My name is Jennifer, I am a native speaker of German and currently, I work as a professional translator and online instructor of German and English.
I have been teaching students via Skype and virtual classrooms for six years. I enjoy teaching very much as I am eager to see my students improve and enhance their speaking, reading, listening and writing skills with time.
My students come from many different countries including France, Germany, Argentina and Taiwan. I have lived in the United States, France and in Argentina where I was able to develop my own language skills and learn about other cultures and traditions.
I enjoy learning new languages myself and I am fascinated by different accents. In my free time, I like to dance Latin-American dances, I like to play with my 2 dogs and I enjoy sports such as jogging, swimming and cycling.
I possess a business degree which I obtained in 2009 and I have successfully completed the TESOL Certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
I teach individuals as well as groups of up to 6 people per class. I teach beginners and advanced students and I prepare interesting lessons focused on the learners needs and objectives.
During my lessons, I use audio material to help the learner enhance his/her listening skills, I use texts for reading practice and I discuss about different subjects with my intermediate to advanced students. Beginners will be provided with a fundamental grammar basis but they will also be able to speak from the very first lesson onwards.
During my lessons, my students have the chance to speak as much as possible. Before explaining something in their native language, I try to find ways to explain the particular issue in the language he or she is studying with me. I try to choose topics they are interested in to motivate them and in order for them to be able to contribute their ideas.
If the student wishes to have homework, I prepare something in accordance with his/her lesson as well as his/her interests and objectives.
I have had several lessons now with Jenny and found her an excellent teacher. She uses technology very well, she is motivating and directive. I would recommend her lessons and youtube videos to anyone wishing to progress their German.
Sehr gut, danke!
I like working with Jenny. Her approach forces me to think and speak in the language -right there in the moment - with no leisure time for working German cases or structure. She speaks 5 languages, so I trust her method!
Excellent first lesson. Jennifer is very competent and organized. I look forward to working with her.