Each of our teachers is extremely experienced, well qualified and well prepared. However, what sets my colleagues apart is their thoughtfulness and hospitality. You will be warmly welcomed from the very beginning and will quickly feel at home. Exactly how much or how little you share in the daily life of the family is entirely up to you.
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.
The following brief profiles of some of our teachers will offer you an insight into the range of teachers’ houses available. There are singles and couples, some with adult children and some with no children in the home. Many have special interests or expertise in a range of fields, including the automotive industry, human resources, market research, medicine, music, literature, nutrition, sports and technology.
Andrea lives with her husband and student son 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. Her exam preparation has been extraordinarily successful to date. She also always offers her language guests a very individual and extremely 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 or siblings, that can easily be arranged. The house is ideal for adults and teenagers alike.
Andreina, her husband and their 2 boys (13 + 15) 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 university-qualified teacher who learns languages in her free time and still attends language courses abroad. They also enjoy 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 15 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 and her husband live 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 at the language school in Bamberg. 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. Her husband Ludwig does most of the cooking and skillfully conjures up meat-free delicacies in the kitchen. 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 and specialises in preparing students for German exams of all levels. This is a household for adults only.
Ulli, his wife Heidi and their dog Samy live in the countryside in a large house with a stunning view over the Eller-Valley. Bamberg is 25 minutes away by car, a brewery is just a 5 minute walk and the wood with all its trails and wildlife is right behind the house. Ulli is a teacher and his wife has her practice right next to the house. Ulli has a lot of interests, but alongside motorbiking and gardening his real passion is for baking, cooking and generally experimenting in the kitchen. Before he became a teacher, he was a baker by trade and that’s something you can really taste. If you share this couple’s enjoyment of a nice walk and delicious food, and you like living in the country, then this is the right house for you. Look forward to interesting discussions, fun excursions, and traditional village breweries and beer gardens nearby.
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
GERMAN & LIFESTYLE
The German & LIFESTYLE COURSES were designed to provide a balance between German and an activity you enjoy. German lessons take place in the morning and the content will be selected according to your preferences. You can either concentrate on German relating to your LIFESTYLE COURSE or opt for a different focus. In the afternoon, everything will centre around your LIFESTYLE COURSE, with specially selected trainers, activities and initiatives. In total we offer 7 Lifestyle courses to choose from.
With best wishes from Bamberg/Bavaria Alexandra von Rohr
Alexandra von Rohr
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Phone: +49 951 20 44 04
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