What other students say…
Why you should definitely learn German or English Online via Skype
“After unsuccessfully trying many methods and many teachers to improve my German, I came across Nina and her learning method via Skype. Working internationally, my work and travel schedules did not allow me to attend classes regularly or even have an effective one-on-one tutoring schedule; it simply didn’t work it! Skype’s flexibility was the only method which worked for my needs. I had tried Skype learning before but the tutor didn’t master the medium very well and it was difficult to follow and it wasn’t a very well structured and documented learning approach. Nina really masters the method like no one I have ever seen before. The combination of video, chat notes, and Dropbox is an absolute winner! This, coupled with her pleasant demeanor and dazzling smile, makes Nina the absolute best teacher I could ever ask for. I would highly recommend Nina to anyone who needs to learn German!”
“Nina has been an excellent teacher, exceeding all my expectations. Having some knowledge of German from 20 years ago, I have tried to brush up on my knowledge a number of times. What I was really lacking was the ability to keep a conversation going.
With Nina, I have been able to focus on speaking German over Skype, fitting in with my schedule. Nina has played various roles, such as taking a hotel reservation over the phone. I even made a real phone call to a ski shop in Austria to reserve ski equipment, during my Skype lesson, which was most satisfying.
Learning with Nina has been a real please. She has been very encouraging and seems to have endless patience. I wasn’t sure about Skype video calling at the start, but it has worked just as well as actually being there and I get to converse to a native German speaker.
I couldn’t recommend Nina more highly.”
“For a few months now I have my weekly skypecall with Nina and really look forward to this appointment every time. The relaxed talks with lots of humor put variety into my everyday life. And the best is: I’m learning something during these calls! The immediate corrections while talking to each other, which I can review afterwards in the chat records, help me improve my vocabulary on various topics. Nina explains normally “boring grammar points” clearly and has just the right worksheets prepared and ready to use in dropbox, leading to many “aha”- moments for me. I really enjoy the English lessons with Nina and I improve my language skills every single week.”
“Speaking German with Nina has been a fantastic experience. She has greatly helped to improve my knowledge of grammar and fluency in the language, with patience and encouragement. I will definitely be booking more lessons!”
“Nina wurde mir von einem sehr guten Freund empfohlen.
Und der Ruf, der ihr vorauseilte, wurde absolut gehalten, wenn nicht übertroffen.
Nachdem mein Englisch die letzten Jahre etwas eingerostet ist,
war ich auf der Suche nach einem Kurs mit viel Konversation.
Und genau das habe ich bei Nina gefunden.
Unsere Stunden sind wie im Flug vergangen.
Von Arbeitsthemen, über aktuelle politische Themen bis hin zu unseren inspirierenden Urlaubserzählungen. Wir, bzw. ich hatte genug zu erzählen. Nina war ein interessierter Zuhörer und hat mit einer pädagogischen Leichtigkeit Vokabeln und Grammatik ergänzt.
Ihre Stunden sind eine Bereicherung. Sprachlich wie persönlich.”
“I only wish I had known about “learning German via Skype” before! Would have saved me a lot of time and hassles of trying to make it on time to language classes and keeping up with a group that never seems to have the same level of language. This is definitely the way to learn German for me! Danke, Nina!”
“It’s like learning face to face, only better, as you don’t have to be anywhere! I really love the concept of learning via Skype and highly recommend Nina as a teacher. She will make you feel comfortable and her explanations are so clear. Please try it!”
“I wholeheartedly recommend Skype lessons with Nina. She is a great and very patient teacher with the ability to teach students at all levels.
Lessons over Skype were a very positive experience for me. In most cases I actually preferred Skype lessons over in person lessons. Skype allowed for a running transcript with notes, comments, and clarifications to be studied after the lessons.
An additional benefit of lessons over Skype is the flexibility and efficiency in fitting the learning into your daily schedule since no time is wasted with travel to and from lessons, it’s a easy as sitting down at your computer.
In conclusion, just try it. You won’t regret it.”
“Mit Nina macht Deutschlernen richtig Spaß!”
