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Hi! My name is Daniel Rose.
I'm a German tutor on a mission to change how the world learns German. Since 2013 I've helped hundreds of students in places like Australia, Germany and Hong Kong to speak German confidently. I'm here to offer you a modern and interactive method to learn German, which respects your intelligence, time and money.
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Germanizor is all about a question I’ve asked myself for years: How can I survive as a stranger in a foreign country like Hong Kong, where I can’t even read what they write? I feel like a cave monkey who lived for years on a lonely island and totally forgot how to communicate!
Do you also have struggles to learn how to speak German from total scratch? I’m here to help you. I wanna be your mentor teaching you to communicate in different real life situations, so you can take care of your needs, develope a fluent tongue and speak with the natives in Germany or other countries you plan to speak German…
And if you think this will be another boring class: Forget it! We gonna do some serious exercises to boost your German communication skills and make sure you sound like an almost-close-to-near native, step-by-step in as short as possible amount of time.
Are you ready for this ambitious path? Let’s have some fun! 🙂
Most German teachers will serve you colorful, textbook exercises making lots of noise. But they get quickly overwhelming and boring with unrealistic stories, odd characters, a big mix of writing and listening exercises without any clear path, wasting the student’s time and attention span.
It’s getting even worse, if teachers try to explain rules by throwing lots of unnecessary and confusing foreign Latin terms at you: “Accusative, Dative, Declension, Adverbs, Prepositional Objects, Subjunctive, Present Perfect Conditional, Past Participle I, II, III?, IV?” …you name it.
And as soon as you somehow managed to get the meaning of some of these grammar terms, they will tell you exceptions of these rules… and your confidence for speaking German is going to shrink, until you give up on learning completely. 😥
These traditional teaching methods will never work for 80 % of people effectively and are the main reason why most students fail to learn German in class and sadly loose personal interest.
On the other side there are so called polyglots, who learn how to speak multiple languages fluently. Interestingly they never recommend taking traditional language classes. And for good reasons…
They use their own methods, which are far away from learning with grammar books. 1) They practise and speak the language by learning what they are interested in. 2) They focus on practical daily phrases. And 3) they “deconstruct” grammar.
In my courses we gonna start very easy and unlike in most courses, you should not try to “memorize” anything, as our main goal is to understand the patterns and structures of the language.
The most commonly used words will naturally occur, so you’ll get used to them very quickly. If you understand the patterns, it becomes knowledge. So there is no need for “memorization”. Just lean back, relax and think out the sentences step-by-step until you “know how it works”.
There is no need to use any Latin terms to grasp the sentence structure and there won’t be any conjugation tables to memorize either. All you need is a basic understanding of English, as I will use the English language to explain the German language to you.
The primal key to German (and other language) fluency is to fully and truly understand how sentences are build and be able to think in German, building easy mnemonics or “memory helpers”.
No worries about that. This happens all in the background. Just make yourself a cup of tea, relax and follow the path to practise your German speaking, listening and reading skills. There is a reason why I’m calling it the PATH to speak German fluently. 😉
My lessons are perfectly made for 9+ years old kids, teens and adults who get easily confused or bored with grammar exercises and seek for a more simple, personal and interactive teaching experience.
My courses are for everyone who want to get fluent in German without wasting time reading long textbooks, playing with fancy apps listening to robot voices or searching for confusing grammar explanations from different teachers all over the internet.
You will learn through bite sized video lessons which take you just a few minutes of your time. All questions and quizzes are already included, so you can focus, practise and test your knowledge.
To get started learning German you should go through the courses in order for the best outcome. You can learn all the basics in my free “A1 German Starter” course. These lessons will help you to get started with all the essential grammatical patterns.
It’s very important to choose what you are interested in. If you are not interested in the material, the most efficient method won’t help you to successfully learn German. That’s why I’m creating different lessons focused on funny or relevant topics.
That’s for sure the top #1 most frequently asked question of all time… What’s the best, fastest and most fun method? I tell you, there is no “best” method to learn languages, but there are some factors who raise the chance to succeed in reaching fluency. 😉
I have build my curriculum around the 3 elements of effective learning: Effectiveness, Adherence and Efficiency. These are the “whats”, “whys” and “hows” of learning a language.
1. Effectiveness / Priority
You first decide what to learn, based on usage frequency. If you select the wrong material, it does not matter how you study or if you study. Practical fluency is impossible without the proper tools and materials. Just as cooks are subordinate to recipes, are teachers subordinate to materials. If the recipe is not good, the dish won’t be good.
For your perfect learning method you should therefore choose the most frequently spoken words and commonly used sentences, look at their associated grammar patterns and sort them in a logical way based on similarity, practicability and difficulty.
2. Adherence / Interest
Then you choose materials based on your long term personal or professional goals of continued study and review. Multiple exposures and review of the same material will become boring, which must be countered by an interest in the material.
Can you persist with the material and method you’ve chosen? If not, less effective materials or methods will still be better. The best approach means nothing if you don’t use it. Even if you select the most effective material and method, if you don’t stick/adhere to repeated study, effectiveness and efficiency mean nothing.
3. Efficiency / Process
Lastly you determine how to learn the material most efficiently. It matters little if you have the best material and adherence if time-to-fluency is 20 years. The return on investment won’t be worth it.
Ask yourself: Will this method allow me to reach accurate recognition and recall with the fewest number of exposures, within the shortest period of time? If the answer is no, the method probably won’t lead you to fluency.
So, there you have it. Now it’s up to you to take action. 😉
My mission is to transform traditional, overwhelming and competitive driven classes into easy to follow step-by-step paths. An exciting journey, where you focus on speaking and building sentences without any worries about trying to memorize anything.
I believe it’s time to change how the world learns German.
It’s more than possible to learn everything you need to reach a German B1/2 level without any grammar tests, memorizing conjugation lists or spending time doing text book exercises, where most students get easily confused, distracted and overwhelmed.
That’s why Germanizor strives for a different mindset.
All you need is to make yourself a cup of tea, relax and follow the laid out path to practise your German speaking, listening and reading skills.
I’m using this method every day for my private German tutoring classes. Most of my young and old students love it. It’s simple, interactive and easy to follow. Why you’re not giving it a try? 🙂
Yes, you can donate by using the payment buttons on my tutoring page. You will support free quality German lessons for people who can’t afford paying for online courses and make it possible for me to keep making more German lessons for you, which take a lot of time to plan, write, film, edit and post. Thank you so much!