Our team of five language enthusiasts offers significant practical experience in professional education and intercultural dynamics.
It is our top priority to guide our students to achieve their goals of mastery with their target language in a way that is fun and useful to their everyday lives. We strongly believe that if you enjoy the learning process, you will realise faster and more enduring results!
Based on our wide-ranging experience with language acquisition and modern teaching methods, we create customized course programs for each student. This enables us to focus on individual needs in order to maximize the student’s benefit from the lessons.
We encourage student contributions to curriculum planning in order to create bespoke offerings that are taylored to individual needs. Our students appreciate the conversational style of the lessons as they enable them to jump right in to their target language in little time.
Growing up with three languages (German, English and Tagalog, the main dialect on the Philippines), I have always had an affinity for languages since I was very young. When I started to learn foreign languages in high school, it became clear to me that I wanted to become a teacher one day. Through my Bachelor’s degree in English, Spanish and German as a foreign language at the Universities of Bielefeld and Constance in Germany, I was able to realize my career aspirations.
Following my university graduation, I travelled the world visiting the USA, Canada, China and the Philippines. During my travels, I discovered first-hand how essential it is to be able to communicate with the local people in their language and how frustrating it can be when you cannot communicate. My experience also revealed how receptive and appreciative people were when they realized that I spoke their language, even if it was just a few phrases. Therefore, language is key to integration and making connections with cultures around the world.
Having lived in Germany, Switzerland and New York, I discovered that there is also a cultural dimension connected to learning a language. We focus on this aspect in all of our courses at Language Kitchen to provide a style of teaching that is relevant to your daily life and immediately applicable.
My life experiences along with my extensive teaching of both small groups and private lessons helps me and my fellow teachers to create a customized course program for all our students. I am looking forward to seeing you here at Language Kitchen as well as realizing your language goals!