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Private German lessons in London and Online Tailored to Your Needs

German Tuition London with an Excellent Native German Tutor
Private German lessons London and German tuition London

Personalised German tuition in London and online

Private German Lessons London and online- German tuition near you

One-on-one German tuition is the most effective way to learn German or improve your existing skills. While all our one-to-one German lessons are tailored to your specific needs and requirements, they typically involve training in

 

  • conversational German, which allows you to actually speak and express your ideas in the language;

  • the rules of German grammar, which gives you the confidence of knowing that you master the language;

  • reading comprehension, which enables you to get the gist as well as the details of increasingly complicated texts and expands your vocabulary range;

  • listening comprehension exercises that test your understanding of spoken German;

  • writing texts in German as part of your homework, so that you can test what you have learnt and see the progress that you have made.

Our German tuition therefore focuses on improving every aspect of your German language skills. 

Why you should work with an experienced native German tutor

Born near Cologne, Germany, I have worked as a German language tutor for over 25 years. I hold First-class undergraduate and graduate degrees from RWTH Aachen University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford. Since founding Olesen Tuition  in 2015, my team of excellent native tutors and I have grown the company into one of the leading providers of German lessons in the UK with 5 star reviews on Google and Trustpilot.

In addition to my work as private tutor, I have taught undergraduates for several colleges of the University Oxford, the LSE and RWTH Aachen. I have successfully prepared students of all levels for certificates of the Goethe-Institut (from A1 to C2); school  and examinations, such as GCSE, A-level, IB, the French Baccalaureate in German; university entrance exams, such as Pre-U German and Test DaF, and examinations at Bachelor, Master and PhD-level; for job interviews in or their relocation to a German-speaking country; or I have helped them to acquire and maintain competence in the German language more generally.

The rates of our 1:1 German lessons

Since our 1:1 German lessons are tailored to you, you get to choose the duration of our lessons and the time that suits you best. You can either pay for our lessons on a session-by-session basis or book a more affordable pricing plan for four weekly lessons a month.

Our rates for private German lessons booked on an ad hoc basis are £85 (for 60 minutes), £125 (for 90 minutes), and £165 (for 120 minutes). However, we offer our pricing plans for four lessons a month at the discounted rates of £320 (for 60 minute lessons), £480 (for 90 minute lessons), and £640 (for 120 minute lessons). All lessons are held at our Hampstead office or online via Zoom. To book your lessons, just click on "book now" button and you'll see our current availability. If you can't see a slot that works for you, just reach out to us and we will check if we can offer you lessons at your preferred time.

We also offer 90-minute and 120-minute long lessons at your London home or office in zones 1-3 at £140 (for 90 minutes) and £175 (for 120 minutes), including travel expenses. Please contact us to arrange your 1:1 lessons at preferred London location.

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What we cover in our 1-2-1 German lessons

For each of our private German lessons we prepare a text that is tailored to your level and on a topic of your interest, which we will read in the first part of the lesson. In the course of discussing the text, you will pick up around twenty new words in each German tutoring session. We believe that it needs at least three repetitions for a new word to stick, so we make sure to come back to the new words you learnt and phrase sample sentences to show how the word is used in context.

In the second part of the lesson we will focus on grammar, usually starting with the most important rules concerning German word order in both main and subordinate clauses before we cover German articles and prepositions in the German language. In class as well as at home, you will fill out grammar exercises that will allow you to test what you have learnt. Our grammar training has proven to be so successful over the years that we have published many explanations on various grammar topics- from the aforementioned word order rules to the cases- on our German language blog "Auf Deutsch, bitte!" There you will also find definitions of the most important grammar terms because terminology can be quite complex and daunting, especially for beginners.

At the end of our lesson you will have practiced and improved your conversational skills, picked up new words, and will have learnt about at least one aspect of German grammar. At home, you will then be asked to produce a text to apply what you have learnt. We will therefore cover listening, speaking, reading, writing.

What are the advantages of private German tuition?

The main advantage of private German lessons is that each lesson is tailored to your individual needs and learning objectives. Apart from assessing your level, our initial consultations normally involve an evaluation of the type of learner you are, so that we can redesign our teaching material to cater to your requirements. Since the same material doesn't work for everyone, personalised learning material is a crucial factor in keeping our students interested and engaged. And without the students' interest, no lesson achieves its goal.

German lessons for children

Do you also offer German tuition for children?

We have many years of experience in teaching children and teenagers between the ages of 4 and 17, and we have had great success in bringing many of our young students to fluency in German.

When and where can my 1:1 German lessons be held?

We teach full time, seven days a week from 8am to 9pm. Our lessons usually take place at our office in Hampstead or online via Zoom, but we are also happy to teach you in your London residence or office We look forward to working with you.

Jens and the team at Olesen Tuition

Erik K., Professor

"Jens Olesen is the best teacher with whom I have ever studied.  A man of tremendous sensitivity and compassion, he really understands not only the linguistic needs of his students, but the emotional requirements as well.  He works wonders to help students overcome the anxieties of approaching a challenging language for the first time. He is highly professional, dedicated, reliable, and he has a great sense of humour to boot.  I would recommend him without any reservations whatsoever."

Natasha A., M.A. Student

"I had quite an ambitious goal at the start of learning German, which was to get my German good enough to enable me to study at Masters level in Germany less than a year after. I was often told that it was impossible...but then I met Jens. We had a wonderful, albeit challenging ten months working together as he shaped me from a complete beginner to a very proud C1-certificate holder. It is no exaggeration to say that Jens was an excellent teacher."

Gerad K., Acupuncturist

"I had quite an ambitious goal at the start of learning German, which was to get my German good enough to enable me to study at Masters level in Germany less than a year after. I was often told that it was impossible...but then I met Jens. We had a wonderful, albeit challenging ten months working together as he shaped me from a complete beginner to a very proud C1-certificate holder. It is no exaggeration to say that Jens was an excellent teacher."

You will find more reviews on my private German lessons on Google​ and Trustpilot

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