Below you can watch videos, check availability and read reviews of online German tutors to find someone who suits your needs and availability. When you open a tutor profile, you'll also see which learning needs, ages and levels the tutor is comfortable with. If you're new to LanguaTalk, when you create an account, you'll be given a token for a free, 30-minute trial session. Use this to get to know your chosen German teacher online and to decide whether you wish to take lessons with them. Please note that not all teachers offer a trial session for free - some charge 30% of their standard price for a full lesson.
LanguaTalk is a small startup focused on facilitating effective language learning. We find and support the very best teachers who provide 1-on-1 lessons that are personalised to the individual needs of students. We believe that online German lessons delivered in this way are the most effective way to become fluent in German quickly.
Hallo zusammen, my name is Malte, I’m a German native speaker who has passionately taught over 650 German hours of German online. I offer both private and group teaching/tutoring for all sorts of contexts, including school, work, exam preparation, relationships, traveling and others, and employ a wide range of materials during my lessons including texts, fun written exercises, grammar tables and explanations, listening exercises and audio-visual media.
In addition, very importantly, unlike in a school setting, I always tailor my lessons to your needs, wishes and goals. You will always have a decisive say on how you wish the lessons to be taught and what to focus on. Hence, it doesn’t matter whether you would like to have the Genitive case explained, train your pronunciation through reading a text on sightseeing in Berlin, write an email to your work colleague, do role plays(for example for a job interview, a visit to the GP or on asking for directions on the street) or even discuss Germany’s role in the UN-whatever it may be, I will always tailor my lessons to your wishes and needs. In other words, I let you be the lessons’ co-creator.
To sum up, I can't wait to start helping you learn Europe's second most widely spoken language, :) only English is spoken by more people :) and start an exciting German language learning journey with you. I'm sure that you will like it and that you will have a lot of fun :) The only thing you need to get started is press the “book trial” button.
Cheers, best wishes & kind regards- der Deutschexperte Malte
Do you want to learn how to communicate in German acccurately and with confidence, but without a lot of boring grammar exercises?
Or do you just want to talk, but constantly feel stressed when having a free conversation?
Or do you already speak German well and wonder how you can improve further?
Then I’m here to guide you on your way to success!
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” (Confucius)
Understanding and mastering are two completely different things. Therefore, it is not my goal to explain a lot, but to make you USE grammar structures and new words in a systematic way.
What to expect
I'm looking forward to meeting you!
Welcome to my profile. My name is Maike, I'm 26 years old. Currently I live in the northern part of Germany in a city called Oldenburg, doing my Master degree in cultural analysis. I grew up in a little village in Baden-Württemberg (south of Germany), did my Bachelor degree in Passau (Bayern), lived in France for a while (Paris and Strasbourg) and in Spain (Valencia) as well. Languages are my passion, as well as travelling, good food and lovely conversations.
I love to get to know new people from around the world and share the knowledge about my mother tongue, my culture (such as food, drinks and festivities) and everything surrounding it. You'd like to work on your conversation skills? No problem! As I am a very talkative person, we'll never have the problem of not finding something that we both want to talk about. Such things as grammar are necessary too sometimes - ugh, not cool, I know, right?! - but we'll make it fun and use exercises including things of your everyday life to get the most of it.
Interested in learning German with me? Just book a 30 min trial session, select my calendar and we'll soon meet for the first time. Soon we'll start your journey of progress with this great language!
Ich freue mich darauf, dich kennenzulernen! / Looking forward to meeting you!
Lessons will be tailored according to your individual needs. We'll talk and train your conversational skills using up-to-date topics. I prepare you for the most important German exams such as German as a Foreign Language Certificate (DaF Test), Goethe Zertifikat and TELC.
Hi! I'm Tabea. I was born in Heidelberg (Germany) and I grew up in Spain, so I am bilingual in German and Spanish.
I started working as a German tutor while I was still travelling a lot between Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece and the UK. I soon found out that I really enjoyed online teaching, since I had the chance to meet people from all over the world. I love learning things about other cultures and languages, as well as improving my teaching skills.
