From DenmarkLiving in Other, Germany (18:04 UTC+01:00)
Community tutor who provides classic language education as well as conversation practice.
italki teacher since Sep 6, 2022
My name is Katla and I am a native speaker of Danish and German. I also taught myself to speak native-level English, Swedish and Dutch, and I have a degree in comparative linguistics, specialising in north-germanic (ie. scandinavian) languages. So I have a few language learning tricks up my sleeve, I can share with you. Outside of teaching Danish here on italki, I am working towards a post-graduate degree in computer science. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, coding, learning languages, spending time with friends and family as well as being in nature.
Me as a Teacher
Every student is different but I always try my best to create a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere in my lessons. My approach to teaching is highly affirmative. This means that I won’t just help you learn Danish, I will also help you build your confidence. So that you can use what you have learned independently, confidently, and creatively with other native speakers. Even though I am a native speaker, I am aware of the fact that the Danish language and especially its pronunciation provides many challenges for language learners and mastering Danish won't happen overnight. But I will help you get there, however long it takes, and together we can make it fun!
My lessons & teaching style
I am a community tutor who teaches. This means that I will be more than just a conversation partner, I will also provide materials for us to work with. These include texts and audio recordings suited to your level, discussion questions, images, and exercises. They are designed to help you develop all aspects of your Danish, ie. your speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills, as well as your vocabulary. I also include a little grammar but not so much that it becomes boring. My courses are designed to take you from total beginner to native level. In the end, however, it is you who decides what you most want to work on. I will design each class specific to your learning needs and goals.
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21 lessons completed
General Danish Course (A0 > B2)
A1 - B2General89 lessons completed
Danish Conversation Course (A2>B2)
A2 - B2Conversation Practice97 lessons completed
Danish for Higher Level Learners (B1 > C2)
B1 - C2General15 lessons completed
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4 Danish lessons
I have had a few lessons with Katla now and she is great - patient, kind, easy to talk to and good at explaining things. She has given me a lot more confidence in speaking Danish and is helping me prepare for my upcoming module test and bringing her own materials to help with this. Thank you Katla :)
Feb 3, 2023
8 Danish lessons
Katla clearly loves what she does. It shows in myriad ways, many of which were evident in today’s lesson: her proactive willingness to present vocabulary from the lesson in a way that will help keep track and integrate it into my lexicon more easily, her commitment to spending time outside of lessons gathering materials that I would find interesting, and in her active listening skill. She has the uncanny ability to know exactly which words I’m searching for mentally and adjust them into the most natural language possible. Any of these skills and practices would be great on their own, but the fact that she embodies all of them make her an amazing teacher!
Nov 10, 2022
18 Danish lessons
After seven lessons with Katla I have found her to be an attentive, positive and hard working teacher.
She is great at giving positive reinforcement and encouragement. She will both take into account her students wishes whilst also herself identifying things that need to be worked on. And she frequently checks in to make sure that I am happy and comfortable with the lessons.
She provides interesting and engaging lesson materials which are often tailored to my requests and interests. She is also more than capable of improvising and answering unforeseen questions.
All in all I think Katla is an excellent teacher and I would recommend her lessons wholeheartedly.
Nov 3, 2022
8 Danish lessons
En anden fantastisk lektion i dag! Tak!
Jan 25, 2023
5 Danish lessons
Learning a language from scratch can be challenging and a bit frustrating, but Katla has managed to make our first lessons very fun and productive.
Jan 16, 2023
5 Danish lessons
I had my first lesson with Katla and it went great. I really enjoyed it and look forward to the future classes.