German Teacher – a passion for German

A passion for German led to the foundation of The German Teacher. Guten Tag! I am Susanne Wardle, the founder and director of the German Teacher.

Here you find German tuition for:

  • Businesses
  • Students from Nursery up to A-level
  • GCSE and A-level
  • Degree-level
  • Groups – from beginners, refreshers to advanced
  • Adults of all abilities
  • Home-schooled children
  • Schools

German Teacher -Qualifications matter

I am a qualified teacher with a degree in languages and a passion for German. Before setting up The German Teacher I had worked for over 20 years in:

  • Nurseries
  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • SEN Schools
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Adult Education
  • Universities

Moreover, as a language teacher, I worked in state and independent schools.

I taught

  • German
  • French
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • Turkish


I was born and educated in the area of Hamburg in North Germany.

The area of so called “Hochdeutsch” which is standardised German.

After attending the University of Bremen, I moved to England 25 years ago. I finished my training at the University of Portsmouth. In addition, I studied at Newcastle University and the University of Nottingham.

German Teacher – a native German speaker

As a native German tutor and qualified teacher, I am particularly placed to:

  • Enhance your pronunciation
  • Improve your intonation
  • To teach you new vocabulary in the correct context
  • To tell you about customs and culture in German speaking countries.

German teacher Susanne Wardle
Susanne Wardle
German Tutor
Founder and Director of the German Teacher

Business Background

Before moving into teaching, I worked in Accounting and Foreign Trade. Among other companies, I worked for BMW, various hotels and publishing companies.

In conclusion, this enables me to combine my language tuition with an insight into the world of business.

Therefore I am able to teach business clients:

  • The necessary language skills for successful business meetings
  • Skills for business correspondence
  • The difference in business culture
  • The difference in customs
  • About special cultural differences in certain areas
  • In addition to that, I aid with business correspondence, translations and meetings.
German teacher, BMW

The German Teacher is born

While teaching at various schools, I was frequently approached for German tuition. In addition to parents and professionals, I was also approached by companies.

Similarly, demand for German is increasing. However, our schools mainly teach French, Spanish or Chinese.

Above all, many employers are looking for German speakers. Graduates want to combine their science, music or engineering degree with German. In the first place because they want to work in a German speaking country. Furthermore they want to read texts in the original language or connect with a composer.

In addition to that, my students have always been fascinated by German culture. In particular with literature and film. Similarly by German history.

Undeniably, the combination of language teaching with a strong cultural element appeals to any student of any age.


The German language is similar to English.

Therefore, it is my experience, that young people from nursery upwards to adults of all ages can successfully learn German.

I am passionate about language learning as it opens your eyes to a new culture.

The German Teacher wants to make the German language accessible to all. At the same time we want to convey German culture and customs through:

  • Language
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Film.

Our motto:

Communicate – Enjoy – Achieve

Susanne is passionate about teaching languages and has the ability to show students at first-hand how important languages can be as a native speaker of German. She has of course an excellent command of the German language and differentiates beautifully taking into account every learner. She is sociable and very approachable and her classes benefit from her endless enthusiasm and lively delivery.”

Jennie King, former Head of Languages and Faculty Head, Newcastle High School for Girls

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