German Teachers

QUALIFICATION
Master in English Linguistics, German as a Foreign Language and Spanish Literature

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Working 9 years as German summer school teacher and cultural assistant for Lewis & Clark University (Portland/Oregon) in Munich, Germany
Co-organizer of the Business German Summer Camp in Munich, Germany
Since 2005: German teacher at Kästner Kolleg Dresden, Germany
Since 2006: Director of German studies at Kästner Kolleg Dresden, Germany

I LIKE …
Dresden, Berlin, London, Cornwall (& Jane Austen), Andalusien, … music, movie theaters (my favorite movies are a.o.: “Breaking the Waves”, “Out of Africa”), traveling, reading (my favorite book is: “The Shadow of the Wind” by Zafón), cycling, pilates, coffee

MOTTO
“For me Dresden is my home, the River Elbe, my family + my friends, the Neustadt, theaters, small cinemas, the short-film-festival and much more. All in all it’s a perfect mixture of harmony and hullabaloo.“

QUALIFICATION
Teaching certificate for Arts/German/German as a Foreign Language
PhD in German Philology and Masters in German Studies
Conferral of a doctorate in the field of studies: “Creative writing as a method of learning a foreign language“

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Teaching German as a Foreign Language for 30 years
including DAAD-Lecturer, advanced training for teachers at Goethe Institutes (among others), teaching at Universities private & state German schools as well as corporate training
1998: foundation of “Kästner Kolleg Sprachen“
Since 2006: CEO and chairman of the board of Kästner Kolleg e.V.

I LIKE …
Journeys of all kinds – family, art and learning/speaking languages certainly belong to it 🙂

MOTTO
“Kästner Kolleg is THE language school I always wished for as a teacher, but I never could find … so I founded it myself.“

QUALIFICATION
Master in German, English and Philosophy
Postgraduate Studies: German as a Foreign Language
Advanced training to become a “Zertifikat Deutsch“ examiner
Additional qualification “German as a Second Language“
Accredited TELC examiner for DTZ, B1-B2, C1-C2

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Study abroad in Galway
German courses for foreigners at the TU Dresden
Teaching at Kästner Kolleg since summer 2005

I LIKE …
playing with languages, laughing, etymologies, meeting people, Yoga, hiking, nature, cooking & good food, my cats, riding my bicycle & vespa, travelling, swimming, diving, discovering the world again and again – as well as myself 😉

MOTTO
“Kästner Kolleg – the school of my heart ;-)“

All our language teachers

are native speakers with a relevant university degree and a specific teaching qualification for German as a foreign language. In addition, they bring a lot of experience, heart and enthusiasm into their daily work. Like all the staff at Kästner Kolleg, they are characterized by high intercultural sensitivity and empathy. Friendliness and patience are just as much a part of their personality as a boundless curiosity about languages and culture.

QUALIFICATION
Studies at the FSU Jena in German as a Foreign Language and English

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
German teacher at Kästner Kolleg since 2000
Also teaching Hungarian

I LIKE …
Music, translating

QUALIFICATION
Master of Arts, TU Dresden
Major: German as a Foreign Language
Minors in British Studies and Literature and History of Art

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
German teacher and tutor in a language camp for Hungarian children in Tata
DAAD scholarship, German tutor at the university in Plovdiv
German Teacher, Manager and Tutor in a language camp for GLS in Munich and for KK in Dresden
German assistant at Edward VI Camp Hill School in Birmingham
German Teacher, Intensive German Class for American students
German Teacher at Kästner Kolleg since 2008

I LIKE …
Dancing, watching people, watching my wonderful children grow up, being on the Elbe, reading, telephoning, getting carried away by movies and music, cooking, writing, cycling.

MOTTO
“Kästner Kolleg right in the middle of the colourful lively “Neustadt“ allows me to enjoy my job even more. It’s just a school like it should be! I’m proud to be able to communicate my passion for the German language by teaching it here!“

QUALIFICATION
M.A. in German Studies with focus on German as a Foreign Language and Roman Studies (Spanish)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Studies abroad: 2 years in France, 1 year in Mexico
Teaching at Kästner Kolleg since June 2009

I LIKE …
To be with my family and friends, woods, rivers, sea, music, films, books, laughing, art, good food, shortly: all beautiful

MOTTO
“Learning a language is exciting and beautiful.“

QUALIFICATION
M.A. at the TU Dresden and the Dolnośląska Szkoła Wyższa Wrocław/Polen in German as a Foreign Language, Communication Studies and Educational Science (2002-2010)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Since 2008 teacher for German at different schools and institutions
Teacher at the international summer course of the Technical University Chemnitz
Teacher at the international winter course of the Freien Universität Berlin
Since 2010 teaching at Kästner Kolleg
Further education in pronunciation training, alphabetization, and German for medical professions
TELC examination licence for German A1-C1, DTZ,
Specialized in German for medical and care profession

I LIKE …
travelling, cycling, turnery, concerts, cinema and my garden

MOTTO
“Dresden and teaching are two of my greatest passions. Dresden, because there are endless beautiful places, lots of culture and colorful to experience. When teaching I like to experiment with always new exercises and role plays in order to give my students an entertaining lively time in their course.“

