From AustriaLiving in Vienna, Austria (15:12 UTC+01:00)
italki teacher since Jan 6, 2022
Interest topicFilms & TV SeriesHistoryScience
Hello / Hola a todos los hispanohablantes and SERVUS as they say in Austria. I live and work in the music capital of the world, Vienna. My name is Karl-Heinz. I love learning and teaching, which is what got me interested in italki. My job as a journalist and working for the government brings me into contact with the international press and European institutions, and the diversity of languages in Europe has always been an intellectual bonus in my work. English is the lingua franca in my working environment but I must confess that I call Spanish my secret love. In my free time I like riding my motorbike, playing hockey, skiing and paragliding.
Me as a Teacher
I consider myself patient, understanding and organized and I firmly believe that the best way to learn a language is through conversation, just as we learned our communication skills in our mother tongue. It's as simple as that! From my own experience I know the hardships and worries of foreign language learning and understand the challenge, but also the fulfillment that comes with language acquisition. Since there is no one-size-fits-all approach on mastering a language, an effective answer can only be found in individualized and tailored language coaching.
My lessons & teaching style
Learning a language is so much more than just memorizing a set of words and sentence structures. An Austrian philosopher once said that "the limits of your language are the limits of your world". I'll try to get you closer to the culture, traditions (plus idiosyncrasies), mentality, other ways of thinking and most importantly the necessary skills for having conversations in German. The usual sources for teaching will be applied and as a special feature I'll offer you a learning programme/strategy I've developed called "BOOST YOUR GERMAN" - a tool you can use outside the classroom that will significantly increase your learning efficiency. We'll focus on topics exclusively relevant to you.
My teaching material
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14 German lessons
Feb 26, 2024
2 German lessons
Despite having to do part of the lesson while I was driving, Karl just went with the distraction. Vielen Dank.
Feb 13, 2024
Luciana De la Torre
1 German lesson
He is the best teacher! He makes sure the questions are appropiate to your level and needs, today I understood everything he said since he also types down the questions! He sure makes you laugh and you have a lot of fun learning! I cannot recommend him more :)
Jan 31, 2024
2 German lessons
I enjoyed my first lesson and look forward to more.