„Education is the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world”
– Paulo Freire
I admire Paulo Freire’s pedagogic view and turned into a big fan since I stumbled over one of his quotes at a Brazilian poetry event. He helped me find words for what real education means to me on a deeper level: a synonym of freedom – freedom of expression through creative and meaningful interaction using language, because as Freire said “it is through self-experience in the world that we become what we are”. And through learning languages we can expand our world, our views, and our perception of who we are as human beings. As a German-Ecuadorian I had the chance to teach in several countries such as Ecuador, Vietnam, Portugal and currently Austria. I have found my passion for language as a way to connect people all over the world. I am a licensed ÖSD examiner for levels A1 to C1. Because I believe that all creative ways to express ourselves foster personal growth, I am currently taking a course about children and youth literature and completed an elementary level music pedagogy program. Whether you are a child, youth, or adult, I am able to meet you where you are and help you improve your language skills in a way tailored to your needs.
Teaching Focus for Spanish and German: General Language | Perfection Training | School Children Training | ÖSD Preparation