has taught German for many years in Melbourne
and Bendigo and is co-author of the German textbook Feuerwerk. She
has taught in secondary schools and adult courses, has been a LOTE
Consultant in the Loddon-Campaspe-Mallee Region, the German Project
Officer with the Department of Education and Training and is currently
working as German Consultant for the Goethe-Institut Melbourne.
is our special guest from Germany. Studied
Pedagogy, German and Russian in the former GDR from 1982-87. Between
1991 and 99 she worked in the capacity of Area Leader at the State
Seminar for Teachers in Middle Schools in Chemnitz. Since 1999,
Michaela lectures at the Saxonian Academy for Teacher Training and
manages cooperation projects with Canada and Afghanistan in the
area of professional development for teachers. In addition, she
lectures in children’s and youth literature and their didactics
at the Technical University in Chemnitz.
Wiebke Kleine is a trained primary and
secondary school teacher for German, English and Physical Education.
She taught at a German primary school and overseas before coming
to Australia in 2001. She is currently teaching German in adult
classes and is the language course coordinator at the Goethe-Institut
Rainer Manke was trained in teaching
English and German as a Foreign Language and has worked for the
Goethe-Institut since 1989. Previous postings include Seoul (South
Korea) and Singapore. Since April 2003 he has been Head of the Language
Department at Goethe-Institut Sydney.
Is a native speaker of German. Since
graduating from the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in Jena
with an MA in German and English and a Diploma in Teaching German
as a Foreign Language, Heike has taught in a range of primary and
secondary schools throughout Victoria and Queensland for the last
is currently German Language Consultant
for the Language Support Service GOETHE-INSTITUT & PARTNER in
South Australia. He has been in Adelaide since 1996 and works with
teachers of German in Secondary Schools.
Originally from Braunschweig, Germany, he has worked as a teacher
of English and Latin at German High Schools, as a teacher of German
in Britain, USA and Australia and as German Language Consultant
in Winnipeg, Canada.
Studied German and English at the University
of Leipzig in Germany. After two years teacher training, she worked
at a school near Leipzig for 8 years, teaching both subjects to
the year levels 5 to 10. She was Head of Language Department at
her school, led a drama and film group and worked as a textbook
author. Since September 2002, Roma is the German Language Adviser
at the Goethe-Institut Melbourne.
has worked for the Goethe-Institut Melbourne
for 25 years. Her background in the hospitality industry has served
her well in the organisation of the many conferences and Summer
Schools held during this time. Eva also liaises with Teacher Associations
and Networks, administers the scholarship program and is in charge
of promotional projects.
After completing her university studies
in teaching (German, Politics and Psychology), Marina worked for
some years as a teacher in Germany. In 1985 she came to Sydney and
worked in various schools and universities. In 1989 Marina started
full-time employment with the Goethe-Institut, becoming their head
teacher. She is interested in literature, music and film. Her engagement
for cricket causes her German friends to shudder. She looks forward
to meeting the new faces of the 2004 Summer School.
Timo Trinks was born 12/11/1974 in Kaufbeuren/Germany,
holds a Master’s Degree in Multimedia-Didactics (University
of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany). Before coming to Australia he
worked as a software developer participating in the project
“Online city street map and schedule information system of
Freiburg/Germany for kids as a multimedia, data bank based website
(VAG Freiburg)”. He has lived in Australia
for several months now.