Hello, my name is Christian Reichardt. I am responsible for all offers of language courses, private tuition, group tours, school trips, and language tours that you will find on these pages.
From the moment I founded my company in 1992 in my hometown of Lippstadt in the heart of Westphalia, Germany, I have made a point of being closely involved in every aspect of the business, from the initial organisation to the final implementation of courses and tours. I still continue accompanying many of our tour groups personally. Why? You may have guessed it: I love what I am doing and I enjoy seeing people prospering, learning new things and broaden their horizons.
From Banker to Language Expert
But let me start right at the beginning. Right after school at the age of 16, working in a bank seemed to offer an attractive career and after 3 years of training, I worked as a corporate customer consultant for Deutsche Bank. However, I had never stopped dreaming of going to university, which is why I started to go to evening school after work to receive a higher education and be permitted to academic studies.
And that is when I discovered a love that was so much stronger than my interest in working in finance and banking: languages! This resulted in my first time accompanying a language tour to England, an experience which defined my professional future!
I went to university to study English and German literature and linguistics and educational science, the focus of my studies being the research of foreign language acquisition which is still one of my key interests. During my time at university, I started to carry out my first self-organised group tours and language tours to English-speaking countries and worked as a language teacher for various language schools.
After graduation and a year abroad spent in London, I accepted a job offer which brought me to Frankfurt as head of the Berlitz language school, but I continued to organise language tours for my own company.
In the year 2000, I finally decided to commit entirely and full-time to my own business.
Reichardt language school today
More than 15 years have passed since then. Many satisfied customers have made sure that the name Reichardt is becoming more and more renowned.
The 15-year-old school boy is just as important to us as the high-ranking director of a large corporation needing to improve his or her language skills. School trips and group tours are organised with the same commitment as language training for adults. Everything is planned from scratch so that we can offer the best programme for each individual.
All our offers have one thing in common: It is all about taking people to the next level – by learning another language and getting to know a new culture. I would love to take you along on this adventure!
A very supportive team
A successful business always relies on the excellent team operating in the back office. First to mention is Ms Brigitte Sherlock who will probably be your first contact with our office. She is fluent in German, English and French, takes care of our customers as well as the teachers and acts as liaison between our German, English and French offices. In Germany, we have a team of 35 experienced and committed teachers who help their students to achieve their goals. But our language trainers, tour guides, host families and organisers in England and France are just as important. Each and every one of them strives to give you the best possible outcome of whatever your goals may be!
Come get to know us
Rest assured: We will not give you anything to sign unless we know exactly what you need. Which course, which tour, which teacher is right for you! Let us find out together! please get in touch with our head office in Maintal (Frankfurt/Main) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +49 (0) 6181 424830 or just drop by in person. We look forward to meeting you!