QUALIFICATION
B.A. Degree in German (German as a foreign Language) and Roman Philology (Spanish)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2 years stay in Latin America
German course for Erasmus Students at the TU Dresden
Since April 2015 Teacher at the Kästner Kolleg

I LIKE …
making jewellery, watching movies, driving long-board, playing football, eating gummy bears and rice pudding, discovering the world

MOTTO
“Learning languages is exciting, wonderful, stressful, and sometimes frustrating too. I find it most interesting to accompany people from all over the world with their language learning process.“

QUALIFICATION
B.A. Linguistics, literature and cultural studies at TU Dresden (with subjects Latin and German – with specialization in German as a Foreign Language)
M.A. German as a Foreign Language at Philipps-Universität Marburg

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
TU Dresden – language lessons for Erasmus Students
South America – one year travelling and working abroad
Studienkolleg Mittelhessen – intensive language and preparatory courses
University Wrocław (Poland) – DAAD teaching assistance
Kästner Kolleg since summer 2015

I LIKE …
cycling, meeting friends, travelling, listening to music, photography, puns
making plans and then just taking off spontaneously

MOTTO
“Nothing is more beautiful and exciting than embarking on the adventure called language and culture.“

QUALIFICATION
Halle/Saale School of Education
DaZ Seminars & Coaching by konlab Institute at the German School Shanghai Pudong
DaF Teacher Training at Kästner Kolleg in Dresden
Communications Trainer at the MIFW in Leipzig
DaF Correspondence Course at the Goethe Institute (i.a.)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2008 – 2012 DaZ at the German School Shanghai Pudong
2014 – 2015 English training for ELKA Weimar
Since 2016 at Kästner Kolleg e.V.
Specializing in German for the Medical Practitioners’ Language Exam

I LIKE . . .
racing, bike riding, hiking, Zen, tea, poetry, gin & tonic, experiencing music …and speaking

MOTTO
“Learning and teaching is an exchange, an encounter; everyone is both teacher and student.“

QUALIFICATION
M.A. in German Studies, German as a Foreign Language, Linguistics and Art History

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
since 2001 linguist lecturer for various universities and language institutes such as Boston University, TU Munich, TU Dresden, VHS Erding etc

International Experience: London Guildhall Unversity, London / United Kingdom; National Linguistic University, Kiev / Ukraine; Montpellier / France; Kazakh-German University, Almaty / Kazakhstan

at Kästner Kolleg since November 2017

I LIKE . . .
books, the smell of coffee and cedar wood, swimming, the ocean, endless running, good food and wine, movies, getting to know people and countries as well as creative exchange

QUALIFICATION
B.A. Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies (Subjects Anglistics, Art History, Musicology)
M.A. in English Literature
German teacher training at Kästner Kolleg

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
German teacher at Kästner Kolleg since 2018

I LIKE . . .
music, my family and friends, nature, laughter, working on our little house, good conversation, literature and traveling.

MOTTO
“Essential things in life are not only humor but the ability to laugh at yourself.” – Yehudi Menuhin –

QUALIFICATION
B.A. in German Studies and Philosophy
M.A. in Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies: German Studies specializing in German as a foreign language

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Cottbus – resource teacher for English
Dresden – German language tutor
German as a foreign language at TUDIAS
German teacher at Kästner Kolleg since 2017

I LIKE …
my life, sport, good sci-fi thrillers and TV series

MOTTO
“In for a penny, in for a pound.“ Bertolt Brecht

“A smile is the shortest distance between two people.“ Chinese proverb

QUALIFICATION
B.A. in German and Slavonic Studies
M.A. in European Languages
German teacher training at Kästner Kolleg

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
German teacher at Kästner Kolleg since 2018

I like…
road trips, languages, flea markets, DIY, crime novels, summer storms, music & food, baked with cheese

English and Spanish teachers

QUALIFICATION
B.A. Fine Art
M.A. Art History
Postgraduate Certificate in Education

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
5 years Art & Design teacher in England
15 years English trainer in Bonn
Since 2010 English trainer in Dresden at Kästner Kolleg

I LIKE …
Making and looking at art, playing guitar, cycling, cinema

MOTTO
I’m motivated by my environment and the people around me – Dresden is motivating!

QUALIFICATION
CELTA – teaching English language to adults
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California – Music/ Education/ English
University of California, Irvine – Information & Computer Science

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
English trainer in Dresden at Kästner’s since 2000
General English, Conversation, Business English

I LIKE . . .
Dresden, spring, summer, fall & winter, swimming

MOTTO
“. . . what you make it”

QUALIFICATION
2001/2002 Study abroad at the TU Dresden, Faculty BIW
Graduated in 2005 from the Universidad del Bío-Bío, Concepción Chile
Since 2012 Advanced Computational and Civil Engineering Structural Studies (A.C.C.E.S.S.)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Since 2001 private Spanish teacher and tutor
Spanish teacher for pupils, travel groups & medics, for beginners and advanced
Since November 2014 at Kästner Kolleg

I LIKE . . .
Writing texts, composing and making music, the atmosphere at Kästner Kolleg, literature, El mundo del español: culture, history, nature, the kitchen, sports