As a child, I loved learning foreign languages – so it was a natural progression for me to study Modern Languages at A Level and then go on to do a degree in German at the University of Salford.
After qualifying as a teacher, I spent several years teaching EFL in Frankfurt. All in all, I spent a total of seven years living and working in Germany after which time I was virtually bilingual in German and English. I was then offered a post as a lecturer for German and EFL at a College of Further Education in Plymouth, Devon. I taught German at all levels from beginner’s through GCSE to A Level. I also taught EFL to students from all over the world. In 1996 I had my first taste of studying for a qualification via distance learning when I chose to do an RSA Diploma in TEFL with International House in London.
In 1997 my husband and I moved to Dubai where we both taught EFL at the Higher Colleges of Technology. Whilst in the UAE I had my second taste of distance learning when I decided to do a Master’s in TESOL through the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. After 17 years in Dubai, we returned to the UK, where I first worked as a homeschooling tutor and more recently as a private German tutor. In 2019 I taught my first online German lesson via Skype and have never looked back.
I now live in the beautiful Devonshire countryside with my husband and three dogs. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, dog training and reading crime novels in German.
I look forward to sharing my passion for the German language with you.