!!!UPDATE!!! - I have many more available slots than in my planner and I am very flexible - please send me an email first for confirmation!
Dear German learner,
My name is Manuel and I am a linguist by training (BA and MA), certified for test-preparations (telc, goethe, TestDAF) and for Business English and a language enthusiast.
I have worked as a language teacher on almost all levels (except with toddlers and children). I have taught groups and individuals at university and school level as well as in business environments. Many of my current clients are from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Furthermore, I constantly try new methods for my own language learning to put me in the shoes of the learner (currently learning Russian as well as Chinese).
I offer three fields of specialization:
1. Business German & interview preparation - certified for Business English (I can help with Business German) and I am job-coach by training for the German market
2. I can also help you with test preparations and have helped previous stundets to successfully pass their exams (telc, Goethe, TestDAF (completed training for digital TestDAF and as an examiner for Telc)).
3. Medical - I am telc certified DAF for doctors
My background is linguistics (Master of Arts) with many years of language teaching experience and an understanding of the structure of languages. During my studies and in my final thesis I explored how cultural differences are manifested in languages and how they are mistakenly carried into target languages by learners.
My native tongue is German. I speak accent-free Standard German and I am fluent in English as well.
My teaching style is goal-oriented and suited to individual needs and my classes are well-prepared and structured with the freedom to adjust to your progress.
It is most important for me that you feel safe and free to make mistakes and at the same time experience a sense of achievement.
After defining your needs I make sure to help you achieve them through:
- A thorough analysis of your sticking points
- language teaching for your conversational or job-specific needs
- using authentic and grammar focused materials
- huge emphasise on your pronunciation and the application of relevant phrases