Who we are

Who we are

Our Mission

Our mission is to create an enjoyable learning environment in which learners can explore the German language and culture. Our sessions do not have the typical 'classroom feel' but value each learner's individual background and knowledge. We see language as an integral part of culture and aim to prepare our learners to be able to communicate well in a German-speaking environment. 

Our Approach

With our approach, we accompany our learners on their German journey and encourage them to expose themselves to the German culture wherever possible. Additionally, we give them tools and strategies for independent learning outside of the classroom too.

Our Team

Nicole Neik
Nicole Neik
Originally from Berlin, Nicole – our Senior Teacher has crafted an extensive adult teaching skill set from teaching at universities’ language centres, businesses and the Royal Northern College of Music. She is the person to contact if you ever need help in finding out your language level!
Dominique Brockhaus-Grand
Dominique Brockhaus-Grand
Having lived in several European countries and growing up bilingual (German & French), Dominique’s heart belongs to Germany and the UK! A real passion for languages, accents and multi-lingual families feed into years of experience teaching adults and young learners when preparing for their exams.

Sabrina Wagner
Sabrina Wagner
Sabrina swapped the Swiss mountains for sunny Manchester, where she started teaching German in 2012. Her now online lessons are fun and interactive as she believes that language is more than a way to speak, it’s a way to make sense of the world that surrounds us.

Carlotta Dewald
Carlotta Dewald
Carlotta comes from Wolfenbüttel, a picturesque town in Lower Saxony in an area that is also known for being totally accent- and dialect-free! She also works at a boarding school that specialises in music, where she prepares students for their German A-level exams and cares for their well-being.

Maren Reents
Maren Reents
Maren, a Leisure and Tourism Management student, lives in East Frisia - a region in northwest Germany that is famous for its beautiful islands and tea drinking culture. She loves travelling and after spending a year in New Zealand, she was inspired to study tourism. Maren is supporting the team as an intern and works mainly on a podcast and Deutsch Centre events.
Judith Weber
Judith Weber
Judith is originally from the picturesque Rhineland-Palatinate, which is famous for its winemaking and carnival celebrations. She has been living and working in Manchester since 2017 and joined the Deutsch Centre in 2021. Judith loves using games and creative approaches to make learning fun and enjoyable.

Ellen Röcke
Ellen Röcke
Ellen spent two years in Manchester teaching singing and German before being whisked away to beautiful France to continue her teaching there. Originally from Bonn and a classically trained singing teacher by trade, she has always felt that sound and rhythm are essential elements of both music and language.
Marion Endt-Jones
Marion Endt-Jones
After studying German and working at a language school in Tübingen, Marion moved to Manchester in 2004 to complete her PhD. Having taught art history, museum studies and arts management at university level for over ten years, she is also a Nordic Walking and fitness instructor who enjoys helping learners from all walks of life to achieve their goals.

 Vera Hohaus
Vera Hohaus
Vera, a linguist with vast experience in higher education, specialises in teaching German through its music, be it contemporary or classical. She is also the person to contact for advice on applying to higher education in Germany AND Tübingen, famous for one of Germany’s oldest universities and the sheer number of students that live there.
Hendrik Buchheister
Hendrik Buchheister
Hendrik has always been passionate about language which is reflected in his profession as a journalist, mainly covering football. Originally from Helmstedt, a former border town between West Germany and the GDR, he has been living in Manchester since 2017 and joined the Deutschcentre during the Covid pandemic running the Freitagsklub.

 Richard Zimmermann
Richard Zimmermann
Richard is a professional linguist who has worked in higher education for over 10 years. Born and raised in a small town in the middle of Germany, he has since lived in many countries, including Germany, French-speaking Switzerland, Canada, the US and the UK, and thus knows how important language skills are to integrate and feel at ease. His experience as an expat and knowledge of linguistics informs his interactive and communication-driven teaching style.

Work With Us

Experienced Teachers

We are looking to expand our team!

Please see the options and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or queries. There is an option to send us a message directly on our Contact us

Whether you're experienced or a beginner, there are options for you.

Experienced Teachers
 

Are you a native German speaker and already have experience in teaching the German language? We are looking for motivated individuals for our group classes and private sessions.

Quereinsteiger Programme

Are you working full- or part-time but are interested in teaching German in 1-2-1 sessions or small groups? Or are you looking for a full-time internship? Our 'Quereinsteiger' programme runs for 12 weeks and is suitable for German native speakers who do not have any experience in teaching yet. 

During the 12-week programme, you will:

  • run our weekly Freitagsklub

  • take part in a teacher training workshop (1/2 day)

  • observe our evening group classes

You will also receive a certificate of completion and a letter of reference in English or German. 

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