This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) originates from the questions I get from the people who simply contact me for information about my courses.
WHAT DO I OFFER
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GET THE TRIAL LESSON
“DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING TO THE TRIAL LESSON?”
“AND AFTER THE TRIAL LESSON?”
You can decide if you want to book a course or not.
- If you decided not to book a course you don’t have any obligation.
- If you decided to book a course just get in contact with me again to agree on a first appointment.
“DO I NEED TO FULFILL ANY REQUIREMENT TO TAKE A COURSE?”
“DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING FOR THE COURSE?”
“WHERE ARE THE LESSON?”
“HOW MUCH DOES A LESSON COST?”
The rate is 40€ per 45 minutes lessons. Special conditions apply, you can get the details in any of this pages:
“ISN’T THE COST HIGH?”
Maybe it is, but it is an investment for your future. I ensure you after achieving a good level of German you feel much better in Germany and you get a better job.
“DOES CHEAP MEANS POOR QUALITY?”
WHAT GUARANTEE CAN I OFFER
During the German or Italian try out lessons you can verify my professionalism and my dedication.
In addition, you can book a single appointment, so your risk is limited to the cost of an appointment. On this point I invite you to consider the difference with booking a German course in any language school in Munich: you pay in advance the complete course, and if you don’t like it you have wasted your money.
Need additional difference between a school and a private lesson? Read it here.
WHAT BOOKS DO I USE FOR GERMAN LESSONS
I use Theme aktuell and em neu, both published from Hueber, and I complement with exercises from other books or compiled by myself.
WHAT BOOKS DO I USE FOR ITALIAN LESSONS
“WHAT LANGUAGE ARE WE GOING TO TALK IN A GERMAN COURSE?”
If you are a complete beginner we can talk either English or Italian.
“WHAT LANGUAGE ARE WE GOING TO TALK IN AN ITALIAN COURSE?”
If you are a complete beginner we can talk German or (rarely) English.
“WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF A LESSON?”
Presenting or reviewing a grammar topic, exercising the grammar topic of the day with written and audio exercise. And then a big part of the lesson is talking. Because the main purpose of learning a language is talking, not filling pages and pages of homework.
“HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A LEVEL?”
This is very individual, and depends heavily on the student’s engagement.
“HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO SPEAK GERMAN (or ITALIAN)?”
It’s impossible to say, it depends on your motivations and your dedication.
In the lesson I give you the instruments you need to talk the language, but you need to master those instruments before you are able to talk fluently.
The lessons are only a starting point, you need to do the biggest work by yourself, studying the lesson, doing homework, practicing, talking with people, searching the meaning of words. It must be a full time task for you, not limited to the lessons only.
I have seen students that were able in three months to speak an acceptable level of German and students that haven’t done it in one year.