We are proud of our more than 100 clients …
… who took the time and effort to learn a foreign language. They are corporate leaders at organisations like Allianz, Barclay’s, Deloitte – just to name a few. See what they have to tell you.
Helped me greatly on the telephone and on a few visits to Germany
“I really enjoy the variety of methods & styles of teaching that Gabi offers with online podcasts, reading texts, listening to audio clips alongside traditional grammar exercises as well as word games. The methods combined with a variety of current topics, work & non-work related, have helped to build up my confidence in speaking the language where I have to react quicker.
These have all helped me greatly on the telephone and on a few visits to Germany both for work & pleasure when I found that I was able to converse competently.
The topics that we cover in the lessons have also given me a greater depth of understanding and appreciation of the German culture, customs and traditions. Gabi tailors each lesson to the individual student and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.”
Karen A., Financial Accounts Executive
All the lessons were very interesting, useful and worthwhile to take
“Gabriella is a very enthusiastic teacher with a unique teaching technique that customises language learning for individuals. I enjoyed all of her lessons. We went through several topics which are very important for everyday life but they are normally forgotten from the syllabuses of other common language schools.
The topics were very well organised starting from basics and working towards more advanced level in my individual learning pace.
All the lessons were very interesting, useful and worthwhile to take. I definitely recommend them to professionals who would be eager to improve their language skills.”
Csilla Szucsek, Assoc CIPD, Office & HR manager
Gabi is the best teacher I’ve ever experienced
“I cannot praise Gabi enough. I know Gabi on two levels. Firstly, as the Head of HR at a german bank in London, I arrange lessons with Gabi for our employees who need to use german for their role. I have had nothing but positive feedback. And secondly, I have german lessons with her myself. I have learned german for nearly 30 years, at school, university and professionally.
I’m not exaggerating when I say Gabi is the best teacher I’ve ever experienced. She is positive, encouraging, kind and enthusiastic.
Her lessons are always varied and interesting. She will let me choose topics and bring along work related documents, or if I don’t have time, she’ll bring something interesting to do. We read texts, listen to audio clips, watch videos e.g. news clips, do grammar exercises, write emails, and have lots of interesting conversations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone at any level.”
Gillian White, Head of HR, Helaba
I’m constantly amazed that I can actually converse on these subjects in German
“I’ve been learning with Gabi as a private student for nearly 6 years now.
Our lessons are fun and the topics are very varied, anything from discussing current affairs, history, tourism to the rich and famous, and of course the nuts and bolts of German grammar.
Gabi finds course material on anything I’m interested in and I’m constantly amazed that I can actually converse on these subjects in German.
Gabi’s a great teacher, friendly, enthusiastic, creative, and patient – she is clearly doing something right, because I keep going back for more!”
Lesley M., Legal secretary
My confidence & appreciation of the German language has leapt forward
“I have studied German with Gabi for a number of years & really enjoyed my lessons.
Gabi takes the time to find subjects that you are interested in to help teach the language Using different styles to teach the German grammar, appreciating that not everybody learns the same way.
My confidence & appreciation of the German language has leapt forward since having Gabi as my German teacher.”
Susan T., Financial Accounts Operative
Tailor our lessons around my interests
“Gabi’s easy-going, friendly style of teaching is a great way to learn and is coupled with an enthusiasm for the job that she loves.
She continues to tailor our lessons around my interests and takes into consideration day to day events to keep the lessons current.
She also plans lesson content around a course I’ve undertaken for a new work role, whilst effortlessly taking interest in the course subject herself. I’d highly recommend an introductory class with Gabi to see for yourself!”
Donna L., Head of Compliance, Banking
Allows you to take your lessons where you wish them to go
“Gabi teaches interesting and varied lessons. She isn’t rigid in her teaching and allows you to take your lessons where you wish them to go.
I have not felt afraid to make mistakes and have learnt from them. I would highly recommend her.”
Joanna P., HR Assistant, Banking
Gabi’s coaching has led me to a broader and deeper understanding of German culture
“I did not learn German at all at school, and had been thinking that was a gap in my education, so I taught myself up to a certain level from text books. I enjoyed doing that, but wanted to go further in developing my fluency and understanding, and that is where I was fortunate to find Gabi as my language coach. Coaching still involves some traditional elements of language learning, and I am entirely comfortable with that, but it offers a lot more besides. Sessions are conducted entirely in German, and that has given me much more confidence in speaking the language.
Also, coaching allows me to explore areas of particular interest to me, such as twentieth century German literature, and reading and discussion with my coach reinforces my enthusiasm to learn, while giving me a broader understanding of German culture and introducing new subjects for me to explore. We also discuss current affairs, customs and beliefs, social and scientific developments and a variety of other subjects, and I feel I have developed a very good understanding of German culture through this method of language learning.
Of course, you have to be motivated to learn in order to benefit fully from the coaching approach, but I can honestly say that each session is inspiring, I am constantly finding new subjects to explore, and Gabi’s coaching has led me to a broader and deeper understanding of German culture and a greater confidence in language use than I had thought possible.”
Antony H., Finance Executive