My lessons are quite flexible: I believe there is not only one method for learning a language. Students can be very different and even one person won't feel the same way every day. Therefore I take care to adapt each lesson to my students' needs. Do you feel you need a little help in conversation? Let's pick different topics and practise your speaking/listening abilities. Or are you stuck with grammar? Let's sit down and answer all your questions step by step.
German is a very rich language and sometimes it can be challenging, so there might be ups and downs on the road. But the harder you push yourself, the more rewarding it will be when you reach your goals!
If you are interested in taking German lessons, I'd love to meet you for a trial session!
I´m Stella, from Metzingen in Germany. I started teaching languages 5 years ago and obtained a teaching certificate. I´ve been teaching German online for about 3 years. I speak English (C1 level), Spanish (C2 level) and a little bit of French.
Every student is unique, that´s why I prepare each lesson carefully, taking into account the needs, interests and learning goal of my students. The structure of the lesson also depends on the way of learning that works best for you. That´s what we are going to discuss in the trial lesson. You will also get an idea about how our lessons will be. And as I get to know more about your interests and hobbies, I can prepare lessons with topics that are interesting and practical for you.
I have worked with adults and children of all ages and German levels, so I have teaching material for every level and for exam preparation. I recently helped one of my students to pass the Goethe B2 exam.
We will practice reading, listening, writing and speaking. Therefore, we will use videos, worksheets, online exercises, dialogues or role-plays. We will practice everyday German and the vocabulary that you personally need. I will also guide you patiently through the grammar topics. If you want, I will give you homework after the lesson.
Ich hoffe, du buchst eine Probestunde mit mir!
My name is Chris, I am from Austria and I would love to be your German teacher.
I have a wide variety of experience. I started teaching German during my studies. We exchanged languages, so I was able to learn some French, Italian, Polish and Russian. During a two-year long journey around the world, I was giving German lessons voluntarily in Russia, Korea, Vietnam and some more countries. For me it is great to help people achieving their goals. To do that, my first emphasis is to create a pleasant learning atmosphere. Building up on that, I use many techniques and exercises in order to aid your learning.
We can simply start from scratch, refresh your German, or have some advanced level classes. I will tailor the lessons according to your needs and your German will improve fast. During our trial lesson we can talk about your expectations and needs, and I will tell you how I plan to support and teach you.
Los geht’s! Lets start!
Hello! My name is Hilda.
I was born in Germany and I have traveled all over the world. Now I invite you to travel with me into the German language.
As a foreign language correspondent, I also have the language mentor certificate, and studied to teach German (DaF teacher) at the Goethe Institute in Munich.
I have been teaching German to people of all ages and all levels for more than 13 years.
You may start as a beginner. You may want to deepen your vocabulary or grammar, or you may want pure conversation.
Maybe you have an exam coming up, or you need German for your job or for a meeting. Perhaps you want to immigrate.
Your goals and your individuality are my challenge.
We use a wide variety of materials, such as picture cards, books (e.g. "Menschen" Hueber Verlag), audios, videos, role plays, worksheets and more.
I always integrate listening, speaking, writing and reading into the lessons. In addition to my mother tongue German, I speak English (C1) and Spanish (B2).
I look forward to a first trial lesson with you.
See you soon,
My name is Marie and I'd like to help you to improve your German.
I'm born and raised in Germany so I'm a native German speaker. Currently I'm living in France and work here as a teacher for German as a scond and foreign language.
For more than six years I have been teaching German now in Germany and in France and with a lot of passion and joy for all levels and ages. It's a big pleasure for me to get to know so many cultures and people by teaching. Because of my stay in France, I speak French and of course also English.
In my classes I set the focus on you as an individual learner. So I prepare every lesson individually based on your personal needs. We will do various types of grammar exercises, reading comprehensions and of course we'll also talk a lot. I'm also having a lot of experience in successfully preparing students for German certificates (Goethe, telc) in all levels. You will benefit from my years of experience as I have a lot of learning material for all kinds of needs and occasions.
German might be a bit challenging sometimes but believe me there is a logical reason for everything. Let me show and explain you the German grammar and I'm sure you will see how logical and beautiful German can be.
So let's explore the beauty of German together and I'd love to meet you for a trial session!
Ich freue mich auf dich!
