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Learn German with Aidan and join hundreds of students who have enjoyed and made progress in German at all levels.

I am more than just a tutor. I prefer to call myself ‘coach’ which is the word they often use in German – auf Deutsch!.

I provide extra support, all included in the tuition fee – extra notes at the end of teach lesson, both written and audio, extra study updates via e-mail between lessons, extra materials written, audio and video from a very large archive, my own German language videos, my regular newsletter ‘The Magic of German Words’, personalised material to practice in an app (the excellent Quizlet) and (soon) self-contained online courses on different areas of German language.

People say I make language learning fun, maybe that’s because I find language teaching fun.

I don’t pretend it’s quick and easy, but with my help and support, I think you will find learning German easier than learning on your own.

If you’d like to get in touch, the best way to contact is to via text or iMessage to my iPhone.

(prefix 44 if calling from outside the UK)

You can email aidan (at) aidan (dot) co (dot) uk

Please note my name has two As – A-I-D-A-N

or use the contact form below.

Extra services to help you learn German more quickly and more effectively

I provide Written notes for every lesson. These build up into a very valuable revision guide.
Study updates e-mailed between lessons with short exercises and reminders. Personalised exercises to practice on the Quizlet app, similar to Duolingo. Regular newsletters on learning German as well as tips travel and culture. The Magic of German words, a blog to help you build vocab, in English, embedded with German. Self-contained online courses you can study at your own pace (currently in development).

Videos on German Language and Culture presented by Aidan

I have made some videos on aspects of German language and culture and hope to make more. In time I would like to build up a YouTube channel. Here is a selection of what I have produced so far. These videos are free for everyone to access and I’ve made them to help everyone to learn and appreciate German language and culture.

About Aidan

My role is to help and inspire others to learn. I’m part teacher, coach and course author – Lehrer, Coach und Kursautor.

My aim is to use my knowledge, skills and talents to inspire others, through tuition, classes, or in videos, courses, e-books and other media.

My degree – mein Universitätsabschluss – is in German and French from Trinity College Dublin.

My level is German is between C1 and C2. I speak almost perfect Hochdeutsch that’s standard German, used all over the German-speaking world. Ich liebe Sprachen – I love languages, especially German.

I like to embed German words in English to help people to learn new vocab.

I’m a qualified teacher though I’ve taught mostly in colleges of FE, in language schools abroad and as a freelancer in the UK.

I am proud of my varied talents: as a linguist, writer, photographer, video-maker and artist. I want to use these forms of communication to inspire people to learn and improve.

My language tutoring takes me all over North West England  including Manchester, Cheshire and Liverpool.

I am umweltfreundlich! I’m friendly to the environment! Wherever possible I prefer to use bus, train and bike to get around.

For several years I have taught German evening classes in Manchester with Cactus Languages.

As I am not based at one single institution, my “school” is the local region, my classrooms are peoples’ homes or offices as well the language school where I teach German evening classes. Occasionally I do photo tours in Liverpool and Manchester with German-speaking visitors – mit deutschsprachigen Besuchern.

I prefer to use my first name Aidan as I aim to be friendly and approachable at all times. I’m the opposite of those old fashioned teachers who are stern and forbidding! I try to take a personal interest in every student. Their success inspires me.

I registered my aidan.co.uk domain in 1997 and it’s been online ever since. This website for German tutoring was launched on the aidan.co.uk domain in September 2019. For me it’s a new and exciting venture – eine neue und spannende Aktion.


The best way to contact is to send a text or iMessage to my iPhone

(prefix 44 if calling from outside the UK)

You can email aidan (at) aidan (dot) co (dot) uk

Please note my name has two As – A-I-D-A-N

or use the contact form below.

Contact

As I am often tutoring or travelling,

It’s best to send a text or iMessage to my iPhone

(prefix 44 if calling from outside the UK)

You can email aidan (at) aidan (dot) co (dot) uk

Please note my name has two As – A-I-D-A-N

or use the contact form below.