Modern languages

I teach English, Dutch, and German (as a foreign language) on a regular basis. Starting this fall, I will be teaching an advanced level French course for the VHS Vaterstetten (Reading Maigret). I sometimes tutor Italian.

In all of my classes, I speak in the target language practically all the time. My job is to offer the student the language in such a way that she or he understands it. I rarely worry about grammar, though I will address it in straightforward ways (avoiding terminology as much as possible) if there is a need. I am very much aware how stressful it is for students to have to speak in the new language before they are ready to do so. The first thing I tell students is that I will speak the target language, they can if they want to, but they don’t have to. This works very well and it’s lovely to see what happens when students start to speak – when they are comfortable! 

Summer Course Dutch (Nederlands) 2023

Een zomer met Carmiggelt (A1/A2)
Op de woensdagen 12 juli; 9, 16, 23 en 30 augustus; en 6, 13 en 20 september, steeds van 20:15 tot 21:15 uur lezen we telkens een verhaaltje van Simon Carmiggelt.
We lezen uiteraard in het Nederlands; de docent spreekt vrijwel uitsluitend Nederlands, maar deelnemers hoeven geen Nederlands te spreken (Duits of Engels is prima). Het is hartstikke gezellig, leuk en ontzettend leerzaam!
Zin om mee te lezen? Stuur ons een mailtje!

Fall 2023 Courses


  • Dutch A1 (beginners), Saturdays 10–11:30 pm
  • Dutch A2 (second year), Wednesdays 8:15–9:45 pm
  • French B2: Maigret, Thursdays 28/9, 12/10, 26/10, 9/11, 23/11, 7/12, 8–9:30 pm

I teach English privately, also online, from total beginners to advanced readers (Winnie the Pooh, Sherlock Holmes, Singer’s Magician of Lublin, the sky is the limit!). I also teach English courses for restricted groups at the VHS Traunstein.

I also teach German as a foreign language privately (any level) and for the VHS Traunstein.

If you are interested in private classes in English or German, please contact me!