...teaching is the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young
minds... (Anatole France)
Mag.a. Sarina Kriechbaum, M.A.

I have always been fascinated by language and different cultures. It began
with my many travels as a youth where I was able to experience the lives of
people very different than myself. At the age of sixteen, my family relocated to
Canada where I was introduced to North American culture and the English
language. Having learned English in Austria, I found my skills were lacking
and in need of fine tuning. I felt as though the classes I had taken previously
had given me a strong base of grammar with little practical application of
speech. The benefit, if you see it that way, of full immersion into a language
is that you have very little choice other than learning the language. That is
where my journey truly began on the path of developing the methods which I
employ in my everyday teaching.

                                                   
EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Seattle, Washington, USA
2 years in the Ph.D. program at the Department of German Studies,
2003-2005.
I-to-I UK
Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, June 2003
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, Fayetteville, AR
Master of Arts, German Studies, graduation May 2003
KARL-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITY GRAZ, Austria
Mag.phil., American Studies and Communication, graduation June 2000
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY, SEATTLE, USA
Exchange students, American Studies, 1997-98
KARL-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITY GRAZ, Austria
B.A., Department for Translation, German-Englisch, 1991-1994.
BARRHEAD HIGH SCHOOL, ALBERTA, CANADA, 1987-88


                                     
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

since 2009    English lecturer at Campus 02

since 2007     self-employed language trainer and owner of Mother Tongue

2005-2008     German and English trainer for adults at  „Deutsch in Graz“
  and Bfi

2003-2005     Teaching Assistant at the University of Washington, Seattle

2001-2003     Teaching Assistant at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

2002                German trainer at „Deutsch in Graz“, Austria

1999-2001     Tutoring German and English at tutoring centers in Graz

2000                CEF Graz, Austria, English trainer, intensive courses

2000-2001     Englisch teacher at the International Center for Languages at
  the Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria

1999-2001     English trainer at WIFI Graz
Anton (aka. Toni)

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Toni grew up bilingual - English and German. In
2005, in the pursuit of a life of leisure Toni relocated to Graz where he currently
resides. Toni is a Sagittarius, enjoys sleeping, water sports, and taking long
walks in the great outdoors. In his free time he likes playing with squeaky toys
and meeting interesting people. And he is always happy to see you!
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