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Highest Rated German Classes Los Angeles

 Many people associate German with harsh sounds, and some folks think it’s hard to learn. On the contrary! If you speak English, you’re halfway there. After all, the two languages share common roots and are surprisingly similar.Unlike learning from software or a textbook alone, at Strommen German classes, you will also learn the all-important German slang and dialects. When our students use slang they surprise Germans and make instant friends. At Strommen you will learn to use the words that have a direct line to the German mind. German is the gift that keeps on giving, whether you want to read Nietzsche in original form, order a “Bratwurst und Bier”, correspond via email with your German office, or learn to curse like a Berliner! No matter where you travel to, whom you speak to, or what your goals are, there is the perfect teacher for you at Strommen.


German Classes Los Angeles

With a Strommen teacher you will speak German on the first class. A private session is more effective, efficient and convenient than enrolling in a group class. Your Strommen teacher will be a perfect fit for your needs and learning style. We equate 10 hours of private classes with a full semester in a traditional college or group class.

Scheduling is convenient (7 days a week, any time of day), and you can start right away (morgen?). You can easily reschedule, so you will never miss a class and get left behind. In a private class you do the speaking. There are no other students to hide behind or take up all of the teacher’s time. Your teacher will make sure you progress at your pace, rather than the pace of the best (or worst) student in the class. Strommen further enriches your learning experience with free podcasts, videos, online resources, Strommen Language Meetups around LA, group classes, workshops and even an annual immersion trip.

Getting started is easy, just fill out our student application or call and we will help choose the best teacher for you. We decide on a specific teacher based on a number of criteria including a professional gut-feeling. We will make sure it is the perfect match. As a student, your Strommen teacher will be highly dedicated to you, but if they happen to go to Italy for vacation or you feel like switching it up a bit, rest assured you can always get a substitute or alternate teacher. The locations for our private classes are very convenient (believe it or not we probably have a location down the street). Many of our teachers meet at cafes, at their home office, or anywhere you like. We believe it’s fundamentally wrong to really learn a language from a text book, audio CD, or computer program. It’s time to get away from the computer, grab a coffee and meet your Strommen teacher to have a real conversation!


Check out our Group Class Schedule here. Strommen Group Classes are a fun, social, and an even more affordable alternative to our private classes. We organize traditional classes like “Beginner German” as well as workshops like “Geman Conversation” or “Traveller German”. Our classes try to meet at culturally relevant locations. For a full list of our group classes and enrollment info head over to our Group Class Schedule.


Some tutors have specific rates (higher than below), however the below rates are typically available for most of our French tutors.

Private German Classes Los Angeles:

  • 1 hour $59
  • 10 hour package $490 ($49 hourly)
  • Best Deal! 20 hour package $780 ($39 hourly) – Intended for students that will take at least 1 hour per week.

Group German Classes Los Angeles:

$230 Early Bird rate for 12 hours (8 weeks)
$260 for 12 hours (8 weeks)
Check out our Group class schedule for more info.

More options and discounts:
At your home or office? Add only $20 for travel.
Save $10 hourly by taking class with a friend! Ask about our family and corporate discounts.
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Einen wunderschönen Guten Tag! My name is Michael, I’m a native German speaker from Salzburg, Austria - the city of Mozart and the Sound of Music! When I was twenty I moved to the States to start my college education at the University of Redlands. Before I graduated in film and theology, I tutored German students of all levels and assisted some of my professors as a German native speaker in their classes. My interests include film, theatre, live music, travel and foreign cultures. I love meeting people who are passionately pursuing new skills, especially when it’s learning a new language. The German language conveys a deeply rich history of traditions and cultural values and my approach uses real-life practical applications from the start. My teaching style is easily followed no matter what study type you are and the syllabus I put together will help you speak this beautiful language in next to no time. I would be thrilled to be your German instructor - Liebe Grüsse und bis bald!

