The Team of Holfelder Languages

Become a language teacher

Would you like to work as a language teacher? That's perfect because we are looking for native speakers with an educational background or professional experience. You can teach German, French, Spanish, English, Italian or Greek. We are family-friendly, flexible and take great care of our teachers. We are a fast-growing company with a dynamic and above all international team in these exciting times.

  • Lateral entrant/ student teacher? Of course, we will prepare you extensively for the job!
  • We schedule the lessons flexibly after consulting with you.
  • You can work at Holfelder Languages either as a freelancer, full-time or part-time

Interested in joining our language school as a language teacher? Please send us some information about yourself and your CV by e-mail!


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Your Teachers

Our international team teaching in their native language and using their years of expertise accompany our learners throughout their language-learning experience. First-hand cultural knowledge enriches our courses and optimises enjoyment. We are proud of the long-term relationships we build and of the development we see in our learners.

Claire Holfelder


My name is Claire and I have very much enjoyed running my school since 2008. I absolutely love what I do - teaching adults and children alike to appreciate and have fun with foreign languages. I prefer a very open, flexible approach with plenty of space for individual needs. I also feel I can offer so much of what I experienced growing up in England. I am immensely proud of our team and the service we offer. You are certainly in good hands!

Claudia Tacconi

Italian Teacher

Hello, I'm Claudia Tacconi and I teach both Italian and German. I prefer to teach beginners and children because I studied German as a second language at university. I take great pleasure in working with international students of all ages who also enjoy language learning. As a former German learner, I know where the difficulties of the language are and how I can help.

Jon Entwistle

English & German Teacher

Hello, I am Jon, I have been a teacher for a very long time, and I find teaching languages very rewarding for both teacher and student. In the case of adult learners, I get the opportunity to meet all sorts of different people and also see how their improved language skills help them professionally and personally. For my younger students, it is very satisfying to tutor a pupil and see their language skills improve at school. We look forward to welcoming you to our school!!

Yvonne Maneschg

German Teacher

Hello and good afternoon! My name is Yvonne and I teach German at Holfelder Languages. Because languages have always fascinated me, I studied interpreting for German and English. I then realized that I not only want to work with the languages myself, but also want to pass my passion on to other people. I really enjoy working with very different students with different levels of knowledge and I am always happy to see how the students develop. In my lessons I try to go into exactly what every student needs in order to make good progress and to feel more and more comfortable in the new language, and all of this in a pleasant learning atmosphere - after all, it should be fun too! I look forward to meeting you.

Marta Caballero

Spanish Teacher

My name is Marta, and although I mainly work as a legal translator, I really enjoy teaching adults my native language. What I enjoy most about teaching is the communication. If you've learned Spanish before and want to brush up on your skills, or if you want to improve your Spanish for work and immerse yourself in the jargon of business and law, Holfelder Languages can help.

Ross Martin

English Teacher

Although a new face at Holfelder Languages I've been teaching English here in Germany and around the world for over forty years. That means a wide range of experience in a variety of learning and cultural contexts. Confidence in readily using English across different cultures is increasingly a key requirement at all levels for conducting successful business in an international context. The aims of each course need to be tailored to ever changing needs and the constantly evolving and fascinating task is how best to nurture people's confidence and competence, above all to get them talking in English without inhibitions. In this way learners at whatever level quickly get a sense of how to deal confidently and successfully with the challenges of international business communication, regardless of factors such as differing accents, attitudes and language ability.

Lynwen Birch

French Teacher

Hi, my name is Lynwen and I am a professional language teacher and translator in English, French, Spanish and German. I have lived on four continents, and have taught for many years at universities in Australia and at private colleges in the UK and Venezuela. I like to share stories and laugh with students, young and old, and also do one-on-one intensive learning experiences. In my free time, I hang out with dogs, paddle canoe and kayak, and run and bike in nature. My studies were in Linguistics and Languages at Queen's University in Canada and Heidelberg University in Germany. I love living in Europe where there is such a diverse mix of cultures and minds. 

Lara Gazapo

Spanish Teacher

My name is Lara Gazapo. I am from Madrid, but live in Speyer. 
am an art and Spanish teacher and I love teaching Spanish in schools for all ages. I am also an international artist and love the combination of art and Spanish. This combination is conducive to learning in that it is very positive, educational and relaxing. I love teaching adults as well as children.  Communication with learners is very positive, teaching about life's beautiful experiences through pictures, scenes, travelling, drinking coffee and talking!

Natasha Marques

English Teacher

After living in different countries and cultures, one thing I have learnt is the importance and magic of connecting with others. In business or personal life being able to understand each other and express yourself freely is a valued skill which makes me feel very lucky to be able to help students achieve this.

