pricing

Private Lessons

The first hour is free of charge. This gives the opportunity to get to know each other, to evaluate your actual situation and your goals. I will then propose some training plans and you will decide if one of those fits your needs. More about my method here.

Prices

One hour (real 60 minutes) costs 45 euros if you pay single hours.

But for regular students the price is much lower:

One hour (60 minutes) costs 35 euros if you pay ten hours at once.

In order to calculate a price per month consider that the lesson’s pace can vary from 1 to 3 hours a week.

Relaxed learning: 1 hours/week ; one month = 140 euro

Normal learning:  2 hours/week ; one month = 280 euro

Intensive learning: 3 hours/week ; one month = 420 euro

Intensive learning with only 3 hours a week? Is that even possible? Yes, it is! Come and see.

Workshops

In my workshops I address general aspects of language learning and, more specifically, of learning German. All my workshops are interactive and therefore open to a maximum of 10 participants.

If you are interested in other subjects than the ones offered here below, please contact me and we will discuss your specific case.

The workshops take place in person or on Skype. If we meet in person, then we have to add the rental of a room to the price.

1) Language Learning 101

Duration: 4 hours
Price: 45 euros / participant (at least four)

Subjects:

– Theory of language learning
– Grammar and skills
– Emotions and motivations
– Social resources and technological tools
– Pronunciation
– Vocabulary
– General principles of learning plans.

2) Exercises: what and how?

Duration: 4 hours
Price: 45 euros / participant (at least four)

Abstract:

In order for any form of training to be effective, it needs to be executed correctly. Too often we start training without a proper understanding of what we are doing and what we are training. For example, we just begin reading something in German or listening to the radio, or chatting with a tandem partner, and we expect our German to improve thanks to these activities.

Bad news: Random training is quite ineffective. Good news: You can learn how to get the best out of your language practice. In this workshop I address the most important forms of language practice and show you how to make them effective and profitable. The main areas of training will be: listening, writing, speaking, repeating, acting, imagining and playing.

3) Advanced Syntax.

Duration: 4 hours
Price: 55 euros / participant (at least four)

Abstract:

This workshop has first most been conceived for students and scholars completing their degree at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. The participants should already be able to read and speak standard German fluently, as this workshop will only address the more complex structures, which are typical for academic and scientific literature.

We will study how nominal and verbal blocks can build these extreme complex sentences, and we will learn how to recognize, mark and decipher them. In 4 hours there isn’t enough time for extensive practice and neither for writing practice. In my experience, participants profit more from a double workshop (4 hours x 2 days = 8 hours).