Have you been learning German for a while and still have the feeling that you are not yet able to speak so well? Improve your speaking skills this summer in my online German conversation course for beginners!
When studying a language, speaking might be the hardest thing to master. Why is that so? Well, when reading or writing, we have a lot of time to look for the right words and organize the sentences according to grammar rules. But, when we speak, our conversation partner usually does not wait for 10 minutes until we found and formed everything we need to express ourselves. In addition, this fact and our own insecureness cause further pressure. As a direct consequence, we often cannot find the proper words we are looking for and completely mess up with the grammar. However, you should not bury your head in the sand. Since no one is born a master you can improve your skills by simply practicing them.
Online German conversation course
I am offering online German conversation courses for beginners and intermediates in July. Each meeting deals with a different topic and during the classes, we will work on grammar, vocabulary, and 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.
“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)
Online German conversation course for beginners (A1* – B1)
This course fits those students who are at the end of or have already finished A1* up to those 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.
Meetings in July
06.07.2020 Summer vibes: We will focus on everything that has to do with summer in this class because what would be more evident at the beginning of July. We will talk about vacation, weather, travel, and summer activities to prepare for your next holidays in German.
13.07.2020 Talking about the past: For many, it is challenging to 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 the possibility to train how to use Perfekt and Präteritum in German correctly.
20.07.2020 How to small talk: Small talk is one of the most important things to know in a foreign language because it is a significant part if you wish to create social connections. Get to know how to small talk in German by talking about the most commonly used topics in this class.
27.07.2020 Talking about the future: This class offers you the possibility to practice talking about the future in German. We will discuss your plans, upcoming events, and coming incidents at this meeting.
“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)
Online German conversation course for intermediates (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 Friday 5 pm (GMT +1) and costs € 6,50 per meeting.
Meetings in July
03.07.2020 Entertainment, media, and internet: In the modern world, media and the internet have become an integral part of our lives. In this session, we will talk about their influence, possibilities, and potential. We will use a lot of terms that are connected to these topics. Therefore you can strengthen your vocabulary while getting used to talking in German in this class.
10.07.2020 Hopes and dreams: In this session, 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.
17.07.2020 Travel, vacation, and memories: For many, summer stands for travel and vacation. Therefore, we will focus on talking about your plans and prior experiences in this class. To do so, we will use all German tenses as you will need to talk about the past, present, and future.
24.07.2020 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.
31.07.2020 What if …: In the last meeting of this course, we will discuss questions by using the “Konjunktiv” and conditional clauses. 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.
I am looking forward to seeing you!
Bis bald 🙂