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Lina is an exemplar of the language learner that I want to be and I think that this is a major component to the renewed energy with which I have approached our lessons. Her own enthusiasm is self-evident. I had struggled with case endings for adjectives and Lina explained a core concept to me and that opened a door in my brain and instantly made the subject feel achievable and not this dark art that only linguistic mystics could ever understand. Examples of usage, so that one case see patterns is what I had lacked in my past attempts at learning German, but Lina introduced homework that built sets of examples and that she would mark and that we could go through and confirm my understanding. In more than one lesson with Lina, she has written on a whiteboard with one hand whilst holding her laptop in the other - impressive 🙂 When I'm in my lessons with Lina, I never feel that I am going to be told off if I didn't remember something that we had covered (unlike when I was at school...). The hour lessons go by so fast! But Lina is always able to respond to questions that I have after the lesson. Lina set up a Google Drive area for the materials for our lessons which was great as I then didn't have to wrangle it all from emails, Skype and whatever else. This level of upfront organisation is of definite help to me. The "same time each week" approach that Lina has followed with me has paid dividends, as far as I'm concerned, because I can plan my homework plus additional self-study tasks ready for the next lesson.

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Jason

Lina is a great teacher. We gave our requirements for learning and she delivers exactly what we need. She planned the sessions in connected way for better understanding. She is very friendly, gives time to learn, correct all our silly doubts. I really liked the way she teach us mainly by making the things simple. She focus not only reading and writing but also on listening and Speaking German. We don’t have to wait for the class to solve our doubts as we can always approach her anytime on email and WhatsApp for any questions. She uses various techniques to encourage us to be more confident in my German skills. Her ways of teaching through quizlets, fun quiz, point system, mid tests, homework, online sites, video, grammar and exercise textbooks are really great. Looking forward to have more and more lessons from her…

Thanks

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Amit

Lina is a very thorough and informative instructor. She has a great ability to understand and develop a curriculum that fits your needs, not a set course for everyone. Lina makes that classes fun and enjoyable. She is able to see when the student is struggling and works through the item with them, always remaining positive. She is very entertaining and makes you feel like a friend. This allows you as the student to relax and feel normal. Most of all, Lina will never make you feel incompetent. As someone who speaks several languages, she understands the struggles of the learning and will always adjust the class to how you are progressing. My wife and I love working with her and would recommend her to anyone.

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Scott & Andrea

Lina is a very good teacher. She understands the requirement of the students very well and plan accordingly. She is very organized with daily lessons and homework. She provides very good documents for studying and share quick tips which makes it easy to remember the concepts. She is very patient in explaining the concepts and doubts related to those. She speaks in German as well and encourage the students to talk and write more in German. She is very flexible in clearing doubts via mail, messages and not just restricted to discuss only in class. She tries to give very practical examples for teaching concepts which help students connect and remember easily. She keeps regular tests (also surprise test sometimes), which really help me to revise concepts and evaluate how far I am with my daily preparation. She is very motivating and patient with her students and make learning German a very interesting activity, more than a task. I am very grateful to have as my mentor for German language.

Thank you!

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Ruhna
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