Our Teachers

Guten Tag, mein Name ist Ann-Kathrin! Studying Oriental and Asian Studies in Germany and Jordan opened a whole new world for me that I like to share with my students. I enjoy teaching German because I like the gift of learning a language and getting to know other cultures myself. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, baking, reading and browsing the lovely sights and places of Melbourne.

Ann-Kathrin German Teacher from Gummersbach

I have been tutoring students in German since my years at the University Konstanz, where I have done my Master’s degree in English and German Linguistics, Art and Media Science and Philosophie. My primary interest was always with the Arts, but when I came to Australia in 2008, I discovered my passion for teaching languages and I began working at the German Language Center in 2014 and at Monash University in 2020. I have never looked back. Teaching is just simply a whole lot of fun!

Marta German Teacher from Poland

I was born in Berlin, which is a city I still love and visit regularly.I initially studied law, then social work and pedagogy. After traveling extensively I moved to Australia in 1994 to live with my partner.For me language is a means to communicate, to be inspired, to share humour and form relationships. I recognise, that different people learn languages in different ways and try to apply different teaching methods and tools to meet these needs.

Moritz German Teacher from Berlin

I grew up in the west of Germany in a town between Düsseldorf at the German/Dutch border. After my tertiary studies of German, History and Intercultural Education at University, I worked in several educational institutions as a secondary school teacher of German for immigrant communities. I’m looking forward to making the most of the diverse language courses offered so that I can broaden my horizons and become more familiar with the international community, while travelling and during my daily life.

Phillip German Teacher from Düsseldorf

My name is Marlene, I come from the small city of Minden in central Germany. I completed a Masters in Trans-Cultural Studies in Bremen. Throughout my studies and work, I focused on foreign language education and autonomous language learning. I have always loved travelling, exploring different countries, cultures and languages. In 2018, I moved to Australia and undertook a further education course with the Goethe Institute. I am very passionate about teaching and love helping students on their journey of learning German.

Marlene German Teacher from Minden

Hi, I’m Marlies! I moved to Australia from Germany with my family in 1996, and have been teaching German at the GLC for nearly 25 years. In Germany I was a researcher and taught Biology and Chemistry. I love gardening, hiking, photography, music, and reading, but I particularly love travelling and learning languages. This is why I now teach German; I am convinced speaking other languages is the key to making friends all over the world.

Marlies German Teacher from Bavaria

I was born in Berlin and have spent most of my life there. I studied English Language and Literature and Political Science at Freie Universität. I started teaching German while completing my studies and have worked at several different language schools. This has allowed me the opportunity to teach in different teaching formats (face-to-face & online) with students from all over the world who have come from all different social and educational backgrounds. Teaching has become my passion and I thoroughly enjoy discussing all the different aspects of the language!

Judith German Teacher from Berlin

Hello, my name is Julita and I am a German teacher. I am originally from Poland but I used to live in Berlin and Vienna before I decided to move to Melbourne. I studied Applied Linguistics at the Warsaw University and worked as a German teacher for 7 years. I also worked for the Polish embassies in Germany and Austria, which helped me get to know the culture and the politics of these countries better.

Julita German Teacher from Poland

Hi! My name is Francesca and I teach German. While I am from Melbourne, I have spent time living in Austria and twice in Berlin, Germany. I am currently completing a PhD in German Studies at Monash University. Teaching at the language centre is a lot of fun, because it is such a friendly, relaxed and encouraging environment. I love watching my students realise that a new aspect of German grammar makes sense and am so happy when new friendships develop between students. I look forward to seeing you in class soon. Bis bald!

Francesca German Teacher from Australia

My name is Suhair, I am from Iraq. I was born in Baghdad and graduated from Baghdad University. My passion for teaching began when I got my Bachelor of Language. I now teach Arabic at the East Melbourne Language Centre. I love teaching languages because I think it’s an enjoyable way to feed the brain. In my spare time I like to cook traditional Iraqi dishes and do sport. I believe that it’s never too late to learn a language and it’s such a fun experience!