Hello German Language Learners! :)
I am Lisa and I come from Austria. I have a Master’s degree in educational studies and I am also a Goethe certificated German teacher. Currently I live in Mexico and I have been working for three years now at the Goethe Centre in Guadalajara and I also have been giving online classes in other institutes since a couple of years. Through my work there I gained experience in individual and group lessons, and in face-to-face and in online classes. Besides that, I hold the examiner license from A1 to C1, and I frequently conduct and rate exams of the Goethe Institute.
I find it especially important to apply different didactic methods in order to create many authentic occasions for oral communication embedded in a dynamic teaching sequence which results in varied and vivid lessons. Online communication tools like Zoom or Skype and games like Quizlet, Kahoot and LearningApps are mostly implemented in my sequences.
Apart from that, I can structure individual classes according to your wishes and to your needs. Whether you want to focus on grammar, listening, reading, speaking or just on a topic of interest, I will be happy to accompany you on your path.
Teaching people from different countries and cultures is great of interest to me, as for me it is not only about imparting didactic contents, but also about an interchange among cultures and the experience of international networking. Therefore, I would be happy teaching my mother tongue to beginners, intermediates or advanced students.
I am an experienced German tutor teaching students (individuals and groups) at all levels and all ages.
I am a native German speaker and have lived in the UK for over 25 years.
Learning a language should be fun and the German you learn should suit the environment you want to use it in. Whether you want to learn German to pass important exams at school, have business contacts abroad, your spouse is German, you are going away on holiday in Germany, or you just want to keep up your language skills - please get in touch and we can work out a lesson plan and pace which suits you.
I have worked as a German tutor since 2003 and have also been a learning support assistant at a local school. I have experience working with students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
Hi, I am Elmar from Austria. With a great passion for teaching German and English, I have been helping students of different levels worldwide.
For beginners, I promise to take the first step with you with patience, clarity, encouragement, and fun. For intermediate and advanced learners, I can explain complex grammar and perfect your skills from all aspects. For students with specific needs, I am ready to help with language exams, business or daily conversational needs, etc.
Additionally, I am from the financial industry with decent knowledge in various topics. It will be my pleasure to share my culture and be your Austrian friend!
Schön dich kennenzulernen! My name is Robin and I’m a certified and experienced German (DaF/DaZ) teacher from Stuttgart Germany. I studied teaching and Business Administration and would love to help you learn my native language. I have lived in Germany, the US and Mexico before, so I can give you helpful translations into German, English and Spanish when you need them. Please feel free to send me any questions you have and book a trial lesson. Speaking a foreign language enables you not only to get to know the culture better, but also opens up opportunities to you e.g. traveling, standing out in job interviews, studying or working abroad. If you are looking to study or work in Germany, you should consider taking Business German or German for Academic Purposes lessons with me. I have worked in Management Consulting and Finance before, so I can prepare you for job interviews, applications and business travel too. My schedule is optimized to give you the ability to take lessons before and after work, as well as on the weekend. Feel free to request additional time slots. The private lessons are highly effective and can be fully adapted to suit your specific interests and needs.
Here are some general lesson categories:
- Conversational Lessons / Informal Tutoring
- German for Academic Purposes
- Exam Preparation: Goethe Test / Telc / Test DaF / ...
- Business German
- Interview Preparation, CV and Cover Letter
Hallo to everyone who is interested in the German language.
My name is Marlene, I am from Germany, 30 years old and I have a passion for languages and communication. I believe that everyone can learn a foreign language and that it can be done in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
If you are a total beginner, no worries at all, I will help you through the jungle of the German ü, ä, ö and ß. If you are already more advanced, I will help you to improve and perfection your skills (with me you will become the new Goethe!). My classes are not money driven, but outcome and fun related. I will adapt to your level and needs and will make you feel comfortable. My approach to teaching is to use a variety of material, including reading texts, listening to audios, watching videos and using grammar and exercise sheets. I will try to make you speak as much as possible and you don´t have to feel shy or embarrassed about your pronunciation or grammar mistakes. The more you speak, the better you learn.
