Qualifications and Experience
I was born and I grew up in Germany. As a teenager I attended a Russian
school for two years in Prague. After acquiring degrees in Russian and
Geography at the Martin-Luther-University in Halle-Wittenberg and in
German as a Foreign Language at the University of Kassel, I worked as a
translator/interpreter in Russia and as a teacher in Germany.
When the wall came down, I moved to London and later to New York. There
I taught for 19 years at universities, colleges and institutes and in
Since 2009 I have been living in Berlin where I
teach not only at universities and firms but also in embassies. I have
many years of experience with students from English-speaking countries,
Eastern European countries as well as Asia. My expertise helps me to
adjust and fine-tune my teaching methods to the background of the
learners. For many years I have worked as an examiner for the
Goethe-Institute examinations and I evaluate my students according to
the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Through my family I also have a strong connection to the Greek Cypriot
culture and the Greek language
And what else…?
My family, friends, and hobbies are very important to me. We love to
travel, and we are share an interest in opera and cinema. In addition to
that I am a passionate dancer. In London it was the Salsa and the French
Jive, in New York the Swing, and in Berlin I finally discovered the