Who We Are

We are a network of German language consultants supporting the teaching and learning of German in the US. We support German programs at US schools and collaborate with educational and training agencies, professional associations and schools.
Michael Göttert

Michael Göttert

Area of Responsibility: Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama Qualifications and Experience:

  • Trained teacher of German and English
  • Most recently employed in Germany at the Gymnasium Stift Keppel in Hilchenbach
  • Experience in training student teachers, instruction at the university level, curriculum development
  • Employed at Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA) since August 2015
  • Responsible at ZfA for German Language Certificate (DSD), German Language Proficiency Assessment A1 and A2 and support for PASCH & DSD schools in Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama

Email: atlanta@auslandsschulwesen.de Phone: 770-545-2466 Click here for more information

Julia Ibold

Julia Ibold

Area of Responsibility: Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi Qualifications and Experience:

 

  • Trained teacher of French, Russian, performing arts; certified teacher of German as a foreign language (DaF)
  • Most recently employed in Germany as a teacher and teaching training supervisor at the Europaschule Schillergymnasium in Berlin and at the Free University of Berlin
  • Experience in training and continuing education of teachers and as a judge and a member of the task developing team in the German national foreign language competition (Bundeswettbewerb Fremdsprachen)
  • Employed at Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA) since August 2013
  • Responsible at ZfA for German Language Certificate (DSD), German Language Proficiency Assessment A1 and A2, support for PASCH & DSD schools in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi

Email: houston@auslandsschulwesen.de Phone: 310-293-4499 Click here for more information

Friederike Braun

Friederike Braun

Area of Responsibility: Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania Qualifications and Experience:

  • Trained teacher of German and Catholic religious instruction
  • Most recently employed in Germany at the Theresien-Gymnasium in Munich
  • Experience in training and continuing education of teachers, development and publication of teaching material and textbooks
  • Employed at ZfA since September 2014
  • Responsible at ZfA for German Language Certificate (DSD), German Language Proficiency Assessment A1 and A2, support for PASCH & DSD schools in Northeastern US

Email: richmond@auslandsschulwesen.de Phone: 646-258-2825 Click here for more information

Katharina Kayser

Katharina Kayser

Area of Responsibility: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont Qualifications and Experience:

  • Trained teacher of mathematics, English, basic social studies and science
  • Most recently employed in Germany at the Mühlenweg Elementary School, Hannover
  • Experience in training and continuing education of teachers, curriculum development, implementation of a DaF curriculum
  • Employed at the Goethe-Institut since May 2014
  • Responsible at the Goethe-Institut Boston for the continuing education of German teachers in the Northeastern US and supporting PASCH schools in the Boston area

Email: Katharina.kayser@boston.goethe.org Phone: 617-262-6050 x17 Click here for more information

Anja Schmitt

Anja Schmitt

Area of Responsibility: Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota Qualifications and Experience:

  • Trained teacher of German and French, statewide consultant for German (Saarland)
  • Most recently employed in Germany at the Saarländischen Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien, University of Saarland
  • Experience in training and continuing education of teachers, curriculum development, textbook development
  • Employed at the Goethe-Institut since May 2013
  • Responsible at the Goethe-Institut Chicago for the continuing education of German teachers in the Midwest, implementing the International German Olympics USA program, supporting PASCH schools, and coordinating the project “Sustainability in German and STEM instruction”

Email: Anja.Schmitt@chicago.goethe.org Phone: 312-263-0472 Click here for more information

Leeni Martinkari

Leeni Martinkari

Area of Responsibility: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio und Wisconsin Qualifications and Experience:

  • Trained teacher of German, English and Drama
  • Most recently employed in Germany at the marcel-breuer-schule, vocational college for wood and glass technology and design in Berlin-Pankow
  • Experience in exchange programs, vocational training and internships, integration of refugees
  • Employed at the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA) since September 2016
  • Responsible at  ZfA for German Language Certificate (DSD), German Language Proficiency Assessment A1 and A2, support for PASCH & DSD schools in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Emailcolumbus@auslandsschulwesen.de Phone:  614 284-5887 Click here for more information

Dr. Vera Dindoyal

Dr. Vera Dindoyal

Area of Responsibility: California, Utah, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona Qualifications and Experience:

  • Trained teacher of German, Religious Education, Drama, German as a Foreign Language, PhD in literary studies
  • Most recently employed in Germany at the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium München, LMU München, FAU Nürnberg
  • Experience in exchange programs, professional training, youth debate,  instruction at the university level
  • Employed at Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA) since August 2016
  • Responsible at ZfA for German Language Certificate (DSD), German Language Proficiency Assessment A1 and A2, support for PASCH & DSD schools in California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah

Email: sanfrancisco@auslandsschulwesen.de Phone: 408-661-5892 Click here for more information

Natascha Milde

Natascha Milde

Area of Responsibility: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming Qualifications and Experience:

  • Trained teacher of English and French
  • Most recently employed in Germany at the Wolfgang-Borchert Gymnasium In Halstenbek, Schleswig-Holstein
  • Experience in training and continuing education of teachers, curriculum development, teacher training supervisor, public relations work
  • Employed at ZfA since September 2013
  • Responsible at ZfA for German Language Certificate (DSD), German Language Proficiency Assessment A1 and A2, support for PASCH & DSD schools in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming

Email: olympia@auslandsschulwesen.de Phone: 425-502-8344 Click here for more information

Irene Mrázek

Irene Mrázek

Area of Responsibility: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska Qualifications and Expericence:

  • Trained teacher of German and English; certified teacher of German as a foreign language (DaF)
  • Most recently employed in Germany at the Center for Practical Teacher Training (Zentrum für schulpraktische Lehrerausbildung, ZfsL) in Solingen, Technical University of Dortmund (TU) and at Carl-Duisberg-Gymnasium, Wuppertal
  • Experience in continuing teacher education, curriculum development, bilingual teaching and learning
  • Employed at Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA) since September 2013
  • Responsible at ZfA for German Language Certificate (DSD), German Language Proficiency Assessment A1 and A2, support for PASCH- & DSD schools in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri

Email: denver@auslandsschulwesen.de Phone: 303-816-9523 Click here for more information

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