Herzlich Willkommen to the Language Experience
Meet the team - your family at the Language Experience
Helga Weiss, MA our director and founder is a native
German who spent extensive time living internationally and almost
twenty years in Marin County,
San Fransisco Bay area. She taught at Inlingua
and Berlitz language schools.
She wanted to create a language program that would entirely
focus on the individual students needs and draw on all learning
styles and available teaching techniques. Helga found that people
learn best when they are relaxed and involved in a topic or
activity that interests them.
For more on her arts, video
and educational background please check
Helga also teaches Accelerated Learning
Workshops with Tom Meier from The
Center for Accelerated Learning.
Check the AL Europe page.
the Language Experience you will find teachers with many years of
experience, as well as young, dynamic trainers in touch with the latest
developments in their field through their current involvement at the
Technical University Carolo Wilhelmina in Braunschweig. We apply our
wide spectrum of interests and talents to provide you with a varied
program. We do our best to match you with compatible teachers. All
of us generally teach all aspects of language learning and include
vocabulary building, pronunciation, conversation practice in our
classes. To the right a photo of our team members and supporting trainers.
In alphabetical order by first name:
Alexander Herlich: new structures, grammar introduction and
training, situative - kinetic learning.
Alex is a certified DaF - Deutsch als Fremdsprache
(German as a foreign language) - trainer. He also teaches at the "Sprachenzentrum"
of the Technical University Carolo Wilhelmina in Braunschweig, where
he is completing his studies in Germanistik, education, history and
sociology. Alex has a way to put you at ease with what is mostly considered
the hardest part of language study. His approach to teaching grammar
is clear, well structured and easy to understand and he has received
highest praise from our clients for this. Alex is an avid badminton
player and has challenged some of our students at a game.
Andreas Giese: new structures, grammar introduction and training,
situative - kinetic learning.
Andreas is a most patient teacher, who can make anyone's fear of grammar
He plays badminton and is very involved in CARP (Live-Action-Role-Playing).
He studies education with emphasis on psychology and sociology (special
areas: communication theories, counseling strategies and learning
and teaching methodologies) at the Technical University Cargo Wilhelmina
Müller, MA: sentence structure, working with
texts and images, situative - kinetic learning.
Anne is our suggestopaedia specialist and focuses on learning with
all senses.She works part-time at the Language Experience, since she
is also a highschool teacher at the "Christopherusschule"
in Braunschweig. Anne holds an MA from the "Hochschule für
Bildende Kuenste" in Braunschweig. Her studies included adult
education and cultural management.She also received training as a
therapist (KIM "Konzept Integrative Methodik"). Anne has
many talents and interests: dreamwork, counseling, art and culture,
African music and dance. She has been actively involved in the "Braunschweiger
Filmfest", as well as bringing musicians from Liberia to Germany
and arranging a concert tour for them. She has helped to establish
a school for orphaned children in Liberia. Anne is also a water color
artist and some of our students have combined German language study
with their art projects here.
Barbare Mavridou: comprehension exercises
around the video "Alles Gute", vocabulary building,
conversation practice, situative - kinetic learning.
Barbara is one of our supporting trainers. Our students have enjoyed
sitting in a street cafe in Gifhorn with her, reviewing the material
of "Alles Gute", or shopping for presents to bring back
home and expanding their vocabulary.
Bianca Wippich: business German, phone conversation,
business correspondence, mail, email, fax and other work related language
needs of our clients. Texts, reading and comprehension.
Bianca has successfully completed her training as a EU secretary.
She is a dynamic language trainer.
Claus Knigge: new structures, grammar introduction and training, conversation
Claus is a certified DaF - Deutsch als Fremdsprache
(German as a foreign language) - trainer. He is a calm and patient
teacher. His knowledge of history enriches conversation practices
of our more advanced students and make him an excellent guide on excursions.
Claus is currently completing his studies of Germanistik and history
at the Technical University Carolo Wilhelmina in Braunschweig. Claus
also is a professional gardener.
Christine Dehning, MA: grammar repetition and training,
working with text/image exercises, vocabulary building, conversation
practice, situative - kinetic learning.
Christine has taught German as a foreign language for many years
at the "Volkshochschule" (German school for adult education).
She holds an MA from the Georgia Augusta University in Göttingen.
Her studies included Germanistik, German history and Lutheran theology.
Our more advanced students with an interest in theology find her a
most interesting partner to practice their conversation skills.
Helga Weiss, MA: pronunciation, vocabulary building, conversation
practice, situative - kinetic learning.
Helga especially enjoys language training during everyday life
activities, doing sports together, participating in cultural events,
cooking Indian or Mexican food, excursions to Berlin. See top of page
for more information.
Ursula Bonenberger: grammar repetition and training,
comprehension exercises around the video "Alles Gute",
vocabulary building, conversation practice, situative - kinetic
Our beginners appreciate her patient grammar repetition exercises.
Ursula holds a degree in home-economics and has taught the subject
for many years. If you want to combine learning German and cooking
lessons, she can show you, how to prepare quick healthful meals.