My advice is always to repeat. Repetition is the key for things to stick and become natural after a while. The beautiful thing about learning a language is the progress. I promise that you will see a progress in a short amount of time which is really rewarding. I am a positive, patient and encouraging teacher, there will be no pressure, stress or strictness in my classes.
I am looking forward to meeting you in our first class. Liebe Grüße! Marlene
Hallo Leute - hi guys!
Taking your first steps in German?
Do you want to improve a specific language skill?
Or prepare for an exam?
I can offer you:
I'm from Kassel in Germany but live in São Paulo, Brazil.
Here I started to teach German as a foreign language in German multinationals, in social projects, and as a 1:1 online teacher.
I have worked with German learners of many different needs and levels and I am simply in love with what you teach me about my language.
I am here to challenge you and cheer for your progress!
My name is Christine. I’m half German, half Belgian, and I have lived in Mexico for 19 years. I have been a teacher for 16 years and I have taught different subjects and languages, such as English, German, Spanish, world history, and geography. My teaching approach depends on the student's level and interests. That being said, I believe that conversation is an important part of learning a language, and so I often focus on conversation or question-answer sessions in my classes. I love teaching and I always aim to make classes interesting.
I currently use the Netzwerk textbook and workbook by Klett (for A1 level), but I am open to working with other books as well. At the moment I am awaiting new books for other levels.
My Spanish level is excellent. I speak Latin American Spanish, but I know the grammar for Spanish from both Spain and Latin America.
Hope to meet you soon!
Hello! My name is Simon, I am 23 years old and I come from Germany. I was born and raised in Essen in the Ruhr Valley.
For the past years I have lived in East Timor, volunteering and teaching English and German, and studied my BA in Global Goveranance, Political Science and World Politics in Rome and Saint Petersburg. I love to travel, which is where I discovered my love for languages. Whereever I go, I try to learn a little bit of the local languages. Moreover, whereever I went I met people who were excited about learning German. This made me wanna support this interest and help people to learn German. I hope to help you, too.
Everybody has a different story for learning German. You may need to pass a German exam to enter university or work in Germany, you may have German friends or family and want to learn more, or you may just enjoy learning German. For each of you, there is an individual plan waiting that meets these situations, expectations, and goals. Whether you are learning for fun, for an exam, or for travelling, we will practice the types of conversations, vocabulary, and grammar that you will need most.
Most of all, we will have fun and learn together!
I am looking forward to our first lesson! Until then, best wishes, Simon
offering language training for following purpose:
Learning German must be fun and if you can stay focused, motivated, you will make progress and succeed. That is my job, to help your reaching your goals. First, we will get to know each other so that I know what kind of learner you are, what you like, what your goals are and then I will design the perfect lesson plan for you. You need to learn German for school, study, work or to pass exams? No problem, I can help you. My main goal is that you can use the language, in everyday life, the language must be alive and from the first lesson, I can assure you, you will start to communicate in German.
I have been teaching this wonderful language for 11 years and I am certified by the “Goethe Institut”. I love languages and music. I think that learning makes us grow and be better people. We learn something everyday and that keeps us alive.
I am looking forward knowing you, bis bald, tschüss
Do you want to travel to Germany or communicate in everyday life?
Do you need a language certificate or do you maybe want to apply for a job?
I can offer you help with:
I'm an experienced German teacher from Berlin who speaks German, English and Spanish fluently.
My first teaching experience was in Perú, where I started to teach German as a foreign language to children in a social project.
I have 6 years of experience teaching German to students of different ages and levels from all over the world.
Hope to see you soon!
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1-on-1 lessons are perhaps the best way to improve speaking skills, and because of this many students use LanguaTalk to learn to speak German fluently. That said, some students have other, more specific goals. Tell your tutor what your goals are and they'll tailor the lessons to your needs. Most tutors can help with any of the following:
New to LanguaTalk? You'll have one credit for a free trial. Many, but not all, tutors offer trials for free. If they do not, the price will be just 30 percent of their full lesson price, so you can still try a session at minimal cost.
Trial sessions are 30 minutes and are taught via video call (Skype or Zoom). They allow you to assess whether the tutor is a good fit for you, and get a feel for learning online. The tutor will assess your level and aim to understand your needs and interests so that they can customise any lessons you decide to take. You'll be encouraged to speak in German as much as possible, but of course you can speak in English too!
