L E S S O N T Y P E S

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Possible Eligibility Criteria: • Clear accent of your mother tongue or native dialect • Interest in the detailed theoretical basis for German phonetics and its systematic approach
Programs: • Beginner German Phonetic Course (A0 - A2)¹ PDF File • Advanced German Phonetic Course (B1 - C2)² PDF File
Teaching Material: • PDF information sheets Demo • MP3 audio records Demo
Number, Duration, Frequency of Hours: • At least ¹10 or ²20 hours • 60 min each • At most once a week
Hourly Rate: EUR 50.00
Description: The choice of one of my two course programs depends on your proficiency level of German. Before starting the course, please create an audio record of your current pronunciation so that you can compare it with your new pronunciation afterwards. During class, I first explain some theory to you and read out the examples, after which you repeat them, I check and correct you until I can no longer hear an accent (for the moment). Outside of our online classes, you can listen to the audio file attached to the information sheet in order to repeat and listen to all examples again. Please note that this course is pure theory with examples where no texts are used, i.e. the acquisition process takes a little longer than during a pronunciation training. In the long term, however, this course is the best choice to beginn with if you want to have a proper phonetic basis.

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Possible Eligibility Criteria: • Slight accent of your mother tongue or native dialect • Completed phonetic course • No interest in the detailed theoretical basis for German phonetics and its systematic approach
Teaching Material: • PDF textsDemo • PDF word lists Demo
Duration of Hours: 60 min each
Hourly Rate: EUR 50.00
Description: If you have not completed a phonetic course with me before, please create an audio record of your current pronunciation before starting the course so that you can compare it with your newly trained pronunciation afterwards. During our pronunciation training, you read out various texts, sentences, or word lists (provided by me), in each of which the sound or the phenomenon on which we are currently concentrating is marked. I go into all your pronunciation errors and explain them in detail. The acquisition process takes significantly less time than during a phonetic course, but the theoretical explanations are not systematic and therefore less comprehensible, which can result in a loss of motivation on your part.

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Possible Eligibility Criteria: • Almost no accent of your mother tongue or native dialect • Cultivation of the German accent • Completed pronunciation training
Duration of Hours: 60 min each
Description: During our conversation sessions, we simply talk spontaneously about various topics, and I address your few pronunciation errors and correct them.
Hourly Rate: EUR 40.00

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Eligibility Criterion: Organizing a public speech (presentation for partners, talk to the management, video address on your website, celebratory speech, etc.)
Work Materials: Your text(s)
Duration of Hours: 60 min each
Description: During class, we will concentrate exclusively on the text you have prepared for your speech and refine its pronunciation without going into the detailed theory of standard German phonetics.
Hourly Rate: EUR 50.00

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Possible Eligibility Criteria: • Singing as a hobby • Organizing a singing performance
Work Materials: Your lyrics
Duration of Hours: 60 min each
Hourly Rate: EUR 40.00
Description: When it comes to vocal functions, singing completely differs from speaking; the air pressure during sound production is much greater, the music tempo is usually slower, syllables are stretched, and tensions fall differently. As a result, the quality of some sounds changes, words are marked more strongly, and the accent of the music language automatically becomes more neutral. Furthermore, certain phonetic phenomena are partially or completely dispensed with in favor of a more melodic sound. And last but not least, the choice of some phones depends on the music genre. During our session, you sing to me the song you have prepared, and I go into all your pronunciation errors until I can no longer hear an accent.

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Possible Eligibility Criteria: • Collection of specific theoretical questions on standard German phonetics • No (further) interest in correcting your own pronunciation
Duration of Hours: 60 min each
Description: In this consultation session you can ask me any theoretical questions on standard German phonetics, which I answer spontaneously.
Hourly Rate: EUR 40.00

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Possible Eligibility Criteria: • Indecision regarding the lesson types mentioned above • Interest in a long-term collaboration (course or training)
Number and Duration of Hours: 1 × approx. 30 min
Hourly Rate: EUR 0.00
Description: In this trial lesson, I would first like to get to know you and hear you speak, find out your learning objective and finally determine which type of lesson would be most suitable or we would start with in the event of a collaboration. Also, I go into our lesson schedule in more detail and give a little introduction to theory if necessary. After the trial lesson, both you and I still have the right to refuse further lessons if there are reasons for that.

