My name is Stefanie. I'm an Austrian engineer who came to technical education years ago.
But why the hell an Austrian engineer is doing a language course for seafarer?
Well. Long story. As you might expect, Austria is not a seafarer's nation. We have mountains, tiny lakes and... ehm... no direct access to any sea. I didn't know anything about the sea expect that the water was salty until a seaman came into my life. Yesss! Over winding paths I fell in love with a captain from the other side of the world.
I recently came to a point where I have realized that I have to change something in my life. I am eager to support the personal development of individuals in a much more specific way than it's possible in schools. Moreover I'm passionated about instructional design and the possibilities of the internet.
So I have decided to build up my own online business providing customized education and personal development for technical personnel.
This language course grew out of a different idea. I wanted to teach German to my captain. And why not through a platform, I run anyway?
Doing this, I went through a personal mind-shift. I have learnt what it means to create a "heart business", something which is actually not a business, but a dream. I have learnt that I can surpass myself doing something with all of my heart, and not just to earn money. I hope you as a participant can feel this dedication throughout the course and I am looking forward to working with you.