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Mr Carsten Naruhn

Kellyville, Sydney

Mr Carsten Naruhn Sydney Tutor in German, ESL, Reading

"I would really like to learn this beautiful language, but it looks so complicated and hard to learn." That was my initial thought when travelling across the Middle East being exposed to the extraordinary Arabic language. I was intrigued by listening to locals out on busy streets and markets. It was then that I felt the urge of wanting to learn it. For a language is the key to a culture and with it, one can blend in and participate - even as a beginner. The locals were my teachers - vendors, bus and taxi drivers, children, shop keepers, teachers, tour guides and even passengers on a bus. It took perseverance, patience, confidence and time to arrive at a level allowing me to communicate, read and write. It was inclusive learning, the streets were my classroom, the people my teachers. And above all, it was fun.

A German native speaker, I teach German and English in a similar fashion. It is based on a communicative approach. After the introductory lesson students are able to have a conversation at a basic level. After the first conversational building block is laid, other modules follow based on day-by-day situations. Although communication and speech are the main focus, there's no shortage of reading, writing and listening exercises. There are reviews at the beginning of each lesson, followed by the introduction of new words and phrases. These words and phrases are used to form a conversation which is then practised. No matter how many or few students - everyone has plenty of talk time.

Each lesson is recorded by me. That way I monitor what has been learned and what needs to be focused on, so that the transition from one lesson to the next is seamless. I encourage students to take their own lesson notes and practice in their own time.

I offer teaching of all levels. This includes German and English for work, travel, school and university.

I am usually available in the afternoons, from Monday to Sunday. However evenings are also available, please feel free to enquire. I teach at my studio and do home visits as well.


  • German - Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced
  • ESL - Primary, Secondary
  • Reading - Primary, Secondary

Service Areas

The Hills, Hawkesbury, North Shore, Parramatta, Inner West, Central Sydney, Macquarie Park, Ryde


Teaching German to beginners and advanced students at Nepean Community College Penrith. Additionally teaching English TESOL at community centres in Sydney and Melbourne. Currently German tutor in Kellyville NSW.


TESOL Certificate 3
Mechanical Engineer
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  • Private Tuition
  • Group Tuition
  • Teaching Tuition
  • Home Visits
  • Phone Help


$30 per hour. I also do home visits. Rates depending on the area. Please enquire. Group and family rates available.




Profile last updated on 17-Oct-2017 (registered 07-Apr-2017)


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