In an interview with Christine Buck-Zimmermann, the school’s CEO shares why Lindau is a special place to learn German and what joining IALC means to her:
Q. What does it mean to you and your staff to re-join IALC?
For all of us it is a big confirmation of our quality to be a member of such a worldwide recognized association of our industry and we are very glad being back!
Q. What are your main aims for Dialoge for the year to come?
Our aim is to become stronger in the market, get a higher reach, general transparence and maintain and reestablish long-term and loyal partnerships.
Q. Where do the majority of your students come from?
We have welcomed over 90 different nationalities since March 1st 2019 (start of the new management). But most of our students come from Italy (in number of students) and from Switzerland (in number of course weeks).
Q. 3 things that make your school special for your students?
Unique location on the island in Lake Constance, nearly 30 years of experience and professionalism, hospitality in a familiar atmosphere.
Q. How did you get started in the industry?
By occasion. After a very busy life in the Automobile Industry with lots of travel and jobs aborad we’ve moved to Lindau 3 years ago as we just adopted to children from Haiti and started a complete new life with a different business (restaurant and eventlocation). During that period we dealt a lot with Dialoge in our private life (e. g. Demipair) and we didn’t want the school to close. The language school is definitely an enrichment for Lindau. Young people from all over the world create always a very special atmosphere in a town.
Q. Languages you speak or would like to speak?
Of course English and I do understand a bit of Italian due to the fact that I had Latin in school. I would love to speak Spanish – it’s so fascinating listening to it.
Q. Favourite travel destination?
Südtirol – Alto Adige – South Tyrol. Love skiing there because it’s always a bit warmer and I like hiking and climbing in the Dolomites during summer.
Q. Favourite pastime?
Swimming (with the Lake nearby it’s even better), reading, trips with my husband & kids and – to be honest – sleeping!
We are delighted to welcome back Dialoge to the IALC family.
Find out more about learning German at Dialoge – Bodensee Sprachschule GmbH here.