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About Elisabeth

As the first independently established German language trainer in Amsterdam, Elisabeth Schlager has already helped hundreds of students to improve their German. With decades of experience in the field of language training, intercultural communication and coaching she has developed the necessary skills to offer her students an extremely effective course of studies.

" I love supporting people to do their job with enjoyment also in the German language! My line of approach: to discover how to speak German with confidence, and to develop the necessary self-reflection for this "

To me, the whole point is that someone feels close to whom he or she really is, so he or she comes across as authentic when speaking and negotiating. Of course, you need vocabulary for this and a certain minimum of grammar, but the best thing is daring to be yourself, isn’t it?

I’m delighted my clients come from all over the Netherlands and from so many different lines of business. It’s my privilege to train them and it continually challenges me to research new professional areas including import-export, marketing and market enlargement, architecture, fiscal law, presentation techniques, theatre, sales, negotiating, and lots more

Personal background

Elisabeth is a native speaker, and was born in Austria. She studied German in Vienna at the end of the 70-ies. In the 80-ies she gave German lessons on schools in different countries (see below). At the end of the 90-ies, Elisabeth Schlager specialised in "Intercultural Communication and Competence" at the University of Düsseldorf and the University of Jena. In 2007 she completed an international course of studies as certified coach. In the years since then she has specialised in personal coaching with the focus on reliability and credibility in business communication.

Elisabeth Schlager is married and has a 24-year-old daughter. She has been living and working as trainer German language in Amsterdam for 32 years.

International work experience

Elisabeth has lived and worked in various countries. She gave German lessons in schools in Austria, at the University Champaign-Urbana in the United States, and at the German International School in Quito, Ecuador. In 1987, Elisabeth Schlager settled in the Netherlands. She was initially a self-employed German Language and Culture teacher at language institutes of repute and gave workshops in "Intercultural Communication" at the Tropeninstituut in Amsterdam among others.

First independently established

After 5 years of free-lance trainings on behalf of the Royal Dutch Airline, the KLM, Elisabeth founded her own company in 1992 - the first independently established German language trainer in Amsterdam.

Portretfoto van Elisabeth Schlager in Amsterdam
Elisabeth Schlager