Let’s get to know Stephan!
Place of Origin
Backnang near Stuttgart
Place of Residence
Sigsipamba somewhere near Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador
Languages spoken and how you learned them
English, French and Spanish at school, later Arabic and Quichua for my voluntary work. I focus on grammar, but I learn languages easier by speaking them as much as possible.
When did you start tutoring with Chatterbug?
I started tutoring German (and later Spanish) in November 2017 - How time flies!
Favorite place in the world and why?
It’s a waterfall deep in the Amazonia near Tena / Ecuador called “Laguna Azul” (“Blue Lagoon”). The cold water in the lagoons, surrounded by rainforest and beautiful monkeys, butterflys and other animals is just gorgeous!
Stephan’s Favorite Food
As a native Swabian, I love Maultaschen. And my favourite ecuatorian dish is “Bolón de Verde” made of plaintain and cheese!
3 Fun Facts about Stephan
- After telling my students that they will never find my village on GoogleMaps, many searched it.
- Now Sigsipamba is really there on GoogleMaps, but not correctly
- I lost my German accent almost completely. Right now, many Ecuatorians think that I’m a native from the mountain region of Chimborazo (doesn’t really fit to my “Gringo appearance” )
How do you motivate students?
I try to be focused and explain grammar well, but never lack joy. And I love to ask many questions!
What is your favorite Chatterbug moment?
It’s the first time when a student laughs about a German joke. That’s when you really got the language!
A Little Note to our Students from Stephan
Never be nervous before your Live Lesson! Just relax and enjoy it!
Give @SKrausser a warm welcome!