The TREFFPUNKT team
Kristina Schimmeyer is the Director of TREFFPUNKT Language Institute. She is in charge of making TREFFPUNKT Language Institute into a competent and a worldwide recognized Language Learning Centre. This includes cooperation with international agencies and working together with companies from Bamberg and around the world. Kristina loves the German language and teaching. She started teaching German as a foreign language when she was just 14 years old and later she studied German at University so she could make her passion for teaching German into a career. After an Internship at the TREFFPUNKT Language Institute, an Internship abroad in Romania and a Degree in Educational Management from the PH Ludwigsburg, Kristina Schimmeyer started working at different Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences, for example Bamberg University, Würzburg University, Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and the Polytechnic University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg.
What Kristina Schimmeyer loves about her work:
„At TREFFPUNKT Language Institute the best, nicest and most open people from around the world come together and meet each other. These meetings and friendships are always exhilarating and rewarding. For me as a teacher it is fascinating to see how students are able to learn a foreign language and how they are able to improve a little every day. And this happens without having to use a „Nürnberger- Trichter‘(a teaching and learning method, that requires no independent effort from students to produce, for example, their own sentences), you can do much more through facilitating interaction between the students and the language. That is why I use every medium while I am teaching, I stand on chairs, crawl under tables, use over the top facial expressions, and draw pictures on the whiteboard. As long as it helps students progress in learning the language!”
Mareen Schönfelder has been with TREFFPUNKT since 2019 as course manager, teacher and examiner - and we have the good Franconian beer to thank for that! Mareen is a jack-of-all-trades in the field of language learning: She began her career in Australia, where she helped to establish a bilingual school and gained her first German teaching experience at the Goethe-Institut Melbourne. Her next stop was England. Here she studied, worked in the International Office and acquired her TEFL qualification as an English teacher. She then moved to Austria, where she trained as a teacher of German as a foreign language and German as a second language. After fourteen years in the wide world, a passion drove her back to her hometown: she simply missed Bamberg beer!
We at TREFFPUNKT are very happy that it turned out this way, because we wouldn't want to live without her friendly, humorous and communicative manner!
Since 2018 Franziska Friedrich is part of the TREFFPUNT Team and is the first one you will see at the reception desk. She takes care about the whole organisation around language courses and is in close contact with the language students. Furthermore, she organises the leisure time activity programme always considering the individual wishes from the participants. She likes the work and daily dealing with international students and always keeps an overview on everything.
What Franziska loves about her work:
“While working at Treffpunkt I can use all of my talents. I have a lot of contact to people from all over the world but on the same hand I can focus on administrative tasks. The good mood and the right sense of humour is never missing in our wonderful TREFFPUNKT – TEAM. That’s why I love and enjoy my work so much."
Our teacher team
Here you will find our TREFFPUNKT-Team – German
Here you will find our TREFFPUNKT-Team – English