One-to-one, personalised German language tuition living full-board with the tutor's own family and in the tutor's own home, including local visits and excursions, meeting friends, neighbours and professional colleagues etc.
Type of House: Town House, in Vogtsburg im Kaiserstuhl, near Freiburg
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
For more than two years I worked as a German teacher at the worldwide biggest International House School of Foreign Languages in Moscow / Russia. My students were adults and teenagers. I had groups and individual students of all levels. Previously I worked as a journalist for a local newspaper and for a big publishing house, editor of numerous medical journals. My first university degree was a scientific one (biochemistry), the second journalism and communication science.
What I can and want to offer you, is something unique: high-grade language instruction in a family-like setting - adjusted to your individual needs as a learner of the German language. This is the most intensive and efficient way of studying a foreign language. Students usually spend three or four acadmic hours (one academic hour is forty-five minutes) in individual instruction each day. Courses for partners or mini groups up to 5 participants are likewise possible, if all students have a similar level of previous knwledge.
Hobbies and Interests
Excursions and Local Attractions
The Rhine offers boat tours and river excursions, and numerous lakes provide swimming, boating, and other water sports. The Black Forest offers numerous winter sports. Nearly everywhere, you can walk, ride by bike, eat well, and enjoy Baden’s famous wines. In one day you can travel comfortably to Basel (Switzerland), Colmar, Strasbourg (France), or Lake Constance.
Accommodation, Facilities and Local Area
Breisgau, a picturesque district in southwestern Germany, stretches from the Black Forest to the Rhine River. The landscape varies, with mountains, hills, lowlands, and water. The climate of Breisgau ranks among the warmest in Germany. Not only do grapes grow here; fruits (cherries, strawberries) and vegetables (asparagus) also flourish. Many gardens include peaches, apricots, almonds, and figs. The cultural and economic centre of Breisgau is the university city of Freiburg, which has 220,000 inhabitants. The city has a picturesque, historic old town. However, Freiburg’s landmark is the Gothic cathedral (Münster). The Münster’s 116-meter tower has been praised as “the most beautiful tower in Christianity.” The entire region of Breisgau has a high recreational value and enjoys an excellent reputation with visitors from Germany and other countries.