Private German Lessons in London

Private German Lessons at Sprachraum 

Private German lessons are ideal for you, if you wish to learn at your own pace,
at a time and a place that suits you. Classes can be taken individually,
with a friend or in your own private group.

A little bit about our approach…

 

At Sprachraum we start from the premise that everyone is able to learn successfully given the right tools and support. We strive to create a stimulating and encouraging environment in which you learn the German language effectively and have fun in the process. We promote autonomous learning where you are encouraged to take initiative in your own learning and to review your own progress through a range of oral, written and comprehension exercises. Our German lessons aim not only to equip you with practical German language skills, but also to introduce you to the world of possibilities that learning German brings.

 

 

 

 

Teaching emphasis of our German tuition is on a balance of solid understanding of grammar and syntax together with acquisition of vocabulary. Grammar is the backbone of a language and mastering it is crucial in order to use the language correctly. It also helps to shed light on the inner workings of the language. However grammar can easily become redundant, without words to apply it to. Hence vocabulary exercises focus initially on subjects that are of relevance to you.

 

Why learn German with us?

Goal-oriented & practice-based approach

We endeavour to bridge the gap between theory and practice, hence we incorporate lots of speaking practice to train your oral production skills. 

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Personalised learning plan

Every student has different goals, needs and interests. We take these into consideration when meticulously designing your learning plan so that you learn effectively.

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Experienced & knowledgeable German tutors

German tutors at Sprachraum are native and native-level German speakers with excellent academic backgrounds and plenty of teaching experience. We know what it takes to learn and teach a language successfully.

 

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Flexibility

We teach Monday to Sunday, from 07:30 to 22:00. Learn German at your chosen location or in our classroom in the City, a stone's throw away from Bank, Monument, Cannon Street and Mansion House station. It is also possible to combine face to face with online lessons.

Choose your German lessons

German Tuition

Suitable for learners of all levels

Learn German at your own pace, at a time and a place that suits you.
Take classes individually, with a friend, or set up your own private group.

What you will learn

If you’re a beginner, you will start with the very basic: learning to describe and express yourself in simple ways, gradually introducing more sophisticated grammar. Because we know that a common stumbling block in learning a new language is resistance, you will be encouraged to gradually dismantle this block by getting into the habit of thinking in German from a very early stage, however crude it may sound to the senses.

If you’re at intermediate or advanced level, you will be introduced to more complex materials on contemporary topics or subjects of your interest as a starting point to generate a discussion. You will have the opportunity to build and substantiate your own argument. This activity reinforces everything that you have learned, that is using the language correctly and in a more nuanced way, without even realising it. Language is all about communication, so being able to talk about things that matter to you is an excellent way to start.

Costs and options

1:1 classes
£48/hour

2:1 classes – learn with a friend, partner or colleague
£34/hour/person

Intensive German Tuition

Suitable for learners of all levels, especially those wishing to reach a certain point within a short timeframe.

What you will learn

Our tailor-made intensive German lessons are carefully designed to ensure that your goals and objectives are met within the given deadline and therefore vary in content. We have helped students prepare presentations, job relocation to a German-speaking country, to ab-initio German degree programs.

After your initial lesson, your German tutor will create a personalised learning syllabus which will be the foundation of your intensive German course. For example, if you’re a beginner, you will learn to describe yourself, to navigate your way,  and to make simple enquiries orally and in written form. You will also be introduced to the basic aspects of German grammar which are crucial to develop your German language skills grammar such as tenses, German word order and nouns.

If you have previously learned German and would like to brush up on your language skills, this is also possible. Simply let us know your requirements.

Costs and format

1:1 classes

£50/hour – 4 to 10 hours in one weekend 

£48/hour – 6 to 10 hours in one week (excludes weekends)

£46/hour – 11 to 15 hours in one week (excludes weekends)

German for Business

Suitable for students at upper beginner (A1+) to advanced level (C1+)

What you will learn

This program is aimed at those looking to use German in a professional setting. If you are a complete beginner, we can help you build a solid foundation of grammar and vocabulary to start with, before expanding your vocabulary into your particular field. We have worked with clients to

  • prepare for presentation and interview
  • improve communication with German-speaking colleagues
  • prepare for a job relocation or secondment to a German-speaking country

Costs and options

1:1 classes
From £52/hour

2:1 classes – learn with a friend, partner or colleague
From £38/hour/person

Private group (3-5 people) – learn with colleagues
From £30/hour/person

German Exam Preparation

Suitable for those preparing for German language exams such as, but not limited to, Goethe Institut certificates, TELC, TestDAF, A-Levels, GCSE and university exams

What you will learn

Our German exam preparation courses are devoted to consolidating techniques and strategies to ensure exam success. Depending on the exam you are planning to sit, you will be familiarised with the structure of your individual exam modules. We will identify the area(s) that need most attention and work together to improve your performance. You will be encouraged to practice using available past or practice papers and exam simulation, particularly for the speaking part, and receive regular feedback.

While of course success is mostly dependent on your effort and commitment, it helps having a German tutor who has experienced all the challenges of language learning first hand. It took Natasha (Sprachraum’s founder) ten months to get from A1 to passing her C1 Goethe Zertifikat exam and she takes great pride in being able to identify with her students, as she was once one too!

