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Patrick Thiess

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Spricht

Deutsch
Muttersprachler
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Englisch
C2
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Spanisch
B2

Über Mich

I am a native German speaker and German language tutor with a few years of experience. I am an enthusiastic and positive person and always intend to spark my student's interest and motivation by applying methods and teaching styles that are best suited for my student's way of learning. I can teach all levels of German as well as prepare you for any kind of language test on any level.
Additional learning material will also be provided by me, depending on your goals and levels we will use various course, work and/or grammar books. Additional reading stories in ranging through all levels (from A1 to C2) will also be provided including writing and comprehension exercises.

My main teaching style focuses on conversation and on improving your writing skills as well as your confidence in using the German language orally. Thus we will talk a lot and also get you to read about specific topics in order to broaden your vocabulary which we then apply in writing and at the end in a discussion or conversation.
We will work especially on reoccurring gaps and problems, identify them and solve them. The idea here is to develop a deeper understanding of the language and also get you to talk without or with only a thin accent.

As I also hold a BA and MSc in various social sciences I additionally teach and support academic writing in German.

Lehrkraftstatistiken

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Zeitplan

Lehrerfahrung

Anfänger
Grundkenntnisse
Fortgeschrittener Anfänger
Selbstständige Sprachverwendung
Fachkundige Sprachkenntnisse
Ausgezeichnete Kenntnisse
Standard German

Lebenslauf

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2012 - 2013
Master of Science
University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
International Politics, Law and Criminology
2007 - 2012
Bachelor of Arts
University of Freiburg - Freiburg, Germany
History, Sociology and Linguistics
2009 - 2010
Guest Student
University of Rotterdam - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Cultural Studies and Social and Political Sciences

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2012 - 2017
Freelance German Tutor
Edinburgh, Guatemala, Bulgaria
• Provided high quality language lessons to students of various backgrounds, special focus on Conversational Courses and Writing. • Organised schedules and made appointments with students as well as prepared the lessons in advance. • Used a variety of different language learning books and chose the most suitable exercises depending on the student’s level, background and interests. • Used different approaches, such as various mediums, music or videos/movies to match the student’s interest and level in order to increase the motivation and excitement for the language. • Analysed student learning and planned and administered a variety of appropriate assessments. • Supported a friend’s language school for businesses as a substitute teacher for German. Lessons in this case took place at the respective business and in front of an actual ‘class’.