Shoko_T's Tutor Profile
Nice to meet you! I went to Germany without studying a word of German. I spent every single day not understanding what people were saying to me and not being able to express my thoughts, and it was really tough. After working as hard as I could every day, after one year I could understand what native speakers were saying and express my thoughts without stressing out. Now, I am currently working alongside German people, giving presentations in German at academic conferences, and I can get by in German without any problems whether at work or in my private life.
Since I have experience learning how Japanese people go about mastering German, I would like to share those successful methods in my lessons.
- I want to learn about German culture!
- I want to speak German on vacation!
- I want to master survival German for life in Germany!
- I want to talk to and exchange emails with my German friends!
- I want to learn German that I can use at work!
Everyone has their different reasons for studying German. I will customize these lessons to meet your goals, whether you want to have fun studying at your own pace, or study intensively to get a firm grasp on the language. To help you meet your goals, I will also introduce ways to study and help you think of a study plan.
Why it's important to learn phrases that native speakers commonly use
If you translate directly from Japanese, you will end up using phrases that sound awkward. Therefore, during the speaking lessons, we will focus on how native speakers express what we say in Japanese. When it comes to hearing, even if you can't understand it word for word, you can still make an educated guess based on the situation and the vocabulary that you already know. In other words, how many familiar words and phrases there are in a sentence is important, and if you master the expressions that native speakers use commonly, your hearing ability will increase remarkably.
During the lessons, you will not only be gaining knowledge, but also putting it into use. If you learned a phrase once, we will review it as soon as you start forgetting it. We will do this several times until the vocabulary and phrases come naturally.
I came to Germany after getting a PhD in electrical and electronic engineering in Japan. Currently I am working as a researcher in the bioengineering field at a university in Germany. I teach Japanese to German university students.
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***ntai会話をメインにレッスンしてもらいました。ネイティブの口語を教えていただけるのでとてもためになります。テンポよく何度も繰り返し練習をしてくれるのでとても助かります。続けてレッスンをできたらいいなと思います＾＾ドイツへ旅行に行こう 25 1,200Aug 20, 2016
***iko08いつもお世話になっております。 Shoko先生は親切で、私の意図をすぐに汲んでくれていつも良い授業をしてくれます。 質問にも即答して下さり、きっともの凄く努力された先生なのだろうな、と思います。 とても優しい雰囲気の先生なので、初めての方でも緊張しないと思います。 これからもよろしくお願いします。ドイツ語会話トレーニング☆50分 50 2,400Jul 10, 2016
***i0314私は初心者なので、日本語でアドバイスをいただけたのはありがたかったです。勉強のポイントを具体的に教えていただけたので、その部分をまずがんばってやってみようと思いました。中級以上であれば、もっといろいろ質問したり、内容のある話もできるのでしょうが、まだまだ語彙が足りないのでもどかしかったです。諦めず頑張ってみようという気持ちになりました。☆コースカウンセリング☆ 25 1,000Feb 19, 2016
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