Learn German in a virtual classroom

Online German learning in a virtual classroom is the most cost-efficient way to learn German. You are going to learn German with the fun-factor that you usually have in a class with other mates.

Online language classes are interactive and engaging as traditional classes. Especially if the tutor is able to keep students’ attention level high, otherwise… well, look at the artwork below.

virtual classroom German

Anyway, no problem if you fall asleep, among the innovations of the virtual German language course there is the possibility to record the lesson so that it can be reviewed later.

My online lessons have the capability of up to 6 participants. So plenty of room to express yourself!

What is a virtual classroom?

A virtual classroom is a group course where students meet a tutor in an online -therefore virtual- room. It is a modern alternative to the physical classroom. With the teacher and the students connected through the internet and a software that helps to have real classroom experience.

In my German virtual classroom, I have set a maximum of 6 language learners. Keeping the class small guarantees an efficient learning experience.

Other possibilities to learn German online are the 1:1 class, or the pair-class (two students only).

About me, your German tutor 👩‍🏫

In 2012 I graduated in Linguistics from Munich’s University. Since then, I have been tutoring languages for thirteen years. Teaching languages to people from all over the world 🌏, to children, adults and senior, in individual and group courses.

Only recently I have launched my online language teaching service. With a special attention to the best techniques and strategies to learn the German language completely online.

The language courses

Let’s see a rough categorization of language classes depending on the number of lessons per week:

  • Soft. Once or twice a week, to learn the language calmly but with solid foundations. Obviously, it is the most requested. It is right for you if you have no special needs, such as tight deadlines.
  • Intensive. Probably you need to speak German in a short time, because of a deadline or similar. Two hours a day immersed in the language will make a proficient speaker out of you.
  • Semi-intensive. With a frequency between the generic and the intensive. For example, two lessons twice a week.

Another possible classification of German classes is based on the targeted learners. In my cases, I offer the following courses:

  • For children 🧒. It’s a language class with a lot of fun and playing. Of course, all in German and with teaching methods suitable for children. And you can’t do more than 45 minutes at a time because children easily lose attention.
  • Companies. Because is very important that an employee integrates into a German working environment, most companies pay German courses for their foreign employees.
  • For nurses or doctors. As a matter of fact, in German-speaking countries there is a major shortage of these two categories of workers, therefore there are also special courses and exams dedicated to them.

Or, based on the purpose of your learning:

  • Holidays 🏖️. You are planning a visit to Berlin or a tour of Munich’s castles and want to surprise your boyfriend with your impressive German. Take a German crash-course to grasp the basics of the language and train your ears for the German pronunciation.
  • Language test preparation 📋. It is not always easy to catch the difference between the many German exams: testDAF, Goethe-Zertifikat, telc, DSH. The content of such a course is a bit different, also because there is often a close deadline.
  • Conversation course 💬. Language learners often do the mistake to focus too much on grammar. Result? They are not able to interact with a counterpart speaker in a real conversation. In a conversational class, the focus is on naturally acquiring fluency through speaking German. Less grammar, more language and culture!

Talking German

For sure, being able to interact with other German speakers is one of the scopes of taking a German course.

BUT, speaking German like a native speaker?

At a glance, it might sound highly unrealistic. Indeed, it just requires a lot of practice, probably many years of practice.

In my language course, I’m going to set a realistic target for you. Then we proceed defining the means to reach your target, keeping you motivated and maximizing the outcome of your effort.

We assess your current level, then proceed step-by-step to improve your German, following a curriculum that is proven working by many years of experience.

Defining a target can simply mean defining the level of German you want to reach, A1 for example.

The definition of the level is already a good target, because the levels are codified, and almost anyone knows what to expect for a given level.

If you are not familiar with German language levels, no problem, just keep reading!

Language level 🌡️

CEFR language levels

In Europe, the levels of proficiency are indicated with A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.

Let’s see what these levels mean:

  • levels A1 and A2 refer to a beginner knowledge level of German. At the end of the course, you know most of the grammar and will be able to elaborate easy sentences with a limited German vocabulary
  • levels B1 and B2 refer to an intermediate level. You have a fair comprehension of the language, starting to be independent in your use of the language
  • levels C1 and C2 indicate advanced German knowledge. You are completely independent and can get away in any situation requiring advanced linguistic knowledge. You are fluent in any situation

Because I’m a native speaker teacher I can cover all levels of the language. Let’s just see what language skills you currently have and what level you want to reach! It will be our journey to learning German.

Syllabus

At the moment, I’m offering only soft and semi-intensive A1 online classes. That means classes for an absolute beginner. If you are interested in any other level, just let me know, should I find enough people interested I can start courses covering other levels.

Otherwise, check my offer on 1:1 German tutoring, in a private lesson I can cover any level you like.

Let’s see the topics we are going to learn in a A1 course. Each unit includes dialogue and German lexicon learning as well as grammar topics.

The syllabus of my course;

  1. Introduce yourself and others. Greetings. Sentence construction. Präsens tense
  2. Numbers. Objects. Articles. Possessive pronouns
  3. Drink and eat. At the restaurant. Accusative case. Modal verb möchten
  4. Leisure time. Asking info. Separable verbs. Modal verbs können, müssen, dürfen. The time
  5. Around home. Place description. Demonstrative pronouns. Indefinite pronouns
  6. Illness. Suggestions. Possessive pronouns. Modal verb sollen. Imperative. Perfekt tense
  7. Describe your day. Assign tasks. What happened. Perfection the Perfekt tense. Personal pronouns in the accusative case
  8. Indicate a route. Around the city. Pro and contra. Wechselpräpositionen

Consider that the study program illustrated above unfolds in 40 hours of lessons.

