Course in Berlin

You are in Berlin?
You want to learn German in a real life language course but you don’t have much money and you want to keep it flexible?

I offer what I call “advanced tutoring” or One-Way-Tandem

Where:

I don’t have a room so in winter we meet in cafés and in summer we meet in cafés too because it is raining. In the rare event that it is not raining we go to a park to sit there.

When:

We usually meet once a week… or once every 2 weeks. Or twice a week. It is really flexible. One meeting is about 2 hours long.. or shorter or longer. The time and day are flexible and can be changed on short term notice (also by me :) )

What:

We meet and as soon as the basics are clear (the basics being “using verbs in present and past”) we just talk. Then, we will see what problem and roadblocks we get to. I used to follow a more text-booky approach but it didn’t work for my students and I didn’t enjoy myself too much so I decided to just go with the flow.

So… if you want someone you can talk to who can also answer all the tricky grammar questions, I can help you. I don’t take that many students because I simply don’t have that much time but if you’re interested send me and e-mail to:

 info[at]german-is-easy.de

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Deutsch für Dich – German course

Deutsch für Dich is a really really really really really really great project. Really. I’ve heard about it only recently but I decided to post a link right away because it deserves support.
It is a team of enthusiasts offering German classes for different levels on weekday evenings in a Bar in Neukölln… I think they do sell beer there too, but I am not sure. There is no contract so you can just pop in, see if you like it and then decide.  And the best thing is… it is on pay-what-you-want-basis.
Woah awesome now I can learn German for free while drinking beer… if you thought that, well… that is not really the idea.
The concept is pay-what-you-want mainly to give people whole REALLY can’t afford any classes to learn German anyway. And if everyone just gives a little, no one will have to give even close to the amount a regular school costs. So please please people… if you go there and you enjoy yourself… be fair and leave them a tip!!!! Organizing stuff like that is hard work.
I am stressing this point because there has been a “pay-what-you-can-afford” brunch buffet in a place called Café Morgenrot at some point and eventually they had introduce a minimum pay because people were just thinking “Oh awesome, it’s free.”
So anyway… if you’re in Berlin and you want to make some friends, learn German in a nice atmosphere and all that without being in a school… check out Deutsch für dich.
Here is the link to their Facebook-page and to their FAQ:

Deutsch für Dich on Facebook

Deutsch für Dich – FAQ

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Jana
Jana
6 years ago

Hi,
If I need you to write an email in German, would you do that? I wrote that email in English and the recipient reply was go learn german and then you can ask the questions. It is work related opportunity. And really I don’t want to waste a year learning the language to figure out then that the answer is negative.

John Andersen
John Andersen
6 years ago

Love to learn german…ein bissen Deutsche…need much practice…danke…john Andersen

Sdbc111@yahoo.com

ksameer73
7 years ago

Is there a German dictionary with etymology? For English, there’s OED and Webster, and I’d LOVE one for German. You have no idea of the extent to which my jaw drops when I discover connections between languages I know (i.e. Hindi, English, and French; still learning German :|). And Proto-Indo-European words are like Dickensian twists…

Libin George
7 years ago

hiiii… thank you so much for this wonderful blog.. this is the best place ever to learn German basics and you explain in a great way.. we all will be always thankfull for you to spend a lot of ur time for teaching and making us understand easily… God bless you bro..

can i have your email id??

Saeedur Rahman
Saeedur Rahman
7 years ago

I am in Afghanistan now I will be in 4 months in Germany klön I really really want to learn Germany from you

Saeedur Rahman
Saeedur Rahman
7 years ago

I am from Afghanistan I will be in 4 months in Germany klön I want to learn Germany you can help me I wait for you

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Ich spreche nur ein wenig Deutsch. Dank für diese website. Es ist hilfreich!

Andy
Andy
8 years ago

Es*

Andy
Andy
8 years ago

achso, ich habe es grad gefunden, danke schön :) Ich scheint, besser als Leo zu sein.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Hi, what do you think is the most effective way to improve vocabulary, I’ve founds lots of things to improve grammar, but now that I have, a pretty basic, hold on it I figured I would be better learning vocabulary and reading books or that kind of thing.

Thanks

Andy
Andy
8 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Mit Listen lerne ich auch am schnellsten. Ich finde es aber manchmal schwierig, sicher zu sein, dass ich das richtige Wort habe. Ich stelle das Wort in Leo ein und es gibt mir viele Optionen, die ich nicht kenne. Bist du auch ein Fan von Frequency Dictionaries?

Andy
Andy
8 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Danke. Pons.de wirkt gut, danke. Zeigt es auf keinen Fall den Plural des Worts? Frequency Dictionaries… In diesen Wörterbüchern sind die Wörter in abnehmenden Häufigkeit gelistet. Also, welche Wörter nutzt man am meisten. Zum Beispiel: http://www.amazon.com/Frequency-Dictionary-German-Vocabulary-Dictionaries/dp/0415316332

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Hello ! I’m french and I’m also trying to learn german. I’ve been trying to use Anki. Have you heard of it ? Its a software that let you create or download flashcards. Basically, you have a 1000 words vocabulary list and the software ask your their meaning. Depending of the difficulty, it asks you again in 1 day or 4 day or 1 weeek and so on. Do you think it’s a good idea to begin with vocabulary learning ? Or should mix vocabulary learning and sentence structure learning ?

Also, if you have some children books to recommend, it’ll be great!

Thank you again for all your work.

Adrian

samuel eric mulwa
samuel eric mulwa
8 years ago

hi,am sam from Kenya and i really like german.Currently i learn german here and i would like to learn it in germany because my tutor is not that efficient he skips lots of infomation and sometimes leaves me hanging.i am really inspired to learn this languge,mostly i am on your page trying to get some information,kindly look foward to me .Yours faithfully Samuel Eric Mulwa

Sanny
Sanny
8 years ago

Hi there, I will be in Berlin in April 2014. Its very interesting what you offer, but seriously its for free? I mean only give a little amount of money like 3-5 euro/meeting?

Since English is also my second language, I really have to work harder than the other. :) I’ll let you know as soon as I arrived. Danke

Sanny
Sanny
8 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Thank you so much for your info. Would love to visit your place when I get there. :)

Aditya Pandey
8 years ago

Hi. Can you recommend a good book that incorporates word/meaning, grammar as well as how to make sentences in German?

Haleem Husnu
Haleem Husnu
8 years ago

Thanks a lot. It was very useful. I know now that I have an idea and I can start from that. It’s easier if I know the basics first and the exceptions like you said, i can catch them later. Thanks again for such a quick reply. Happy New Year!!!

Take care!

Haleem Husnu
Haleem Husnu
8 years ago

Hi, first of all, let me say this…best website ever to learn German.. everything is so accurate and you make it so easy. But I have a question. I still don’t know when I should use “zu” and when I should use “an”. They both means “to”, so is there any way how I can differentiate between these two..

Thanks a lot.

David
David
8 years ago

Hello,
Where can i post any questions about german?

Lee
Lee
9 years ago

Hi, my dear,
I really really want to learn German from you, but i am in hamburg, what can I do?

Chris H
Chris H
8 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

do you offer Skype sessions? maybe that would work for Lee…he could be in Hamburg and you and your computer could still sit in a cafe in Berlin, LOL.

James Spence
James Spence
9 years ago

Hi there,

Try Chalksy.com if you’re looking to learn (absolutely anything) or you’d like to teach and earn money whilst doing it. I’ve signed up there and it seems pretty cool.

Good luck!

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

Does anyone know if the surname Islieb means “is love” in German?