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Meet the German Online Teacher!
“Holger is simply one of the best language instructors I've had in any capacity or program, formal or informal. He encourages and motivates me to first communicate, then to refine grammar, use new vocab and try alternative sentence strcutures. As an intermediate student, I have gained confidence, greater fluency and expanded my ability to express nuance and tenses in German.”
- Mark (from the US)
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- David (from GB)
“Holger has first helped me pass my A1 and later my A2 exam at the Goethe Institut. I started from zero and now I am applying for a job in Austria. Holger also helped me translate my resume into English. It has turned out really amazing - 80% of the companies, I applied for, invited me to a job interview ; )”
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German is spoken more often in the world than you might think:
Around 100 million people worldwide speak German as their mother tongue, and another 80 million as a second language. German is the most spoken mother tongue and second most spoken language (after English) in Europe. Around 14% of all Europeans have learned German as a foreign language and German is one of the working languages in the European Union.
A very precise language!
The German language is very precise:
For example, we can translate the English verb "to remove" into German as "to remove, to eliminate, to pull out, to solve ,to take off, to take out, to subtract, to lift, to strike off, to remedy, to take away, to separate, to detach, to abolish, to set aside, to get rid of", etc. All these verbs have specific information and are used for very specific situations. So they have to be understood in context and offer the smallest differences.
German is so precise because Germans can say exactly what they mean and nuances are made clear by using different words.
That's why Germans don't like pathos or extreme tones. In the German language, everything you want to say is said very precisely and directly, and anything more is seen as too much and unnecessary.
Easier than you think!
"Life is too short to learn German."
Yes, there are languages that are easier to learn than German. But that German is particularly difficult and complicated is a prejudice. Many people who already speak English, for example, think that German is so extremely complicated. But let's think about the English language for a moment: Many English vocabulary words end up being "labels/ names" of things that you have to relearn. For example, what is a "refrigirator", is there any logic behind it? No, it's a name.
In German we say "Kühlschrank" to it (kühlen - > to cool down / der Schrank - the cabinet). So we have a cabinet that cools down. Makes sense, doesn't it? We can find these word combinations very often in German. We can combine words and build new words from them if we understand the meaning. So German is also a very logical language and works partly like Lego.
If you learn German, you will see, for example, that there are words like: abgehen, weggehen, zugehen, aufgehen, nachgehen, vorgehen, entgehen, eingehen, reingehen, rausgehen, untergehen, runtergehen, aufhen, raufgehen, eingehen, and so on.
All these words are combinations of the word "go" (to go) and an addition that gives us either a direction or additional information about what exactly is happening. Once you have this "matrix" figured out and understood, it is relatively easy to come up with and even create other verbs.
Sciene, Culture, Art, Philosophy
Many of the most culturally and scientifically significant figures in human history have spoken German:
As we said, German can be a very precise language and is therefore very suitable for research and poetry, where you should describe thoughts and observations as accurately as possible. Many of the most famous writers, poets and researchers were German and have contributed a great deal to our knowledge of the world.
For example, the poet Friedrich Schiller, whose works helped people in an absolutist era to be able to articulate themselves politically.
Or the philosopher and economist Karl Marx, who became a great and influential critic of capitalism and religion with his communist manifesto.
The scholars and writers Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt, who revolutionised the research of the time and set new standards.
The philosopher and philologist Friedrich Nietzsche, who broke all the established patterns of poetry of the time and criticised the Christian concept of morality.
And of course Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who became one of the most important poets of all time with his poems and his works such as "Goethe's Faust".
And of course one of the most famous: Albert Einstein ... what can I say? Everyone knows Einstein, don't they?
As well as many other famous and influential poets, philosophers, researchers or composers like Schumann, van Beethoven, Bach, Strauss, Brahms and so on.