Thanks to more tourism, I have a lot of work on the water, teaching kitesurfing, currently, and therefore less time to teach on Chatterbug. Nevertheless, I try to find time for German lessons at least in several evenings. I hope to see some of you soon for an evening lesson!
I was born and grown up in one of the most popular and beautiful cities of Switzerland : Zurich. However, my adopted home since almost one year is a small city, located at the Red Sea, in Egypt .
Why Egypt? – Well, I guess, I just followed my heart… During my studies I used to come here whenever possible and after my graduation last winter, I decided to start my next adventure here. I have to mention that I am a passionate kitesurfer and the Red Sea has some of the best kitesurfing spots in the world. Therefore, I used to work in a kitesurfing school, what gave me the chance to spend a lot of time on the water. And then, Corona came to our world and changed my plan…
However, plans are made to change them
…this is how I came to Chatterbug. And I have to say: I love it! It is much more than sharing my mother tongue. It is also an exchange of cultural habits and experiences, what makes me learn a lot, too.
More about me:
My native language is Swiss , though my official mother tongue is German . I am fluent in English and Italian , I speak French , I know Latin and some basics of Swahili , and currently I study Egyptian Arabic .
We Swiss start in early school years to learn French (at least the German speakers) and English. I cannot say that I counted to the talented ones , but I kept going. I had the goal to speak Italian fluently one day, as I have family roots there. I went to a bilingual arts highschool and I’ve made an erasm in Florence. Thereafter, I changed direction by deciding to study psychology in Zurich. After that, you already know how it went on… .
During my education it happened a lot to me that I profited from my versatile language knowledge. So, I started to love languages even more. While travelling through Eastern Africa, I teached English and other subjects voluntarily and in turn I learned the basics of the Swahili language. My current, and until now biggest challenge is to learn (Egyptian) Arabic.
Next to kitesurfing and learning more about cultures and languages, I love to talk about human and psychology, as well as travels (I am a big fan of Italy and whole Africa ) and arts . To keep a physical balance I also enjoy playing volleyball and snowboarding (what I unfortunately miss out in Egypt).
I am looking forward to meet you in our next live lesson!