***ATTENTION STUDENTS: I ONLY OFFER ONE COURSE PER STUDENT: A PERSONALIZED CONVERSATION COURSE. THIS COURSE IS IDEAL FOR LOWER INTERMEDIATE, UPPER INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED STUDENTS PREPARING FOR AN ACADEMIC CAREER OR ACADEMIC STUDIES IN GERMANY. (TOTAL AND MAXIMUM OF 5 LESSONS PER STUDENT. Please do NOT sign up for 1 lesson or for 10 lessons, your request will be denied unless (after the trial lesson) you specifically sign up for my 5 LESSON CONVERSATION COURSE). OUR TRIAL LESSON WILL TAKE PLACE IN ENGLISH/GERMAN/RUSSIAN/CZECH. DURING THE TRIAL LESSON, WE WILL SELECT TOGETHER TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED DURING OUR 5-LESSON COURSE. You must come into the trial lesson with ideas about topics that are of particular interest to you and about which you would like to learn more, about which you want to talk and read in German. I will help you narrow down your list of topics and, after our trial lesson, I will create a personalized curriculum for your 5-lesson course. THE CONVERSATION COURSE TAKES PLACE ENTIRELY IN GERMAN LANGUAGE. OVER YOUR 5-LESSON CONVERSATION COURSE WITH ME , YOU WILL HAVE DISCUSSED, READ ABOUT AND SIGNIFICANTLY GROWN YOUR VOCABULARY AND PRESENTATION SKILLS IN ACADEMIC GERMAN ON THE TOPIC(S) OF YOUR CHOICE. I WILL PROVIDE ALL MATERIALS TO YOU FREE OF CHARGE.***
Hallo! Wie geht’s dir? Mein Name ist Daria. I live in the always sunny and beautiful Los Angeles, California, and work full-time as a multilingual translator, language specialist and educator. I received my Abitur diploma with highest distinction from Eleonoren-Gymnasium Worms (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) and my Bachelor's degree from Pomona College (ranked first out of all undergraduate colleges and universities in the US by Forbes and fourth by US News & World Report). German is my native language, and not only do I love speaking and teaching it but I am also very interested in learning about other cultures and languages. I firmly believe that the best teacher is a lifelong eager learner.
I have been teaching German for over 10 years as an in-person and online instructor in a variety of settings in Europe and the US. Besides working in language schools, I have taught in elementary school, high school and college settings as well as in companies, retirement homes and museums. As a result, I have extensive experience working with students of all ages, language levels, goals and abilities.
For example, I have helped many students perfect their German reading and writing skills before they leave for study abroad programs in Germany. I have taught numerous company employees to confidently communicate in German with their overseas colleagues. My students tremendously enjoy the rich insights they gain during our lessons into German language and culture.