, for example.
The role of a German tutor is to efficiently and clearly teach you all the language skills you need while at the same time helping you to work on your shortcomings.
Most schools offer two languages, in my experience, with the most common being French and Spanish, followed by German. In light of this, calling on the help of an in-home German tutor might be the only option for some students whose schools don't offer German as an option. Online or in-person tutors can be native speakers, teaching certified, bilingual or self-taught.
They will certainly all be equipped to help you to improve your German speaking skills. Which also often involves helping you acquire the proper German accent.
Your German Classes Could Cost Less Than £17 per hour!
When you are a student, hiring a German teacher who will come to your home or meet you at a location in your city is not always easy. Cost is often a major consideration!
However, consider the fact that this German tutor might help you gain the skills which will allow you to eventually: get a diploma, an admission to the university of your choice, a prep school, to get international internships after graduation, vocational training, work as a teacher (such as a German teacher in higher education or secondary school), work in the European Union... So many options can open up when you sign up for classes with an in-home German tutor!
Especially since learning German in this way doesn't cost an exorbitant amount either. Whereas some German courses can reach surprising hourly rates, an in-home German tutor on our Superprof platform averages about £18 per hour. Reasonable then. Even more so when you know that home schooling can sometimes give you a tax reduction as it is a personalized service!
Find Your German Language Teacher From Among 2,700 Teachers
German courses are among the top 30 most requested private lessons on Superprof. For help with after school classes, language class support, preparation for an upcoming trip or new job...
How to learn German Quickly?
This also explains the large number of teachers we find throughout the UK. Finding a German teacher among the 1200 language professionals on the Superprof site is a breeze.
Customized German Classes
Tutors, according to your needs and desires, can also help you work with many aspects of the language of Goethe: German vocabulary, grammar, German geography and history (World War II and other key moments), comprehension, pronunciation, German civilization and literature, German culture, UK-German relations...
Choosing this method of learning also means bringing to your home academic and school-like methodology for learning language. Ideal for preparing for an exam and progressing efficiently.
How to Learn German?
Whether for professional reasons, as part of your studies, or for fun, our German private teachers are available to give you private lessons and help you to overcome the difficulties sometimes involved with learning German: grammar, syntax, verbs, adjectives, translation into German....
Goethe, the Grimm brothers, Hesse, Mann and all the other great German authors will reveal the magic of their writing to you thanks to our private teachers: native speakers, bilingual, specialized teachers.
If German is not enough for you we also have private teachers who can offer you French in-home classes and many other modern language options.
In order to allow your children to access the highest level of classes, do not hesitate to offer to them the option of learning German as their second language, as our private tutors are ideal guides in helping them to learn a new language, which can help open up other options for their bright futures.
Thanks to our private teachers, becoming bilingual in German is within your reach, and you won't make the mistake of saying "Ich bin ein Berliner". Our private German lessons are offered for all skill levels and in different formats from small classes to one-on-one, at various rates that you can peruse by scrolling through the profiles of our German tutors.
Soon, thanks to your private German lessons, you can say start saying "Ich spreche Deutsch"!