About

I am a private language instructor based in Vancouver, BC who specializes in teaching Spanish, German and English to private individuals and corporations. As someone who has achieved fluency in multiple languages, I understand the challenges faced by my clients, and also how to overcome them.

Born in Germany and raised in a trilingual household in Canada, I obtained a degree in linguistics and modern languages. Through my studies, I learned how to teach proper pronunciation, grammar and cross-cultural communication at a professional level. The additional insights that I gained into the history, culture and literature of many countries have instilled in me a passion for languages that comes through in my work and in the results that my clients achieve.

Teaching since 2003, I have had the privilege of helping over 1,500 individuals from a multitude of backgrounds achieve their language goals. These include individuals looking to travel, study, work or live abroad. In addition, I have taught many business professionals in industries such as engineering, mining, social media, forestry and communications.

My self-developed curriculum takes a holistic approach to learning that includes all aspects of language acquisition. The tailored instruction I offer allows individuals to progress from their current level of comprehension as far and as fast as they wish, while focusing specifically on what is important to them.

“Nina Schmidt has a degree in languages and linguistics, which gives her the practical and academic knowledge needed to teach a foreign language. As a certified teacher I can say without hesitation that her teaching strategies are pedagogically sound and her lessons tailored to meet the individual needs of her students. Most importantly, Nina’s personal warmth makes learning fun!”

-Tara Zonderland, Teacher