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Birgit

'Every new language is like an open window that shows a new view of the world and expands your attitude towards life.'Jede neue Sprache ist wie ein offenes Fenster, das einen neuen Ausblick auf die Welt eroeffnet und die Lebensauffassung weitet. This quote by Frank Harris sums up why I feel it is important to learn foreign languages. I believe that everybody is capable to learn a foreign language. I am passionate about teaching German, the language and the culture. I have a strong desire to help students to reach their fullest potential. I am adaptable to different needs and skill levels, I don't think 'one size fits all' methods are much help. A student-centered approach seems most useful and effective.

I am an experienced tutor and native speaker from Vienna, Austria. I started tutoring more than ten years ago, when both our sons were little. I have worked with young children, school-aged children and adults and I am always trying to incorporate materials that are relevant for my clients. Besides language learning materials I used literature, magazines, cook books, opera, audio-books, dvds and nursery rhymes for the youngest ones. I am known to be very patient and intuitively get a feeling if clients truely understand concepts. I gladly reapeat difficult concepts to foster a better understanding.

I am a graduate of the School of Social Work, Vienna, Austria. I always loved traveling, learning foreign languages and cultures. I live in Chicago since 1999. Currently I am persuing a masters degree in social work at Erikson Institute, Chicago.

Undergraduate Degree:

 School of Social Work, Vienna, Austria - Bachelors, Social Work

Graduate Degree:

 Erikson Institute - Masters, Social Work

raveling, classical music, reading, movie theater, nature and the outdoors

Conversational German

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