German and English Grammar and Conversation Coach: Basics to Medical
German and English Grammar and Conversation Coach: Basics to Medical
I am a native German who graduated cum laude with a degree in English and German. Four of my recent students are now living and working in Germany! Whether you are working in technology, education or medicine, I can assist you and tailor your lessons to your specific requirements. If you bring German knowledge from previous classes, Rosetta Stone or Duolingo, I will provide the missing grammar and conversation practice to link everything together for use in today's German speaking...
I am a native German who graduated cum laude with a degree in English and German. Four of my recent students are now living and working in Germany! Whether you are working in technology, education or medicine, I can assist you and tailor your lessons to your specific requirements. If you bring German knowledge from previous classes, Rosetta Stone or Duolingo, I will provide the missing grammar and conversation practice to link everything together for use in today's German speaking world: Berlin, München, Wien, Zürich, Frankfurt und Dresden.
Many years ago while my husband was stationed in Germany, I taught German for two years to incoming military personnel. Since my degree is in English, I additionally taught English to soldiers who wanted to earn promotions.
Since then, I have taught High School German, tutored American children whose parents were looking to integrate them into the German school system, and taught English to Swiss students who wanted to go to college in the United States. I taught English as a Second Language at my church for six years. My most challenging work came when a Professor of Pathology wanted me to coach him in preparing lectures in German for medical conventions. I learned a lot in the process.
I am flexible in my hours and happy to work around your schedule. I am open to your specific area that you want to study. I am very strong in grammar in both English and German and can break it down for easy learning. Years of teaching have given me extensive experience in how to make complicated grammar fun.
German is a very grammatical language, and you need an excellent coach to master it. I hope you will choose me. English has its own challenges in phonetics and idiomatic expressions. I am a lifelong learner and have studied both languages extensively.
Please contact me with your learning requirements. Bis bald, Christiane
Outstanding instructor with a passion for languages.
I have been studying German with Christiane for almost a year now. In that time frame I have made tremendous progress in my verbal communication and writing skills. Starting with barely any knowledge of German, a few months back, I have now reached the point where I can make complete sentences using various complex grammatical structures and hold a basic conversation. Cristiane not only is a very knowledgeable instructor but she has a true passion for languages. She is a native German speaker but also understands the fundamentals of language communication across different languages. She takes her work very seriously and always pushes me to the next level. She is always prepared for our teaching sessions, but she also works outside of our class providing help when I need it. I strongly recommend Christiane as an instructor to anyone wishing to learn German.Kostas, 58 lessons with Christiane
Knowledgable and Patient Tutor
I have been studying with Christiane since August 2020. She has given me insight and explanations that I would not have gotten from a book. At the end of each lesson I am able to download the notes and material that she has shared. Highly recommended!Paul, 19 lessons with Christiane
Christiane is absolutely wonderful. My family was looking for someone to practice German with my grandfather as he gets a bit older, and she’s been a dream. He looks forward to their weekly calls and raves about her German.Lauren, 3 lessons with Christiane
Starting out with little to no knowledge, Christiane was so patient and thorough starting exactly where I needed to begin! Looking forward to continuing the lessons and working together!Ashleigh, 15 lessons with Christiane
I am a beginner learner. Christiane is a native German speaker and a great German teacher. She is reliable, strives to install German discipline in her students and she is very passionate about grammar. I highly recommend her.Yasser, 22 lessons with Christiane
Exceptional language tutor and teacher for the dedicated student
I want all prospective students of Christiane to know that she is an absolutely excellent language teacher and tutor. I would add that, as I am myself a professor, I do not give unjustified praise to an undeserving or ill prepared teacher. I enjoy every minute of my twice weekly sessions with Christiane. I strongly recommend her to any student serious about learning a new language. I and my wife came to her to learn German as complete beginners, not knowing a single thing about the language. She was and continues to be very well prepared for each lesson, preparing a handful of very useful handout sheets from which she teaches. She started our lessons with well-prepared beginner material and a well-structured, well thought-out lesson plan for a new speaker. As an instructor myself, it is refreshing to have a tutor who has clearly spent time preparing ahead of time for our one-hour lessons. I will say that there are a number of aspects of her instruction which I particularly like. As mentioned her lesson plan organization and preparations are excellent. She pays close attention to teaching correct pronunciation, an emphasis that makes me proud every time one of my German colleagues tells me that I have good pronunciation when I practice with them. She does ask that her students spend some serious time outside of the lesson sessions preparing some written homework. These exercises for me have become exceptionally instructive and, quite frankly, a lot of fun. Christiane clearly has a command of the language’s grammar; she does an excellent job of explaining grammatical constructions to a novice like me. I think she does a very nice job in each lesson of balancing our time learning grammar and constructions (the more intense part of each lesson) with time to learn new vocabulary (a less taxing and more relaxing phase of every lesson). Finally I would conclude by saying that, while she is strict about details like pronunciation and grammar, she is exceptionally patient and clearly adapts the pace of new material to the rate at which I am comfortable learning it. She has had the patience of Job with me as I have been over eager to explore new constructions, cases and verb tenses. The past couple of months working with her have been incredibly enjoyable and I hope to work with into next year after I have moved to Germany. I give her my strongest recommendation.Aubrey, 65 lessons with Christiane
Patient, knowledgeable and consistent
I have been taking German lessons from Christiane for almost 6 months now and I have seen tremendous improvement specially in my speaking skills. Christiane listens to the points I want to focus on and then works on brining material and practice exercises from many varied sources. She is fun to work with and lessons never feel stifled or boring. I would highly recommend Christiane as a German tutorSotos, 33 lessons with Christiane
Thorough and very experienced tutor.
Christiane has been my German tutor for the past several weeks, and I can honestly say that my German knowledge, which was nonexistent before working with her, has grown at such a fast and yet thorough pace. She is always willing to work at the student's speed and level and is sure to cover important information. She takes her time and is up to date on the current slang or colloquialisms that are used in Germany today, a factor that I very much appreciate. I highly recommend Christiane as a tutor for anyone who wishes to learn German, whether they are at the basic level or beyond!Caroline, 50 lessons with Christiane
Thank you for the experience!
Thank you Frau Alexander for the expertise and guidance to take me through the first lesson of my German study. I am looking forward to many more lessons of Culture and Language learning. I am thankful for your time.Eli, 9 lessons with Christiane
Very knowledgeable and helpful!
Christiane has been an excellent tutor. She has great teaching tools and makes lessons interactive and fun. She was able to adapt quickly to my learning style and was diligent about making sure we stayed on track with my learning goals. She often asks for feedback and takes requests for lessons. She really cares about answering my questions correctly--once, when I had a question about something in a textbook and she wasn't 100% sure of the answer, she contacted the book's editors and several professors she knew to get the answer! I would definitely recommend Christiane.Natalie, 39 lessons with Christiane
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