Born and raised in West Texas, Randy has spent most of his life
outside the Lone Star State: in Massachusetts, New York and, since 1981,
Munich. Having taught business English for many years, he now
translates, teaches English short stories and poems at the Munich VHS
and helps organize teacher exchange programs with schools and
universities in Ukraine. In his spare time, he also works with refugee
support groups. A long-time Melta member, he’s very interested in
discovering new ways to learn and teach foreign languages more
Kirsten come from Michigan in the US. She has lived in Europe for over 25 years, five-and-a-half of those in England and the rest in the Munich area. She started teaching at the VHS Haar eight years ago. Kirsten also helps to organize the English Book Sale in Haar as a means to feed her habit of reading English books as well as recycling those she has already read.
Arthur trained as a Chartered Accountant after attending university in St. Andrews. He did an MBA with the OU and is still active as an expert on company pension saving (bAV Ökonom, EBS). Apart from spending a year in Argentina with two horses, Arthur has lived in Munich for almost 30 years. After successfully completing the CELTA course in February 2013, Arthur started teaching English at the MVHS and in companies on a one-to-one basis. Arthur’s hobbies include reading, cooking, gardening, ballroom dancing and, last but not least, the family.
Sue was born in Chester, England, but spent her early childhood in Uganda and Trinidad. She has taught adults and children in the UK, Brussels and Malaysia as well as in Germany. She was, with Briony Beaven and Gill Woodman, a founding tutor on the CELTA courses at the Münchener VHS. She was also a DELTA tutor until 2014. Now she still teaches one day a week but prefers swimming and photography and is enjoying Italian and guitar lessons.
Stephanie is from Macclesfield, England. She spent the first 12 years of her working life in accounting and finance. Then she saw the light and became a teacher of English! Her favourite classes are one-to-ones. She lives in Krailling with her English husband, teenaged daughter, two terrapins and a dog. Her dream is to take a trip on the Venice Simplon Orient Express. Failing that, a ride in an airship would do nicely.
Elena is a Bostonian who has lived in Munich since 1999. A brief teaching stint was followed by a career in marketing, sales and corporate communications. She returned to the classroom offering Business English courses, and completed her CELTA in 2009.
Joan Walsh is from Ireland and works as an English trainer in companies. She enjoys attending workshops and seminars in order to stay abreast of the most up-to-date trends in language-teaching and technology. On holidays, she likes to travel and learn about everything connected with people, culture and language.