Special courses for busy professionals

German per Skype or WhatsApp - Learn German anytime, anywhere
It is easy to learn German via Skype, you can access it wherever you have an Internet connection and have your class nearly everywhere, e.g. at home, in a cafe, or at your workplace. You don’t need to know a lot about computers, a basic knowledge and Skype is enough to have German online lessons.
For people based outside Austria, or at a distance from Vienna, with unusual work schedules or a very busy timetable is not easy to fit in a regular German course. They often need very flexible lessons with the possibility to change their dates last-minute,  which is only possible as a personalized course, a mix of in-person meetings and Skype / WhatsApp lessons. When designing your online course, I'll take your personal and career background, your current knowledge and specific wishes you may have into consideration.
The online lessons can be 60, 90 or 120 minutes in length according to your preferences within the time frame available. Pick lesson times that fit around your lifestyle and learn online from any location. Book from just 5 German lessons to a whole language course depending on your needs and goals. Available for standard German lessons and for conversation classes, please ask for an individual price offer.
Since I have flexible cancellation policies, you can even cancel or reschedule your lesson on the day before our appointment by no later than 18:00 without having to pay for it.
German by phone - German speaking lessons on your mobile
If you prefer not to sit around, we can also have a talk by phone. Improve your listening comprehension and spoken German on your mobile. You'll practice speaking highly concentrated and I'll correct your pronounciation and mistakes. When you have the oppurtunity to speak German daily and get your errors corrected, your confidence and fluency will grow rapidly.
German speaking course gives you maximum speaking practice amongst all available courses. You'll train yourself to understand and reply to anything said to you in German. You build the capability to think, act and react in German and say what you want to  in the most effective manner. German speaking classes are the best method to remove your hesitation in speaking.
German speaking lessons can be 30 or 60 minutes in length according to your preferences. Pick lesson times that fit around your lifestyle and speak on yor mobile from any location. Book from just 5 German lessons to a whole conversation course depending on your needs and goals. Available only for conversation classes, please ask for an individual price offer.
Since I have flexible cancellation policies, you can even cancel or reschedule your lesson on the day before our appointment by no later than 18:00 without having to pay for it.
German conversation classes in Vienna

In addition to regular German classes I also offer conversation lessons with a focus on general conversation topics, such as basic conversation starters, family, work, hobbies, travels, eating & drinking etc. We can also talk about the Viennese and living in Vienna, the tasks after relocation, your new work environment, potential feelings of culture shock, and about the Austrian culture, society, language, (business) etiquette, manners, customs or any other topic you'd like to. Private conversation training is highly interactive with about 50% of learner participation, since you are the only one learner, so you'll speak a lot based on question-answer sequences, which really can help you master everyday communication with the natives ;-)

  • All you can talk: 1-on-1 classes allow as much speaking time as possible. I'll help you to improve your accuracy and fluency 1by carefully correcting your pronunciation and grammar, writing down mistakes and encouraging correct use and practice.
    In our conversation class we'll have a good cuppa of tea / coffee and discuss topics you choose, we can speak about everything and anything. No textbook, no homework, e.g. only if you want some, and as few a grammar as necessary. You'll use your conversation skills for (business) small talk or chit-chat, sharpen your listening comprehension and pronunciation, practice everyday vocabulary and build your personal vocabulary, all in all improve your ability to act/ask and react/answer. 
  • Talk & Walk: German on the go
    Join me for a walk! Linking learning with movement will be a very new experience for you which is not only for the motoric type of learners. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your fluency and get to know some nice places at the very heart of Vienna. Classes take place outdoor, somewhere in the 1st or in the 2nd district, such as Vienna Old Town, Augarten, Prater etc. We can also go for a strolling in the Mariahilferstraße and do some (window) shopping, get a coffee and a cake in one of Vienna's famous coffeehouses and I could also show you some of my Geheimtipps  in the city center.

About me and my tutoring approach

I'm a highly qualified and experienced translator and a language teacher for German and Hungarian. I have taught both in the private sector and in numerous language schools, adults and children of different ages. I can offer Hungarian to university level, for this is my mother-tounge, and German to B1 level since I live and work in Vienna for more than 15 years now. I came here to study and made my Bachelor degree in Transcultural Communication and a Master degree in Translation and Terminology Sciences at the University of Vienna, then settled down with a good man and built a family.

 

I also have a teaching qualification for 'German as a Foreign Language' from the University of Kassel in Germany, and a didactic training on the renowned BERLITZ-method for 'Native Speaker Language Teachers'. Usually I work from home, where I have a vast library of  teaching resources such as worksheets, textbooks, picture dictionaries, flash-cards, games and lots of books for Beginners with German-English parallel texts, short stories for Easy Readers etc.,

 

Since no two learners are alike, I use varying tutoring approaches, whereby enjoyment is an important factor in my lessons. I very much like to use language games, cards, songs, short stories, videos and the internet to teach my languages, for I do believe that learning German, as well as Hungarian, can be fun. I aim to foster a friendly but professional relationship with each of my students, to build their confidence and self belief when they learn a new language. German can be an extremely challenging language and as an experienced German teacher I really can help you learning it.

 

I'll work alongside you at the speed that works for you best. In the first lesson we'll analyse your needs, noting your strengths and weaknesses. My German lessons involve paying particular attention to everyday vocabulary, focusing on the most important grammar topics, providing good practice in colloquial Austrian. Should you need help with any particular area of difficulty, we can target them of course.