Every member of our team is a native German speaker who strives to provide a culturally diverse language education to our students. Many of our colleagues have been part of our team for many years and have lived and worked in the United States or German speaking countries before coming to the German Language School of Naperville. All of our teachers speak German natively and English too!
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Children Heritage Speaker 1, Adult Intermediate 2
Daniela was born and raised in Germany, studied education in Mainz and Köln (Cologne), and lived in Saarland and Freiburg before moving to Chicago.
Anna studied German Language Arts in Poland, before moving to Leipzig (Saxony, Germany) where she worked as an investment advisor. In 2019 Anna came to the US with her husband.
Children German 1a
Anna is originally from Ukraine and received her MBA in International Business at the University of Stuttgart. Anna is proficient in German, English, Ukrainian and Russian.
Holger Becker, PhD
Born and raised in Schwelm (NRW), Germany, Holger earned a degree in German philology and a PhD in linguistics and moved to the US through a job assignment in 1993.
Children Heritage Speaker 2, Adult Intermediate I
Alice was born in the Rhineland (West Germany), and grew up in Frankfurt/Main. While living in Switzerland, a career opportunity brought her to Chicago.
Born in Cambodia, raised in Germany (Idar-Oberstein/Rhineland Pfalz) and studied law at the University of Greifswald and Wurzburg/Germany and earned a PhD in civil law.
Director Emeritus (retired in 2021)
Angela founded GLSN in 2001 and served as the director until 2021. She was born in Berlin, Germany. Angela earned a degree in Social Work in München, and moved to the US with her family in 1970.