Tabea McDonald

Courses usually taught:
All levels

Region or country of interest:
Germany, Austria

Region/country or countries with extended stays or countries where you learned the language:
German native. I grew up in Germany and spent most of my life there.

Hobbies and special interests:
Teaching, German music, film and literature, playing the piano, saxophone and clarinet, traveling, skiing and snowboarding, dancing, horseback riding

Teaching style:
Communicative teaching style. I use German as much as possible and English only when needed (e.g., for grammar explanations). Pair and group work activities, communication gap activities, role play.

Homework assignments (large, medium, low volume):
I assign homework daily. The load depends on the topic and chapter we are in, but is always appropriate and manageable.

Quizzes: 20%
Final Exam: 15%
Compositions: 15%
Oral Dialogues: 10%
Participation and Preparation: 20%
Homework / Online Workbook: 20%