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.

STEFANIE BLÄSER

OWNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

MASTERS IN CONTEMPORARY GERMAN LITERATURE

Stefanie completed her degree on Contemporary German Literature, Philosophy and Political Sciences at the University of Aachen. Following this, she undertook a research project on Paul Ricoeur “Erzählte Zeit – Erzählte Selbst”. Between October 2013 and August 2016 she completed a post-graduate course in Integrative Poetry- and Bibliotherapy at the Fritz Perls Institute, Hückeswagen (EAG). To further explore the links between languages, creativity and the learning process she began a new course of studies in February 2017 in Applied Psychology at the ZHAW in Zürich.

Stefanie’s extensive knowledge has continued to develop our own teaching methodology, for example, how to implement successful learning strategies for foreign languages, as well as keeping up to date with latest trends in research.

Sandro Rütsche

Office Manager

CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR (SAL)

After several years of study and work in Argentina, Sandro completed his studies as a translator in German and Spanish at the School for Applied Linguistics (SAL) in Zurich. During his studies, he focused on specific terminology for political texts. In doing so, he examined and compared specific terms of the two political systems of Argentina and Switzerland with regard to their grammatical and semantic features and function. Sandro is generally very interested in cultures and languages and is already learning a new one, namely Arabic. In his spare time he has a weakness for good literature. Since August 2020 he has been working at Wordculture and is responsible for various administrative and organizational tasks.

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