I don’t just teach German, I give you a learning model -- the smarterGerman Cycle -- that works for all levels and for any material. It grows with you, and can be used long after you reach B1 level.
I broke down the German language in a logical way that is simple and makes sense. You will understand everything.
smarterGerman was originally developed for private clients, but now I want everyone to have access to my course. So, I built a digital version that everyone can afford.
After a decade of teaching the ‘traditional’ way, I grew frustrated with its weaknesses. I improved on the old learning model, and developed an approach that works faster, and better and is more rewarding for the German learner.
German up to level B1 easily (this covers: vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening and to a certain degree also writing and speaking)
Powerful learning techniques useful also for B2 level
How to organize your German learning efficiently and effectively
In a language school, the usual time to reach B1 level is 180 days, with a 60% chance of passing your exam. I’m certain that you can easily beat this result with this course. The sG Cycle makes is possible to achieve German level B1 in 90 days or less, depending on your language learning skills, discipline and amount of work you put into the course.
Fast - Feel familiar with the German language quickly.
Clear - Understand seemingly complex matters in minutes instead of hours.
Easy - Save precious time by always knowing what to do.Enjoyable - You will remember better because Margareth's fun songs cement the concepts in your mind.
Flexible - Learn German whenever and wherever you like. It’s your tutor in a pocket.
Individual - You’ll learn German at your own speed, unlike group courses where you either wait for others to catch up or constantly fear falling behind.
Supportive - Ask Michael any question in his weekly group Q&A sessions.
Every lesson consists of several mini-steps that you can easily integrate into your everyday life. All you need are 20 minutes here and 20 minutes there. You’ll learn about all important grammatical topics like:
How to learn and never forget the German articles.
How to make sense of the German cases (above all Akkusativ and Dativ).
Master the irregular verbs in a couple of hours.
I found his method and training methodology extremely logical and intuitive. Mr. Michael Schmitz has over 20 years experience in language teaching and summons all his expertise for the student's benefit. Highly Recommended
- Sai Kiran
Michael had to undo years of anxiety at failing to actually learn the language, years of misunderstandings, frustrations and generally beating myself up.
So after telling myself for years that I could never, ever get to B1 standard, I got 84.5% on the exam!!! And here is the crucial thing: Michael has changed my way of learning languages for life.
I now have a system in which I can continue to learn German, not as a rush to the next exam (although goals are good!), but as a life long learning process which I enjoy. Yes….actually enjoy learning German - who would have thought that was possible?!
- Tammy Furey
I've been learning German on and off for a couple of years now. I had it mandatory at the high school and even tried years later on my own. Because I never progressed enough, I always called quits out of frustration.
I've got to know Michael from his Youtube channel, where he explained his approach and described a couple of techniques he uses. After contacting him over an email, I was surprised how quickly he got back to me.
Now that I work with him every week, I am very much pleased with the efficiency of my learning, all thanks to his quick pointers and well-structured learning plan.
He (along with his conversation tutor) got me to open up and start talking, long before I would consider that I can form sentences correctly. It helped tremendously, as in the past I tended to wait until I thought I was "ready".
I appreciate his involvement, attention to what matters for my current stage of learning, swift replies to my messages, as well as carefully crafted study materials he offers.
I highly recommend working with Michael
- Martin S.
I had been teaching German in several language schools and countries for over 13 years before I got frustrated with the current system of teaching German. I never really questioned the system that is still used world wide by renowned institutions like the Goethe Institut or Berlitz and Inlingua. But once I stepped out of the system I could see clearly what went and still goes wrong and set out to fix it. This course is just the next step in the evolution of a new era of learning languages starting with German.
I have a Master's degree in German as a Foreign Language from the Technical University of Berlin and one in Turkish Studies from the Free University of Berlin. I've been working as a German tutor since 1999 and have worked with over a thousand people from almost every country of this planet. They were of all ages and classes, had all kinds of religous and political views and were at times more at times less talented to learn German. Overall I spent more than 10.000 hours of my life on teaching and learning languages.
German is my favorite language as I have a deep understanding of its logic and beauty which I'm trying to share with you in form of this course.
Margareth uses her incredible talent to help you connect abstract information with your emotions by transforming knowledge into wonderful music. Her songs are like honey that sweetens the beautiful logic and structure of this course. She worked many years as a conversation trainer at smarterGerman and knows from the heart what helps German learners like you to overcome initial inhibition and to speak freely.
This course is the essence of over 18 years of teaching German and learning several languages with over several thousand students and over 10000 hours of expertise. We are certain that you will find it an enjoyable and highly rewarding way of learning German and we will assist you wherever we can.