Our teachers are on average about 50 years old. All of them speak English and many also speak other foreign languages as well. Most have lived abroad themselves and have studied either foreign languages or teaching German as a foreign language. Through their extensive experience in teaching at public and private schools, universities or private companies, they can adapt their teaching to a wide variety of target groups and centre their lessons around individual learning goals. Wherever you are placed, you can be sure that you will be working with a professional teacher who really enjoys what they do and wants to help you learn as much as possible.
Andrea lives with her husband and in a large house with a pool and park-like garden just outside Bamberg. She herself has lived abroad for many years and is well versed in language. She has taught at university and also at companies and language schools. Whether working with adolescents or adults, she can seamlessly adapt to every target group. While she demands a lot in the classroom, she offers all the support necessary to fulfil those demands. She also always offers her language guests a very individual and attractive leisure program. As the house is large, it is always possible to have your own space, but there is also room for additional language guests. If you would like to come as a couple, family, with friends that can easily be arranged. The house is ideal for adults and teenagers alike.
Andrea is a very friendly high school teacher for the subjects German, art, politics, social sciences and philosophy and has many years of teaching experience in teaching German as a foreign language. As a licensed telc examiner and trainer, she is truly familiar with German exams for all levels. She loves sports, dance theater, flea markets, exhibitions and nature. Her apartment is located in the heart of Cologne, only a 10 minutes’ walk away from the main train station, the river Rhine and only 5 minutes from the central shopping streets. Andrea lives alone and has a large circle of friends. She likes to go out and explore places of (cultural) interest. Staying in and getting bored is not her cup of tea. Young learners and adults alike feel equally comfortable with her in the cool city of Cologne and enjoy her cheerful company.
Andreina, her husband and their 2 boys (15 + 17) own a house and garden in a beautiful residential area in the south of Bamberg. This green area is within walking distance of the town center. The children attend a secondary school nearby and the whole family is both musical and sporty. Whenever possible, they are active and on the move. Andreina studied to be a teacher and spent many years abroad as her father was a teacher in German international schools. She also speaks several languages. The house welcomes teenagers only. If your child likes being active and enjoys cycling, jogging, swimming, tennis, stand-up paddling or playing ball games, he/she will quickly find his/her place in this family.
Carola worked as a German teacher at the University of Bamberg for about 15 years. She now dedicates her time to individual German training, and teaching German online and in the Home Tuition program. She has a passion for travelling, music, literature and translating from foreign languages into German. Her house and garden in northern Bamberg are in a beautiful residential area next to a wood. There are other flatmates in the house, which, while not so common, is ideal for learning German. Your flatmates will be two other adults, professionals or doctoral students, and you will meet in the shared living room and kitchen. This flatshare for adults of different ages and different life styles has also proven ideal for mothers with one or more children. It is a very communicative house and an excellent option if you are looking for frequent opportunities to speak German.
Erna and her husband live in their own house with a pretty garden close to the centre of Bamberg. The house is next to one of the best breweries and most beautiful beer gardens in Bamberg. Erna is a university-qualified teacher who learns languages in her free time and still attends language courses abroad. The couple enjoys cycling and walking with their students. Her husband, a former journalist, is very interested in talking to language guests and enjoys spending time with them. The children are both at university, so the couple has space and time for you. From the house you can walk to the city center in 10 minutes or to the woods, depending on the direction you take. A convenient location for adults where you can enjoy good conversation and explore Bamberg at your own pace.
Kristin lives in the attractive small town of Forchheim, with a cycling, climbing and walking paradise called Franconian Switzerland on their doorstep. Kristin graduated and taught German in Munich and now teaches German online and in the Home Tuition program. She likes to welcome language guests who have a connection with nature. In the house, emphasis is placed on natural furnishings, with guests enjoying dust and allergy-free rooms. The food in this household is vegetarian or vegan but conjured up with meat delicacies if that is the preference of her guests. Kristin is very attached to the local area and likes to take language students walking. She has many years of teaching experience in German at all levels. She is an official licened trainer for all exams of telc from A1 to C2. Another focus of her teaching is the preparation for the exams of Goethe and TestDaF with which she has been extraordinarily successful to date.
Peter, lives with his wife in their own house with a small garden on the outskirts of Augsburg in southern Bavaria. They have two grown-up children who still like to drop in.
As a true European, Peter has two citizenships. He lived in England, Spain and France for many years and has been a permanent resident in Germany since 1997.
He looks back on four decades of experience as a language teacher, firstly as a teacher and teacher trainer at the British Council in Barcelona, Paris and Bilbao, and secondly as a lecturer at the Language Centre of the University of Augsburg for 20 years.
His first languages are English and German, he also speaks French and Spanish and is currently learning Italian. Peter enjoys nature, cycling, travelling, art and literature. His undisputed love is and remains football. The family cooks mainly vegetarian meals. Their house was and is always open for guests. Peter looks forward to inspiring people from all over the world with the German language and showing his guests the rich cultural offerings and numerous sights of the third largest city in Bavaria.
Joachim has long-standing experience, including 20 years with Siemens, working in various capacities as an industrial engineer in Marketing Technical Services and Mobility. He published a book entitled “Business Etiquette in Germany“, a joint project with Professor Dr. Schaupp from the USA. As part of the Online- and Home Tuition Program, Joachim offers seminars and individual training based on the book’s main themes. He is responsible for the specialized training content in Job Applications and Job Interview Training, two courses from the “German & Job Search” section of the program. He is also one of our discussion partners for the conversation component of the “Business German” course. As someone who loves history and sports, he is actively involved in many of the program’s leisure activities and makes an ideal cycling companion on the lifestyle course German & MOUNTAIN BIKING