G E N E R A L

Language of Instruction: German / English / Russian
Payment:Payment Card + Booking / Bank Transfer / PayPal / italki • Advance Payment • Flexible Number & Frequency of Payments
Video-Chat Platform: Skype / Zoom / italki Classroom
Requirements: • Stable Internet Connection • Webcam • Punctuality

B E N E F I T S

Native German Tutor

I speak and use standard German in everyday life and have a rich experience of working with students from different countries.

Unique Method

Clear schemes and pronunciation rules allow you to comprehend why Germans speak the way they speak and apply them into practice.

Flexible Schedule

Depending on my free capacity, I teach classes from morning to night on any day of the week, incl. weekends.

Wide Choice

Choose between a full-fledged course or another type of lesson, one-to-one or group classes, the language of instruction, etc.

Reasonable Cost

The service price shown on this website falls below the average market prices for professional phonetic classes.

Convenient Payment

You can pay via bank transfer or PayPal as well as for several lessons or each lesson separately.

Profitable Investment

My lessons open new opportunities and allow you to become more self-confident and be better understood by German native speakers.

Special Offer

Recommend me to a new full-course student and get another lesson for free in addition to your trial lesson!

F A Q

- Can I start taking classes right now?
- Do I need to have a printer at home?
- Do I get all of the materials at once?
- Can I pause or cancel our lessons at any time?
- How often and for how many hours am I to pay in advance?
- Is it possible to record and save my classes for personal use?
- Is it possible to take group classes?
- I live in your vicinity. Is it possible to take offline classes?
- Are there any age restrictions?
- How does the first course program differ from the second?
- How much time does the whole course take?
- Will I actually speak German without any accent?

B E F O R E - A N D - A F T E R C O M P A R I S O N

Before-and-After Comparison | DEUTSCH OHNE AKZENT

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R E V I E W S

I was one of Julia's first students, and I'm very glad that I took a phonetic course under her guidance. Her dedication and professional approach to her work can't leave anyone indifferent. During the course, she explains every sound, phenomenon, and rule in detail and very clearly so that there shouldn't be any questions left. My proper pronunciation has made me much more confident in communicating in German, and the knowledge gained now opens up more opportunities for me in both everyday and professional life.
I'm about 2/3 of the way through the course and I'm impressed with how much my pronunciation has improved. I thought I'd never be able to pronounce the German R after three years of trying, but Julia was able to coach me over that hurdle (and a number of others). The classes are very fun and engaging. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their pronunciation, or just get an interesting look into how pronunciation of the language works.
A very interesting lesson with Julia! I speak Luxembourgish (a German dialect), and she patiently identified small details that betray my accent as a non-native speaker and described the theoretical underpinnings of the pronunciation of each sound that gave me trouble. This will help me improve my standard German (Hochdeutsch) even further. Highly recommended! Thank you, Julia.
Julia offers a very specialized course that provides a lot of value. The course is very specific and targeted and also very rare. If you want to reduce your accent in German, you should definitely look at Julia's course. I wrote this note in English because I believe this course is particularly helpful for people who start or just started. Beginners are in the perfect spot to start with good habits. This being said, the course is also very helpful for advanced students. The music of languages is indeed a fascinating topic!
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C O N T A C T

If you have familiarized yourself with the content of this page and are interested in one of the LESSON TYPES mentioned above, please use the contact form below and leave me a reliable message. Do not forget to check the correctness of your specifications (especially your email address) before submitting. NOTE: submitting this form guarantees neither the implementation of a lesson nor a response on my part.