From AustriaLiving in Vienna, Austria (23:19 UTC+01:00)
Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen. J W G
italki teacher since Jan 6, 2022
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". Language is the universal key to open new worlds. 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. We'll use text documents, current news articles, PDF files, and other resources to make it an easy, fun, and interactive experience. I'll always encourage you to help shape the topics of the lessons, because I want you to learn and study things meaningful to you.
My teaching material
Articles and news
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1 German lesson
Karl ist sehr freundlich und hat viel Geduld. Ich denke, er ist ein ausgezeichneter Lehrer. Ich habe es vor, mehr Unterricht mit ihm zu reservieren.
Nov 29, 2022
10 German lessons
Karl is a great teacher and I highly recommend him! His lessons are very professional and fun!
Nov 25, 2022
7 German lessons
Danke Karl! Ich hatte viel spass
Nov 14, 2022
6 German lessons
Es war sehr effektiv Unterricht mit Karl. Er könnte nicht nur einfach sprechen sondern aus meine Fehlern korrigieren und nützliche Materialen schiken.
Nov 9, 2022
4 German lessons
Ich hatte die erste Stunde mit Karl-Heinz, und es war genau was ich gebraucht hat. Vielen Dank ;)