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Learn with a German

German tuition for all ages and abilities

Call 077511 49854

About me:

Hallo und schönen, guten Tag!
 
I look forward to talking to you on the phone/via email/on Skype and meeting you in the near future. 
In the meantime, please find below some information about me and my tutoring.
 
Schöne Grüsse,
Sönke
 
 
Qualifications:
I am a native speaker and have a BA and a MA degree. Most importantly for language learners, I am a qualified teacher with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in teaching secondary German (with French and Geography).
 
Experience:
I have taught German in schools for over 20 years, which included working with individuals, small and class-size groups of all ages. Having gained first experience in teaching German while working as a British Council Foreign Language Assistant in East Devon, I decided to follow a career in teaching German at secondary and tertiary level.
 
I am also a current Assessment Associate (examiner) for Pearson/ Edexcel, an IBO German B examiner, member of the Association for Language Learning (ALL) and a Supporter Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting. 
       
Location:
Living near Bovey Tracey, I am very flexible and  travel to work with you at your preferred location, within reason, but will charge an additional £5 to contribute to compensating for the time it takes to travel more than 20 miles.
 
NB: If you would prefer distance learning, we can use Skype or other online apps to run the sessions.
 
Sessions:
I am available during the day. Therefore, sessions are not limited to after school hours and I might be available anytime between 9am and 8pm. Most lessons will last 60 min, but - depending on individual learners - sessions can also last a lot longer. I can work with you at the weekend, but ask for an additional £5 surcharge. 
 
Ages and levels:
I teach learners of all abilities and ages, using my experience in teaching secondary (Years 7-11), as well as tertiary (Years 12 and 13) students and can prepare learners for GCSE, IGCSE, A Level and IBDP German ab initio, and German B (SL or HL) exams. I have also taught in primaries and raised our own children bilingually.
 
DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate:
I hold an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate and have subscribed to the Update Service (last update in November 2018).
 

I have recently undergone the following training:

- College of Policing - Channel General Awareness Module (19/03/2018)

- Devon Safeguarding Boards - Safeguarding Children and Young People – Group 2 core E-learning (20/03/2018).

 

Business Insurances:

I am covered by a professional indemnity and a public and products liability insurance.

'Born and bred' in the north of Germany,
you will not struggle to understand my accent.
 I speak - what many people refer to as - „Hochdeutsch” - (Standard German) 
as spoken in/around/north of Hanover.
However, you might notice that I tend to say „Hamburch” rather than „Hamburg”. 
And of course, I tend to stretch my vowels -

all part of being an „echter Norddeutscher”.

 

Finally, if you wondered how to pronounce „Sönke",

it's a bit like

"Z"-"ea" (as in "ea-rly")-"n"-"k"-"ea" (as in "ea-rly").

 

Call me, Sönke Beyer, on 07751149854

email info@learnwithagerman.com or
skype learnwithagerman

to arrange an initial consultation

 

in an area reaching from

Exeter to Plymouth and 

Torbay to Dartmoor

as well as ONLINE - worldwide

 
 and, of course, for all ages and abilities.
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