Learn German in a virtual classroom

Learn German online in a virtual classroom, with up to 6 participants, is the most cost-efficient way to learn German.

It gives you the possibility 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 German tutor is able to keep students’ attention level high, otherwise… well, look at the artwork below.

virtual classroom German

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

What is a virtual classroom

A virtual classroom is a online group course where students meet a tutor in an online (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 a real classroom experience.

In my German virtual classroom, I have set a maximum of 6 language learners. Keeping the class small guarantee 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 👩‍🏫

I graduated in Linguistics from Munich’s University. Since then, I have been tutoring languages for thirteen years.

To people from all over the world 🌏, adults, and children, in individual and group courses.

Recently I have launched my online language teaching service. Focusing on the best techniques and strategies to learn the German language completely online.

The language courses

Let’s see a rough categorization of German 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.

Based on the targeted learners 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. For companies that are really committed to guaranteeing the best integration of their foreign students.
  • For nurses or doctors. Because there is a major shortage of these two categories of workers in German speaking countries, there are also courses and exams specifically 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.
  • 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 the 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 for a real conversation. In a conversational class the focus is on naturally acquiring the fluency through speaking German.

Talking German

Be able to interact with other German speakers is the ultimate scope of the German course.

BUT, speaking German like a native speaker?

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

This is not what we are aiming at in our language course.

It is very important to define a target for the learner, this can simply be 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 one knows what to expect for a given level.

Language level 🌡️

CEFR language levels

In Europe, the levels of proficiency are indicated as 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 the most 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 fairly comprehension of German, and you start to be independent in your use of the language
  • levels C1 and C2 indicate an advanced German knowledge. You are completely independent and can get away in any situation requiring an 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 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, there 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.

  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.

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 🚌

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.

German mother tongue teacher

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 pronunciation of the language 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.

In an online German language course, you can be anywhere in the world 🌎 and always have a native German teacher available.

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

For the virtual class in a group, the duration and the start of the lessons are fixed. Hence to forget to set-up your wake-up alarm ⏰.

The lesson is of 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.

They connect to the Internet and click on the link the German tutor sent them in advance.

As a 21st century magic, a software starts on the laptop, and the face of the teacher and the other classmates pop-up on the screen 😮.

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.

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.

the virtual blackboard

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 teacher and the students. Just like being in person in front of the teacher.

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 be reviewed offline later.

What is needed

To attend the virtual course you need some equipment. Find out what you need on my page What you need for a virtual classroom.

Subscribe the virtual classroom

The online course in a group 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 with your request and I will book the lesson for you.

Tell me what you need, your level of German, what your difficulties are and which course would you like to subscribe, 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.