As you can see, each lesson is made of different components. There is a story, that we are going to use to deepen a grammar topic, and learn new words and phrases.

Learning in a virtual classroom

the pro of a German lesson online via Skype

It is undeniable that online language courses offer some advantages, let’s review them.

Commuting 🚌

Modern cities are crowded and congested, commuting to the language school and returning home, after a long working day, might be challenging.

In contrast, with a virtual classroom, the commuting time to/from school is reduced to zero. You can finally take back control of your time.

This is one of the biggest advantages of an online German classroom.

Learning German the proper way

Speaking a foreign language with an accent is not a bad thing. On the contrary, it gives character and uniqueness to the speaker.

For educators it is a bit different, they must transmit the correct German pronunciation so that the student has a precise reference. If only to avoid being surprised when he is communicating with a native speaker.

Furthermore, there are idioms, idiomatic expressions, and pitfalls that only a native speaker knows.

Wherever you are located in the world 🌎, in an online German language course you can learn German with a real German native speaker teacher.

Safety ⛑️

The safety of not having to go to a stranger’s house. Or vice versa, to receive a stranger at home. Applies to both the student and the teacher.

Unfortunately, times are difficult, and this must also be taken into account.

Without considering that, for reasons unfortunately known to all, social distancing is a must in 2020.

Smaller class

In a small class, you have more time dedicated to you, to make questions, to deepen topics. It is a familiar and comfortable learning environment where you can learn at your best, without distraction.

With an online classroom, I don’t have a big room that I have to pack with students to cover my expenses… like traditional schools are forced to do.

Besides, in a small class, the level is homogeneous enough that you will not be slowed down by other less skilled mates.

My virtual German courses 👩‍🎓

I offer my online class in two versions. At a more relaxed pace, kind of Berliner style, 90 minutes once a week. And a more demanding course, Münchner style, 90 minutes twice a week. Therefore I called them course Berlin and course Munich.

In the pay-as-you-go formula, you subscribe to the lesson you just want to take part in. For the calendar of the lessons visit the page German lesson pay-as-you-go calendar.

For the online German class, the duration and the start of the lessons are fixed. Hence don’t forget to set-up your wake-up alarm ⏰.

The lesson lasts 90 minutes, starting at 10:00 am, Central East Time (UTC+2).

course Berlin

€96/ month

  • 💶 12€/lesson
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • 4 weeks, 2 lessons/week
  • 📅 Wednesday
  • 10-11:30am, UTC+2 timezone
  • 🌡️ level A1
  • 3 to 6 participants
  • 👌 money-back guarantee
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course Munich

€198/ month

  • 💶 12€/lesson
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • 4 weeks, 4 lessons/week
  • 📅 Tuesday and Thursday
  • 10-11:30am, UTC+2 timezone
  • 🌡️ level A1
  • 3 to 6 participants
  • 👌 money-back guarantee
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As-you-go formula

€24/ 2 lessons

  • 💶 12€/lesson
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • 1 appointment, of your choice
  • 📅 you choose the day
  • 10-11:30am, UTC+2 timezone
  • 🌡️ level A1
  • 3 to 6 participants
  • no money-back
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The virtual classroom: how it works 👩‍💻

If you have never taken a virtual classroom, you’re probably wondering how it works.

Here the answers to your legitimate doubts.

The tutor and her students are comfortably sitting at home in their favorite coach with the laptop on their legs.

While they are connected to the Internet, they click on the link the German tutor sent them in advance.

A web-based software starts on your PC, and the teacher and the other classmates pop-up on the screen in a virtual party 😮. Los geh’t, let’s start learning German!

German lesson online

Rest assured that there is no complicated software to use, everything is really easy and will be lead by an experienced German tutor. You can focus only on learning the language, without wasting time with complicated software and set-up.

To make the lesson more effective, students and teachers have a bunch of software tools. Some of these are simply inherited from traditional lessons, others are specific to online lessons.

Let’s see what these tools are.

virtual blackboard for German online lessons

A virtual whiteboard

A fundamental tool for each lesson. To write minimalistic, easy-to-remember-and-pronounce, German words, like Streichholzschächtelchen 😎.

audio connection online lesson

Audio

Live communication between the teacher and her students. Just like being physically in front of each other.

webcam online lesson

Webcam

A webcam is not essential, anyway, it gives a much more realistic feeling of being in a classroom with the teacher and other classmates. The camera is strongly recommended.

lesson chat

Chat

The chat is useful for all communications for which you want to keep a written record. Asking questions, planning the next lessons, etc.

sharing documents with the student

Sharing documents

All useful documents can be shared before, during, and after the video call. Newspaper articles, photocopies, exercises.

Skype recording

Recordings

We can record audio and video of the lesson, to be able to review them offline later.

What is needed

To attend the online course you need some basic equipment, like a PC and a few other things. Find out what you need on my page What you need for a virtual classroom.

Subscribe the virtual classroom

The online German course can be booked directly on my website, going to book.

At the end of the booking process, you can pay by Paypal or credit card.

Or contact me -per email, WhatsApp, mobile- with your request and I will book the lesson for you.

Explain me what you need, your level of German, what your difficulties are and which course would you like to subscribe to, course Berlin or course Munich. I will contact you as soon as possible with a proposal.

Skype recording

Money-back guarantee 👍

To give you even more confidence I offer you a money-back guarantee.

This means, if for any reason you are not satisfied with the language course, or cannot follow the online course anymore, you can withdraw from the course, at any time and without giving any reason, you will be refunded the fees for the lessons you have not taken.