Why trust me?
I am a native German and English Speaker. I hold two Master’s degrees, in Anthropology from Bonn University and German as a Foreign Language from Mainz University.
I am a certified Neurolanguage Coach®, accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
I have 10 years of experience teaching German and English at universities and institutes.
I have a deep understanding of classical music, studying piano, recorder, harp and ballet.
I am experienced in intercultural settings, being raised in a bilingual home and living in Chile for the past 10 years.
I speak German, English and Spanish fluently so I can coach in these three languages.
How many coaching sessions do I need?
How long is one session?
In which language is the coaching?
Do I need to buy any learning material?
Do I need a basic level of German for Diction Coaching?
How does online coaching work?
I am am not a musician, can I also learn German with you?
How do I pay?
After the payment is received I send out an electronic receipt.
Linguist, harp enthusiast, classical music lover, thinker, voyager, dreamer, lifelong learner!
Born to a German scientist father and a New Zealand pianist mother, I was raised bilingually enjoying throughout my youth, the beautiful sound of classical music, receiving musical instruction in piano and flute.
After spending a year São Paulo to learn Portuguese and teach German I completed my formal education at Bonn University, Germany, and Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, in Anthropology, Oriental Art History and Romance Languages, gaining proficiency in Spanish, and exploring other languages such as Turkish, Arabic and K’ichee’, a Mayan language. Along the way I tutored Latin, English and German. And I loved it, earning my first Master´s degree in 2006. I gained my second Master’s degree in German (as a Foreign Language) at Mainz University, Germany. This equipped me with the theoretical tools to pursue a career in teaching which I followed with teacher training at Sydney University, Australia.
After meeting my future Chilean winemaker husband in France, we moved to Chile to pursue and realise his dream of producing his own high-quality wine.
I focused on raising our wonderful children and taught at Santiago´s campus of the Heidelberg University and the Goethe Institute. After a few years my focus naturally progressed to providing private coaching of students preparing for postgraduate studies in Germany, and executive language coaching for internationally-based German companies. This change of direction enabled me to more closely align my coaching to the individual needs of each client.
Among them I discovered a niche need for diction coaching amongst classical singers and language coaching for musicians wanting to study or work in a German university or orchestra. This enabled me to combine my love for music with my work as a German language Coach.
“Con Alexandra comencé a entender realmente el alemán, ella siempre busca la forma para explicarte el por qué de las cosas, y aprendiendo así no se olvida más! Gracias a ella pude aprender lenguaje técnico musical en alemán para dar pruebas y entrar a la universidad en Europa.”
“Alexandra es una excelente profesora, quien tiene un método personalizado muy eficiente e interesante que permite rápidos avances en el aprendizaje del idioma. Después de varias experiencias con diferentes instituciones y profesores de alemán, encontré en Alexandra una gran pedagoga que supo guiarme en el desafío de aprender alemán.”
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