From AustriaLiving in Rome, Italy (07:39 UTC+02:00)
italki teacher since Mar 30, 2022
Hello! My name is Nikolai Selikovsky and my mother tongue is German.
Since I'm little I love to communicate. I speak English, Italian and French fluently.
At the moment I live in Rome and there I learned to talk with hands and feet. So don't worry we find our way at the beginning.
Me as a Teacher
I'm an actor and therefore the language is our tool. Since I'm little I focus on languages, accents and expressions. For me it's fundamental that you understand me and a part of that, that we have fun!! Because the more fun you have the faster you learn the language.
My lessons & teaching style
My method is: talking. If you're not able to talk yet, I will take my time with you. The goal is to do a nice conversation! If you are unsure how you say a certain phrase, don't worry! We will resolve it.
If you want to focus on grammar, I will provide exercises and we will train together.
My teaching material
Articles and news
Test templates and examples
15 lessons completed
Basic and Advanced Conversations in German
A2 - C2Conversation Practice229 lessons completed
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10 German lessons
In my opinion Nikolai is one of the best here. He is very friendly and knowledgeable. Rare quality: pays some attention to perfect the pronunciation.
Mar 9, 2023
22 German lessons
Five stars for Nikolai's helping hand during technical issues at the beginning of the lesson (he found an excellent and a creative solution :-)) and another five stars for his encouraging way of leading the conversation and a huge heart for his lovely Austrian German which I miss very much. :-)
Dec 16, 2022
66 German lessons
I have had three lessons with Nikolai and found them all very enjoyable and engaging. He is very friendly and patient, which makes it fun to practice German both in a conversational manner as well as by doing focused short grammar exercises. When I make mistakes he offers encouragement to see if I can correct some mistakes on my own or he will help with the correction and also suggest alternative phrases and write them in the chat so that I can learn from the mistakes. I usually try to use a few new-to-me verbs/words during the sessions, some of which I have learned from wordlists or heard or read but not yet spoken. Nikolai's feedback regarding the correct usage of these verbs and phrases and German grammar rules is always super helpful. I really appreciate Nikolai's enthusiasm and I look forward to our sessions.
Jun 27, 2022
2 German lessons
Nikolai is a great teacher. You could have a lots of conversation and improve your German.
May 21, 2022
9 German lessons
Always a good time with Nikolai. I am very happy with these lessons ☺️
May 17, 2022
1 German lesson
Nikolai is a very nice and motivating guy. I enjoyed our first session and am looking forward for the next one:)