About us

Barbara Classen

Barbara is the founder and director of German Tuition London in London (1995) und Deutsch in Freiburg (2006). She is passionate about brainstorming the best German language training solution for your needs.  She believes that learning a foreign language actively contributes to happiness and at the age of 52 started a part time BA in Spanish Language and culture.

Caroline Willand

Caroline is from Austria and has lived in Freiburg for the last 25 years. She has worked as a German tutor since 2013 and specializes in one-to-one lessons. This way she can best bring her skills to teaching: To find out exactly, what a student needs to customize her lessons. Caroline has an eclectic mix of interests: Her background in cultural studies and her own writing as a published author  contribute to her stimulating German courses.

Esther Bartmann

Esther has worked for  Deutsch in Freiburg since 2006  and has had many happy students since. She is our online specialist and has students all over the world. Her German intensive courses in Freiburg are fun, effective and tailored to your (professional) situation.  She believes in lifelong learning and recently started to learn Italian. She would die for her dogs George and Bonnie.

Andrea Reinacher

Andrea has taught individuals and small groups for over 15 years.

Grammar, conversation and sharing the culture and customs of Germany are close to her heart.

Foreign languages are important to her since she also works as a translator of children's books.

In her spare time, she is constantly learning new things - including how to grow vegetables.

Christoph Bleher

Christoph has joined our team in 2019. He loves learning foreign languages and discovering differences and similarities with German. Together with his students he creates tailor-made German lessons: conversational German about everyday topics, reading books together, learning how to write well in German, tackling German Grammar right from the start…Christoph believes that learning functions best when directly connected to the lifes of the learner. When not teaching German, he can be found in the outdoors.

Svjetlana Čičak

Svjetlana is from Croatia and grew up in Germany. She has been part of our team since 2021. She loves the personal exchange with people from diverse backgrounds. To learn foreign languages for her is much more than grammar and vocab. It’s a personal enrichment and opens new worlds. Svjetlana is keen to explore together with her students, how and in which contexts they can use the newly learnt skills in their day-to-day life and with confidence. In her free time she loves dancing and traveling.