Team

Isabelle von Niederhäusern

Owner and teacher for German as foreign language
Mother tongue: German
Education: Teacher Training at IH Freiburg, SVEB certificate I with foreign language didactics
Experience: Schon in der Schule hatte ich Freude an der deutschen Sprache. Diese Freude habe ich bis heute behalten und gebe diese auch im Unterricht weiter. Ich besuche einmal pro Jahr eine Weiterbildung, um sprachlich und didaktisch auf dem neuesten Stand zu sein.
Hobbies: Climbing, sailing, hiking, mountainbiking, telemarking, snowboarding, going to the gym, reading, listening to music

 

Delia Büchenbacher

Teacher for German as a foreign language
Mother tongue: Deutsch
Education: CAS German as a second language: culture and language in Switzerland, diploma in visual arts
Experience: with my husband I lived for 2 years in Spain and there I tought German as a foreign language. The enthusiasm for the language motivated me to do the CAS at ZHAW in Winterthur.
Hobbies: cooking, meditation, fitness, Family, hiking, culture

 

Madeleine Hiltebrand

Teacher for German as a foreign language
Mother tongue: German
Education: Master of Arts UZH (German studies, Music science)
Experience: At present I study at the University of Zurich to become a high school teacher. I taught a secundary schools and have experience in private tutoring as well as in proofreading and editing.

Hobbies: Singing und make music, reading, snowboarding, travelling, photopraphing.

 

 Valentina Zullino

Teacher for German as a foreign language
Mother tongue: German and Italian
Education: SVEB Zertifikat I with foreign language didactics, playgroup leader, graduated in technical disciplines
Experience: teacher for adult education in technical disciplines and for languages
Hobbies: dancing, Gym, Pilates,
 decorating

Hasna Mouddene

Teacher for Arabic as foreign language
Mother tongue: Arabic
Education: Faculty of Literature and sciences in humanitarian Research, University of Kadi Aiadd, Marrakesch
Experience: Primary school teacher for French and English at the private school Ali Skalli, Marocco and private courses for Arabic. Learning a language offers the chance to get to know and to understand the world better.
Hobbies: reading and writing in Arabic, cooking

 

 

Steve Viano

Teacher for French as a foreign language
Mother tongue: French
Education: SVEB Zertifikat I with foreign language didactics, Music Marketing at the University of Nizza, Service und Management at the hotel management school of Nizza
Expériences humaines et professionelles: J’enseigne et prépare des élèves du secondaire au test d’entrée pour le Gymnasium. Ayant été Chef de Bar au Movie (Zürich) pendant plusieurs années, j’ai acquis une certaine connaissance humaine et sait motiver mes troupes.
Hobbies: musician, composer, cooking, running, canoeing

Carolina Ferrero

Teacher for Spanish as foreign language
Mother tongue: Spanish
Education: Filosofía- Universidad Central de Venezuela
Experience: Desde que soy adolescente siempre me ha gustado enseñar y de jovencita, cuando vivía en Francia y trabajaba de niñera, empecé a dar clases de español. Posteriormente mientras hacía mis estudios universitarios en Venezuela, seguí dando clases. Y finalmente cuando me mudé a Suiza continué dando clases particulares de español. Así que a la orden para quien necesite y quiera hablar español latinoamericano.
Hobbies: Escuchar música y todos los deportes al aire libre, bicicleta, escalar, nadar, remar, surfear…. Todo lo que la naturaleza que me rodea me permita hacer.

Fernanco Nicolàs

Teacher for Spanish as foreign language
Mother tongue: Español
Education: SVEB Zertifikat I with foreign language didactics, EUROLTA Certificate and Profesor Especialista de Español como Lengua Extranjera.
Experience: Siempre me apasionó la idea de ser profesor y en el año 2011 me decidí a seguir por este camino. Desde entonces disfruto de cada hora en la que estoy con los alumnos. Intercambiar ideas, aprender los unos de los otros, motivación, humor… son ingredientes fundamentales en mi clase. Trabajé muchos años en servicios sanitarios en Madrid, por lo que conozco muy bien el vocabulario específico médico.
Hobbies: deportes en la naturaleza como senderismo, alpinismo, escalar, Stand-up Paddle, fotografía…

Maria Isabel Billeter-Mac Dowell

Teacher for Portuguese as a foreign language
Mother tongue: Portuguese (Brasil)
Eduction: Studies of economic sciences in Brasil, SVEB Zertifikat I with foreign language didactics
Experience: In Brasil I worked in a bank. Since 2002 I teach Portuguese. I also teach the brasilian culture through playing, with joy and passion. Since 2003 I work as a translator and cultural mediator.
Hobbies: running, dancing, skiing, travelling, Family, reading, Cinema, Theater 

 

Michael Parker

Teacher for English as foreign language
Mother tongue: English
Education: Cambridge English Certified in teaching English as a foreign language (CELTA)
Experience: Worked for many years in telecoms and finance before, deciding to follow my heart, and become an English teacher.
Hobbies: Mediation, music, reading, cooking, swimming, cycling, travel and Family.

 

 

Mark Biggins

Teacher for English as a foreign language
Mother tongue: English
Education: Certificate TESOL
Experience: Over 20 years’ teaching English internationally. Cambridge English teacher in Zurich since 2007. I also have a strong background in business having worked in specialist retail for nearly 20 years.
Hobbies: Cooking, travelling, reading and listening to music

 

 

Stefano Zavalloni

Teacher for Italian as foreign language
Mother tongue: Italian

 

 

 

 

 

Rosalba di Perna

Teacher for Italian as foreign language
Mother tongue: Italiano
Education: Master in Lingue e Culture Europee ed Extraeuropee con Didattica dell’Italiano per Stranieri.
Experience: Insegno da diversi anni alle scuole medie, ma mi piace moltissimo poter lavorare anche con adulti e perciò vorrei guidarvi nell’apprendimento di questa meravigliosa lingua con la passione, la creatività e la bellezza che da sempre contraddistinguono la cosiddetta italianità.
Hobbies: Libri, arte contemporanea, cinema, fitness, filosofia

Ying Bouharrour

Teacher for Chinese as a foreign language
Mother tongue: Mandarin and Shanghai Dialect
Education: English diploma at SISU (Shanghai International Studies Universtiy) and Hotel Management Diploma at Shanghai Institute of Tourism
Experience: More than 10 years of working experience at diplomatic overseas mission including roles as translator and interpretor from and into English and Chinese. For some time I also teach Chinese
Hobbies: play the piano, Family, Friends

 

Chantal Barth

Staff administration
Mother tongue: German
Education: Minerva Talent Plus commercial school, Zurich. Diploma 2013 commercial training Profil E, language school in London 3 month, Computer knowledge ECDL-Diploma, IKA LAP and skills in touch-typing
Experience: synchronized Swimming with Limmat-Nixen Zurich, since 2014 aviation staff with Dnata
Hobbies: sports, tavelling, photography