“With Nina you are sure to reach the next level. I am currently finishing my Masters in German, and it has often been a frustrating experience that involved a lot of self-doubt and embarrassment (mixing up the words for brush and breast has happened more than once). With Nina’s help my confidence in communicating in German has improved, and I am finding fewer and fewer mistakes in my German writing. I don’t know what I would do without her! Additionally, Skype is the perfect time-saving solution. Not having to drive back and forth to classes gives me more time to focus on… well, my German :)”
“Ich liebe Deutsche Sprache, aber nach der Uni habe ich nur English mit meinen deutschen Freunden gesprochen. Ich freue mich darauf dass ich Nina getroffen und mit ihr wieder nach Deutsch gegriffen habe! Das ist ein Spass für mich mit Nina Deutsch zu lernen, weil wir uber so viele verschiedene Themen diskutieren können und weil sie so viele Kulturen kennt und versteht. Ich bin viel unterwegs, und wir hatten Stunden via Skype als ich in England, Russland und in der Ukraine war. Skype verbindet die Leute, und Nina hat die Fertigkeit Skype effektiv zu nützen um Deutsch zu unterrichten. Jetzt spreche ich mit meinen deutschen Freunden wieder Deutsch”
“Ich habe mich sechs Monate lang an Ninas Unterricht beteiligt. Mein Ziel war, mich auf die Goethe-C1-Prüfung vorzubereiten. Am meisten hatte ich Schwierigkeiten beim mündlichen Teil des Tests. Unter Anderem hat mir Nina dabei geholfen, meinen Wortschatz zu erweitern und mich an die anspruchsvolle Struktur der Prüfung zu gewöhnen. In Hinblick darauf war Nina immer sehr geduldig und kompetent. Ich würde sie allen Deutschlernenden voll und ganz empfehlen!”
“It is great of you to teach English more in Japan and also abroad.
I think you were the best teacher of my life. You taught us not only how to study but the pleasure to study.
We spent together all the day, it was bery good experience for me and I want to take your class again. But at first, I thought it is hard because I must speak English everytime because we have lunch with you at the facility of Higashimurayama. And I had thought I would be exhausted without speaking Japanese.
But while I spent with you and my classmates, my thinking changed. I would rather speak English than Japanese. The reason why I felt so was your character was great.
I decided to keep studying English.”
“For me this class is the better one I’ve ever taken, you are maybe the best teacher, you know how to teach and this is one of my best experiences, I won’t forget you!”
“Angenehmes Lernklima, abwechslungsreiche Methoden und Themen, Inhalte werden bedarfsgerecht und strukturiert vermittelt, auf individuelle Entwicklungsfelder und Bedürfnisse der Teilnehmer wird sehr gut eingegangen, Trainingsstunden werden durch effiziente Lernmethoden – sehr motivierend und positiv! – wirksam gestaltet, extrem kurzweilig, Sprachbarrieren werden gebrochen, gerne weiter!”
“Frau Buschmann ist die beste Sprachkursleiterin, die mir bisher – auch ausserhalb der HVB – begegnet ist!”
“Kleine Teilnehmerkreise, viel Zeit für Fragen, sehr praxisnah und verständlich, spontanes Eingehen auf Probleme, Praxisnähe und Umsetzbarkeit der Kursinhalte sind sehr hoch”
“Der Kurs war unglaublich abwechslungsreich, ich konnte dem Stoff sehr gut folgen, er war realitätsnah, die Trainerin sehr kompetent und immer frisch! Ich bin sehr zufrieden und würde den Kurs ohne zu Zögern sofort weiterempfehlen!
Offene, freundliche fast familiäre Atmosphäre und hohe Kompetenz der Dozentin.”
“I really like the teacher. She has so much teaching experience and knows the group needs very well.”
„A few months ago I was looking for a short-term possibility to improve my Business-English and found Nina – a stroke of luck. Nina was very flexible when it came to finding time slots for our lessons and she prepared me perfectly for my business meetings. She also gave me practical tips on how to improve my English outside of lessons and without living in an English speaking environment. Learning English is really fun with such a pleasant and likeable teacher.“
Given my time constraints, I need a very flexible solution to study German. Nina offered me this flexibility. Her teaching approach is a very good example of the benefits of technology for learning. She does a great job as on-line teacher.