The TREFFPUNKT team
Kristina is the CEO and owner of the language school. She takes care of all matters that make the language institute TREFFPUNKT a competent and globally sought-after place to learn German and English. This includes international cooperation with agencies as well as working with companies from Bamberg and all over the world. Kristina loves the German language and teaching. At the age of 14 she was already teaching German as a foreign language, later she studied "German as a Foreign Language" with Prof. Glück in Bamberg. Funny enough, she did her first job shadowing during her studies at the language institute TREFFPUNKT Bamberg! She already works as a lecturer and education manager in Romania and at various regional universities and colleges. These included the universities of Bamberg and Würzburg, the Coburg University of Applied Sciences and the Nuremberg University of Technology.
That's what Kristina Schimmeyer loves about her work:
"We have the best, nicest and most open-minded people from all over the world and from Bamberg coming together. The encounters with people are always gratifying and enriching. As a teacher, it's fascinating to me how students manage to learn a foreign language and get a little better every day. This is only possible through moderation between the students and the language. Any means is fine with me. I climb on chairs, crawl under tables, make faces and create strange pictures on the blackboard - if only it helps the students' progress!
Mareen is the principal of TREFFPUNKT - and we have the good Franconian beer to thank for that! She has been with us since 2019 and started out as a course manager, teacher and exam administrator. Mareen is a jack-of-all-trades in the field of language learning: she began her career in Australia, where she helped set up 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 gained her TEFL qualification as an English teacher. She then moved on 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 things turned out this way, because we wouldn't want to live without her friendly, humorous and communicative nature!
Debbie is the assistant to the principal. She joined the TREFFPUNKT team in 2021. She comes from South Africa and has a lot of experience - not only in language learning! She also worked in banks and in the tourism sector and is therefore the perfect person for TREFFPUNKT! You will meet her at the reception, on the phone and you will receive emails from her. She always has an open ear for your course ideas and makes sure you have the right textbook. Our office team is always happy when Debbie teaches us some hearty South African sayings!
Daniela has been responsible for exams at TREFFPUNKT since 2022. She organizes them all: telc, TestDaF and TestAS. Besides this responsible task she loves the contact to the course participants. You have the opportunity to talk to Dani every Friday over a cup of tea about anything that moves you!
She loves to offer activities in the cultural program and to go to the regulars' table with the students. Dani is a valuable source for contacts in Bamberg: Whatever you want to do, wherever you want to go - Daniela knows the right people and will open the doors for you!
Edith has been working in TREFFPUNKT's accounting department since 2020. She keeps an overview and a cool head in the jungle of invoices, folders and customer numbers. With drive and many good ideas, she structures the work at TREFFPUNKT and ensures that we are always up to date. What would we do without her!
Our teacher team
Here you will find our TREFFPUNKT-Team – German
Here you will find our TREFFPUNKT-Team – English