Nicolas Jacobi 39
Nicolas Jacobi is a native German speaker, social scientist, 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 Social Science, 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 America 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 as well as the ideas of brain-friendly learning techniques created by Vera Birkenbihl. Nicolas uses many of Deweys and Birkenbihls' 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, the philosophies of John Dewey, Kersten Reich and Vera Birkenbihls' brain-friendly language learning techniques 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.
Online and in-person (Dallas,TX)
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. 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.
In-person (New York City, NY)
William Slattery is a certified New York State teacher and Fulbright Scholar that has several years of teaching experience. As a former business student, William has an interest in both current events and business strategy that have allowed him to gain a critical understanding of the world around us.
After studying at Fordham University in the Bronx, William fulfilled a life-long goal of moving to Austria on a Fulbright Scholarship. During his time in the Alps of Salzburg, William achieved both fluency in the German language, as well as a deep understanding of Austrian and Germanic culture.
In conjunction with teaching Business English and German at the high school level, William has decided to help others study the German language either by Zoom or in person in order to help others share in the joys of becoming bilingual.
During his time studying English as a New Language at the graduate level at Hunter College in Manhattan, William gained a thorough knowledge of the most effective skills needed to help others learn a language and looks forward to working with you.
Our German tutoring sessions take place online or at our JacobiTeacher location in Dallas. Our in-person services in NYC are currently paused.
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.
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.