Andrea Mentel-Winter, M. A.
25 years of experience working in Intercultural Communication
25 years of experience working in the field of German as a Foreign and Second Language
Extensive teaching experience both in Germany and abroad
Development, organization and management of projects for businesses, educational institutions, charities and societies
A selection of stages in my career
Since 2015, research associate in the department of »Education« at the University of Kassel, PRONET project »Inklusion durch Vernetzung und Empowerment im Bereich interkultureller Kompetenzen in der Lehrer/innen-Bildung, IVE_interKom«
Since 2014, intercultural trainer and advisor
Since 2008, project organizer and teacher trainer in advanced DaF (German as a Foreign Language) courses for Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (India)
Since 2006, lecturer at the University of Kassel
2007-2013 research associate in the department of »German as a Foreign and Second Language« at the University of Kassel.
Organization and coordination of the DAAD project »Intercultural communication training for specific subjects« (InterKomFach) (2010-2013)
2007-2012 German as a Foreign and Second Language trainer at SMA Solar Technology AG in Niestetal
2004-2007 lecturer of German as a Foreign Language at Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College and the German Cultural Center Atlanta (Goethe-Insitut)
2000-2004 teaching posts and other assignments in various intercultural projects for German as a Second Language at the Schlachthof culture and educational center in Kassel
1998-2000 lecturer of German as a Foreign Language at Southern Polytechnic State University, Clark Atlanta University and the Goethe-Instiute
1996-1998 project initiator of the »Kasseler Tafel« food bank
1994-1998 co-founder of Kassel’s street newspaper »TagesSatz«
A short biography
I was born in Kassel in 1963 and grew up there. At an early age I discovered my passion for travelling to faraway countries and my curiosity for foreign languages and cultures. These interests have had a profound influence on my education and career choices.
Advanced vocational training as an accredited intercultural trainer at the Göttingen Institute of Intercultural Didactics (IKUD e.V.)
Master’s degree in »German as a Foreign and Second Language« at the University of Kassel
Postgraduate course in »German as a Foreign Language« at the University of Kassel
Master’s degree in »Political Science, Sociology, Modern German Literature and History« at the Philipps University Marburg
Personal and to the point: I would be happy to assist you from consultation to planning and carrying out the training and coaching.
I have been involved in initial schooling and further education in an intercultural context for many years. With my two master’s degrees and various other certifications, I have developed comprehensive professional expertise which I apply successfully together with all the participants in numerous training courses and projects.
I look forward to contributing my expertise and experience to a joint project. I shall be happy to advise you.