Marco Bastogi

German, Italian, English and French Teacher

Hello everyone! My name is Marco and I teach German, Italian, English and French at Holfelder Languages. Thanks to my degree in M.A. Conference Interpreting and my recent but helpful experience as a lecturer at the ZSL of the University of Heidelberg, I ensure a relaxed, professional and pleasant working environment with the students.
I look forward to meeting you!

Emmanuelle Delvart

French Teacher

Bonjour, I am Emmanuelle. Learning foreign languages and discovering new cultures is a real passion for me. After studying translation, I thought of becoming a translator, however fate has decided otherwise and I decided on teaching. Subsequently, I started teaching French and German for Holfelder Languages. It is a pleasure to work with such a friendly and competent team! An ideal atmosphere for learning foreign languages. Not to mention that my students - both children and adults - come from all backgrounds and have different language levels.

Graciela Puebla

Spanish Teacher

I am Graciela Puebla. I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I love teaching Spanish and Hispanic American culture. Do you want to learn Spanish to travel through Spain or Latin America? I'll wait for you at Holfelder Languages to help you discover a fascinating world in Spanish. 

Tomoko Moser

Japanese Teacher

Hello, my name is Tomoko Moser and I teach Japanese at Holfelder Languages.

Anja Rohde

German Teacher

Hello, I'm Anja and I've been teaching German as a foreign language for children, young people, adults and at work since 2011. I believe that both sides learn something in those lessons, which is why I enjoy this activity so much. In addition to the language itself, it is very important to me to pass on cultural aspects and very practical things that you may not find in books.

Hannah Wolfenden

English Teacher

Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a very proud Scot who has lived in Speyer for 3 years now. I love sharing my mother tongue and culture with learners of all ages. I have lots of experience teaching English in German schools, and a passion for making English grammar fun. When I’m not improving my own German language learning, I love to crochet, play the ukulele and explore my beautiful second home in the Pfalz. I look forward to talking with you soon!

Daniela Goliath

German Teacher

Hello, my name is Daniela and I have been teaching German as a foreign language for over 10 years, which I also studied in Karlsruhe, Kingston (Can) and Freiburg. What I particularly enjoy about my work is the opportunity to meet so many different people, all of whom have their own learning experiences and learning goals. Accordingly, every German course is something special for me and even the most difficult grammatical topics can be learned with a pinch of humor with joy and fun. LIFE IS GOOD!

Ionna Tzatzana

Greek Teacher

Hello! I'm Ioanna Tzatzana. I am originally from Greece and I have been living in Germany for the past 5 years. I teach Greek because I enjoy being able to convey the special features of the language. I adapt my teaching method to each student's learning strategies so that the person who is learning is always engaged and having fun.

Nadya Zammit

English Teacher

Hey, I'm Nadya from the sunny island of Malta. I started teaching while studying English at uni and loved it so much that I am still at it 10 years later! My favorite part is getting to know students from different cultures and backgrounds and watching them improve day by day. I believe in creativity in my classroom and tailor all my lessons to the individual's needs. I love working at Holfelder Languages and look forward to meeting you.

Dr. Pascale Rousseau

French Teacher

J'enseigne le français depuis plus de vingt ans en Allemagne, et je suis aussi auteure de manuels d'enseignement aux adultes. J'aime avoir le rôle d'un pont entre les cultures, de donner envie à mes élèves de parler français et d'aller à la rencontre des francophones du monde entier, pour échanger, partager et mieux se comprendre.

Katharina Gualtieri

Serbian Teacher

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My name is Katharina Gualtieri and I teach German and Serbian. I am a native of both Germany and Serbia and I love sharing my passion for language and communication with learners of all ages. A creative approach and a positive atmosphere that creates space for free communication is especially important to me. I look forward to taking you on a new "language journey"!

Andrea Eisele

German Teacher

I am very happy to share my passion and responsibility in achieving language goals and to support you individually.
With over 35 years of experience in teaching English and German as a foreign language, I still find it exciting to delve into the fascinating world of successful learning with positive energy.
Together we will work out your goals to discover new things. Inspiring for me is still the cultural exchange. Having fun and enjoying learning are the key to effective success. Let's start!

Bill Adelson

English Teacher

Hi, my name Bill. Before I became a teacher, I studied to be as an artist, and then I became the editor of magazines and websites. And now, for about 15 years, I have been supporting all kinds of people in speaking, writing and simply in being better communicators. I'm especially interested in helping those who want to overcome their learning challenges.

