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Staff Profile: Irina Brannasch

Irina Brannasch

German / Native German Coordinator / Mandarin Teacher

Irina grew up in the Ural mountains in Russia, where she also found her dedication and life’s passion - teaching foreign languages. After 5 years of study and her first degree in teaching German, she then moved to Germany and discovered her further passion - Chinese culture and language. Always looking for new challenges, Irina decided to study Mandarin and get her second degree in Sinology.

During her study years, Irina also worked for the Bavarian office for migrants and refugees, teaching them German and mostly helping them to settle in the new environment. Being socially engaged and loving to help others, Irina led the ERASMUS/ LAOZI program for foreign students at TU Munich, both as a German teacher and as a social volunteer.

Irina’s sense of discovery  brought her to China, where she enjoys the opportunity to combine all her skills- teaching German and Mandarin at the international school, helping those in need in various charity projects and travelling across Asia. Her free time she mostly spends with her loved ones - her French-Canadian husband (therefore she is now learning French), her 2 children and their Labrador.

What the students say about me...

Ms Brannasch has a good memory with dates and what we have learned, While she may be strict, she helped me to improve my German a lot and has helped me to feel enthusiastic about learning German.

She explains tricky things (like German grammar) in an easy way with lots of jokes and examples, so we feel better to deal with it.

Frau Brannasch is helpful and patient. She always appreciates our work and displays it.

Frau Brannasch macht sicher, dass alles von allen verstanden wurde, ihr Unterricht ist unterhaltsam und lustig.

Frau Brannasch hilft jedem Schueler, die Hausaufgaben zu verbessern und kontrolliert das Ergebnis, es hilft uns besser in Deutsch zu werden.

You are the omnipotent, wonderful and responsible teacher, during my 5 years with you I have learnt so much! Thank you!

Ms Brannasch always makes small gestures to make us feel the hard work was worth it!

I have never learnt so much in such short time, I appreciate everything she has taught me!

 

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