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Exercise on the verb construction 'jemandem gefallen' (to please someone)

Learn the right usage of this verb construction in German

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  2. Exercise on the verb construction 'jemandem gefallen' (to please someone)
  3. Exercise on the use of the verb 'gefallen'

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Hello,

my name is Nina, I'm from Austria and I also lived for one year and a half in Canada. I worked there as a German Teacher for adults, so I speak German, English and French.

I also teach English for beginners and advanced beginners

My teaching methodes are totally based on the level of my student. If somebody is already advanced, I focus on communication and pronunciation. We will arrange on a topic and talk and discuss in the lesson about it.  

If my student is a beginner, I'm gonna start with the basics of the German language. (the articles, the verb "to be", the pronouns...) 

The learning material is all made by myself, because I'm a German teacher, so that means, I already got lots of working sheets for many topics. I send these to my student via e-mail or put it directly on the coLanguage homepage. 

I'm available from Monday to Thursday between 5pm and 08:00 pm. For the weekend it's the best to just send me a request.

Of course is a free trial lesson (it's about 20 minutes) possible.

I'm happy to teach you :-)

See you soon! Nina

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We talked about the dishes and the new recipes, it was very interesting :) thanks Nina!

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I am an enthusiastic and devoted Native English speaker with excellent communication skills and I would love to help you improve your conversational English

I have a Bachelors degree in Information Design and Marketing. I am also a certified TEFL teacher. I have 15 years experience teaching students at University level and more recently I started teaching English on-line to all age groups. As part of my community service, I do volunteer English teaching to underprivileged students in Myanmar which I find hugely rewarding.

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I believe I am very friendly, easy to get along with, and extremely patient.

Teaching English to me is a passion and not a job. I am super excited to share this learning journey with you.

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Pieter is a South African English teacher with loads of experience. He has taught different age groups and even teaches English to people who cannot afford it on his free time. He counts with different learning materials for different ages and purposes and seems eager to accommodate courses according to the student's needs.

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Hello =)
My name is Karolin and I have been living in Chile for more than 2 years now. I've been teaching via Skype for quite some time and I've found that this kind of work is fun. That's why I would like to expand my circle of students.
Both in English and in German, I teach classes for beginners and advanced students. I speak Spanish fluently, but I do not want to cheat anyone, so I note here that I speak the spanish from Chile. I learned and teach the spanish from Spain and I can explain the differences if you're interested, but that is why I only teach spanish for beginners.
If you'd like to get to know me and my teaching methods, just contact me and we will do a free trial lesson.
See you soon!

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Karolin is very professional and her methods are perfect for my ability to grasp some difficult concepts in German. She has regularly tailored the lessons to obvious areas of weakness recently and improved them accordingly. I am very happy with my lessons and the way in which they are conducted.

Karolin G. Karolin G. DE

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My name is Christina and I provide fun German and French language lesson for children and adult beginners or intermediate who want to strengthen their language skills, improve the grammar knowledge, enrich the vocabulary and get into the German culture! I can teach in English or French!

I had experince in teaching German, English and French to foreign people so I do have a lot of useful learning material I can provide you to make it easier!

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My first impressions of Christina is that she is punctual, capable friendly and generous with her time. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

Christina F. Christina F. DE

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I'm a German language teacher with a Master's degree in German language and literature. Since I was born and lived in Switzerland and grew up in a bilingual family, I speak also Swiss German and Croatian on a native level.
I started to teach German in 2016, to English and Croatian speaking students, but since I love languages I work also as professional translator and became also sworn translator for the German language in the same year.
Now I work as freelance teacher and translator for various companies, also my own company for translation services and German language education that I founded in 2018.

