Conversation course

 

Finally becoming fluent in German

studygermanonline - german conversation course

Do you already study German but feel too insecure speaking? Did you already study German in the past and want to strengthen your oral skills? Or do you want to boost your German before going on vacation? – Joining my new German conversation course online might be the perfect solution for you! 

I am again offering two different German conversation courses online this autumn / winter. The first class will start on September 21st. These courses consist of different topics for every meeting. During the classes, we will work on grammar, vocabulary, and your self-confidence in speaking German.

The course consists of up to 8 participants and has a duration of 45 minutes. We use Google Meet, and the students are given the material beforehand for preparation. Besides, I am writing down the essential vocabulary that was unclear during the class. This way, the participants can practice and use it later on. During the sessions, everybody will be able to participate, ask questions, and use the German language in a natural manner.

 

Conversation course Autumn/ Winter 2020

Beginners German conversation course online (A1* – B1)

In this course, we focus on the essential topics and abilities for students. It fits those who are at the end of or have already finished A1* up to students that just started with B1. If you are unsure about your level, please feel warmly invited to contact me. The class is every Monday 5 pm (GMT +1) and costs € 6,50 per meeting. Payment is possible with PayPal (incl. Credit Card) / Mollie (iDEAL + Sepa bank transfer).

Book your spot here

 

Intermediate German conversation course online (B1* – C1)

This course is aiming to support the needs and abilities of students with a language level between the middle of B1* and C1. If you are unsure about your level, please feel warmly invited to contact me.  The class is every Thursday 10 am (GMT +1) and costs € 6,50 per meeting. Payment is possible with PayPal (incl. Credit Card) / Mollie (iDEAL + Sepa bank transfer).

Book your spot here

 

Testimonial:

“Stefanie’s German class has been wonderful, I joined the online group class and have been able to improve my German language skills significantly. As a native German speaker and experienced teacher, Stefanie creates classes for any level, whether you have only basic knowledge of the language or are more experienced already. I greatly recommend her if you are looking to learn German!” (Pieter, Utrecht, Netherlands)

 

Dates and topics for beginners German conversation course online (A1* – B1)
21.09.2020 – Friends and Family

Friends and family are essential aspects of everybody’s private life. Therefore, we will focus on discussing their meaning, stories, friendship, and other facets. Book your spot

28.09.2020 – Hopes, dreams, and expectations

In this meeting, we will focus on speaking about hopes and dreams for different aspects of life. We will use “Konjunktiv”, conditional clauses, and fixed terms to express your wishes. Book your spot

05.10.2020 – Speaking out in German

The better you speak German, the more you will want to speak your mind. For instance, if you dislike the food in a restaurant or if you disagree with your co-workers. In this class, we will work on your skills to do so by arguing about diverse topics. Book your spot

12.10.2020 – Cultural differences

Studying a new language also always means to get to know a different culture. In this meeting, we will talk about different cultural aspects in the German-speaking countries and the countries of the participants. Book your spot

19.10.2020 – How to talk about yourself

In this class, we will train and practice how to speak about yourself in German. As this is one of the essential skills to know, we will deepen your knowledge while getting to know each other better. Book your spot

26.10.2020 – Stating reasons

This meeting focuses on how you can adequately reason something in German. Since it is hard to use “weil”, “da”, “denn” or “wegen” for many students, you can practice your skills in this class and finally become proficient. It offers you the possibility to finally feel confident when it comes to giving reasons. Book your spot

02.11.2020 – Making descriptions

Oftentimes, it is crucial to describe situations, persons, or items when speaking German. This class offers you the opportunity to do so and practice your speaking skills. Book your spot

09.11.2020 – Free time and hobbies

We will focus on talking about your free time and hobbies, as this is one of the essential topics for successful small talk. Get ready and practice talking about what you love to do in life. Book your spot

16.11.2020 – How to Small Talk

Whatever language you wish to speak, small talk is one of the most important things to know. It is a significant skill because you will need it if you wish to create social connections. Get to know how to small talk in German by speaking about the most commonly used topics in this class. Book your spot

23.11.2020 – Winter times

We will focus on everything that has to do with winter in this class because what would be more evident at the end of November. We will talk about vacation, weather, travel, and winter activities to prepare for your next holidays in German. Book your spot

 

Testimonial:

“I was really glad to find Stefanie’s weekly online German discussion groups, which she so generously offered during the hard weeks of COVID-19 lockdown. Stefanie led a warm and welcoming discussion group that was really supportive and friendly, and she held a perfect balance between letting people talk and build confidence, while correcting grammar and vocabulary. It was a real highlight of the week, thank you Stefanie!!” (Tamar M., Jerusalem, Israel)

 

Dates and topics for intermediate German conversation course online (B1* – C1)
24.09.2020 – Food, drinks, and music

In the first class of this course, we will focus on speaking about the bright side of life. As food, drinks, and music bring people together, this class enables you to be in the middle of the action the next time, you are in a restaurant, bar, or at a concert. Book your spot

01.10.2020 – Talking about the past

For many, it is challenging to properly use German past tenses. However, knowing how to talk about the past is crucial because, in everyday life, that is what we often do. Therefore, this class offers you to use the “Perfekt” and “Präteritum” in German correctly. Book your spot

08.10.2020 – Internet and digitization

In today’s world, one cannot think away from the internet and the influence modern digitalization has on our lives. In this class, we will discuss this impact while you can practice and improve your vocabulary. Book your spot

15.10.2020 – Speaking about yourself

During this session, we will train and practice how to talk about yourself in German. Since this is an essential skill to know, we will work on deepening your knowledge while getting to know each other better. Book your spot

22.10.2020 – Work, skills, and career

Knowing how to talk about work, skills, and career is essential because it takes up a lot of space in our lives. In this meeting, we will practice speaking about your work life, career, and what it needs to perform all of the tasks you do. Book your spot

29.10.2020 – What about the future …

This class offers you the possibility to practice speaking about the future in German. We will discuss your plans, upcoming events, and coming incidents at this meeting while using Futur I and Futur II. Book your spot

05.11.2020 – Telling your opinion

In this meeting, you can deepen your knowledge about speaking your mind. This is a fundamental skill because you need to know to do so even if you only wish to tell what you think about the food you ordered or the jeans you are shown in a shop. Join this session and become more confident in terms of saying what you think about something. Book your spot

12.11.2020 – What if …

We will discuss questions by using the “Konjunktiv” and conditional clauses. Therefore, we will talk about what if cases in a wide variety of topics. Join this session and become more confident in terms of expressing hypothetical questions. Book your spot

19.11.2020 – Reporting on emotions

At an intermediate level, it becomes more and more important to express how you feel about certain things. For example, when you have a problem at work or a misunderstanding with your friends. In this class, we will focus on how to communicate what you feel in German. Book your spot

26.11.2020 – Celebrating in German …

As the year will soon be at its end, there is no better time to talk about celebrations. In this class, we will discuss all kinds of events, e.g. birthdays or holidays and you will get to know everything needed to survive a German celebration. Book your spot