Gunhild Jensen : German

Gunhild Jensen
Subject : German
Native : Danish
United States
(22) Lessons
99%      
(4) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
2 days ago
Offline
45 Min : $24.98 / £20.02 / €23.12
Trial: 50% OFF

Hello, my name is Gunhild Jensen and I'm 40 years old and currently living in United States. I am a native Danish speaker and teach Danish, English, German. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since January 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: Danish, English, German, Norwegian, Swedish. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

My name is Gunhild Jensen and I am originally from the South of Denmark. I moved to New York City two years ago and now live in Queens with my American husband and our two cats.

In Denmark, I taught English, German and Danish as a second language. I have a Master's Degree from the University of Copenhagen and I completed my teacher certification in 2010.

I currently teach English, German and Danish to adult students at a language school here in New York City. The courses I teach are primarily online, and I enjoy the online approach immensely because it is both personal and flexible.

I have taught foreign languages to students with different cultural backgrounds, and I enjoy adapting my pedagogical approach to fit individual needs. I have taught a wide variety of classes, including preparation courses for various English proficiency exams like the Cambridge First Certificate Exam, the Cambridge Proficiency Exam and the IELTS test.

Qualifications & Experience

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

December 2011 – present, Language and Humanities Teacher, online and face-to-face. Teaches classes in English, German and Danish for foreign learners at Cactus Language, New York City, USA. The courses cover the following areas: English (grammar, writing and linguistics, all levels), ESL (all levels), Business English (all levels) German (grammar, writing and linguistics, all levels), German as a Foreign Language (all levels), Business German (all levels), Danish (grammar and linguistics, all levels), and Danish as a Foreign Language (all levels).

October 2009 – December 2011, Language and Humanities Teacher. Taught the following courses: English (grammar, writing and linguistics, all levels), ESL (all levels), English Literature (American, British and Post-colonial, all levels), English History and Social studies (American, British and Post-colonial, all levels), German (grammar, writing and linguistics, all levels), German Literature (all levels), German History and Social Studies (all levels), courses in Foreign Language General Proficiency (basic Latin grammar and linguistics, beginner level) at Slagelse College, Slagelse, Denmark.

August 2007 – October 2009, Language and Humanities Teacher. Taught the following courses: English (grammar, writing and linguistics, all levels), ESL (all levels), Business English (all levels), English Literature (American, British and Post-colonial, all levels), English History and Social Studies (American, British and Post-colonial, all levels), German (grammar, writing and linguistics, all levels), Business German (all levels), German Literature (all levels), German History and Social Studies (all levels) at EUC Business College, Holbæk, Denmark.

August 2006 – August 2007: Language and Humanities Teacher. Taught the following courses: English (grammar, writing and linguistics, all levels), ESL (all levels), English Literature (American, British and Post-colonial, all levels), English History and Social studies (American, British and Post-colonial, all levels), courses in Foreign Language General Proficiency (basic Latin grammar and linguistics, beginner level) at Kalundborg College, Kalundborg, Denmark.

August 2005 – August 2006: Teacher of Danish for Foreign Learners. Taught the following courses, online and in classroom: Basic Danish Grammar and Writing, Basic Danish Culture and Social Studies at Roskilde Continuation School, Roskilde, Denmark.

August 2005 – August 2008: Teacher of Danish for Foreign Learners and English Language Proficiency. Taught the following courses, online and in classroom: Basic Danish Grammar and Writing, preparation courses for the Cambridge First Certificate Exam, the Cambridge Proficiency Exam and the IELTS Test at LOF and AOF Community Colleges, Copenhagen, Denmark (evening classes).

August 2003 – August 2005: Senior Language Tutor. Tutored fellow students in English grammar, English pronunciation and Danish/English translation. Worked as a proof-reader/reviewer of term papers and BA-projects at the English Department, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

EDUCATION

August 2008 – April 2010: Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Metropol Centre for Higher Education, University of Southern Denmark (Copenhagen branch), Denmark.

August 2003 – August 2005: MA in English and German with a major in American Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Thesis topic: Political bias in the American media with special focus on media depictions of African Americans.

August 1999 – August 2003: BA in English and German with a major in Post-colonial Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Topic of final BA project: The search for identity in modern Australian literature.

August 1998 – August 1999: Primary School Pedagogy Diploma, Holbæk College of Education, Holbæk, Denmark.

Teaching Approach

I believe in creating a fun, laid-back teaching/learning atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding where the students are not afraid to ask questions.

I base my lessons on an assessment of individual student needs and learning goals.


My last class was :
8+ days ago.

 
24 Mar 2016
By : Terrell W
Subject : German 

I have been taking lessons for a few weeks now and am really enjoying them. In less than a month I will be in Germany practicing what I have learned. I think these lessons with Gunhild who is so personable are going to help tremendously! stay tuned

 
22 Feb 2016
By : Terrell W
Subject : German 

I have been enjoying all our lessons. Learning on my own only took me so far. Gunhild has a way of taking complex grammar and simplifying it so that I finally get the gist and am not stuck in a quagmire of tongue twisting proportions.

 
18 Feb 2016
By : Terrell W
Subject : German 

Gunhild is very personable and enjoys teaching. We practiced chatting in German and did a few exercises. I look forward to more classes with her. Terrell

 
08 Apr 2014
By : Emezie
Subject : German 

Very wonderful tutor. Really enjoyed my session with her. She is definitely a professional.

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