Costs and options

1:1 classes
£48/hour

2:1 classes – learn with a friend, partner or colleague
£34/hour/person

German Conversation Classes

Suitable for students at upper beginner (A1+) to advanced level (C1+)

What you will learn

Our German conversation classes are designed specifically to improve your oral fluency and widen your vocabulary range. As we know that one of the keys to success in language learning is relevance, subjects will generally revolve around your areas of interests. However lessons may also cover more general topics ranging from current affairs to food, history or music in order to expose you to new words and grammar concepts. You will be given learning materials and tools of various formats to ensure that your learning process is stimulating and immersive throughout.

A typical lesson for intermediate/advanced students consists in discussing a chosen material. This could include newspaper articles, news reports, podcasts, short stories, novels, German-speaking TV shows or films. Students could choose to do this independently outside of the lesson or together in class. During the lesson, your German tutor will create written mind-maps to record new vocabulary including standard phrases, synonyms, idioms and certain grammar rules relating to the topic discussed. Students will be able to take this away and go through them in their own time in order to process and internalise this new information.

If you are at a beginner level and wish to develop your speaking skills as well as confidence, it is possible to create a personalised program to suit your ability. Using short stories and audio books, we will primarily talk about daily life, work, routine and your immediate surrounding.

Costs and options

1:1 classes
£48/hour

2:1 classes – learn with a friend, partner or colleague
£34/hour/person

Hear what our happy clients
have to say

"Sprachraum provides a versatile and flexible German language service that can support German learners of every level and calibre to accomplish their desired objectives. In contrast to many other tuition providers, I have found Sprachraum to offer a learning syllabus that is tailored to the student both in relation to content, teaching venue and time. This flexibility is particularly helpful for those that may otherwise struggle to reconcile a busy working week with an evening language class or have found group tuition to be lacking."

 

Philip Morrison
Lawyer

"Highly recommended German tuition. I did try to learn German in the past without success. I met Natasha being on A1 level and within few months I climbed up to B1-B2. The course is always very well structured and includes reading, writing, listening and speaking. Within few months I am able to read German literature, watch German TV and hold a conversation in German. One to one tuition definitely satisfies better my personal needs and can also be flexible allowing me to keep up with my busy work schedule. If you consider learning German, Sprachraum is your best choice!"

 

Eva G.
Opthalmologist

"I have been taking 1-1 lessons in everyday German language, with Simon, for some time now. I originally learned some German informally before starting these lessons, so I thought that it might be difficult for Simon to pinpoint which stage I was at with my learning, and what topics to focus on. But he has been amazing at ensuring that I always feel as though I am learning, and is great at assessing my strengths and weaknesses. We have been using great and well priced materials, which has ticked the box of being affordable for me.

Sprachraum really provides a great service to all learners of all levels! Each lesson leaves me feeling much more confident about my ability to communicate in German! 🙂"

 

Aaron Agboola

"Natasha combines expertise, rigour and humour to help me get the most out of our classes. The lessons are always engaging and I feel they are tailored to me. The timing is flexible, which fits well with my other commitments. I am gaining the skills and confidence to talk with my German colleagues and clients in their own language. I'm progressing more quickly than I'd ever expected and I'm having a lot of fun along the way. I always look forward to my next lesson, and strongly recommend Natasha and Sprachraum."

 

Angus Millar
Accountant

"Vielen Dank, Natasha! The tutorials were tailored to my specific situation, whereas I studied German for 5 years in school over 20 years ago and I needed help to tap into my memory to find the words and again find the feeling for the language. I really appreciate having a tutor who showed complete understanding and patience for my crazy work situation where there was no time nor energy to do homework and I was literally running down the road for my lessons. Tschüss! Auf Wiedersehen!"

 

Maria L.

"I wanted to learn as much German as possible before I had to leave London, and I was so glad I went to Sprachraum! I had 1-1 lessons with Natasha who is a great teacher. Her teaching method helped me develop a strong foundation in grammar and her classes are always engaging and fun. I was pleasantly surprised that I progressed much quicker than I expected.

If anyone is looking to learn German in London, I highly recommend Natasha and Sprachraum! Her office is very convenient as it's just a minute's walk from Bank Station.

I greatly enjoy her lessons and can't wait to come back! She also has biscuits to help if your brain needs a rest from absorbing all the grammar information!"

Jo Lee

"I'm so glad I found Sprachraum, Natasha is a brilliant teacher and was able to structure my lessons to fit exactly what I wanted to achieve and the time frame I had, meaning I was able to pass my A1 exam within 5 weeks. My lessons were really enjoyable and I always left with a clear idea of what I should practise before the next lesson. The central London location was also really helpful."

 

Genevieve O'Driscoll
Musician

"I had never taken one-on-one tutoring before I began my German lessons with Natasha. She not only drew me out of my comfort-zone of disappearing into a group lesson but also tailor-made the sessions to suit my exact needs. She is adept at evaluating learners’ abilities. I have seen myself understand concepts better and improve my lexis within just a few sessions. She is creative and innovative in her methods and I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a better understanding of the German language."

 

Tanvi Warty
Surgeon