Suhair Arabic Teacher from Iraq

My name is Olfat, I am Egyptian, since my first class of teaching the Arabic language around 13 years ago I knew this is the perfect job for me, I love the Arabic language, love teaching, love being in a classroom. I have a bachelor in classical studies and I'm currently studying a Bachelor of Teaching. I like Arabic music/songs, watching Turkish dramas and have a passion for studying new languages.

Olfat Arabic Teacher from Egypt

I’m from Eritrea, an Eastern African small country that lays on the Red Sea. My journey with the Arabic language started from an early age of my life, so it is my mother tongue. My pre-university study was in Arabic and during this I was even teaching my classmate Arabic grammar while studying at high school. The passion for teaching the language and testing how wonderful the language is, touched my soul deeply. During my late studies, I have concentrated on the methodology of teaching Arabic to Non-Arabs as a second language.

Ibrahim Arabic Teacher from Eritiria

Marhaba! My name is Nora and I come from Saudi Arabia. I graduated with a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from La Trobe University. Two passions that have influenced my life heavily: Cultures which took me on many exciting travels around the world and led me to Australia. And the love of Arabic, which brought me to EMLC. I find helping students expressing themselves in a new language very rewarding. Let’s learn Arabic together!

Nora Arabic Teacher from Saudi Arabia

I have more than 9 years of experience in teaching Arabic as a second language in Australia and overseas, planning, consulting, leading, and continually improving language programs. I lived in 4 different regions: North Africa, the middle east, southeast Asia, and now in Australia. Through my experience I interacted with different cultures and languages; I worked in depth levels of critical thinking through the linguistics, culture, history, and social sciences. Teaching Arabic as a second language is my passion forever.

Hala Arabic Teacher from Saudi Arabia

Bonjour! My name is Marion and I have been teaching French for the last 8 years. I studied Law in France but did a diploma of teaching French as a foreign language with Alliance Francaise in 2014. I love teaching because I’m hoping to help people with their language skills no matter their ages, objectives and abilities. I also enjoy interacting with people from different backgrounds and share my original culture through language.

Marion French Teacher from French

Konnichiwa!! I’m Kaori (like Maori). I’ve been in Australia for nearly 10 years and have been teaching Japanese for several years in Melbourne. After I studied communication studies at the university in Tokyo, I worked for publishing companies and made lots of magazines and books. Through these experiences, I came to like the Japanese culture and language more and more. I’d like people to know how interesting Japan is through my lessons!!

Kaori Japanese Teacher from Tokyo

¡Hola! My name is Martina and I’m a Spanish teacher. I was born in Argentina and I grew up in Spain. I studied Hispanic Philology at the University of Barcelona, where I also completed a master’s degree in Advanced Studies in Spanish and Latin American Literature. In 2013, I started teaching Spanish at different language schools in Barcelona, as well as private tutoring. Besides language and literature, I love traveling, and in 2018, I decided to come to Melbourne, where I have been teaching Spanish ever since.

Martina Spanish Teacher from Argentina

I have been teaching Russian as a foreign language for about 20 years. I graduated from Pedagogical University of St Petersburg where I obtained a PHD in teaching Russian in 2003. I lived in many countries and taught Russian wherever I went: Switzerland, Lebanon, Jordan, and finally Australia. In 2009 I arrived in Melbourne and started to teach at EMLC. I always aim to present Russian in a structured way, considering individual goals and interests of the students and creating a motivating atmosphere.

Elena Russian Teacher from St Petersburg

Hello, my name is Liudmila, I was born and grew up in Moscow. I have been teaching Russian for nearly 30 years and moved to Australia 12 years ago. Teaching Russian to anyone & everyone, I have a Masters degree of teaching Russian & Literature. Over my career, I have most enjoyed sharing my passion for the Russian language, our culture and rich history with 100s of foreign students. Teaching is a fantastic vocation, with some of my students now life-long friends from various cultures and backgrounds.

Liudmila Russian Teacher from Moscow

I have completed the Bachelor’s Degree study in China, and a Master Degree study in Australia. I have been a school teacher in China for 7 years and have more than 10 years Mandarin teaching experience in Australia, including school teaching for first and second language learners, and private tutoring for all levels and various backgrounds, as well as business communications from beginners to advanced levels. I have the lifelong hobby of learning about history and culture, and I am interested in traveling, hiking and outdoor exploring.

May Mandarin Teacher from China