What does Transparent Language Online German have to offer?
- Lesson plan based on your unique proficiency level, goals, and interests
- Real, live instructors in online classroom environment
- Group tutoring: Small class sizes of 1 hour with a maximum of 6 students
- Private tutoring: Individual custom-tailored classroom sessions of 90 minutes each
- Automatically includes 3-month subscription to Transparent Language Online, for additional home study
Valuable Details on this German online language course:
I recommend starting by visiting one of their Open Houses. This gives you a good insight into how the instructors are and what the online tutoring environment is about. My first impression was that the classroom teacher was very welcoming and confident. I’ve found out that Transparent only uses native German speakers who also have professional teaching experience. All online classroom sessions are based on the Essentials® courseware. The instructor also makes sure that you understand the use of the application features in the online classroom, so that you feel comfortable. During the first lesson, the instructor evaluates your learning level and discusses your goals and interests. Students are paired up by learning level. Whether group or private tutoring, the sessions are very interactive and goal driven. You are encouraged to speak and ask questions, if you don’t understand something. One a side-note: The German group sessions are mostly 3 students at a time. New online instruction sessions start on a weekly basis It makes a lot of sense to have the 3-month subscription to Transparent Language Online included, since this allows you the repeat what you have learned during the tutoring lesson, memorize vocabulary and to dig deeper. Register for the upcoming Open House here.
Combining the self-study Transparent Essentials® course with online tutoring sessions provides a powerful tool to learn German fast and effectively. The online sessions provide great milestones to test your knowledge, expand it and to stay motivated with fellow language enthusiasts.
The pricing may seem a bit on the high end if you run on a tight budget. However, teaching with the same courseware that you use for self-study is very effective and will shorten your learning time frame. If you opt for group lessons, you need to take into consideration they run on a set weekly schedule. In this case, the private tutoring option may be a better fit.