Locations: Los Angeles, Mount Washington, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Glassel Park, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Highland Park, Altadena, La Crescenta, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills

Hallo, my name is Cyril and I'm from Zurich, the cultural center of Switzerland. Before coming to America and receiving and MFA in fine arts I tutored German at different stages of my studies. I have a strong and varied interest in Germanic literature; among my favorite authors are Jean paul Richter, (of whom Goethe said that his writing made his head hurt), Heinrich von Kleist, who wrote the short story with the longest introductory sentence, E.T.A Hoffmann, Friedrich Glauser, Robert Walser, Franz Kafka, Thomas Bernhard and many others. I believe in teaching German by using individual students’ fields of interest and adapting to every specific need.

Locations: Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, Elysian Park

Jerilyn has worked as a private tutor for individuals and small groups for general German, and niche classes such as Theological German, private classes for a group of Rotary ambassadors, and German for Travelers. She has also worked as a translator and courtroom interpreter for private industry, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the Department of Defense. She is an active member of the National Language Service Corps (NLSC). She holds degrees in Music Performance and Bartending, and currently works as a web developer in addition to torturing—I mean teaching—German students. If anyone ever wanted to learn Albanian, she’d teach that, too. Please note that all of Jerilyn’s classes and lessons are taught entirely in the target language, even to raw beginners. It’s terrifying, in an exhilarating and rewarding way. She promises you’ll love it and that you’ll learn much more that way than if she coddled you. She has yet to kill a student with fear. In her spare time, Jerilyn enjoys vintage jazz dancing; cuddling her roommate, Samson Atticus Pickles Katt, Esq.; reading particle physics journals; and plotting benevolent world takeover. If you think she looks familiar, it’s probably either because you’ve seen her on the television, or maybe because once you were in a public space where she was being loud.

Locations: Los Angeles

Hallo, wie geht's? My name is Stephanie and I'd love to be your new German teacher! I am the child of an Austrian mother and a German father, which gives me the privilege of 2 citizenships. I grew up in a small beautiful Baroque town called Schaerding in Upper Austria. At the early age of 16 while still in high school, I started teaching German, Latin, and English to younger children. While languages were always a passion of mine, music was another field I was talented and interested in. After finishing high school I decided to study voice and pedagogics (Education) at The University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. After my graduation in 2007, I moved to Berlin, Germany, where I worked as a singer, songwriter, voice coach and private English teacher. In December 2014 I let my sense of adventure and my hunger for new experiences take over and packed my bags to go live in America. Shortly after I arrived here in the great city of Los Angeles I learned that there is quite a demand for qualified German instructors and so I started teaching private German classes. A lot of my students have told me that they find my teaching style very motivating and inspiring, which is in my opinion key when diving into a new language. You can be sure, that I'll do everything in my power to make this learning experience fun and pleasurable for you. It will not be like in most public schools, YOU are the focus and we'll achieve YOUR GOAL together.


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!

Locations: Tanaus, Germany

Hallo und Guten Tag! My name is Sabine Vosskühler. I was born and raised in different areas all over Germany and finished High School in Bavaria. Afterwards, I received an education as a nurse at the nursing school for children at the University of Heidelberg. After working as a nurse for a couple of years, I got my bachelor degree in nutrition at the University of Münster. My family and I lived in Munich for 8 years where I worked as a sales representative. My work mainly consisted of holding education sessions for patients and families. However, due to my husbands work my family relocated to various countries including Switzerland and United Arab Emirates. We have been living in Westlake Village since 2015. I’m a German native speaker and would love to share my knowledge of the German language and culture. I also love to cook and may be you are interested in learning how to make a German Schnitzel, Gulasch and Knödel. Whatever your goal in German is I will do my best to support you! Ich freue mich auf Sie!

Locations: Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Agoura Hills

Guten Tag & Buenos dias from Los Angeles! I was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. Due to my dad's international work I had the great fortune to grow up with 3 languages from an early age. After primary school in Germany, we moved abroad and I attended Colegio Humboldt in Mexico City and later Colegio Goethe in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Growing up a German Latino was a fantastic experience. I specialize in a real creative approach when teaching a language. What makes us connect with a language, the people and their culture, is conversation and interaction, more so than purely studying grammar books. Just as I learned early on, once you think in a new language do you really become connected with it. Coming from the music and entertainment industries, I have taught and coached many performing artists across all 3 languages (English, Spanish & German), and it's really exciting helping a singer for example deliver a compelling performance in a foreign language. I look forward to helping you become one with a new language and feel like you're becoming a local.


