If you'd like to learn German, then a Detroit German course offered by Varsity Tutors could be a smart choice. Perhaps you want to learn an interesting language in order to satisfy your language requirements for certain university programs. Maybe there's a program at Wayne State University with specific language requirements. Or maybe you're a high school student at Mumford High School or Detroit Service Learning Academy, and you'd like to learn German in addition to your regular studies. Starting your German education early could be a great move, as it might make university applications easier when the time comes.
You may be a working professional with a personal interest in the German language. Maybe you're going to travel to the various German-speaking nations in Europe, such as Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg, and others. Travelers will find pockets of German speakers in surprising areas, such as the South Tyrol region of Italy. With over 90 million native German speakers, learning this language could open the door for all kinds of business connections and networking opportunities in your career.
What Might A Detroit German Course Cover?
As you first start learning German, you might notice some notable similarities with English. After all, these two languages come from the same basic language family. But as you progress through your learning sessions, you'll face some unique challenges in your German education. There are many different German dialects, but the language is generally divided into two main types: High German and Low German. High German is used for administrative, educational, and media purposes. The various German dialects also use a universal writing system.
German relies on a triple gendered structure, comprised of masculine, feminine, and neuter genders. These genders impact verb inflections, but they're not only the only factors to consider. Inflections also depend on four cases: nominative, accusative, genitive, and dative. Inflections also depend on whether or not the noun is singular or plural. Learning this complex system of inflections might be one of the hardest parts of learning German.
There are also very specific rules when it comes to conjugating verbs in German. You'll use three conjugation classes: weak, strong, and mixed. While grammar and sentence structure is important, you'll also learn many common German phrases that will help you converse in German in a natural way. When it comes to spoken German, the correct pronunciation is also very important, and this is something else your course will focus on. You'll also learn about completely new and unique letters within the German language. You've probably never seen an "ezzet" before, and this is represented by the "ß" character. You can also build up a strong German vocabulary as you progress through the learning sessions.
How Does A Detroit German Course Help You Learn?
When you sign up for a Detroit German course, you'll attend classes in a fully online, virtual classroom. Although these virtual classrooms are accessed via computer, they'll feel very similar to a real classroom setting. You'll learn alongside other students, ask questions, and interact with everyone around you. Your instructors will be at the head of the class, teaching you various German concepts and addressing you in the same way a traditional teacher would. These instructors are all German experts with amazing communication skills, and they've been handpicked from a large pool of possible candidates. While learning from a professional definitely helps, you'll also benefit from the collaborative, group-based approach of these courses. This approach has proven benefits, and you might find that learning German is much easier when you have classmates to practice German with. You'll also hear people around you speaking and asking questions in German, and this can help you understand German on a much deeper level.
How Do You Sign Up For A Detroit German Class?
These classes have been specifically designed to fit in with a wide variety of different scheduling constraints. Whether you're a working professional or a busy student, you can choose from all kinds of different options. From night classes and weekend classes to classes that take place during your lunch break, the possibilities are almost endless. You can also choose between two-week classes and four-week classes, and new classes starting every month.
If learning German is your goal, you should consider investing in an education system with proven benefits, an organized structure, and highly qualified instructors. Reach out to Varsity Tutors today, and our educational consultants will help you choose a Detroit German class that fits in with your unique needs.
Rachael: Detroit German course instructor
I believe there is a fine line between teaching and learning. I good teacher will learn from his/her student and vice versa. I also strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for my students, so they are not afraid to make mistakes, learn from their mistakes and take chances. ... Having studied German, Russian and Mandarin, I have developed a true empathy with my students, and I understand their struggles and frustrations. I believe in working together as a team to overcome the obstacles.
Zuzanna: Detroit German course instructor
...is rooted in martial arts. I have a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and black belts in Choi Kwang Do and Hup Kwon Do. Additionally, I have trained in other styles. In my 12 years of martial arts training, I have taught students ages 3-63 and enjoy every minute of it! If anyone is ever interested in martial arts, whether it be simple self defense techniques just to feel safer on the...
Education & Certification
- Oakland University - Bachelors, German Language & Literature; International Relations
- Study Skills and Organization
- German 3
- +15 subjects
Evan: Detroit German course instructor
...tutoring for a 10 year old German student. The subjects I teach are German 1 to 4, and can help students on their way to learning a second language. My favorite subject to tutor is German, it has always been my favorite subject in school and I am always excited to teach others what I have learned. My various experiences studying abroad in Germany helped build my confidence in my speaking ability, and really gave...
Education & Certification
- Wayne State University - Bachelors, German
- +9 subjects
Alex: Detroit German course instructor
I have some tutoring and teaching experience. I have taught friends to read music, play musical instruments, and recording techniques. I have helped classmates study for various subjects. I am working on a degree in German. Information is not knowledge Knowledge is not wisdom Wisdom is not truth Truth is not beauty Beauty is not love Love is not music Music is the Best... Assess abilities, formulate goals.... Organizing and habituating study habits.... Periodically return to said difficulty.
- German 3
- German 1
- +5 subjects
Scott: Detroit German course instructor
...at Michigan State University. In 2009, I became certified to teach German and English at the secondary level. I have been a tutor since my acceptance into the National Honor Society in high school. I have tutored at Alma College and have worked as a teaching assistant at Michigan State, where I helped design assessments as well as teaching at the beginner and intermediate levels. German has been a favorite subject of mine because of...
Simon: Detroit German course instructor
...served me well in my occupation as a media consultant. I participated as a tutor through a program at my university, volunteering to teach foreign students with a native languages different than German. I have developed a method of learning that is engaging, fun and successful. My experiences as a tutor have afforded me the opportunity to interact with diverse student populations and engage them in learning. Using teaching methods that improve learning, including providing...
Education & Certification
- University of Basel, Switzerland - Bachelor in Arts, Media Studies &Communication
- University of Basel, Switzerland - Master of Arts, Law
- German 4
- College English
- +10 subjects
Charles: Detroit German course instructor
A battle-tested veteran of the New York private school circuit, I graduated college in 2013 and now teach German in DC. I lived in German-speaking Europe for many years, and I majored its language, culture and history. I fully understand the many competing demands on a modern student's schedule. My tutees and I therefore tailor-make lesson plans based on their personal strengths and areas for improvement in order to fully capitalize on our time together.
Education & Certification
- Grinnell College - Bachelor in Arts, German
- SSAT- Upper Level
- College Essays
- +48 subjects
Will: Detroit German course instructor
...the overarching goal of my teaching. I want students to have the ability to use what they learned in real-life situations. I want my students to be intrinsically motivated when it comes to German language and culture. Essentially, I want them to go to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, or Liechtenstein, etc and succeed. I am always friendly with my students. I want learning to be immersive and authentic. I want students to have the same experience...
Alexandra: Detroit German course instructor
...writing skills to different areas of literature, essay construction and writing, and foreign languages, specifically German and Spanish. My strongest subjects include reading comprehension, phonics, grammar, essay construction and writing, German language (all levels) and Spanish language (through the intermediate level). Although it is difficult for me to choose a favorite, I would have to say essay construction and writing because I believe that a student's ability to express themselves intelligently and creatively is the...
Daniel: Detroit German course instructor
...in Public Policy Management with a focus on energy policy, particularly unconventional hydrocarbons like shale gas. During my undergraduate studies, I spent 6 months living in Berlin, Germany as part of a full-immersion language acquisition program. Professionally, I spent almost a decade as a small business owner, operating my own financial planning firm. I decided to return for higher education because of a deep interest in energy markets, developed during my career as a financial...