A GOOD TEAM IS MORE THAN JUST THE SUM OF ITS PARTS!

The name “Wordculture” says it all: we are all about languages and culture. 
The teachers who make up our team, come from over 12 different countries and work easily together to produce a genuine sense of camaraderie and team spirit.  Through their professionalism and enthusiasm they create an open and supportive atmosphere which inspires students in their language learning. Find out for yourself and come visit us at Wordculture!

EXECUTIVE BOARD

SUSANNA MINEVE

OWNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

LANGUAGE AND PHILOLOGY PH.D

Susanna completed her degree in English Language and Literature and Romance studies at the University of Milan. Following this she completed her PhD in English Language and Literature (focusing on Comparative Literature and Linguistics). After working and studying in England, Germany and France, she spent four years working in research and as a teaching assistant at the University of Milan. Before founding the language school Wordculture, Susanna worked in Zürich as a translator and language teacher as well as contributing to a variety of didactic materials for foreign language teaching such as books for the Italian Telc preparation for the publisher Compendio.

Susanna speaks six languages fluently and understands perfectly the challenges of learning a foreign language, not only from the viewpoint of a teacher but also as a student. She is able to encourage and support our students through her extensive knowledge and experience of teaching as well as playing a vital role in training Wordculture teachers in the schools methodology.

ELENA ROSTOVTSEVA

ASSISTANCE TO THE MANAGEMENT

GEOLOGICAL ENGINEER

Elena graduated from the State University in Moscow as a geological engineer. After working in this field for a few years, she decided to change her career in 2003 and started teaching Russian to foreigners. For nearly 20 years she has been working with great enthusiasm as a Russian teacher, first in Moscow and then in Zurich.
Elena maintains positive attitude to life and people. She is very open minded and enjoys dealing with different cultures. Elena speaks fluently German & English, Russian is her native language. Presently she is learning Spanish.
In September 2022 she joined Wordculture where she is in charge of various organizational and administrative matters.

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