Learn languages organically
What organic food and language learning have in common
(a.k.a My Philosophy)
Language is a living thing that can’t be condensed into just one book or course. While it’s useful to understand grammatical structures, a lot of things in a language are just the way they are and become internalized in us through a lot of contact and use. By interacting with language in its various forms, you can absorb grammar and vocabulary in a natural, organic, way.
Make It Fun
Knowing ≠ Implementing
If you are ambitious, I’d be happy to help you set up your classes and the work outside of them so that you can reach your goals quickly yet sustainably. However, even if you are not striving for the stars, we can still make an effective and enjoyable lesson plan for you, as long as you are accepting of the fact that it will take you longer to get there.
Do these principles resonate with you, but you’re not a student? Even better!
Who I am
Student & Freelance Language Tutor
Hello! My name is Filip and as corny as it sounds, I really like foreign languages. And not only because of the opportunities they bring us in terms of work, study or leisure. The reason why I like to dive into the tangle of new words and grammatical structures again and again is the human closeness.
I can see myself how differently I perceive life in German-speaking countries when I don’t have to rely solely on English. Maybe you too want to be closer to your Austrian colleagues, or you want to speak to the locals in their native Spanish while traveling. Maybe you want to be able to talk to your Slovak girlfriend’s parents, or maybe you’ve been living in Slovakia for a while and would like to decode us through our language.
No matter what your intentions are, it’s great not to be on your own when it comes to learning. I’m very grateful for the many language communities I get to be a part of, as well as for all my teachers and patient native-speaking friends I’ve had so far. Thanks to them, I have been able to get to an advanced level in 3 foreign languages and be able to impart my skills further. If you, too, need a little nudge and some structure in your learning process, check out HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER.
What my students are saying
Tina, learning Spanish
Not only has Filip given my Spanish learning at home a structure, but I’ve already been able to use what we’ve learned together in my travels around Central America. I’m very happy for our lessons, the tutoring process is always very creative, meaningful and adapted to the activities I’ve managed to prepare for.
Lucía, learning German
I started learning German with Filip basically from scratch, since I did not remember much from my high-school German. In 5 months I picked up enough grammar and vocabulary to keep up my conversational skills, but most importantly, I gained confidence in the language. The lessons are fun and thanks to Filip’s methodology we always make the most of our time together.
Alberto, learning Slovak
I wanted to study a Slavic language without dying in the attempt. I have little free time and for me it is important to feel that I am not wasting it. With Filip I have made very fast progress because his methodology is not the typical one of going over something 20 times, but instead goes straight to the point.
Nika, learning German
Thanks to Filip’s German tutoring, I went from A1 to B2 in a year and a half. In the beginning I went to a language school, which was a complete waste of time, and personal tutoring with Filip was the best decision I could have made. I decided to learn German because I wanted to work as a doctor in Germany and I can confirm that the lessons with Filip prepared me well for this goal.
Silvia, learning Slovak
My twin boys have had a lot of teachers, but it was only with Filip that we were happy to stick with one. I dare to write that he is better than a professional teacher. He can explain the material very clearly and knows what today’s youth needs. I recommend Filip with no hesitation as a top teacher.
Silvio, learning Slovak
Filip knows his stuff.
Simona, learning Spanish
Filip is one of the very few teachers who was able to quickly adapt very well to my pace of study. His lessons are fun, he works with multiple teaching modalities, and we don’t just stick to the typical textbooks and workbooks from a school environment. The only prejudice I had in the beginning was his age, but after the first lesson I understood that his approach was more motivated and serious than teachers a generation his senior.
Ema, learning German
German lessons at the B2 level with Filip helped me to overcome my insecurities with regards to speaking German and also to consolidate and improve my grammar.We always talk about relevant topics, and Filip sets up the lessons in such a way that I never feel like I have to force myself to talk about something just to speak German, but the conversation is conducted very naturally and you learn a lot at the same time.
What my teachers are saying
Felicia, New Jersey
I can only imagine what a great teacher you are as you are such a diligent student. I love your dedication to learning the language in all of its many intricacies and appreciate your direct and to-the-point attitude. I am always impressed by the amount of preparation you put into your language lessons and I am always inspired to do more for my own students.
I only have a few students who are as motivated and interested as you are!
Ignacio, Buenos Aires
It’s always fun to talk to you about such challenging and specific topics. Thanks for the German tips and for giving me the opportunity to learn even more about my own language!
If I were a teacher in a traditional school, my interactions with my colleagues would probably take place behind the doors of the teacher’s room. But working as a freelancer in an online environment has its particularities and the opportunities for networking and...