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Recommendations for "private german lessons" - School or a teacher

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I take private (not group) lessons. Reasons: my company pays for it and also I need to change a lot and hence need private schedule.

I have been with Inlingua for last 6 months and now on level B1 but it simply is not working out for me. I am not convinced that I get the best for the money I pay.

Can people please share with me recommendations for private lessons? I heard Berlitz, Bellingua are good too for private lessons. If not these big schools, I am happy to consider individual highly recommended private tutors too.

Your advice as always is highly appreciated.

Thanks again
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I take private (not group) lessons. Reasons: my company pays for it and also I need to change a lot and hence need private schedule.

I have been with Inlingua for last 6 months and now on level B1 but it simply is not working out for me. I am not convinced that I get the best for the money I pay.

Can people please share with me recommendations for private lessons? I heard Berlitz, Bellingua are good too for private lessons. If not these big schools, I am happy to consider individual highly recommended private tutors too.

Your advice as always is highly appreciated.

Thanks again
Berlitz is the best IMHO, but it costs a fortune. If your company pays
for it, I would go for them.
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Re: Recommendations for "private german lessons" - School or a teacher

Any more tips on this front? My company will pay but only to a certain extent.
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Re: Recommendations for "private german lessons" - School or a teacher

I have a fantastic private tutor at Alemania. I am about to start B2 and she is really helping me to prepare for the Goethe test. I started out at Alpha, but was not so impressed. Alemania is much cheaper, and I actually look forward to going to lessons!
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Re: Recommendations for "private german lessons" - School or a teacher

The name of the school is irrelevant- an excellent teacher is the key. Personally I think that small group lessons are much more enjoyable and give better results than private. One to one can be daunting, and the exchange/communication with other students is invaluable.
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Re: Recommendations for "private german lessons" - School or a teacher

You can find a qualified tutor on http://www.erstenachhilfe.de
(Make sure to find someone who has a degree in teaching German
as a second language).

Majority of the listings of the tutors are in Germany, which one
can work via Skype. The advantage is the hourly wage rates in
Germany are significantly lower. And you can learn via Skype!
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