Ciao, Hallo, Salut, Oi, Hola, Grüezi, Hi, my name is Vanessa. My dad is Italian and I was born in Italy, but my mom is from Brazil and likes to speak to me in Portuguese, while I answer in Italian. When I was in second grade, we moved to the German part of Switzerland. For being a country of only seven million people, the Swiss national languages are four: German, French, Italian and Rhaeto-Romance (an old Latin language – I don’t speak Rhaetian, but I understand it). So I grew up very multicultural becoming fluent in Italian, German, French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Swiss-German. My mom and I traveled three hours to Zurich and three hours back once a month to go to the Dominican hairdresser. I would play with their Spanish speaking kids and learned their language; we even visited their families in the Dominican Republic. My family and I traveled a lot, visited Brazil every year, spent the summers in Italy and visited other countries. At home, we spoke Italian and Portuguese. In school we studied in German, but we also had French and English classes (later also business communication classes in those languages and Spanish as extracurricular). As an Italian born, I attended a half-day school for Italian children and catechism in Italian. Graduating in economy and commerce, I received my English First Certificate of Cambridge, DALI the advanced Italian language diploma of the University of Florence and the French DELF certificates. Working in Switzerland, I always spoke, wrote and answered in all the languages that I master. When I moved to Los Angeles in California, people kept telling me how they wished they knew how to speak a different language, but the traditional way of learning did not work for them, so I developed my own system and started teaching languages. My method is similar to the way I learned seven languages and it has proven to be efficient. Being active as a teacher and translator since 2008, I have had the pleasure to teach individuals from all paths of life, who want to learn a language for many different reasons, or may need a translation for an article, a script or a medical document. I have been hired as translator for Haitian asylum seeking women after the earthquakes, translated soap opera scripts, recorded international voice over talents (I also wear a different hat as a sound engineer), invented a language for a stop motion picture, voiced a sock monkey called Maxx who loves anyone more than bananas and accent coached actors. Now, just a warning: We sing in my class!

Locations: North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys

Hallo, wie geht's? My name is Valerie, I am a native German and I would love to share my knowledge with you! I studied Comparative Literature in German and English in my hometown, Berlin, and Venice (after a short distraction trying to become a lawyer). During this time I tutored languages and Creative Writing. I moved to Los Angeles three years ago, where I love to hike and go for the occasional canyon drive. In my lessons, I use a blend of laid-back conversation and structured grammar training to give you a solid foundation to build on. However, I try my best to adjust my teaching style to your preferred learning method. I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Locations: Glendale, Los Angeles, Los Feliz, Pasadena

