Learn German Online with Experienced Native Tutors
Online German lessons tailored to your objectives
Hello, my name is Jens Olesen. I'm the founder and director of Olesen Tuition - a language school specialising in bespoke German lessons. Before I founded Olesen Tuition in 2015, I graduated with first-class honours from RWTH Aachen University, and then went on to do my Masters at the LSE and my PhD at the University of Oxford. Having worked as a German tutor for over 25 years, I have successfully tutored thousands of students who are now fluent in German and build a reputation as one of the best German tutors in the United Kingdom. Of course, I would not have been able to achieve that without the phenomenal support of my loyal and hard-working clients, many of whom have written reviews on Google , Trustpilot and other platforms. To meet the demand for online German lessons, I have put together a team of excellent native tutors who know how to make online German lessons effective and enjoyable at the same time.
Online German courses for all levels
Whether you are an absolute beginner or you already speak some German, we will be able to help you learn our mother tongue properly. We offer online German courses with up to 5 permanent students and one-on-one online German lessons that are designed for rapid progress. While our private German lessons have the advantage that everything we are going to do is tailored to your individual requirements, our small online German classes will help you gain conversational confidence at a lower rate. So whether you want to learn German for business, to communicate with friends or family, or to excel in an exam, we are happy to adapt our lesson plans and materials to make sure you achieve your aims. For more information about me and my approach, our private online German lessons, and our small online German courses just click on the links below.
* Please note that our tuition is subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy. In the event of a cancellation with less than 24 hours notice, the full fee will be charged.
Learn German online wherever you are with an experienced German teacher
Our German students are spread across the globe- from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Russia to Singapore and the USA, which only goes to show that it is possible to learn German online with us wherever you are. We are based in London, so our timezone is GMT. Since our first lesson tends to be at 7am and my last lesson sometimes finishes at 11pm, you have a pretty good chance of finding a convenient time for your lesson.
What does a typical online German lesson with you look like?
Our online German lessons aim to strike a balance between speaking German, discussing a text, grammar training, and the composition of short texts as written homework, which we correct outside of our tutorials. In our experience, German is too challenging a language to be taught purely through conversations. That is why we will practice listening, reading, writing and speaking in more or less equal measure.
A typical lesson of ours begins with the discussion of a text. We ask our clients to summarise a text in their own words, and we will intervene with hand signals wherever necessary to indicate that they made a grammatical error on a grammar topic we had discussed before. While this might sound silly at first, it is a very effective strategy to provide feedback on their spoke German which allows our students to self-correct their mistakes. As a result, they gain confidence in speaking because they know they can communicate their ideas clearly, without sacrificing grammatical accuracy in the process.
Learn German online with us- here's why
Our online German lessons are taught by excellent native tutors with many years of teaching experience who know how to teach the language properly.
Our lessons are flexible: with our private lessons, you only commit to one lesson at a time. With our online German classes, you can try the first session and if you enjoy if you commit to just 5 classes at a time on dates when you are free to attend the class.
5 star reviews on Google and Trustpilot.
We offer online German lessons for all schedules- before or after work, during the day, and on the weekend.
What are the advantages of learning German online?
One key advantage is that you can learn German from the comfort of your home or office without having to leave, thus making it easier to fit lessons into your schedule. The other advantage is that online programs such as Skype and Zoom offer screen share and other features that allow us to literally be on the same page every step of the way. So learn German online with us now.
What experience do you have with online German lessons?
We have been teaching German online for more than 15 years. We currently have Zoom, Skype and FaceTime students in Dubai, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Moscow, New York, Singapore and Tokyo. Since the first lockdown in London in March 2020, we have taught all our lessons remotely, which allowed us to gain more experience with other online platforms.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept PayPal, Ping, bank transfer, and all major credit cards. While our one-on-one online German lessons run on a pay-as-you-go basis, our online German classes need to be paid in blocks of 5 classes if students to continue after the first session. Please note that all our lessons are subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy. Of course we're happy to provide invoices.
Please don't hesitate to message us if you have any questions. Also check our answers to the frequently asked questions by clicking the button below.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Jens and his team
Tira S., Engineer
I was beyond beginners level German and wanted one-on-one instruction tailored to my specific needs. Jens is very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly, and identifies your strengths and weaknesses, and finds exercises, examples, and assignments to help you achieve more advanced levels of language comprehension. He also identifies your own goals and interests, and assigns homework based on that, making for amore useful and relatable language learning experience.
Patrick K., Web Designer
When I met Jens I had almost no knowledge of the German language, a year later I can speak and understand enough to feel empowered and excited! Expect uber--professional attitude but some humour as well!
Thomas W., MBA Student
Jens is a hard working and highly skilled tutor. I would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone that wants to learn German. I needed to significantly improve my German to go to business school and only had two months to get ready. I actually ended up overachieving in the exam. Jens quickly developed a personalised curriculum for me and we both worked very hard for weeks to improve my German. Jens was clearly very invested in my progress and put a lot of thought into where exactly I needed to focus my attention. Hi support and encouragement made me look forward to each lesson and I was even excited to see what he thought of the essays I completed between lessons. Thanks, Jens!