I have been teaching for 10 years in brick and mortar schools and decided last year to make the transition to online. I live outside of Albany, NY with my wife and two daughters, who also learn German! As a student in High School I failed out of Spanish class in 10th grade. During my 11th grade year I became friends with an German exchange student. Then in my senior year I took Spanish again and got a 98% at that point I decided to do an exchange year myself and the rest is history. I learned German through moving to and living in Germany for a year in 1987-1988. I have since lived in / visited Germany 6 times. Most recently in 2006-2007 I earned my Master's Degree through Middlebury College in Mainz, Germany. My oldest daughter went to pre-school in Germany and my wife learned German too! I love to run, swim, canoe, hike, and go camping. I hope I can ignite a love for languages and cultures in your life too!