I am a German native familiar with various languages and cultures and I understand the difficulties students face when learning another language.
I have lived in three different countries for extended periods of time and have taught countless students from all over the world. I have been living in the U.S. for seventeen years and I am currently teaching all classes online but would also be willing to teach at a mutually acceptable location upon special request.
My special education as a translator/interpreter enables me to go beyond just speaking German as my native language or English as my second language, I am able to understand students and their difficulties in learning the language and have successfully helped many students reach their goals.
After completing my formal education as an interpreter/translator in Munich, Germany, I moved to Austria and worked for the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency head quartered in Vienna, Austria. In 1999, I married an American citizen and have since been living in the United States. I have worked in both international and local government as well as the corporate world and have many years of experience as a private German and English (ESL/EFL) tutor, both part time and full time.
I have been teaching language full time since 2014 and I have taught ages 5-75 from many different backgrounds. I would love to help you with your German or English language studies and find great satisfaction in improving your ability to express yourself in a foreign language.
I believe in a student-centered approach but I happily provide students with the direction and motivation they need for successful language acquisition. I incorporate many different techniques and methods into the classroom to give each student ample room to find their individual best ways to acquire and master the language.
My sessions are structured but not rigid, I am very patient and engaging and I make ample room for practice and repetition in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.
Very rigourous but patient tutor. Well organised.
It was a super lesson Ursula has fixed all my Dativ und Akkusativ mistakes which was really really helpful. Thanks a lot and looking forward to our next lesson.
Another super lesson! Have learnt lots of new sentences that are very useful for everyday speech. Got really super useful links. Danke vielmals Usrula! Looking forward to our next lesson!
"The best teachers teach from the HEART not from the book". This is what I was looking for all the time, and I'm more than happy to have found Ursula as my tutor! She is very organized, extremely patient, and quick in a manner that you really have a maximum benefit in the 45 minutes lesson. She fixed all my sentences while I was talking (both verbally and written so I can memorize them later). I would definitely highly recommend her. A language can only be learnt with people who are passionate and willing to give. Thanks Ursula for your great, super lessons!