Whether you are studying German at Freedom High School or Timber Creek High School, as a student at the University of Central Florida, or you are simply interested in speaking German outside of a conventional classroom, Varsity Tutors can help you learn with an Orlando German class.
One of the things to keep in mind when you are learning any new language is how much exposure you'll have to the language, whether through written or spoken words. An Orlando German course can help you with this, as it can provide an immersive atmosphere in addition to access to a profession German instructor.
German is used as one of the three official languages of Switzerland as well as being used in both Austria and Germany. Written German is a cohesive system with only minor changes between these three countries. German is spoken by over 90 million people as a native tongue and is divided into several dialectal groups that include High German and Low German. While Low German is used primarily in the lowlands of Germany, High German is used as the language for most mass media, higher education, literature, and administration, and is used in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
Deciding to learn German through an Orlando German course will present you with many opportunities to further your personal goals. Those could include international business positions where it pays to be bilingual, traveling abroad where you may want to talk to native German speakers, or just helping you understand your schoolwork.
What materials are covered in an Orlando German class?
One thing you will learn in your German class is sentence structure and word order. A simple main clause written in German can use the same word order that a native English speaker might use. Unlike English, however, the word order in this clause can be rearranged in order to place emphasis on something other than the subject by putting it first - as long as the conjugated verb continues to be in the second position.
When a sentence has a compound verb, English speakers tend to keep the two parts together. In German, however, the conjugated verb must always be in the second position, and the helper verb will usually go at the end of a phrase. In a subordinate clause, all the verbs will go at the end of the phrase. If there is more than one verb, the conjugated verb will come last.
You will also learn about nouns, which include three different forms: masculine, feminine, and neuter verbs. You can tell these genders by the definite articles that come first. "Das" is neuter, "die" is feminine, and "der" is masculine. You will learn how the case, gender, and number of nouns will change the inflection of the noun.
Other things you may learn include how to pronounce German words, verb conjugation, important vocabulary, and the nuances of grammar. Your German instructor will be there to help you practice and memorize the different aspects of the German language.
How does an Orlando German course teach me?
With an Orlando German course, you are getting an online, interactive classroom. This classroom will let you speak and practice with your instructor and other classmates through a variety of different activities and discussions. You can learn alongside other students and further each other's knowledge of the language.
Sometimes, your German instructor may choose to teach the class fully in German in order to promote immersion. Don't worry, though. This will be dependent on your skill level and how comfortable you are with the language.
An Orlando German course will also let you reserve extra time with your instructor, so if you aren't understanding something, you have the benefit of getting one-on-one explanations.
Commuting to a certain place at a specific time becomes unnecessary because of the virtual classroom aspect. You can study wherever you are most comfortable, including the privacy of your own home. This also allows you to pick a studying time that works for you - whether that's on the weekends, during the day, or at night.
How can I get going with German lessons?
No matter what your personal reasons for learning German may be, contact Varsity Tutors to get started with an Orlando German class. We can help you learn more about what is covered in the class, how you can get started and when, and provide details of the courses that are currently being offered. Learning German can be difficult, but with the aid of an experienced German teacher and the interactivity of a virtual classroom, you can begin building your German proficiency.
Maria: Orlando German course instructor
...and had the wonderful opportunity to live and work within the German culture and language. I worked with Berlitz language school for a few years and learned valuable teaching skills specifically designed to teach students of all ages to learn a second language. I loved that job!! It provided me a rich experience that I was then able to bring with me into following companies. Would like the opportunity to share that once again.
Education & Certification
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Bachelor of Science, Social Psychology
- Middle School Reading
- AP German Language and Culture
- +9 subjects
Martin: Orlando German course instructor
...Board of Education teacher. I taught for 22 years in many grades from kindergarten to 6th grade. I have taught many subject areas including executive skills and organization, Autocad, general drafting, three dimensional basics in Autocad, social studies, basic elementary math, algebra, science, reading, writing, phonics, and general technology. I have also worked as a private tutor with students up to high school and College. I have also worked for a test preparation academic organization...
Luke: Orlando German course instructor
...intellectually. I have been exposed to German for close to 9 years and have been to Germany numerous times. I have conversed with natives and spent a month in a German language school to hone my abilities. As far as history goes, I have graduated Cum Laude from Rollins College and was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Society and have independently looked into periods of time on my own accord since before...
Education & Certification
- Rollins College - Bachelor in Arts, History
- College World History
- European History
- +11 subjects
Dawn: Orlando German course instructor
...many countries, including most recently Ecuador where I was teaching English and Writing Portfolio courses. I have been teaching for more than 10 years in the classroom, as well as tutoring one-on-one. I am very enthusiastic and passionate about learning and helping others reach their academic goals. Having been a student myself, I understand that at times we need a bit more assistance and support in our studies. In my free time, I enjoy reading...
Julia: Orlando German course instructor
...an Elementary Teacher for Orange County Public Schools for 2.5 years, where I taught Kindergarten and Second Grade. I created lessons that engaged all learners by applying a variety of teaching methods and utilizing SMARTboard technology. I formed cooperative learning groups, organized individualized projects, created learning centers and implemented interventions. Alternative assessment methods, such as portfolios, rubrics and performance assessments, in combination with traditional tests, enabled me to evaluate the students individually and comprehensively. I...
Zachary: Orlando German course instructor
...then I'd like to know more about pedagogy and historical representation. Tutoring seems like a perfect fit for this, although I'm aware I may be called on to teach more than just history. I've worked in classrooms dealing with various subjects and learning with the students is a treat regardless of the content being taught. Getting to know a student, and creating a lesson plan to suit them is a rewarding challenge. As an historian,...
Education & Certification
- New College of Florida - Bachelor in Arts, History
- IB History
- AP Art History
- +38 subjects
Alexandra: Orlando German course instructor
...both a Bachelors in Arts in Sociology and Bachelors in Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. I also have Minors in Criminal Justice and Women's Studies with undergraduate certificates in Criminal Profiling and Behavioral Forensics. When I was in elementary school, I was tutored in math and it helped me tremendously. This inspired me to be a tutor. I have published an undergraduate thesis on social construction of eating habits. I have...
Sandra: Orlando German course instructor
...zurueck. - The smile you are giving is always coming back to you. (indian proverbs) I believe whatever you do, do it with a smile or don't do it at all. Life is too short to be upset about it. If you are struggling on something work on it, don't waste your time in complaining about. Only the ones who work hard, succeed. It might take some sacrifices but it will be worth it in...
Education & Certification
- Heidelberg International Business Academy - Certificate, Spanish and Iberian Studies
- Heidelberg University - Bachelor in Business Administration, International Marketing
- IB Economics
- +17 subjects
Rachael: Orlando 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.
Cody: Orlando German course instructor
...German about two years ago, continued to study the language through college, and eventually lived in Germany for almost a year altogether. I reached fluency within 3 months, to the point where I was able to understand and communicate in German quite effectively, and continued to build upon that in the months after. I have experience helping people through the language learning process. Outside of school, I enjoy going out with friends and playing my...
Education & Certification
- Valencia College - Associates, General AA
- German 2
- German 1
- German 4
- +4 subjects