Michael Schmitz

Michael Schmitz, founder of smarterGerman, German tutor in Berlin
Michael Schmitz, Moritz Möller

  • Creator of smarterGerman online grammar courses
  • Author of How to Learn German Faster
  • Private German language tutor
  • Fluent in German, English, and Polish


Michael Schmitz is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed work for one and a half years. He is a private tutor for the German language and author of How to Learn German Faster. In 2013, after having worked in his field for more than 12 years, Michael created smarterGerman, an enterprise based on his experience as a German tutor and language learner. Through his program, Michael routinely helps German language students advance from beginner to oral proficiency (Level B1) in 45 to 60 days. 


  • Certified trainer for communication and behavioral change, ARTOP, Berlin
  • Magister in Turkish Studies, Free University of Berlin
  • German as a Foreign Language, Technical University of Berlin

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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