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Old 08.07.2015, 23:39
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Conversation course (German)

I'm thinking about enrolling on a conversation course to complement my lessons (I have one hour per week with a tutor) and would like to hear experiences of this type of course and opinions on whether it would be useful
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Re: Conversation course (German)

I am a German teacher and I would say a conversation class is a real bonus! It will give you the chance to apply the learnt and language learning is about being able to communicate. Just make sure you find a conversation course where the teacher is not too obsessed with grammar and mistakes but lets you talk as much as possible.

You could also ask you teacher to model a class around what you currently learn in your other class-i.e. if your current topic in the class is food, politics or whatever, you could ask him/her to model the conversation class around that topic (e.g. role plays...).

Good luck!
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Re: Conversation course (German)

I have two tutors on Skype for conversation practice - both of them I found on italki.com - all the attention is on you. My dearest one costs me 18 an hour, both tutors I have are really easy to talk to and the time flies! My mistakes aren't pointed out whilst I am speaking so train of thought isn't lost and the mistakes are added to the chat bit so you can see later on where you went wrong. You can choose what you want to talk about or what grammar points you need help with. I think this works out better than a class situation.
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