Private Tutoring in NYC
The price for our in-person tutoring service is $100 for a 60-minute lesson at our location in Manhattan, NY: 1740 Broadway - 15th floor or your place of choice. Our travel map shows all our travel areas. We can bring our classes to your home, work, school, or any public place of choice.
Individualized group sessions would cost + $20 per hour for each additional student.
For online lessons, we use digital learning material and the video conferencing service "Zoom." Our online tutoring services are 40% discounted and cost just $60 per hour.
We are committed to ensuring flexibility. Hence, we have incorporated flexible schedules that intend to accommodate free rescheduling for the same day.
However, on jam-packed days, free rescheduling may not be possible. See more info about our Reservation and Cancellation Policy by clicking here!
We travel to all areas marked green in the map below. We have worked in most neighborhoods and can recommend useful public spaces!
Most people are too busy to attend group classes regularly. Blended Learning in an individual setting will be the future for learning languages. We recommend the following tools:
For many different reasons, the availability of German books in the US is minimal. But Audible offers a great variety of German audio books. They can be fantastic for practicing your listening skills, and some of them are also available on Kindle. Purchasing both, you could listen and read at the same time. Use the Audible link to start a free trial, get two audiobooks for free, and check out our other Amazon links below for recommendations of specific books and other German material. We like the Ingrid Noll crime stories a lot and enjoy working with them.
YOUTV is a web-based online service where the registered user can access the functionality of a video recorder. Here the concentration lies since November 2009 on German television stations. YOUTV can provide you with access to the complete selection of German television channels. However, for some channels, US restrictions exist. YOUTV is available for Amazon FireTV, NVIDIA SHIELD, Google TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Cast, Samsung TV, LG TV, Philips TV, iPhone, Ipad, Android.
Use the JacobiTeacher booking code to save 10% on your purchase: YTV10JCBTCHR
Duolingo can be a fantastic tool for building vocabulary. We have a few clients that had not done anything but Duolingo for a year, and they had an excellent understanding of German. Duolingo works well if you do it regularly. It is gratifying, giving you sounds, icons, and points. But it also punishes you by redoing a lot of chapters, if you do not use the app often enough. This can become very frustrating. For people, who learn less frequently, Memrise might be the better tool. Use the link, join our Duolingo group and win prizes. (more about that)
Memrise is less of a game, and that makes it more flexible. It works similar to flashcards and is less rewarding than Duolingo, but it is also not going to punish you. While Duolingo is very good for beginners, Memrise might be the tool you want to move to, when Duolingo becomes too easy. We are working on our JacobiTeacher Memrise courses right now and are planning on publishing them soon.
Grammar and course books
Most language learning material caters to group settings, especially for learning German. But you are not a group. Most books that you can find will probably not be useful for studying German as an individual. We do not recommend any of the popular Klett and Cornelsen books from Germany.
But we do recommend the McGraw Hill Practise Makes Perfekt German program. It is an excellent tool for learning German as an individual.
For children and teenagers, we recommend the book Usborne - Easy German as well as most Hueber material. It makes a start into German fun. We have been using it successfully many times.
Most literature that we recommend is for Intermediate readers. Der Kleine Vampir is an excellent book for kids age 8 - 12. Das Parfum is very difficult. Probably one of the most difficult German books to read, but maybe the best for studying German adjectives.
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 Online Courses
Our German Online course caters to absolute beginners as well as advanced learners that have experience at learning German in a self-learning setting with tools like Duolingo. We integrate digital language learning material into online classes, which makes our courses interactive and fun.