Your online German, English or Spanish course via Skype

Install Skype and start learning

It's really easy to install Skype and get going with your online German course!

Download the latest version of Skype from www.skype.com, you can start the installation by double-clicking on the Skype icon. The installation wizard then guides you through the installation process.

If you are not sure how to install Skype, you can also use the following step-by-step instructions. In the following I will describe every step needed to contact me via Skype.

Step 1 – Downloading and installing Skype:

Download the latest version of Skype from www.skype.com and start the installation by double-clicking on the Skype icon. A dialogue window will open. Choose your language, mark the box to confirm the license agreement and then click “Install”.

The following dialogue will ask you if you want to install the Google Toolbar. This toolbar is not needed for using Skype. If you do not want to install it, you have to deselect it and then click “Next”.

After successfully finishing the installation you can start the program by clicking “Start” in the next dialogue.

Step 2 – Creating your Skype user account:

To use Skype you need to register a user account and Skype name. As this is the name that will be visible to other users, the Skype name that you choose does not need to be your real name. Be creative!

Enter a password, mark the box to confirm the license agreement, the general terms and conditions as well as the Skype notice of confidentiality and then click “Next”.

In the next stage you need to enter your e-mail address. If you do not want to subscribe to the Skype newsletter you can deselect this option. Next you need to choose your country as well as your city and then click “Sign in”.

After registering, you need to connect your headset to your PC to adjust and test the Skype audio function.

Step 3 – Establishing contact with your online language coach:

To start an online conference with me, click “Add contact” in Skype, enter “michahesse” (without spaces) and then click “Find”. Have you found me? – Then click on “Add Skype contact”.

In the final stage you can tell me who you are and then click “OK”. Now you can see my name in your contact list. To establish a connection with me, simply click on the green telephone button at the pre-arranged time …

… That's it! Your personal online German course can start now!