German Online Services

Online DSD 1 Course

Mondays 4:30pm - 6:30pm EST (Break 5:30 - 5:40pm)

30 x 110 min class

Tuition for the Semester 2020/21: $600

Students who are interested in working or studying in Germany need to prove their proficiency in German. Passing DSD 1 and DSD 2 tests developed by German Kultusministerium are some of the ways to provide this proof. Kids can take the DSD 1 after entering 8th grade. Kids who pass DSD 1 qualify for DSD 2, which they are allowed to take after entering 11 grade or later.

Passing DSD 1 shows qualifications on a B1 level. Passing DSD 2 shows skills on a B2 level, which is the minimum level needed to qualify for studying in Germany.

We have been preparing kids for passing DSD 1 in a classroom setting. Unfortunately, many children are too busy to travel to regular DSD 1 courses. To adapt to your individual needs, we will start offering DSD 1 preparation courses in an online setting. 

Our DSD 1 online course is created for children age 10 - 13 and will teach all grammar, vocabulary, and understanding of the test forms that kids need to pass the DSD 1 test successfully. 

The actual DSD 1 test will take place in an official DSD 1 testing school, like "Deutsche Sprachschule White Plains," and we recommend that children spend the last year of preparation, the year they turn 14, at the test school. The teachers that run the course during the exam year, usually also organize the exams. 

Contact Nicolas Jacobi with your questions: nico@jacobiteacher.com

Online German Beginners A1

Our Online German Beginners course caters to absolute beginners that have no experience at learning German. Participants need access to a computer with camera and microphone. All language learning material is included. 

Tuesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm EST September 8th - December 22nd

16 x 60 min German Online class

Tuition for Wintersemester 2020: $300

Course 1:

Course 2:

Mondays 7:45pm - 8:45pm EST September 14th - December 21st

16 x 60 min German Online class

Tuition for Wintersemester 2020: $300

Online German Grammar Refresher 1

Our Online German Grammar Refresher course 1 caters to advanced learners that have experience at learning German in a self-learning setting with tools like Duolingo and am interested in improving their grammar skills in a group setting. This course is also a great solution for learners, who used to study German in the past and are interested in picking up the basics again. Participants should have experience at learning German and should have already build an intermediate knowledge of German vocabulary. 

Course 1:

Tuesdays 7:45pm - 8:45pm EST September 8th - December 22nd

16 x 60 min German Online class

Tuition for Wintersemester 2020: $300

Course 2:

Wednesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm EST September 9th - December 23rd

16 x 60 min German Online class

Tuition for Wintersemester 2020: $300

Our Teachers

Nicolas Jacobi

(Location: Los Angeles, NYC 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. ​

Dorit Hahn

(Location: 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.

Other Services

Corporate Cultural Talks

German and US-American citizens seem to live under very similar conditions. We look similar, and consume the same products and entertainment. Still, culturally the countries are much more different than many people know. Our cultural talks discuss a huge variety of cultural similarities and differences as well as the reasons for them.

German Enrichment Programs

Our German Enrichment Programs 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 German learning materials. Alternatively, classes can take place in our facilities in New York City and Los Angeles.

German Language Events

The German language is very exact and this can be intimidating. Students do not only need to know the grammar and words but also how to use the language in social situations. We create entertaining social situations that give every student the change to use their German language skills. Most of our cultural events are in the English language.

Manhattan, NYC

1740 Broadway - 15th floor  

near Columbus Circle - NY 10019​

 

The Grove, Los Angeles 

Text us: (212) 960 3416 - info@jacobiteacher.com

145 S. Fairfax Avenue - 15th floor  

near The Grove - CA 90036