If you'd like help learning German, Varsity Tutors offers Phoenix German courses for all types of students at any level. If you need to supplement your Trevor Brown or Desert Vista High School German class, need extra time practicing the language for your Arizona State University class, or if you're learning German on your own for any reason, we can help. The classes meet live online, and there are new classes starting each month. There are also multiple sections running so you can find one that fits into your busy schedule.
German is the native language of more than 90 million speakers. It is the official language of German and Austria, as well as being one of the three official languages of Switzerland. English actually belongs to the West Germanic group of languages, so German is naturally a popular choice for a second language among students in the U.S.
What is covered in a Phoenix German course?
Your German course can cover speaking, listening to, reading, and writing German. Likely, the first things you'll cover are similar to most language classes: essential beginning vocabulary and the most common phrases. Before you learn all the grammar rules of German, you'll want to start using it in a real way with other students at the same level as you are. Studies show this is the best way to truly learn a language.
While you're learning to speak with topics like greeting people, giving directions, or other basic daily activities, you can begin learning the grammar. Unlike English, German nouns each have an assigned gender: masculine, feminine, or neuter. They can be singular or plural, and there are four cases: nominative, accusative, genitive, and dative. All of these affect how the rest of the words in a given sentence are used, so it's important to learn these details.
Verb conjugation, the bane of many a language learner, is also important to learn in German. Not only do you learn the normal tenses, but there are three verb conjugation classes: weak, strong, or mixed. In addition to the vagaries of noun and verb types, your Phoenix German class can take time working on sentence structure and pronunciation. You may even learn about the history of the Germanic language and the cultures it spread through to land where it's most used now.
What are the advantages of taking a Phoenix German class over studying on my own?
Because language exists to communicate with other people, studying through a Phoenix German class with an expert leader and classmates you can interact with during your lessons makes more sense than studying on your own. That way, you have more opportunity to work on things like pronunciation and conversational use of the language. No technology can replace human interaction when it comes to learning a language. It stands to reason, then, that you're better off studying with other people.
Studies have shown that collaborative language lessons lead to a better understanding and retention of language skills. The same is true of using the language with another person as much as possible. Your German study course can provide these things, whereas studying quietly alone in a library or at your desk at home cannot. Don't deny yourself the valuable chance, at an affordable cost, to study German under the best conditions possible. Whether you need to know German for academic, business, or personal reasons, you can get the help you need in a quality Phoenix German course.
An advantage of the German classes provided by Varsity Tutors is that if you need to review some concept or practice some part of the language that the rest of the class has already moved on from, you can sign up to spend one-on-one study time with your instructor focusing on what you need to catch up on. By having this option as a backup to your normal German study course, you have comprehensive coverage of your language learning needs, and can meet any challenge you face.
How can I get started with a Phoenix German course?
Varsity Tutors is all about making things convenient for you. As stated above, there are classes always starting, so when you decide to enroll, you never have to wait long for your class to begin. Simply contact Varsity Tutors, talk with our educational consultants, and answer a few questions regarding your current German level, your goals, and your schedule. They can then enroll you in a Phoenix German course that begins soon and matches your academic and scheduling needs.
Angela: Phoenix German course instructor
...Although I enjoy helping students improve in all subjects, I find that tutoring for standardized tests offers particularly rewarding experiences given the potential impact on students' future academic endeavors. My teaching style involves helping students find their ideal learning style based on their individual strengths and unique way of perceiving information. I try to focus on teaching "how" to think constructively rather than "what" to think. In my free time, I enjoy exercising in some...
Bill: Phoenix German course instructor
...role involves using my expertise to put the necessary resources in the hands of the students or more likely to be sure that my students are well equipped to find and evaluate the resources they need to answer their questions. Just like IBM, I want to help develop my students' thinking skills and acquisition of knowledge. My general hobbies are golf and swimming. I am not the best golfer, but I find it fun.... I will like to work with students. Each student learns differently. There is no standard method in teaching.
Calista: Phoenix German course instructor
...marching bands, where I had the opportunity to serve as drum major. Politics and government are two of my passions, and I was selected to attend a conference to help in the writing of a bill that would later be presented to the Arizona Legislature. This bill was regarding the funding of K-12 education. I'm passionate about many subjects, such as history, literature, music, and language. Most importantly, I'm eager to help and support students,...
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- Northern Arizona University - Bachelor in Arts, International Relations
- College Level American History
- Social Sciences
- AP U.S. Government & Politics
- +50 subjects
Jamison: Phoenix German course instructor
...way to understand the material, even if it means deviating form normal techniques. I have tutored both kids and peers in the past. I have found that for kids, especially in mathematics, relating to something they enjoy makes the experience more enjoyable. Regarding peers/college level students, I can relate to them very well, because I have been through exactly what they're going through and I believe the number one trait is patience. I never rush...
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- University of Arizona - Bachelors, Biomedical Engineering/German Studies
- +20 subjects
Jackie: Phoenix German course instructor
...minors are Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. I was born in Germany, and speak fluent German. I have always had a love and interest for languages, and my goal is to encourage students to also embrace foreign languages, and hopefully ignite a spark for second-language learning all kinds of different people. Learning a second, third, or even fourth language can be an extremely fun and rewarding process, and I want to be a part of it!
Education & Certification
- University of Arizona - Bachelors, Linguistics
- German 4
- Mandarin Chinese 1
- Spanish 2
- +10 subjects
Douglas: Phoenix German course instructor
...Public Administration from Northern Arizona University. I have taught and tutored languages, public speaking, debate, English, and several other topics at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Arizona State University, University of Phoenix, Maricopa Community College District, Paradise Valley School District, Oakland Unified School District, in addition to private clients. I work very well with students for whom English is not a first language and with students who have a genuine desire to learn a topic. My...
Ingrid: Phoenix German course instructor
...seasoned educational professional, I will provide a quality educational experience for your child through individualizing the learning experience for each student. This includes working with their strengths and particular learning styles to meet academic success. My teaching background has primarily been in public education as a gifted educator, working with special needs students K-12th grade for the past 15 years. I am comfortable and adept working with special needs students of any age. I will...
Moses: Phoenix German course instructor
...would feel stupid in class when they were teaching other class and super smart when it came to math. I was considered smart by people who are way smarter than me. But because I excelled in one thing that they did not they thought I was doing great in everything else which I did not. I now have a degree in Electrical Engineering and feel strong tutoring for math and science subjects.
Telia: Phoenix German course instructor
I love to experience new things in life - through travel, food, people, cultures, etc. Teaching is another expression of exchange that can provide new insight and depth of perspective for myself and my view of the world. ... Sharing my knowledge and passion through an interactive exchange - I love to learn things from my clients too!... First establish some basic level of companionship - understand what methods of delivery might be more effective for the student's receptivity.
Education & Certification
- Arizona State University - Bachelors, Alternative Energy Technologies
- University of New South Wales - Masters, Renewable Energy - Photovoltaic Engineering
- +15 subjects
Leah: Phoenix German course instructor
...a number literature and history courses. Many of my students are in their first or second year of university, and I especially enjoy working with them as they make the transition from high school to university, learning on the one hand what it means to write university level research papers, and on the other, how to approach books and ideas that complicate what they know about history, literature, and life. In my spare time, I...
Education & Certification
- Arizona State University - Bachelors, English Literature / Italian
- University of Toronto - Masters, Medieval studies
- European History
- World Religions
- +38 subjects