About us

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 info@reichardt.eu or tele­phone +49 (0) 6181 424830 or just drop by in per­son. We look for­ward to meet­ing you!

Yours,
Chris­t­ian Reichardt