If, after your trial session, you don't feel that the tutor is quite right for you, you can book a trial with another tutor for just 30 percent of their full lesson price.
Most of the German tutors on our site are able to teach students of all levels. When you click on a tutor's profile you'll see if certain levels are not supported. For example, certain tutors cannot teach complete beginners.
Likewise, you can also see on the tutor's profile whether they're suitable for all ages. Online German lessons are sometimes taken to support school/college studies. Usually, the tutor will be able to customise the lessons to follow the material and topics covered in the student's exams. Please note that as per our Terms & Conditions, students who are under 18 must get permission from a legal guardian before booking.
Lessons are taught 1-on-1 so that you receive your tutor’s full attention and can progress quickly. Each lesson is 55 minutes long and is taught via video call, allowing you to communicate with your tutor and share learning materials as if you were in the same room.
The tutors vary in terms of their teaching methods, resources, experiences, and personalities. So we suggest you look at several profiles to choose the best tutor for you. Whichever German tutor you pick, they'll aim to tailor the lessons to your individual needs.
We want students to have an exceptional learning experience on LanguaTalk, so we only accept the very best tutor applications. Though we consider qualifications and experience, we place equal value on communication skills, personality and reviews from previous students. Almost all tutors are native speakers of the language they teach, and we require that they can speak English too.
Each tutor is different - they have different backgrounds, strengths, teaching methods and personalities. So we suggest you browse several profiles to find the right German tutor for you.
The beauty of taking German lessons online is that you can learn anytime, anywhere. When you choose a tutor, just check their calendar to make sure that they have available times that fit your schedule. Some German tutors have limited availability due to teaching a lot of students.
Our booking system is designed to be incredibly easy to use. You can see tutors' available hours in your local time zone. If you choose to book lessons with a tutor, you'll be able to purchase them one at a time, or buy in bulk with a volume discount. You can pay securely by card on our website.
You can manually add bookings to your personal calendar, or if you use Google calendar, you can add bookings automatically with our syncing feature. You'll also be able to receive email reminders to help ensure you don't forget to turn up.
You can reschedule or cancel lessons in a couple of clicks. Note that this can only be done up to 24 hours before the lesson time. This rule is required to protect tutors, who lose income when lessons are cancelled at the last minute.
Sometimes students feel uncertain about learning German online because they think it’ll be totally different to learning face-to-face. But usually when they try it, they find that the experience is almost the same and they often build a strong relationship with their tutor.
Once you start a video call with your chosen German tutor online, you’ll be able to communicate with them as if you were in the same room. They’ll usually also share learning resources with you (using Google Docs, YouTube etc.) and you’ll be able to collaborate in real-time.
According to the Foreign Service Institute, if you already speak English, German is one of the easiest languages to learn. The exact amount of time it will take you to become fluent will depend on many factors, such as your current level, your knowledge of similar languages, your capacity to learn, how you study, and how intensively you study. Some will be able to go from beginner to conversational fluency within a couple of months through intensive study. Others will take longer. Combining 1-on-1 lessons with an online German tutor with regular self-study is an effective way to learn German fast.
If you live in the US or Europe, face-to-face German lessons may cost anywhere between $15 and $40 (USD) per hour. Online tutoring tends to be cheaper than face-to-face because the tutor doesn't need to travel to you. An online German tutor could cost anywhere from $7 to $30 per hour, but be aware that very cheap tutors may lack experience. On LanguaTalk, German tutors typically charge between $10 and $25 per hour.
Of course, learning 1-on-1 with an experienced German tutor is not the cheapest way to learn; you could learn via a free app instead. But if you're serious about learning, nothing beats 1-on-1 German lessons with a great teacher.
There is no 'best way' to learn a language - it depends on your needs, level and budget. If you can't afford to take lessons, you can use a free app such as Duolingo to build your vocabulary. And to improve your listening skills, you can watch TV and listen to podcasts in German. But to learn how to actually speak a language, you need to talk to a native speaker on a regular basis and receive accurate feedback so that you improve. If you want to make fast progress, it's best to take 1-on-1 lessons that are tailored to your needs by an experienced online German teacher.