• German language services - lessons, translation, and interpreting.
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German language services - lessons, translation, and interpreting. Deutschsprachige dienstleistungen - Deutschunterricht, Übersetzung und Dolmetschen.
German lessons, German interpreting, Deutsch, Deutschunterricht, Übersetzung, Dolmetschen.
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Introduction

Hi, I am Lena, a multilingual German language instructor and interpreter in Southern California - in San Diego and Orange Counties.

If you book a corporate or private German course through Language Trainers, you are likely to get me as a trainer in this area.

This page would be of interest to you if you are considering me as an instructor or an interpreter.


Take in-person individual German lessons for faster fluency, with a multilingual instructor: German language teacher, German language instructor, German tutor, English to German interpreting, German to English interpreter, German-English, English-German, translator, German grammar, German fluency, German Lessons, German Course.
Teaching

As someone who learnt to love German in her twenties and lived and studied in Germany for many years, I can provide you with methods of grasping the essence of the language quickly, and of mastering it steadily, many of which are not obvious to the native speakers.


My background in German and English languages - a short overview.
German language, English language, Germany, USA

You should be hiring me to understand the skill of acquiring fluency in German language, to internalize its grammar, and for a practical insight into the most efficient methods of starting speaking the foreign language fast.


You should be hiring me to understand the skill of acquiring fluency in German language, to internalize its grammar, and for a practical insight into the most efficient methods of starting speaking the foreign language fast.
Teaching

My formal and informal training in German language (Goethe Institut Düsseldorf, Berlitz, VHS, Institut für Internationale Kommunikation e. V. (IIK) Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, TestDaF).


Lena's German language formal education, non-formal and informal training (Goethe Institut Düsseldorf, Berlitz, VHS, IIK Düsseldorf, TestDaF).
Education
Sind Pflanzen intelligente Wesen? / Are plants intelligent?x
About this excersie text: From an interview with professor Ulrich Kutschera, an experimental plant biologist, has published a 712-page textbook entitled “Physiology of Plants. Sensible Vegetation in Action”, 2019 (in German). A long chapter is dedicated to plant intelligence.


Sind Pflanzen intelligente Wesen? / Are plants intelligent?
Bilingual, Plant

Best internet resources for students of German language are listed here.

These are the trusted sources for high quality German language texts and speech. I strongly recommend using German materials only from credible institutions in the beginning.


http://www.tagesschau.de/sendung/tagesschau/index.html

The latest Daily Show (Tagesschau) - official news from Germany.

The videos are around 15 minutes long. Listen at least once, and for the background listening, repeat a few times while you are doing something that does not require your full concentration.


tagesschau.de

http://www.tagesschau.de/die_wichtigsten_nachrichten_als_video/index.html

For the minimal exposure to the spoken German language, listen to the daily 100 seconds of the most important news from Germany, on the first official television channel (ARD).


tagesschau.de

http://www.euronews.com/video

Short news videos with transcriptions underneath, which match relatively close to the speech in the audio, and to the translations.

  • Switch language in the menu in the top-left corner of the page.

This resource is very useful for people who know or learn multiple languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, etc.


euronews.com

https://www.zdf.de/politik/maybrit-illner

Political talk-show on the second official German channel, ZDF.

Listen to gather practical phrases for dialogues, and for good example of argumentation in German.


zdf.de

https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/kultur-und-pop/ideenwelten/

Philosophie, Lifestyle und die großen intellektuellen Debatten der Gegenwart.

Philosophy, lifestyle, and the big modern intellectual debates.

On Arte you can usually switch the audio language between German and French, and often watch with subtitles in English or Spanish. The videos are normally available for a few months.


arte.tv

https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/aktuelles-und-gesellschaft/kultur-news/

Cultural news on Arte, a French-German television channel: how artists see the world.

Most of the videos are available in German and French, some - in English and Spanish.

  • Click on the gear icon in the bottom-right corner of each short video to switch the language of the audio.
  • Click on the language menu in the top-right corner of the screen to switch the language of the description.

arte.tv