– ABOUT THE CLASS –

I offer standard German language lessons for A1, A2, B1, B2 level.
This is ideal for students who want to improve their fluency and communication skills through conversations by actively participating in the class and to learn new words, to improve their vocabulary by reading texts on various topics.
All learning materials and exercises are free and will be provided before or during the lesson (in PDF or Word). The topics and exercises are following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), because of that they include grammar, speaking and reading exercises.
The course will also prepare you for following tests (depending which level you finished): Start Deutsch A1, Start Deutsch A2, telc Deutsch Beruf A2, telc Deutsch Beruf B1, Zertifikat Deutsch B1.

If you wish to have only conversational lessons, I can arrange this also for you :)

My teaching method is to adapt to every student differently depending on their needs and language level. You can always feel free to express your wishes :)

* Please keep in mind that coLanguage shows only my general availability, if you want to schedule a free trial lesson just sent me a message and I will forward you my up-to-date schedule.

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I really enjoyed my first lesson with Mihaela. She was more than punctual, provided materials that were proper for my knowledge and was very helpful with tips and introducing new words.

Mihaela S. Mihaela S. CH

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Welcome to everyone who would like to learn a new language or deepen their knowledge! I am studying DaF (German as a foreign language) as a subsidiary subject at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. I have already gained more than 300 hours of experience in adult education through internships. I design my online lessons communicatively and technically at a high Level with the help of various tools . In addition to my teaching, I offer interactive links with exercises that are perfectly adapted to the topic.
I have already gained experience in preparing for the TELC exam.
I am looking forward to inspiring you through my online lessons!
I am also happy to give French lessons for beginners (level A1 to B1). French is my language of choice, I studied it and I have been teaching French courses with great enthusiasm for one year now.
I also take great pleasure in my SWISS-GERMAN courses!
Please contact me if you have any questions.

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I enjoy a lot both German and French lessons with Naira! Lessons are always well-structured with a lot of learning materials, and adjusted to my level in respective languages. There's also a good balance between more formal grammatical exercises and spoken language training, the latter also includes additional hearing exercises, which is super-useful since in real life there's a lot of variation of how people speak. It's also a lot of fun, with occasional (learning) games! One thing that I especially like, is that we manage to stay within the language of the lesson (e.g. speaking German only in German class), with Naira providing explanations of words and concepts in such a way that I can always understand, without requiring translation. I find it extremely useful in practicing the language, and in my experience it is usually quite difficult to achieve (people usually get a bit 'stuck' in one language, e.g. explaining and discussing everything in English).

Naira R. Naira R.

Hello Artem! Thank you very much for your detailed feedback! I am very happy that you are satisfied with the class. Naira

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Hello everyone and a big warm welcome to all the fellow language learners,

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I've had students of all ages, from pre-school kids to senior generation, and I feel comfortable working with both beginners and those who are eager to take their learning process to a new level. In my classes I encourage you to talk in the language we’re studying as much as possible, putting every single bit of knowledge into practice right away. If you’re a Russian-learner, I’d be glad to prove it to you that you can absolutely nail my mother-tongue - and yes, you’ll be able to make a small talk in Russian by the end of the first class even if you’re an absolute beginner! We’ll be focusing on the topics that are most relevant to your goals, while discovering the language and getting to know more about the culture of people who speak it.

I offer a short free trial class, for us to give each other a smile and discuss our teaching pattern, in order to ajust it to your goals and make our lessons the bee's knees :) See you soon!

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Great positive energy, full of resources, willing to progress, patient with a lot explanations and examples, enormous amount of exercises designed to develop knowledge and fluency. A sheer pleasure to learn from Ekaterina.

Ekaterina V. Ekaterina V. RU

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I’m from France but I’m living in Brazil for 3 years.

I love my job which is to teach french as a professional language for people to use in business, at university or for an immigration project.

I can also prepare you for french certifications ( DELF, DALF, TCF , TEF etc. ).

Please, enter in contact for any questions :)

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Marine is an amazing teacher, she is direct and focused at all times. She has a strong teaching background and it shows. I have been taking lessons for half a year with her and can't recommend her highly enough.

