“I would like to be able to let people experience the same pleasure in learning the English language which I experienced when I learned German.”
I grew up in Alaska – pretty far from here, I know, and cold, but it’s also has breaktaking, untouched landscape. Still, even as a little girl I wanted to see the world and get to know other countries, cultures, and languages. I was especially interested in Germany, probably because my mom is from Germany and lived in Saxony until she was 22 years old – she even studied at the University of Leipzig – before her path led her via Switzerland to Alaska.
After taking a long detour, in which I lived and worked in Asia, I had the chance to visit Leipzig just after the fall of the Wall. I was immediately attracted to the energy of this city! My husband and I began to forge plans to use the teaching experience we had gathered in Taiwan to open our own language school. One and a half years later we were ready and opened our FAE Institute for Applied English in the spring of 1992.
I have never regretted this decision. I have two passions: languages and teaching. Working in my own language institute allows me to work according to my own ideals.
|1980–1984||BA International Studies/German (Willamette University, USA)|
|1984–1988||Personal assistant, Family Connection, USA|
|1988–1989||Intense Chinese language course (Freie Universität Berlin, BRD)|
|1989–1992||Chinese language studies, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan|
|1990||2nd Place, (16th Nationwide Mandarin Speech Contest, Taiwan)|
|1989–1992||Language Instructor (Taipei Language Institute, Taiwan)|
|since 1992||Owner/Instructor (Fachinstitut für Angewandtes Englisch, Germany)|