Nicolas Jacobi 39
Nicolas Jacobi is a native German speaker and a versatile, certified German educator with over a decade of teaching experience. As an individual who is interested in a lot of diverse cultures, Nicolas sees life as a collection of experiences.
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.
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.
He has implemented several student-oriented teaching methods which have characterized his reputation as a prominent figure in the German language sphere in NYC.
Welcome to JacobiTeacher
At JacobiTeacher, we offer individualized, professional, educating and entertaining German Cultural Talks and German language learning services that meet the goals of all 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 teaching of specific words, our programs effectively cater to the students' personal needs and individual goals.
We understand that learning a new language can be socially difficult. To be able to speak in a different language, students need to learn, how to deal with social conflicts arising from the language barrier. JacobiTeacher creates positive learning situations that enhance the student's learning process. With teaching methods based on Blended Learning education and the philosophies of John Dewey and Kersten Reich, we have always drafted our topics and lesson structures to reflect a conversational language approach.
As speaking a language is less following rules and more exchanging information socially, we aim to
Create enjoyable and fun social situations that make you use your language skills.
Provide stimulating learning environments that help you not to lose track of your goals.
Individually tutor and coach you to organize your learning process and push you forward.
Create and apply media that helps you learn grammar; build vocabulary and enhance your listening skills.
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
Our German tutoring sessions take place online or at JacobiTeacher locations in NYC. For students who prefer private lessons at their place, we can bring our classes to your home or work, with a higher fee depending on distance.