SWISS citizenship test preparation 

I am happy to assist you in mastering the German as well as the citizenship test. Ein kleines Quiz zum Start. Die Schweiz in Zahlen 12XX Gründungsjahr (Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden: Nidwalden, Obwalden) X Mio Einwohner, davon X Mio Ausländer X Nachbarländer X Sprachen XX % Ausländeranteil in Basel XX Kantone (davon 6 Halbkantone) XXX Mitglieder…

Sound like a native German

Recently I came across this article and I would like to share it with you: This Trick Will Make Your German Sound More Nativ “When speaking German, whenever the situation allows, use “I was in“ rather than “I went to“. It’s not a mistake to say “I went to”, but it’s a translation from English…

Farewell to students

Coaching Relationship: How to bade farewell to your clients in an uplifting manner. Every time a coaching relationship ends I have a hard time to let the client go. When you learn to be a coach you also learn methods for your psychological hygiene. What you don’t really learn in my view is how to…

Why skiing and speaking German are similar.

This is for all my students who are sometimes hesitant the speak German because they might confuse the prepositions or the accusative and dative endings. I share my skiing angst with all of you as an example of working through grammar anxiety. I always liked to ski when I lived in Germany. I would schedule…

Testimonials 

“I never thought that I would actually enjoy learning the German language and be enthusiastic about it. Heike has made that possible and now I am actually confident in speaking German where previously I wasn’t. But mostly, learning German with Heike is not just about learning the language, I also learn about German culture which…