Hi! My name is Franziska and I’ve been a teacher for the German school for over 11 years. My German knowledge comes from living in Germany for 12 years and having family still live there. I really enjoy teaching and in the classes that I teach, I put an emphasis on learning culture along with the language, as you can't have one without the other. In my spare time I run German cooking classes because sharing food is another love of mine. I enjoy traveling home to a small little village in the Black Forest when I can and spending time with my husband and dogs.
My name is Theresa and I have been connected with the German Language School Saskatoon since 2015. I am an immigrant from Germany and my heart beats for both countries - my new and my old 'Heimat' (home). I grew up in beautiful Bavaria, and learned how to celebrate "Karneval" while studying and working in Cologne (Köln). I am very passionate about sharing German language, culture and traditions with everyone who is interested. I have a background in journalism as well as teaching and immigrant settlement advising.
I hope I will meet you in class soon!
My name is Kathleen and I came to Canada in 2009. I grew up way out in the countryside near Leipzig/Germany. Here, I do live in Saskatoon with my family, but my dream is certainly to live out in the countryside again, as I am not really a city person. I did move to the United States after finishing school, returned to Germany to study in Cologne and went back to the States. After returning to Germany again, I did meet my husband and soon he brought up the idea of finding a country to move to together, as long as we are still young and adventures enough. Canada was one of the countries we did consider and here we are. I started driving school bus in 2012. I took over as principal for the school in September 2017. I did teach a class for 2 years, but administration for the school keeps me busy and I am very happy that I have such great teachers around me. Through our language classes we as well share our German culture and traditions with students and families.
Hey! My name is Brandon. I am a student at the University of Saskatchewan, and I have been teaching with the German Language School Saskatoon since November 2019. I was born and raised in Moose Jaw, but I have been in Saskatoon for about twelve years now. I first started learning German during my undergraduate History degree. During my graduate studies my focus was on Medieval German History and the Baltic Crusades. During this period, I also started working as a Teaching Assistant for German classes at the University of Saskatchewan. After finishing my graduate studies, I had the opportunity to spend a year in Saarbrücken, Germany working as an English Language Assistant with grades 5-13 at Gemeinschaftsschule Saarbrücken-Dudweiler. Since returning to Canada, I have been teaching the Level 2 class at the German Language School Saskatoon and I am very excited to continue working with that class. When I am not studying or teaching, I can usually be found boxing at one of the local clubs or listening to music while enjoying the numerous parks in my neighborhood.
My name is Isabel. Growing up in Aachen, Germany. I lived 5 minutes away from the forest hiding the shared border between the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Even though the border is geographically dividing these countries, they do not influence our daily lives nowadays and we quickly move from one country to another most times without realizing where we are. Ironically, I started teaching German in two countries, where the idea of a neighboring country is highly fascinating as those countries are islands. After my studies, I worked in different industries in Europe, moved on to Taiwan and two years later to Japan. Since 2012 I have been teaching for different schools and online-schools in those countries, preparing students for all aspects of their daily life, their studies or work in Germany and preparing students for different exam such as the Goethe exams. I will give the student as much time as possible to speak German in my classes to gain confidence to express oneself. I hope we can soon meet in my online classes!
My name is Josephin. My family and I came to Saskatoon in 2000. Luckily, our two sons still speak German fluently. After two years I began to volunteer for the German Language School Saskatoon, teaching kids between 8 and 10 years of age. Since then I have been teaching German not only for the school at different levels, but for the university as well. For the last couple of years, I have taught the credit courses for grade 9 to grade 12 students, the DSD I language certificate, and the advanced conversational adult class. I have a couple of hobbies, in summer mostly tending my garden, and being outdoors as much as I have time. In winter I enjoy reading if time between classes permits.