I am a proud advocate of multiculturality. My ancestry and family history have strong intercultural roots (French, Spanish, Italian and Mexican). I remember my grandparents reading me different stories in three different languages and different places: French, Spanish and Italian. The first words I heard were in French from my mom, but my dad always insisted on teaching me both Spanish and Italian to somehow rival my mom culturally, so I did not lose track of my other backgrounds. When I was only 9 months old, my parents and I moved to France. I grew up in a beautiful city, the capital of France's Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region: Lyon. My dad’s job involved moving throughout France, Spain, Belgium, and Italy. Moving to northwestern Mexico (Chihuahua and Baja California) because my father inherited a ranch and a vineyard, did not represent a cultural shock but meeting instead the other part of me I was never able to discover while in Europe. I, thus, embrace cultural diversity, and would always love to bridge cultures through my job as a language tutor along with my mission as an internationalist whose flag is diversity, inclusion, and tolerance. So far, I have two majors: International Relations and French Language and Culture. Also, I am close to graduating with a BA in Italian Teaching, and one more in English Language Teaching. I simultaneously studied two of them and started college at age 16. I am currently writing the thesis of a master’s degree in International Cooperation at the University of Bologna, ranked oldest in the Western hemisphere, among the most prestigious in the world. I began tutoring French, Italian, Spanish and ESL when I was 16 years old. I have taught all these languages for about nine years, and I do not feel like stopping ever in my life. Every time I teach them, I become a cultural ambassador of the countries where they are spoken, which is a huge amount of land in the world. I love spending time surfing, jogging, hiking and occasionally trekking. I also enjoy cooking, listening to music and walking my three beautiful dogs by the beach. I would not tag myself in terms of leisure activities, as I could go from playing some video games, to watching a nice movie while having ice cream, or spending a Saturday rainy afternoon with friends at an art gallery or a music concert. I do not believe in a single teaching methodology. As a recent graduate of a BA in French language, I learned that combining teaching techniques and methodologies results in a more personalized teaching style, always aiming to tailor my teaching to the needs of my students. Notwithstanding, the communicative approach is a solid base of my practice. I was a language learner too. When I was learning English and German in Europe I really appreciated when I had a teacher who made me speak. So, I’ll make you speak. Finally, I highly recommend using “Alter Ego” and “Tendances” for French, “Chiaro” and “Caffè Italia” for Italian, “Aula Internacional”, “Nuevo Español en Marcha”, and “Gramática de Uso del Español” for Spanish and “Top Notch” for English. I take language tutoring seriously.

Locations: Online

Servus! My name is Felix Read. I was born and spent most of my life in Bavaria, so the “Oktoberfest and Lederhosen” part of Germany. From the moment I started speaking, I would find myself code-switching between my family’s rural dialect and Standard German. German thus is both my native tongue and something I had to “learn” – so be assured I can empathize with my students! My first job was as a German instructor during my days as an exchange student to Hungary. Ever since then, I have tutored a broad variety of people from different backgrounds in German, English as a Second Language, Hungarian and even Ancient Hebrew. In 2021, I even had the unique opportunity to work as a German teacher at German high school. Additionally, I worked as an editor for learning materials, which allows me to tailor my content to my students’ needs. With me as a teacher, my students will discover the many similarities between English and German, tell their own stories instead of just listening to textbook dialogues, or how to write e-mails like a native speaker.

Locations: Massachusetts

Hallo zusammen! Mein Name ist Tony and I’d love to help you dip your toe into the wide world of German language proficiency! I have over 20 years of experience with the German language and am particularly passionate about teaching my students to speak with a minimal accent. I am a Los Angeles native whose college studies in classical music and German took him abroad to the Goethe Institut in Göttingen, Lower Saxony. While I was there I began to appreciate more than ever how much overlap there is between both English and German and have since made it a core feature of my teaching for beginners. Apart from my teaching activities I am an award-winning, published photographer and I also continue to learn new pieces on the piano in my spare time. I love to work with my student’s own interests and hobbies to find topics that will keep the learning process engaging. Very much looking forward to accompanying you on your journey through the German language!

Locations: Los Angeles

Have questions? Call us at 323-638-9787 to speak with us or check our FAQ. Here are some common questions:


How can I learn German fast?

If  you  want to learn German quickly, nothing beats moving to Germany for a full immersion experience. For the vast majority of our students this is not an option. The next best option would be to take intensive private German lessons with Strommen. We offer both private one-on-one lessons, as well as small groups.  The private lessons are focused and tailored around the student’s individual needs and the pace is set by the student in collaboration with their tutor.  Our small groups are offered at various levels, from absolute beginner to advanced conversation.

Which course is best for German language?

Strommen offers a variety of levels for our group classes. This allows students to select a class that matches their level of proficiency and knowledge of German. 

Can I learn German in 3 months?

Generally speaking, 10 hours of private German lessons equates to a semester in a university or college language class. Students can work with their teachers to tailor a schedule and curriculum to meet their specific needs, background and goals.

How long learn German fluently?

To become fluent in German will take different lengths of time for  each student. Strommen offers  flexible lessons as well as small group settings to give you the ideal setting in which to rapidly learn and practice your German skills.