Marine P. Marine P. FR

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I'm passionate about language learning and as a multilingual speaker I'm aware of the challenges related to learning a second language.

My teaching method is based on the Communicative language teaching approach, which is student centered and focused on the functional aspects of the language. In this approach the student is encouraged to use English since day one, no matter what his level is!
I'm able to help the student to improve his vocabulary, his grammar knowledge and pronunciation.Given my work experience in different fields, I'm confident that I can help the student with business English and preparing fo job interviews as well.

I will use both original and published materials and I will adapt them to the student's level, goals and interests. The lessons will be prepared ahead and I'll give the student some homework to do between the sessions if he wishes.

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Milton is a very friendly teacher. He makes his lesson interesting for his students and helps them learn the language with customized lesson materials.

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Micaela is an excellent teacher, prepared and above all organized and awake. My lerning experience has been more than positive!

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Micaela C. Micaela C.

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Hi everyone, I am Andrea and I am an Italian student of languages!

I studied Arabic and English at university, but I have had the possibility to learn Spanish as well, which is for me like a second native tongue. 

I offer Italian private lessons for any level and Spanish lessons for beginning and intermediate level. I have had experience in teaching though my internship experience in coLanguage, but also before doing some private lessons during the last year.

For me languages are much more than a way to communicate with someone else. Also, I think that my passion in this field helps me to transmit to the students the desire to keep studying and learning amazing languages like Italian and Spanish.

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Andrea is a fun and enthusiastic teacher! Initially when I entered our first session I was nervous, but I became relaxed very quickly because of his bubbly personality and his patient, calm manner. I look forward to having more classes with him in the future.

Andrea C. Andrea C. IT

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So with me you can learn all the tipps to improve or learn German. I also worked as an Engineer for several years so we can as well work on your vocabulary in a technical level. 

I am a great fan of new cultures and languages. 

Feel free to contact me for a class :) 

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Olivia has been amazing in helping learn German in a crash course fashion. She has materials for exactly the things I needed to know and helped me understand the bare minimum (which is what I was going for) to help me get my ideas across and understand the structure of what people are saying. She is a fantastic teacher.

Olivia  P. Olivia P.

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Hello! I am Cesar. I come from Madrid (Spain) and I teach Spanish for foreign students since 2016.- That's my profession.- I have studied Spanish Language and Literature and a master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.- Online activities and exercises adapted to each student.- Levels from A1 (beginner) to C1 (advanced).- Reports and optional exercises between lessons.- Preparation for official exam DELE (I work as DELE examiner).- I speak English.- Je parle français.- Я немного говорю по русски.

 

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Very good teacher, with good learning materials. Goes forward in a structured manner and givese a lot of feedback on written and spoken skills.

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Montse is always energetic and interesting, she always tailor the lections on the attendants level, always keeping an eye on trying to be original and fun. Easily a 5 Star Teacher.

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German was my key to the world of possibilities and that's why I want to support you on your language path. German was my main focus in my bachelor's degree in Interpreting and Translation and then I completed my master's degree in intercultural German Studies and German as a Foreign Language. My additional education as an Intercultural Trainer and my practical experience from several international language institutes add value to my German lessons that you can benefit from: Only your focus decides - preparation for a language exam or studies, help with various documents and written works or your wish to improve your German in a communicative way. I would very much like to get to know you in a free trial lesson, so that we can discuss your wishes and requirements and prepare the lessons so that they bring you closer to your goal. And all of this from an intercultural perspective and with my personal experience, because I know your own perspective as well as the challenges that language learning brings with it. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

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Veronika is a very well prepared young teacher, friendly and professional. Her teaching method adapted perfectly to my needs and requirements. Through conversation lessons she helped me gain confidence in my spoken German. I highly recommend her for new starters as well as for students who already have some basic knowledge of German.

Veronika J. Veronika J. SK

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