Homework depends on your time and prioritization. Tell your teacher how much you want to practice out of lessons and she will find a fun way for you to keep your learning pace that fits your working schedule and private life.
The cost of a learning session of 90 minutes is 83.20,- EUR. This includes private time with your teacher + all additional individual materials + all state taxes.
Yes, you can book a single lesson. Depending on what you would like to learn, you can discuss the duration of the lesson with your teacher, however we recommend a learning session with 90 minutes duration.
For different package sizes, please contact us.
You've got something important and have to reschedule a lesson? No problem. Give your teacher a 24 hours notice and you can reschedule free of charge.
Short-notice cancelations without an option for rescheduling may result in 50% charge of the planned lesson.
Your learning progress depends on your personal preference and learning pace. For a full working person, we recommend regular 90 min sessions twice a week.
Take a look at some of the learning packages we already designed for expats.
Learning Methods & Results
How long does it take until I can speak the language fluently?
What is the difference between the GermanSkills methods and those of other language schools?
Intercultural vs. Language Skills
How exactly does GermanSkills help me develop my intercultural skills? Why is this beneficial to the improvement of my language skills?
What do I learn?
Where does the learning take place?
What are "multimedial learning materials" and how do they support my learning?
What are "individual learning materials"?
How do I measure my learning progress?
Are there different learning levels?
How can I tell that I completed a certain level?
Can I get a certificate at the end?
Is there an exam at the end?
Do I get homework?
How much does one lesson cost?
Can I book a single lesson or are they offered only in learning packeges?
Can I reschedule lessons?
How long does each leasson take?
Top Questions We Hear from New Learners
You receive consistently/regularly the professional feedback of your teacher based on your performance during lessons as well as in form of self-testing exercises and long-term reviews (that you and your teacher can agree on).
In three learning programs that we offer, you can develop different language and intercultural skills from beginner to professional language users.
If requested, your teacher can always help you understand where you are on the standard schale provided by the CERT (e.g. A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2) and what it means.
Ask your teacher for feedback and other standard testing tools.
No. You are not required to take any exams.
Yes, if you would like to take a standard exam, ask your teacher to give you one.
The more you practice, the better you get. Your language competence may be influenced by a number of factors such as your motivation, number of practice hours, level of distraction and prioritization and the prior knowledge of languages / learning strategies.
Ask your teacher to give you their individual estimation considering your personal circumstances.
In GermanSkills, we use a combination of teaching methods and strategies to adapt to your individual learning style, habits and needs. Your preferences are always considered as compared to other language schools where you have to adapt to the group needs and school policy.
As a famous saying claims: "If culture was a house, then language was the key to the front door, to all therooms. insideby" (by Khaled Housseini).
At German Skills, we believe that you don't need to learn the language, if you are not interested in using and cominicating with people from that culture. This is why intercultural compentence is our main target and motivational factor through which you improve your language skills step by step.
All topics we discuss are (inter)culture and related to your new (working) environment, which makes our lesson of high relevance for you. We teach you then the language elements as a tool though which you learn how to manage the situations you want to communicate in.
Whatever is relevant and important to you. You choose the situation, we design the lesson around it, so that you learn and develop the communicative skills you need in order to successfully manage these situations.
Learning a language is an ongoing process that starts with your personal motivation and curiousity to live in Germany and communicate in your new environment.
Our 1-on-1 lessons take place online though a video conferencing tool that you feel comfortable with.
Further learning materials we can share by using a shared folder on all electronic devices you prefer to.
FunSheets and more life communicative tasks encourage you to practice by applying the learned things in real life. This is why, we work only topics that you decide are relevant and interesting to you.
Learning German doesn't end with our 1-on-1 lessons but requires your ability to communicate in real life.
We give you additional practice options like audio and video files, FunSheets that help you repeat relevant new vocabulary and language structures.
Depending on your learning style, your teacher will encourage you to apply your new acquired skills in real life situations.
After you discuss your personal learning needs and preferences, you and your teacher create your personal learning plan that will make sure you stay motivated and have the wished learning progress.
All communication and materials will be fitted to achieving these learning goals which ensures the high efficiency and results you get from our learning programs.