From GermanyLiving in Espoo, Finland (18:56 UTC+02:00)
Over 12 years of Experience in learning through conversational practice.
italki teacher since Jan 1, 2022
Hello, my name is Stephan.
I am from Germany and I currently live in Finland.
Languages for me should be fun and are the best way to learn about people in other countries and about their cultures. And, of course, a language can open doors and help you to actively participate in life, for instance, when you are living in a foreign country.
I made the experience that conversation and active use of a language is the best and fastest way to become fluent. I have in in this way learned Russian, Japanese and I am currently learning Finnish.
From this experience, I think that I have some ideas how language learning through conversation and via the internet is fun and efficient.
Me as a Teacher
Constantly since 2010, I have had the opportunity to learn together with many conversation partners in various languages.
From this experience, I think that I have gained ideas how language learning through conversation and via the internet is fun and efficient.
Often, if you are not in the country, it can be difficult to find a conversation partner.
I would like to help you learning German by being your conversation partner and to support you in the process.
Lesson pricing: 15% off for 5 lesson packages. 20% off for 10 lesson package 25% off for 20 lesson package (Please ask me to open 10 or 20 lesson package - Technically, I can only have one package-type in the interface at a time.)
My lessons & teaching style
I am happy to adapt to your needs and wishes.
If you like, I suggest to compose each lecture from several blocks, such as brief free speaking as a warm-up (2-3min), Grammar and Vocabulary repetitions (5-10 Min), a presentation by you and which you prepared for the lesson, as well as language exercises such as roleplays, discussion about books, magazines, newspapers, as well as answering any questions you might have or bring into the lesson. If you like, I recommend that a small homework, such as reading or writing exercises support your learning too.
Topic can be very flexible according to your interest. I have a technical background by profession, but I also like arts, nature or sports.
Der Unterricht war sehr hilfreich, nützlich, energisch, und interessant. Урок был замечательным. Стефан отлично все объясняет, помогает разговориться, предлагает много полезных и интересных упражнений. Я очень довольна, хочу заниматься дальше.
Nov 26, 2022
3 German lessons
Stephan is an excellent teacher. I had a very enjoyable lesson with him. He made the lesson fun with a lot of different activities. He explained things clearly and was very helpful.
Nov 11, 2022
3 German lessons
Stephan is a great, flexible, and patient teacher, who is easy to interact with and provides great materials to aid learning. His has a great fluency in both English and German. Highly recommend!
Oct 24, 2022
11 German lessons
The explanations on vocabulary are very clear with a lot of detail and context. I find it quite useful!
Oct 14, 2022
6 German lessons
Ich rate Ihnen mit Stephan zu unterrichten.
Oct 2, 2022
5 German lessons
I greatly enjoyed my lesson with Stephan. He is patient and very easy to talk with, and had a great variety of activities to develop my German and to challenge me to reach a higher level. Very highly recommended.