My role is to help and inspire others to learn. I’m part teacher, coach and course author – Lehrer, Coach und Kursautor.
My aim is to use my knowledge, skills and talents to inspire others, through tuition, classes, or in videos, courses, e-books and other media.
My degree – mein Universitätsabschluss – is in German and French from Trinity College Dublin.
My level is German is between C1 and C2. I speak almost perfect Hochdeutsch that’s standard German, used all over the German-speaking world. Ich liebe Sprachen – I love languages, especially German.
I like to embed German words in English to help people to learn new vocab.
I’m a qualified teacher though I’ve taught mostly in colleges of FE, in language schools abroad and as a freelancer in the UK.
I am proud of my varied talents: as a linguist, writer, photographer, video-maker and artist. I want to use these forms of communication to inspire people to learn and improve.
My language tutoring takes me all over North West England including Manchester, Cheshire and Liverpool.
I am umweltfreundlich! I’m friendly to the environment! Wherever possible I prefer to use bus, train and bike to get around.
For several years I have taught German evening classes in Manchester with Cactus Languages.
As I am not based at one single institution, my “school” is the local region, my classrooms are peoples’ homes or offices as well the language school where I teach German evening classes. Occasionally I do photo tours in Liverpool and Manchester with German-speaking visitors – mit deutschsprachigen Besuchern.
I prefer to use my first name Aidan as I aim to be friendly and approachable at all times. I’m the opposite of those old fashioned teachers who are stern and forbidding! I try to take a personal interest in every student. Their success inspires me.
I registered my aidan.co.uk domain in 1997 and it’s been online ever since. This website for German tutoring was launched on the aidan.co.uk domain in September 2019. For me it’s a new and exciting venture – eine neue und spannende Aktion.
The best way to contact is to send a text or iMessage to my iPhone
(prefix 44 if calling from outside the UK)
You can email aidan (at) aidan (dot) co (dot) uk
Please note my name has two As – A-I-D-A-N
or use the contact form below.