Sarah Peake

English Teacher

Over 15 years experience teaching English internationally, I have worked with Holfelder Languages since 2013. I now live in the UK on the south coast of England, having previously taught English in Australia and Germany. I enjoy teaching both business professionals and school students, from beginners to advanced. I am passionate about developing students language skills, and am skilled at accommodating the needs of the individual, taking unique learning styles into consideration.

Adela Lopez

Spanish & French Teacher

Hello, my name is Adela. I am Spanish, but have lived in France for a while now and I am passionate about languages. I like to learn foreign languages and teach others. If you want to get to know Spanish- or French-speaking countries through the language, Holfelder Languages is your place!

Christin Rünger

English & German Teacher

Hallo and hello! I am a relatively new member of the Holfelder Languages family. I really have to say that its one of the few language schools where  professionalism is combined with empathy, and where you are not only a teacher or student but also a person. After many years of teaching German and English, in England and Germany, it gives me great pleasure every day to pass on my knowledge to the many students from different countries, and to be able to see how quickly learners improve and develop. Whether big or small, it is truly lovely to be part of a continuous learning process in a very stimulating environment. Our enthusiasm for foreign languages is transferred to our students, which in turn leads to a great cooperation. Here  you are not just a number, but student with very individual learning needs, wishes and requirements, which Claire Holfelder addresses from the start. Come and join us.

Isabelle Pradier

French Teacher

Bonjour! My name is Isabelle. I have been teaching French for many years, always with a lot of enthusiasm. Learning a new language opens up many horizons. I look forward to communicating with you in French!

Martin Ahern

English Teacher

Hi, I'm Martin, I've been teaching English for more than 30 years now, so I've got a wealth of experience behind me. In language teaching, communicative competence is very much the name of the game, and in order to foster and facilitate that I like to take a holistic approach to teaching. This means bringing to the language course a whole lot more than just the language, culture, history, media, current affairs and of course most important of all: humour. Fun and laughter are after all two of the most important elements in the learning process. Maximizing these opportunities, I'm also committed to taking on a hands-on approach to helping students learn, use and get to grips with the language through comprehensive immersion.

John Doorbar

English Teacher

I really love helping professional people to have a better life both at work and at home by communicating more effectively. I've been doing this for 39 years now and I've been fortunate to work on projects in 13 different countries. These businesses need to be excellent at presenting, negotiating and international meetings, and I help them to work more effectively. When I work, I do quick cartoon sketches to help my friends and clients remember better what I teach them.

Martina Bonet

Spanish Teacher

¡Hola! Soy Martina. Enseñar lenguas siempre me ha gustado mucho. Lo que más me satisface es ver cómo mis alumnos disfrutan aprendiendo el nuevo idioma. En mis clases intento aplicar métodos interactivos para que los alumnos tengan varias oportunidades de hablar en español. A menudo desarrolla actividades para que los alumnos puedan aplicar sus conocimientos de la lengua en situaciones del día a día. Otro punto muy importante para mí es poder crear un vínculo con el alumno para que se sienta cómodo y no tenga miedo de cometer errores cuando se comunica en la lengua extranjera.

Laura Arca

Spanish Teacher

My name is Laura Arca and I'm from Argentina. I have lived in Germany for 30 years and have been passionate about teaching Spanish as a mother tongue and German as a foreign language for more than 15 years. I have dealt with grammar for many years and love to explain and explain until you understand it. For me, teaching is not only a calling, but also an enrichment.

Florence Piesch

French, Italian & Spanish Teacher

My name is Florence. I teach French, Italian and Spanish. I really enjoy meeting new students and sharing my passion for Romance languages with them! Empathy is very important to me to make everyone feel comfortable!

Matthew Shimohara

English Teacher

I have spent the last 20 years or so teaching English in a variety of contexts, including business English and in universities. I would say my main focus is helping students to develop their communication skills in English. I think it is always important to foster a positive learning environment where mistakes are OK and students have the freedom to practice and experiment with the language. It is important to enjoy the learning experience and confidence is half the battle.

David Christiani

English Teacher

I have a BASc Environmental Management from the University of South Australia (I'm from Adelaide) I'm CELTA certified and have worked as a trainer (among other English related jobs like proofing and editing works manuals and legal documentation for an architectural firm, copywriting, brand building and in-person sales pitches for a B2B Marketing firm, etc) since 2005. That includes, c. 5 years in Tokyo Japan, c. 1 year in Taipei, Taiwan and in Germany since 2011.

I'm interested in everything surrounding Environment, Technology, Science, Industry, Energy, Finance, Business and Economics, etc and have worked with countless companies across almost all industries.
In my free time, I like outdoor adventures with my kids - hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, swimming, gardening, camping, and generally enjoying nature.