At JacobiTeacher LLC, we offer individualized, professional and entertaining German Cultural Talks and language learning solutions that meet the goals of all clients/students irrespective of culture, levels or ages.
We are committed to offering flexible and non-constricting regulations and curriculums. While most language programs and curriculums are created around the goal of teaching specific words, we cater our services to your personal needs and individual goals.
Our programs adapt to the individual needs of each student and are an excellent opportunity not only bilingual German families but non-German children to experience the German language in an After-School setting, without having to commit to it for many years. Depending on their goals, age, skills, and level, activities will include reading, singing, German games, as well as grammar instruction, advanced discussions and logic exercises.
A beginners reading course for children age 6+ could look like this:
German Language Introduction (9-12 week program)
Students are introduced to the pronunciation and spelling of the German language and the differences to English. After this program, the participating children can read and pronounce short German texts and will be able to keep learning the language on their own using tools like Duolingo. The fee includes all learning material.
Other programs might focus on goals like those:
Experiencing German in a playful way
Introducing the German language
Organizing the learning process
Building a basic knowledge of how the German language works
Acquiring self-study techniques for learning German
Improving spoken German
Enhancing literacy skills and fostering a love of reading/writing in German
Preparing for the German SAT and other Language tests
Preparing for German college applications
Acquiring information about German culture and society
German classes for bilingual children and teenagers will be in a totally immersive setting. If the students are non-bilingual in German, they will be exposed to the language in a more school-like, partially-immersive form.
Please bear in mind that a totally immersive setting often slows the attainment of goals of the class. In order to profit from a totally immersive setting, bilingual students would have to be exposed to the language outside of class on a regular, even daily, basis. If the student is not exposed to the language daily, the learning process should be organized in a different, partially immersive way.
Our German programs usually run for 9 to 12 weeks, and are available for schools, private groups, and educational institutions. Each course can be booked for 3 - 10 participants, with age groups 2-6, 7-11, 11-15 and 14-17+. Participating schools, groups and institutions will provide the learning space, and we will provide all learning materials. Alternatively, courses can take place in our facilities in New York City and Los Angeles.
Most classes are comprised of twelve 60 to 90-minute language instruction sessions for students, and one 60-minute coaching session for parents. The parents’ session focuses on how to support their children’s language learning at home.
Contact us for more information or a customized quote:
(Location: New York and Online)
Nicolas Jacobi is a native German speaker and a versatile, certified German educator with over a decade of teaching experience. Having finished from the University of Cologne in 2008 with a degree in Teaching and Education, Nicolas pursued his long-standing dream of impacting productive knowledge of language and social science on students from diverse backgrounds, working in 4 different schools in Cologne, Krefeld, and Berlin; Germany. In 2015, in his pursuit of more challenging opportunities, Nicolas opted to continue his career as a seasoned, flexible educator, by moving to New York City and starting JacobiTeacher LLC. As a student under Professor Kersten Reich at the University of Cologne, he has been influenced by the philosophies of John Dewey and constructivist teaching methods and uses a lot of these methods for his lessons.
(Location: Los Angeles and Online)
Dorit Hahn completed her Masters in German as a Foreign Language, American Studies and Intercultural Business Communication at the University of Jena in 2000, and was awarded a PhD in Education from the University of Nottingham in 2013. For more than two decades, she has been teaching German. Her experience of living and working in other countries as a teacher, but also as a translator, has allowed her to study even the more subtle differences between cultures, and it has opened her mind to many other views of the world. It is Dorit’s mission to instill a passion for language and a curiosity for other cultures in each of her students, regardless of their background. Dorit offers communicative, interactive and culturally informative lessons set in a fun and open learning environment. This method is founded on structural learning based on solid knowledge of language acquisition and learning strategies.