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Old 17.07.2015, 22:02
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German B1 lessons through skype

Hi,
I am looking for some advice on german lessons through skype and my target is to pass B1 Goethe or Telco and i want to get this certification fairly soon. i am currently at A1 level (confirmed by on assessment test at one of the schools in Zurich). i enquired with many schools in Zurich and all of them have a lengthy schedule to reach B1. on one side it costs a lot of money but on the other side it takes more than a year according to their classes schedule to reach B1 and none of the above points meet my requirement.

i have heard a lot of skype lessons from teachers in germany and i need some advice if anybody can give me some pointers. if i want to put it correctly, i am looking for exam oriented classes rather than going through all the lessons. i know the difficulty level of reaching B1 but i am ready to put the effort and money if needed, if that can help me in achieving B1 certification fairly quickly.

any pointers in this direction will be highly appreciated.

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Re: German B1 lessons through skype

This is a good website to source a skype teacher: http://www.verbalplanet.com/
Range of prices from around 18 EUR to 40+ EUR per 45 mins, depending on experience/reviews.

Personally I don't think you can short-cut German with exam oriented lessons, for a TELC or Goethe test you've going to need pretty good vocab, grammar and structure, which is basically everything, and you'll have to build up to the level required for B1. Good luck!
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Re: German B1 lessons through skype

Verbalplanet is a good website, many teachers have trial lessons for free.
I just wanted to say that I studied through Skype, and it took me less than 60 lessons and under 900 Eur to cover A2 and B1. My teacher is not German and does not speak English, so she might not be the best choice for you, but if you are using Facebook, go to any group that is learning German (be it in Germany, Switzerland or Austria) and you will get teachers recommended to you.
You can try the freelancer websites, and post a job. When you interview people, ask them to prepare a particular lesson. If you like the way they teach you, then you hire them and start paying.
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Re: German B1 lessons through skype

Thanks for all the replies. I found a teacher on verbalplanet now and taking lessons with her.
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