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Melanie von Brandis

Lecturer & Coach

Personal Profile

From my early childhood communication with other cultures was part of my life. Although I grew up in the country, I had childhood friends from Romania, India and Turkey. Later, travelling and long term stays abroad brought me friends and acquaintances in the whole world. Thus, my professional career as language teacher and cultural trainer plainly complements my natural me. This is the reason why I love an intercultural livestyle at work, too.

Professional Activities

Private teacher for German a foreign language

January 2019 - today

Coworker integration at Failenschmid GmbH (St. Johann-Gächingen)

Examinor for German as foreign language

August 2018 - today

Examination for DTZ, Goethe A1, Goethe B2, Telc B1 and B2) at VHS Böblingen and VHS Reutlingen

Teacher for German at MWS (Germany)

January 2018 - July 2018

Headteacher for German as a foreign language in an integration and alphabetization class (VABO) at MWS, Tuebingen (Germany)

Teacher for German at VHS Herrenberg

January 2018 - March 2018

Head of alphabetization class for German as a foreign language.

Teacher for German at University Reutlingen (Germany)

March 2016 - today

German as a foreign language courses for all GeR levels
Summer- and semester-courses

Teacher and Examinor at VHS Tuebingen (Germany)

April 2015 - today

German as a foreign language courses
Evaluation tests, exam preparation, examinor certificates for Goethe ceritciates, all GeR-Levels, Telc C1, B2, DTZ (Telc) A2, B1

Teacher training at THS Reutlingen (Germany)

January 2014 - January 2015

for Grammar School / Extended Secundary School/ Vocational School
at Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Reutlingen. Subjects: English and Geography

Research Assistent at University Hospital Tuebingen (Germany)

September 2012 - September 2013

Scientific Assistant at "Kompetenzzentrum für Medizindidaktik BW" (Engl.: Competence Centre for Medical Dichetier), University Hospital, Tuebingen
Duties: preparing and assisting during trainings, public relations work, evaluation of classes/ trainings (questionnaires) with MS Excel.

Teaching practice

Setember-November 2009 & March-May 2010

At Grammar school "Maria von Linden Gymnasium" - Calw (Baden Wuerttemberg - Germany)

Education practice at Vienna University (Austria)

August 2006 - September 2007

Education, English and American studies
Special/curative practice on therapeutic horseback riding (Equotherapie), Vienna hospital “Otto Wagner Spital”

Social work placement and language studies (USA)

May-August 2006

Work with people with special needs, Live-Care-Centre, Great Barrington, Massachusetts,
Private language studies

HR-Coordinator, Mercedes-Benz HQ (Germany)

Mai 2003 - September 2003

Coordination of seasonal workers for area surface treatment / finish car production in Sindelfingen

Developement Aid, Davao (Philippines)

October 2002 - April 2003

Social Work and lectures at “University of the Nations” (Hawaii), Location: Mindanao (Philippines)

Office Administrator

September 1997 - June 2000

Accounting, administration, customer service at ‘Autohaus Löhle’, Volkswagen, Audi and BMW Partner, Altensteig (Germany)

Weather observer for German Meteorological Service


Daily measurements of weather and rainfall data location Altensteig-Wart, monthly reports to Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), branch Stuttgart (Germany)

Personal Strengths

  • communicative
  • intercultural experienced
  • team player
  • fun with languages
  • pragmatically creative
  • Ennglish professional
  • interdisciplinary
  • left-hander
  • diligent
  • economical
  • experienced with Word, Excel, Access, SPSS

Education / Certificates

Goethe Institut (Germany)

August 2017

Prüferlizenz für die Goethe-Zertifikate A1-C1 mündl. und schriftl. & Goethe-Zertifikat C2 mündl., durch VHS Leinfelden-Echterdingen

telc Deutsch

September 2017

Prüferlizenz Deutsch C1-C2, Telc Deutsch B2-C1 Beruf

telc Deutsch

Juli 2016

Prüferlizenz telc Deutsch Integration (DTZ) B1-A2

State certificate of BAMF (Germany):

September 2015

Admission from the State Department of Migration (Bundesamt für Migration BAMF, Nuernberg) to teach language and integration courses (German politics and history) for adults.

State Exam for English language at University of Tuebingen (Germany)

April 2004 - November 2013

Degree: Degree: First State Examination (1. Staatsexamen) for English as teacher at secondary schools
Anglistics and Americanistics (incl. teacher training)
Focus on: Learning and teaching ELF, Linguistics: Pragmatics

State Exam for Geography at University of Tuebingen (Germany)

April 2004 - November 2013

Degree: Degree: First State Examination (1. Staatsexamen) for Geography as teacher at secondary schools
Focus on: Economic geography, geomorphology, interconnecionts natural-, cultural-, and economic sphere, teaching geography

University of Applied Science - Reutlingen (Germany)

September 2003 - March 2004

Study sample chemical engineering

Extended secondary school - Stuttgart (Germany)

September 2000 - July 2002

Abitur Baden Württemberg - Germany

Focus on Economics

Office executive training - Altensteig (Germany)

September 1997 - June 2000

at car dealer ‘Autohaus Löhle’ for Volkswagen (VW), Audi and BMW in Altensteig, Germany
Duties: back and front office, accounting
Degree as office administrator

Grammar school (Gymnasium) - Altensteig (Germany)

1991 - 1997

Secondary school certificate