German through English
|languages||English, German, Japanese, Russian|
Technical University (1995)
Linguistic University ( 2001)
Certification in Teaching Analytical Writing (2004)
Certification in Mastering French Grammar and Vocabulary (2013)
TESOL Certification in Teaching Skills ( 2013)
Certification in Teaching Business English (2014)
Fortbildungsk urs "Deutschunterricht planen" (2014)
Certification in Cellular Mechanisms of Brain Function (2015)
Experience: 16 years
I have 16 year working experience in teaching foreign languages. I have an internet sites with a lot of learning plans and tests related to foreign languages. I have also written several language learning mobile apps which we can also use during the lessons. I concentrate primirely on the structure of the language and reading texts (with full understanding ) . Conversation fluency comes almost automaticaly if students follow certain guidelines. Just knowing very simple rules makes it possible to build your own sentences correctly, hence making communication possible. As for vocabulary... all one needs is a good dictionary (there are many good on-line dictionaries available in the internet). Of course, I sent files (in pdf- format) with common Geman words which students use to practice making they own centences. I use different kinds of exercises to get the new structures and words into long- term memory. I try to make my lessons useful, which also depends on the personality and the learning style of the students. I have written many learning apps, which we can use during the lessons. Various textbooks might also be very useful. For example, "Berliner Platz" is a good one.
Absolute beginners start off making very easy sentences. Once they are able to do it, they begin to make the sentences more complicated.
1. They read.
2. They read books.
3. They read books every day.
4. They read interesting books every day.
5. They read interesting books every day when they come from work.
6. They read interesting books every day when they come from work unless they are tired.
7. They read interesting books every day when they come from work unless they are very tired.
(Of course, these sentences will be in German :) )
I also make printouts which guide students to speak about particular topics. Following these guidelines the students are able to talk about themselves, about their friends, about their jobs, what they think about a particular issue, etc.