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Subjects: German, English Second Language


Hi, I'm Emanuel. I was born in Saarbrücken, Germany, on the French border. I grew up with German and French, and the the first time I was exposed to English was during a visit to New York, when I was five. (I got to see "Star Wars", but the only characters I could understand where R2-D2 and Chewbacca!) At age twelve, we briefly relocated to Houston, Texas, and from there to Frankfurt, Germany. After school, I moved to LA. I currently work as a freelance journalist, translator and language tutor. I've translated movie subtitles, as well as over ten novels, and I've written hundreds of articles for German news media. I'm going back to school for a double major in Linguistics and Journalism. I firmly believe that German is as beautiful as it is user-friendly. Pronunciation is extremely easy, and the rules are common sense! Learning German will give you a better understanding of other languages, it will enrich your life and it's fun!

Video & Sample Lectures:



Margaret W.
"Emanuel is a great instructor. He is patient and clear. He puts a strong emphasis on grammar which I really appreciated. He wasn't hesitant to introduce new concepts before the text covered them. This gave the classes an organic flow and my questions were answered as soon as they came up, rather than waiting until the later chapters. I would highly recommend Emanuel to anyone."

Nora D.
"Emanuel is a fantastic teacher. He comes prepared, makes sure everyone participates, checks to make sure everyone understands, adjusts the lesson when necessary, makes it fun, and creates a comfortable, supportive learning environment. Am definitely signing up for the next session!"

Jeremy S.
"Emmanuel is a student of language and that really shows in his lessons. He provides great explanations and interesting historical context. If you're interested in learning the "why's" of the the language and not just memorizing phrases, I would recommend Emmanuel."

Bronwen K.
"Emanuel was flexible and able to work with our chaotic schedule and scattered attention. There were 3 people in our classes. He was able to give instructions and information pertinent to our business and the city we were traveling to. The class was more than simply learning a language. We also appreciated his willingness to teach at our location. Only good things to say!"

April K.
Emanuel is a fabulous teacher! His teaching approach and skills make for an awesome class. I enjoy his selection of German articles/stories. They are both fun and informative. My German skills are greatly improving. I highly recommend taking his class!"

Locations & Map:

Private classes available at your home, office, or for a better rate at our teacher's location in los angeles, Los Angeles, N/A (see map below.) Don't live close to los angeles, Los Angeles, N/A but want to work with Emanuel? Take private classes online!

More Info & Rates

Rates as low as $35 per hour for private classes, or $18 per hour for group classes. Check out our German, English Second Language page(s) for more info including rates, approach, and more.


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